June 30th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

'Toy Story' and 'The Wire' mash-up a hit

Who knew toys could be so hardcore?

A mash-up of the critically acclaimed HBO drama “The Wire” and scenes from “Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" has been generating almost as much buzz as the newly released “Toy Story 3.”

McNulty and some of the gang’s voices out of the mouths of animated toys is pretty funny, though we warn you, the language is for mature audiences only.

So why are we writing about this in a family-friendly blog? Got to, this America man.

Click here to watch the video.

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  1. Patrick Avon

    Thank you for allowing viewers a chance to express.
    While the Mash Up was creative, shame on you CNN for posting this. It's full of profanity...A poor excuse for lack of a deeper vocabulary. Do you know how many kids will see this and mimic it. Profanity has it's place. Rare, but at times of severe expression.
    CNN, be a little more responsible.

    July 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Ang (Video Creator)

      I was a big fan of the Wire, but probably my biggest problem with it was that David Simon didn't have his street level characters display a much more creative and deep vocabulary, as kids at that level often do.

      July 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 1, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. creeper

    This was horrible, there are much much better mashups out there , check out toy story mixed with reqiuem for a dream, so much better then this garbage.

    July 1, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Iamzod

    Hated it. Well not hated 100%. I read through the comments before watching the video – which was funny all by itself. Maybe that's the joke..

    And where was Marlo at?

    July 1, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Ang (Video Creator)

      Marlo wasn't there because we only did Season 1. Well, not 100% season 1.

      July 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tmem

    For everyone who thought it wasn't funny.. Just don't comment.. This was posted bc they liked it so feel free to just post the positive. But in my opinion, I'm not big on the wire (I know about it loosely) and am big on toy story, and still found it funny. That's preetty pretty good.

    July 1, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      A true non-story. "Don't comment if you don't like it"??? What is this, the Soviet Union?

      I thought it was BORING and probably took about 2 minutes to make.

      Anyone who defends something this trite is the one who needs the stick removed from their rectum.

      July 1, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Ang (Video Creator)

      I agree with Bob. It's those who are defending this that have the stick up their ass, and not the ones using the word "trite."

      July 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stan Sitwell

    I agree with all the comments that have been posted thus far about the idea being solid but the execution lacking. Save yourself the minute-and-a-half. Fight against pointless, brainless Youtube ephemera.

    June 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Ang (video creator)

      The comment from the above (bald) poster does not Sit Well with me.

      July 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. WileySmith

    I love the wire. A lot. Watched it through 4 times, and have probably done the same with everything David Simon has been involved in. This, however, is awful. Perhaps had it been made more carefully, it would have been okay, as the concept as decent. But its not sync'd up. there is no continuity. Its hack, uninspired, and most of all... not funny.

    June 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shareef

    The dog was good, sheeeeeeeeit!

    June 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark Kawakami

    The Toy Story/The Wire mashup isn't half as funny or as well done as the Toy Story/Star Trek Trailer mashup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asJ7Gn_auUk

    June 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim

    I loved Toy Story 3...brought me back to the original http://bit.ly/ToyStory3Here

    June 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Peter Pan

    This is completely boring and retarded!! Even for a fan of The Wire

    June 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Harry Bladder and his Platter of Junk Food

    The Toy Story 3 in my opinion is sure to win the grammy awards!!!!

    June 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clinton

    Interesting, but far from the best mashup of a trailer with other audio. That's a whole sub genre of video.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      Exactly. I thought the Toy Story 3 mashup with the Inception trailer was FAR funnier.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Stephanie

    That was not funny. Maybe because I don't know toy story. The wire to me is something that does not need to be messed with. It is a pure form thing. And this video just destroyed that for me. That is weird too since I like family themed entertainment.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cutty

    Stephen.......NOW WE GONNA TALK

    You need to watch The Wire my friend. Join us in 2010.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. _k

    yeah, this is just cnn testing their online influence.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Slim Charles

    Not enough Omar. Otherwise, this was terrific.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kev

    Agree with Ben. And it is because you don't know The Wire. I think judgement should be reserved.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Brian

    The Wire is probably the best show.. ever. If you've never seen it you should be sad and reflect awhile. Then netflix it up or something. IT"S NOT TOO LATE! R.I.P. wire

    June 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ben

    Stephen, obviously if you don't know The Wire it would not be that funny to you. That should be common sense. I thought it was hilarious!

    June 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |

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