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Video: DreamWorks Animator Transforms His Son Into A Shell-Throwing Mario Kart Hero

Posted by Damien McFerran

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DreamWorks Animator Daniel Hashimoto has created a series of videos which star his son in the role of Action Movie Kid, where movie-standard special effects are applied to make his life look a little more incredible.

The latest episode couldn't be more timely with Mario Kart 8 around the corner, as Hashimoto places his son in a (shopping) kart and allows him to unleash the green shell of doom in a busy parking lot. It's a charming and fantastic piece of footage, and you'll want to keep watching to see who is behind the wheel of that truck.

[via kotaku.com]

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LunaticPandora

#3

LunaticPandora said:

Eh, I suppose the kid might get a kick out of it, but that looks like iMovie level editing. Plus the father could've pushed his son more than 2 mph. Not like he's gonna have an accident on that pavement.

mastermp2

#11

mastermp2 said:

Cute video I was hoping for a mushroom turbo boost and the kid yelling "Wooo Hoo" and then the shell, but still nice video

Prime

#12

Prime said:

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA cracked me up when he hit the car! And when BOWSER WAS IN IT! AHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!

aaronsullivan

#14

aaronsullivan said:

Nice one.

Hard not to laugh at those who criticize this. I'll just do it on the inside. I guess the headline set expectations a little high, but I've seen the other videos from this dad and this is right in line with them. He just does them for fun and for his son.

Lobster

#16

Lobster said:

OK, the part with Bowser legitimately made me laugh. This was hilarious and adorable.

MadAdam81

#19

MadAdam81 said:

@aaronsullivan I'm not sure if people were expecting him to have made Dreamworks pay a whole team money to make this on their equipment, rather than a dad just doing this at home in his spare time for his kid.

ULTRA-64

#20

ULTRA-64 said:

Does this make Nintendo more or less racist? Is this a protest video to the new battle mode? I'm confused. Lol.

BlackStar9000

#24

BlackStar9000 said:

As a dad, and one who games with his kids, this is great, if i show this to them i know they will beg me to do something similar, and I just may! Super Smash Shopping Kart! I could get all of their cousins together in a empty store parking lot and get crazy.

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