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Pixar Exec Turns Classic R-Rated Movie Scenes Into Illustrated Book

moviesrfunJosh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar, has a book of illustrations now available from Chronicle Books called Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil’ Inappropriate Books) that puts classic R-rated movie scenes into the children’s book format.

The book includes 39  illustrations inspired by scenes from films including: AlienRosemary’s BabyFargo,Basic InstinctSevenThe Silence of the LambsApocalypse Now, and The Shining. The book is playfully drawn, but warning, this book is not for kids!

“I was just thinking of the humor of making those movies that aren’t for kids look like they are appropriate for kids — which they totally aren’t!” Cooley told The Daily Californian. “It’s basically for us — it’s for the ones that grew up liking these movies and liking children’s books and seeing what that would look like together.”

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Pixar Artist Josh Cooley Parodies ‘Pulp Fiction’ for Children’s Book

Josh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, has created a children’s picture book parody for an adult audience. Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile contains children’s book-style illustrations that re-create scenes from famous films including Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, and Jaws.

Chronicle Books will release the book on February 25, 2014. The book trailer embedded above offers viewers glimpses of illustrations inspired by Alien, The Exorcist, and Se7en.

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Pixar Story Artist Sells Out Self-Published Kid’s Book

Pixar story artist Josh Cooley has sold his entire 1,000 copy print-run of a satirical kid’s book called Movies R Fun.

The $35 self-published book showed kiddie versions of R-rated moments from film history, parodying the look and feel of the Little Golden Books series (see back cover image below). Cooley is still selling prints from the book online. We’ve posted one of our favorite images from the book above–a spooky image from the adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Shining.

Check it out: Thanks to a fan posting some of my images to reddit, I have completely sold out of books. If you were able to obtain a Movies R Fun book before the end, CONGRATULATIONS! You are a winner. You have a book that’s one in a thousand! (because I made 1000 of them). Feel free to taunt/tease your fellow non-book-owning frienemies relentlessly so that they know how awesome you are for supporting self-published books. And if you did not order a book in time, well, what can I say? Shame. Shame on you. Why are you filled with so much hate towards the written word? Time to rethink your life.

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