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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/26/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: What if Pixar film had a '60s Disney trailer? [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna

As Pixar celebrates its nominations today for "Toy Story 3," film buff Ivan Guerrero offers his take on the studio's 2010 Best Animated Film winner, "Up."

Guerrero's specialty is the "premake," wherein he uses vintage film clips to create faux trailers for real films. Part of this art, of course, requires knowing what movies could have influenced, or did actually influence, the current filmmakers. For instance, Albert Lamorisse's classic "The Red Balloon" was an obvious inspiration for "Up's" Pete Docter and Bob Peterson.

Comic Riffs, though, particularly likes how Guerrero invokes less obvious choices.

"I think the people who work at Pixar are brilliant storytellers," Guerrero tells Comic Riffs. "The work that they do not only entertains, it inspires... in the same way that the works of Walt Disney or Jim Henson inspire other people to pursue careers in creative fields.

"My premake is a little homage piece to this continuing legacy."

Here is Guerrero's creation: "Up" imagined as a '60s Disney trailer -- and immediately after is the "director's cut," in which you can check out the pop-ups to read his film references, influences and allusions.

Roll tape...


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By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 11:20 AM ET
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first comment in months.

Toy Story 3 should get all the Oscat's they are nominated for!

Posted by: ZeldaJane | January 26, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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