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Heeeeere's Woody! See 'The Shining' Reenacted by 'Toy Story' Characters

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Horror classic The Shining has seen hundreds of hilarious parodies over the years, from the “30-Second Bunnies” cartoon treatment (watch it in our shorts gallery here) to being re-imagined as a cute family comedy via a re-cut trailer. We recently came across an ingenious new project that kinda brings both of those ideas together: UK artist Kyle Lambert has recast the film with Disney/Pixar Toy Story characters in a hilarious new panel series.
 
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When Lambert discovered via Twitter that Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich was a big fan of The Shining, he got the idea to merge both movies for a loving parody project.
 
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“It started off with a few notes on a post-it describing how the two movies could be combined and quickly grew into a 25 panel storyboard,” the artist says.
 
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“Once I had settled on the images, I set about painting each panel with my iPad using the Brushes app," he explains. "The project took around 2 months to complete in my spare time from idea to the finished storyboard.”
 
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Apparently Unkrich loved the result and Tweeted about it, calling it an “incredible gift... So much awesomeness.”
 
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Lambert posted the panels on his website, and also created this video showing how the panels evolved from storyboard to finished product.
 
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You can check out the entire series at kylelambert.co.uk. Here's the making-of video:
 
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