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Jimmy Kimmel turns viral YouTube videos into big budget movies in annual Oscar parody

Oh, Kimmel also took a selfie with guest Kevin Spacey. (Randy Holmes/ABC)

As is now tradition, Jimmy Kimmel rounded up a bunch of his famous friends on Sunday night for his annual Oscars after-show to create some fake movie trailers. Although in the past Kimmel has produced trailers for “Movie: The Movie” followed by “Movie: The Movie: 2V,” this year took a different turn.

In what is practically guaranteed to blow up YouTube, Kimmel took videos that have already gone viral, borrowed the concept and turned them into big budget movie trailers. For example:

“Bitman Begins”: Stars Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth as two feuding brothers that all began when one bit the other’s finger. Co-starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep as their parents. (Based on “Charlie Bit My Finger”)

“Sweet Brown: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”: Stars Queen Latifah as the lady with a sassy catchphrase.  Co-starring Barkhad Abdi, Adam Driver and Matt Damon. (Based on “Sweet Brown – Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”)

“Ameowdeus”: Stars Kevin Spacey, Christoph Waltz, Gary Oldman and Ben Kingsley as your favorite talented YouTube animals. Co-starring Abbie Cornish. (Based on “Keyboard Cat,” “Hamster on a Piano” and “Dramatic Chipmunk.”)

“David After Dentist Double Rainbow Oh My God 3D”: Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “David,” the small child who doesn’t know if he’s in real life after some anesthesia. Co-starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, and Seth Rogen. (Based on “David After Dentist” and “Double Rainbow.”)

More on the Academy Awards

Film critic Ann Hornaday: The Oscars go according to plan

TV critic Hank Stuever: Happily wasting too much time at Ellen’s easy-does-it Oscars show

Full recap: Oscars 2014

Photos: Academy Awards 2014

Photos: The best moments from the Oscars

Full list of nominees and winners

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.



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