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A Man & His Cat Recreate Classic Movie Scenes

Some people love their cats perhaps a bit too much… By Greta J and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“David and Sarah, a couple from the UK, are recreating famous movie scenes together with their cats and it couldn’t get any funnier! They have two cats who are almost identical named Willow and Tara, but Tara stars in most of their pictures. “We started doing it as a picture question in our pub quiz’s film/TV round, and it went down really well so we made it a regular thing,” – the couple told The Dodo.

“The cats clearly think we’re weird. It can be a challenge to get [the cats] to cooperate, but they get lots of treats so that tends to win them over to our nonsense,” Sarah and David told LoveMeow.

The good news for the movie and feline lovers is that there’s more pictures to come! “We’re going to keep making them. It’s a hilarious way to spend a Sunday!”

#1 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

#2 Alien

Alien

#3 Ghost

Ghost

#4 The Shining

The Shining

#5 American Beauty

American Beauty


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Popular R-Rated Films Turned into a Children’s Book by Josh Cooley

This Pixar Artist Took Your Favorite R-Rated Films and Turned Them Into a Children’s Book by Zak Cheney-Rice at http://www.policymic.com/articles/82665/this-pixar-artist-took-your-favorite-r-rated-films-and-turned-them-into-a-children-s-book

For years, Josh Cooley worked as a storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios. His illustrations laid the blueprint for such family classics as The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and Up (2009). But on Feb. 25, he’ll try his hand at the publishing game with a new book entitled Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile. So far, it looks pretty awesome.

 

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This Pixar Artist Took Your Favorite R-Rated Films and Turned Them Into a Children’s Book
Image Credit: Josh Cooley

Cooley’s book takes a series of iconic scenes, moments, and images from well-known R-rated and adult-themed films, and renders them in his trademark child-friendly style. The result has been advertised as a “hilariously inappropriate” “children’s picture book parody for grown-ups.” From Pulp Fiction and Fight Club to The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby, few classics are spared the Cooley treatment. Here are some excerpts, via Josh Cooley:

Pulp Fiction:

Predator:

Fight Club:

The Blues Brothers:

Alien:

Jaws:

Drive:

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Road Warrior:

The Big Lebowski:

American Beauty:

A Clockwork Orange:

Chinatown:

 Goodfellas:

The Terminator:

The Godfather:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Rosemary’s Baby

The Graduate:

The Professional:

The Godfather, Part II:

The Shining:

The Silence of the Lambs:

Apocalypse Now:

Seven:

The Big Lebowski:

Psycho:

Fargo:

No Country for Old Men:

Die Hard:

Donnie Darko:

Pan’s Labyrinth:

Magical movie moments. Two especially disturbing highlights are illustrations depicting the notorious “chest-burster” scene from Alien (1979), and the classic scene in The Godfather(1972) when a character wakes up to find the severed head of his prized racehorse in his bed.

Cooley’s book also captures some solid iconic lines to go with his illustrations. Examples include:

“’You want a toe? I can get you a toe,’ said Walter. ‘Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 p.m. this afternoon, with nail polish.’” – from The Big Lebowski (1997)

“’It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again,’ explained Buffalo Bill.” – from The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“’Yippee-Kay-Yay mother#@&*$$%!’ said John McClane.” – from Die Hard (1988)

And so on. The children’s book parody genre had a major success in 2011 with the now-infamous Go the F**k to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés. That book even received the Samuel L. Jackson treatment, which one could say should be the litmus test for any future classic. Based on these preview images, Josh Cooley’s upcoming work has the potential to be a similar cult favorite down the road. Meanwhile, fans will have to make do with this sneak peak.