It's been a pretty good week for fan films. In addition to Joseph Kahn's POWER/RANGERS bootleg—which has since been removed from Vimeo thanks to Saban—there's also the pilot episode of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope. Hit the jump for more.
I don't know that I love this dark and violent Power Rangers short film by Joseph Kahn (Torque, a bunch of commercials), but I'm glad it exists. It's a really well-made short produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry), starring Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek and Battlestar Galactica's Katie Sackhoff, and you can watch it after the jump.
Last month we posted a preview for a live-action Naruto short film by independent filmmakers Epic Rival. The full tribute is now online, clocking in at nearly 8 minutes, and you can see the impressive and (literally) explosive fight between Tenten and Neji go down after the jump.
Independent filmmakers Epic Rival hopped on Facebook to show off some footage from a live-action Naruto project that's been in the works for a while. Dig the opening scene of Naruto Shippuden: Dance of War, which features a showdown between Tenten and Neji, after the jump.
Remember back in May when Canada-based CineGround Media unleashed its impressive live-action Akira trailer? The crowd-sourced Akira Project stayed very faithful to the style of Katsuhiro Otomo's original theatrical anime adaptation of his own manga, and you can see how they did some of it thanks to a behind-the-scenes video.
If the folks at the Gritty Reboots YouTube channel were trying to bum us all out with their live-action Adventure Time movie trailer, they succeeded. Watch as a more depressing vision of the Land of Ooo unfolds after the jump.
Nintendo's original Game Boy has been in existence for 25 years, so there's a lot of nostalgia floating around for it and its washed out greenish color palette. Thus, Game Boy Movie and its Mario vs. Pokémon Trainer battle wouldn't normally be that special… if it didn't introduce an extremely unsettling claymation Pikachu after the jump.
While Hollywood struggles to realize a live-action take on Katsuhiro Otomo's classic Akira, Canada-based CineGround Media has a new preview of director/producer Nguyen-Anh Nguyen's vision for The Akira Project. It aims to be as faithful as possible to the source material, and you can see if you think they're on the right track in the trailer after the jump.
While we wait for both the next Super Smash Bros. game and Star Wars Episode VII, animator James Farr is back to mashing up both with Super Smash Wars 2: The Empire Smashes Back. Peep the two-parter sequel after the jump.
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Get ready for some live-action fan film fun as Link takes on the evil wizard Agahnim! And there's a dark mask! It's not really worthy of all these exclamations but I can't stop! Hit the jump!
If you ever thought one of the Servbots deserved some time in the Blue Bomber's armor, artist and animator ultimatemaverickx has you covered. See the transformation in his latest piece of animation after the jump.
Animator Brian Anderson has to remind us that he doesn't work for Naughty Dog or Traveller's Tales, because his mock LEGO game videos are just that convincing. The latest imagines a world in which the bleak world of The Last of Us is given the LEGO treatment after the jump.
In ReallyCleverAndroids' "A Street Fighter Picnic" short, the only thing more unstoppable than Lady Sagat is the sexy level of Dude Chun-Li. See which World Warrior triumphs over the other when roles are reversed in the fan film after the jump.
Everyone loves "gritty" reboots and reimaginings, and now a trailer is here to take Mario down a similarly dark path in Mario Kart: The Movie. See it after the jump.
You've seen the Poké Parody TV YouTube channel take on the likes of PSY (twice) and others, so you should be plenty prepared for their latest video. This one mixes Drake's "The Motto" with the world of Pocket Monsters, so check it out after the jump.