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Posted at 9:45 AM ET, 08/ 1/2010

DREAM TRAILERS: The 6 Best 'INCEPTION' Parodies This Minute [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna


When it comes to fertile territory for parody, "Inception," it turns out, is the dream trailer.

Leonardo DiCaprio's air-of-urgency voiceover. The succinctly simple plot description for a film that is anything but easy. And, to no small effect, Hans Zimmer's distinct synth sounds that pulse and thump-thump like the suspenseful march to an impending crescendo.

The instantly iconic trailer to Christopher "Dark Knight" Nolan's smash hit -- it's been tops at the box office nearly every single day since its July 16 release (including this weekend with $27.5 million domestic) -- has seemingly spawned more mashups than a Hitler meme. Many have come but few must be chosen.

The live-action spoofs have included "Conception" and "Perception," and everything from "Avatar" to "Willy Wonka" is getting incepted with DiCaprio's V.O. But there's one animated-character parody [below] that stands above all. And most mashups can't hold a candle to a good ol' Pixar invocation, though a couple others are quite good.

So here they are, the Six Best "Inception" Parodies this minute. Let the animation domination begin:

1. "UP-CEPTION"

2. "INCEPCION":

3. THE INCEPTION OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA

4. "TOY STORY 3'S INCEPTION":

5. "CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF INCEPTION":

6. "SIMPSON INCEPTION":

By Michael Cavna  | August 1, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
Categories:  General  | Tags:  Christopher Nolan, Dora the Explorer, Haruhi Suzumiya, Inception, Pixar's Up, Toy Story 3  
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