Making its way around the internet as a soon-to-be viral sensation is a “live action” version of the 1995 Pixar film Toy Story. Directed by Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta and made over the course of two and a half years, the Youtube video is a literal shot-for-shot remake of the animated classic incorporating the original movie’s soundtrack and music while utilizing real toys and real people to recreate everything else.

This young century has seen plenty of talk about the “democratization of cinema”, and this remarkable piece of Do It Yourself filmmaking embodies the more positive side of that idea in a rather special way.