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From the first time I went to a movie at the movie theatre (E.T. was the earliest I can remember), I felt an instant connection to the artistry of film. I am quite thankful that the 80's offered so many classics, filled with memorable characters and highly imaginative stories. For me, these beloved films are like Doc's Delorean (hence the header license plate nod). They instantly take me back to an age that formed the foundation of my creative journey, my fondness for film ... and a whole slew of awkward middle school moments. 

I am deeply grateful for the invitation to create a piece for Pixartimes, and honored to be among so many admired creatives. I was inspired to combine my favorite childhood films and my love for all things Pixar, and what better way to do that then the timeless art of the movie poster! Each poster is based off the original movie poster from my favorite 80's film then given a Pixar twist. The credit text on the posters have quirky nods to both the Pixar film and original film stars, directors, composers, etc. … see if you can make the connections!

I will be creating one poster each month, so be sure to check back each month for the latest installment! Each Pixar film will be represented throughout the year (except combining the Toy Story films into one month to be able to get all 14 Pixar movies in the year timeframe).

Check out pixartimes.com for the Q & A and original Jan. & Feb. posts! 

I had an incredibly fun time with this poster mash up. One because Raising Arizona is my all time favorite comedy. There are so many classic characters, lines and ridiculous storytelling elements. Add to that the fact that Finding Nemo is a close favorite to my heart because of the father & son story, and the incredible nautical world Pixar created around them. Full on flood of inspiration for creation!

I had an incredibly fun time with this poster mash up. One because Raising Arizona is my all time favorite comedy. There are so many classic characters, lines and ridiculous storytelling elements. Add to that the fact that Finding Nemo is a close favorite to my heart because of the father & son story, and the incredible nautical world Pixar created around them. Full on flood of inspiration for creation!

This original poster is so simple in its brilliance, and fit so perfectly with the 3 Nemo characters, it was not tough to connect this mash up. PLEASE buy Raising Arizona today, and watch it if you haven't seen it. Pure Coen Bros. Genius!! The theme song for t his film is so fitting for this films absurdity ... enjoy: THEME SONG

This original poster is so simple in its brilliance, and fit so perfectly with the 3 Nemo characters, it was not tough to connect this mash up. PLEASE buy Raising Arizona today, and watch it if you haven't seen it. Pure Coen Bros. Genius!! The theme song for t his film is so fitting for this films absurdity ... enjoy: THEME SONG

May: It's camping season, so what better way to celebrate the great outdoors than with my favorite forest friend adventure. Harry and the Hendersons & the wild wooly characters of Brave!

May: It's camping season, so what better way to celebrate the great outdoors than with my favorite forest friend adventure. Harry and the Hendersons & the wild wooly characters of Brave!

This may not have been a bigfoot sized blockbuster, but it was a family favorite of ours. Big hairy giants ... my mom had 4 of them on her hands. Plus, Mr. Henderson is an illustrator, which I always loved! 

This may not have been a bigfoot sized blockbuster, but it was a family favorite of ours. Big hairy giants ... my mom had 4 of them on her hands. Plus, Mr. Henderson is an illustrator, which I always loved! 

APRIL: Inspired by two of the most ridiculous dudes to hit the silver screen ... though I must admit when I first saw this film, I thought Bill and Ted were MOST TRIUMPHANT. I love how the poster has no real sense of propotion and everyone is crammed in the telephone booth randomly and sadly leaving out some of the other classic characters from the film. I had a hard time choosing my top 4 favorite monsters, but I felt all these ones fit perfectly with the poster characters and were were my top monsters. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K ... 

APRIL: Inspired by two of the most ridiculous dudes to hit the silver screen ... though I must admit when I first saw this film, I thought Bill and Ted were MOST TRIUMPHANT. I love how the poster has no real sense of propotion and everyone is crammed in the telephone booth randomly and sadly leaving out some of the other classic characters from the film. I had a hard time choosing my top 4 favorite monsters, but I felt all these ones fit perfectly with the poster characters and were were my top monsters. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K ... 

Note: The planets in this poster always confused me, there are 3 earths, 3 moons and 2 Saturn's. Someone got lazy with the cut and paste.

Note: The planets in this poster always confused me, there are 3 earths, 3 moons and 2 Saturn's. Someone got lazy with the cut and paste.

MARCH: Inspired by one of the most memorable moments in my childhood movie experiences. It was a perfect fit to have Wall-e in the place of E.T. and swap the Captain with Elliot (had to keep that iconic red sweatshirt). Try to find all the Wall-e and E.T. items hidden in the rubble (spork, rubik's cube, umbrella, speak & spell, Buy N Large cooler, E.T.'s flowers, Wall-e's stature of Eve, pizza planet truck, pixar lamps, hal the cockroach, Eve's plant and E.T.'s spaceship.)

MARCH: Inspired by one of the most memorable moments in my childhood movie experiences. It was a perfect fit to have Wall-e in the place of E.T. and swap the Captain with Elliot (had to keep that iconic red sweatshirt). Try to find all the Wall-e and E.T. items hidden in the rubble (spork, rubik's cube, umbrella, speak & spell, Buy N Large cooler, E.T.'s flowers, Wall-e's stature of Eve, pizza planet truck, pixar lamps, hal the cockroach, Eve's plant and E.T.'s spaceship.)

FEBRUARY: Inspired by one of the most iconic images from my childhood, Daniel doing the crane on the cliche' 80's California beach. This poster worked perfectly with Karl and Russel as Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, and of course Kevin was made to do the crane. I decided to loose the gulls because it would have been to distracting for Dug. GULL!

FEBRUARY: Inspired by one of the most iconic images from my childhood, Daniel doing the crane on the cliche' 80's California beach. This poster worked perfectly with Karl and Russel as Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, and of course Kevin was made to do the crane. I decided to loose the gulls because it would have been to distracting for Dug. GULL!

JANUARY: Inspired by one of my all time favorite films, Pee Wee's Big adventure, and one of my favorite moments in Ratatouille (when Linguini rides his bike to the river to dispose of Remy, and realizes he is no ordinary rat!)

JANUARY: Inspired by one of my all time favorite films, Pee Wee's Big adventure, and one of my favorite moments in Ratatouille (when Linguini rides his bike to the river to dispose of Remy, and realizes he is no ordinary rat!)

Note: In the original movie poster, Pee-Wee's bike does not have all the accessories that it does in the film. I have corrected that for my pixarposter, and the studio eventually did on the DVD release. 

Note: In the original movie poster, Pee-Wee's bike does not have all the accessories that it does in the film. I have corrected that for my pixarposter, and the studio eventually did on the DVD release. 

UP NEXT: JUNE - Finding Nemo meets Raising Arizona!!