Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lil’ Inappropriate Golden Books

Animation artist Josh Cooley (he works for Pixar) took the concept of Little Golden Books and updated them with scenes from great classic movies (and by "classic" I mean "fun, awesome, cult classic" not Spartacus.)

Remember Little Golden Books? Here:

I don't know if we actually had any of these growning up, but they are etched in my cultural memory nonetheless.

Here are the cinematic versions. They may be inappropriate for children, but for adults they are just right.

Ha ha, the people with their cartoony expressions and giant 24pt. bold serif font. My favorite pieces are the little icons decorating the front and back inside covers.

It's Jones the Cat, from Alien! He got into so many scrapes on that ship!

Do you want to know some trivia about Jones the Cat?

"To get Jones the cat to react fearfully to the descending Alien, a German Shepherd was placed in front of him with a screen between the two, so the cat wouldn't see it at first, and come over. The screen was then suddenly removed to make Jones stop, and start hissing."

Thanks IMDB! Also I hope that cat was getting paid, because that seems pretty harrowing.

Via Videogum

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