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DreamWorks Animator Makes His Son An Action Star In These Awesome Videos
Daniel Hashimoto is one cool dad. The DreamWorks Animation after effects artist has made his adorable 3-year-old son become an action movie star in his short YouTube clips. You can see his kid looking like a superhero, fighting with light sabers and pulling himself up to the ceiling with a grappling gun.
"Upon viewing the lightsaber and Iron Man videos," Hashimoto told The Creators Project, "My son replied, 'What if I did that for real-sies, Dad?'"
The dad uses Adobe AfterEffects to make his fun clips, according to the Creators Project. The videos remind us a bit of Zach King's Vine vids where he runs through walls and makes it look like he's performing magic. We just can't get enough of these videos.
Here are some of Hashimoto's stellar cuts: