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An Artist From Pixar Transforms Your Favorite Horror Movies Into Kids' Books  

Orrin Grey
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It's rare to find children's artwork for adults, especially ones featuring graphic violence and mature situations. There are numerous examples of horror films for kids, but what if someone took this one step further? How would a scary-movie picture book for adults look? One man creates drawings of just this sort, artist Josh Cooley. You might not recognize his name, but you know his films.

As an animator, Cooley worked on Pixar's Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Up. He also wrote the screenplay for Inside Out and directed its follow-up short film, Riley's First Date. In 2015, the studio tapped him to direct Toy Story 4.

But while Cooley continues to build a body of family-friendly projects, in his spare time, he loves to create "inappropriate" illustrations of R-rated films in the style of Little Golden Books, a publishing imprint focused on children's storybooks. Cooley published a number of these illustrations in his book, Movies R Fun!, in 2014. Take a look at a few of the horror movie and killer-themed drawings below.

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list An Artist From Pixar Transforms Your Favorite Horror Movies Into Kids' Books
Photo:  Josh Cooley/CooleyCooley.com

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list An Artist From Pixar Transforms Your Favorite Horror Movies Into Kids' Books
Photo:  Josh Cooley/CooleyCooley.com

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