As everyone knows who reads my columns, I am a major fan of mashup videos. For those who don’t know, the ones I love are videos that take two totally different franchises and combines them for one epic video.
I found this one recently and I absolutely love it every time I see it. This video was written, directed, and animated by James Farr, the music was by Josh Peterson, and the voices were performed by Piotr Walczuk. What they have done is combined two different time travel franchises, Doctor Who and the Back to the Future movies, to create a short animated film that I believe fans of both can truly appreciate it. Check it out for yourself!
One of the coolest things in it for me was seeing the TARDIS morph from the DeLorean shape with a TARDIS paint job to a hoverboard that rescues Rory and K-9 (called 9-Stein in the video). While some may disagree, I thought the Daleks wearing cowboy hats was a very cool added touch.
Farr’s most recent mashup is also a very great video. What if you combined Super Mario Brothers and Ghostbusters? Here is what he envisioned.
If you like these, check out jamesfarr.com for more of his very creative mashup work.