The emergence of the at-home video editor has resulted in YouTube videos with millions of views that are a reconstruction of existing Hollywood cinematography.
I recently came across a rendition of The Hunger Games movie trailer that was created using scenes from Disney movies like Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. The “Non/Disney” video, as this genre is being called, was created by YouTube user xPhiloSophiex who remarkably synced voices from the original movie trailer with the mouths of characters like Princess Jasmine.
Unfortunately due to copyright reason, we couldn’t embed the trailer in this post, but you can still check out the original trailer mashup — called Non/Disney – The Hunger Games — can still be seen on YouTube.
Even more popular than remixing movie trailers is dubbing popular songs over Disney scenes — like the video below called that overlays the song “Dont go breaking my heart,” making it look like the characters are lip syncing.
Perhaps the most famous YouTube user creating Disney remixes is POGO. His highly catchy videos — which remix the actual voices of Disney characters into new songs — have generated millions of views.
Despite what must be a complex (and very time-consuming) process, POGO explains his videos simply, with descriptions like: “This is my track Wishery, comprising vocal syllables, musical chords and sound effects recorded from the 1937 Disney classic Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.”
But Disney movies aren’t the only movie trailers and film clips being remixed on YouTube. There are plenty of other examples, that range from clips comprising battle scenes, inspirational movie speeches, love scenes and sequences of celebrities in a variety of scenes and films (anyone care to make a Chris Hemsworth tribute?).
The idea of mashups, lip dubs and other recreations by movie fans around the world not only illustrates the imagination and innovation that these films ignite in their audiences, but it also demonstrates their willingness to devote the time (and patience) required to put something like this together.
Take the video below for example. The Lionel Richie Hello Movie Mashup uses scenes from various movies — including the audio — to recreate the 1984 hit song. It blends 44 characters from different films, including Being John Malkovich, Back to the future, The Birds, Avatar, Borat, The Matrix, and Planet Of The Apes.
Of the trailers featured above, which one entertains you the most? What do you think it is about movie mashups and remixes of trailers that YouTube viewers find so appealing that they can draw in millions of views?