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Zombie Story
October 29, 2013 2:02 AM   Subscribe

Zombie Story is an imgur album about the uncanny similarities between Pixar's Toy Story movies and AMC's zombie apocalypse interpersonal drama The Walking Dead.
The hero is a sheriff. He's the occasionally-grumpy leader of a group of misfits. His best friend is a hyper-macho officer of the law.
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posted by Elementary Penguin (7 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yeah, works for me.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:27 AM on October 29, 2013


I think the best part is Lotso Huggin' Bear as The Governor.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:29 AM on October 29, 2013


> The hero is a sheriff. He's the occasionally-grumpy leader of a group of misfits. His best friend is a hyper-macho officer of the law.

This also summarizes The Andy Griffith Show.
posted by ardgedee at 3:30 AM on October 29, 2013 [9 favorites]


Lotso Huggin' Bear needs his own movie. He was awesome.
posted by colie at 3:34 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


The first bit is kind of strained, in the sense that you could map almost any work of fiction onto any other work of fiction if you cherry-pick your data points. The Toy Story III parallel is much closer, but that kind of makes sense since Toy Story III was deliberately satirizing/leveraging the tropes in question. It was like reading someone laughingly explaining how "The Magnificent Seven" is just like a Kurosawa film. Or, looking at the next link down, like reading someone comparing scenes from Monsterpiece Theater with their original analogues.

I mean, it was mildly amusing, but I couldn't enjoy it because the pedant who lives in the back of my head (Oh, who am I kidding. The pedant who basically runs my entire life while I live in the back of my head.) was shouting the whole time about how everyone was missing the point.
posted by Scattercat at 3:48 AM on October 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


The uncanny similarities between every major hollywood production of the last 30 years.
posted by empath at 4:34 AM on October 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, was gonna say: it's not like either of those big-budget Hollywood gigs are particularly ground-breaking (though don't get me wrong, I love Toy Story like I love the stuffed dog I've had since I was seven).
posted by Mooseli at 9:40 AM on October 29, 2013


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