Check This Out: Awesome Art Makes 'Toy Story' Meet 'The Shining'

March 7, 2012

Toy Shining

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:

Toy Shining - Big Baby

Toy Shining - Aliens

Toy Shining - Woody and Wheezy

Toy Shining - Pixar Redrum

Toy Shining - Here's Woody

Toy Shining - There's a Snake in My Boot

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:

Lee Unkrich Tweet

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?

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4th picture down is broken.

evan on Mar 7, 2012


This freaks me the fuck out.

M.K. Nielsen on Mar 7, 2012


This is AWESOME! Why haven't more people said something? Amazing art, creepy as hell, but brilliant. I love it! Thanks for posting Ethan.

Alex Billington on Mar 7, 2012


Painted on an Ipad. I wondered why it looked so dull.

Crapola on Mar 8, 2012


Make it a movie!!!!!!!! 

Rain Spider on Mar 8, 2012



Michael Baldwin on Mar 11, 2012

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