Check This Out: Awesome Art Makes 'Toy Story' Meet 'The Shining'
by Ethan Anderton
March 7, 2012
We've seen trailer mash-ups that made The Shining look like a coming-of-age, romantic comedy, but graphic artist Kyle Lambert has done something truly special, and it's gotten the attention of a certain someone that makes it even better. After hearing from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich (via Twitter) that The Shining inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking, Lambert decided to use the iconic toys from the Disney and Pixar sequel and imagine them in the world of Stanley Kubrick's psychological horror film to create Toy Shining, and the result is somewhat disturbing but also fantastic. See the awesome art below!
Here's a few of the images he created for Toy Shining, but you can see the whole gallery right here:
Fortunately, Lambert was invited to Pixar Studio towards the end of the project, and Unkrich was the happy recipient of a special gift, which you can see in full from twitter right here:
Lambert says, "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. Once I had sketched each composition I set about painting the panels with my iPad using the Brushes app. The project took around 2 months to complete in my spare time from idea to the finished storyboard." If you're interested in the process, you can also check out a video detailing his process on Toy Shining here at Kyle's website. Impressive work! Creepy and cool, right?