Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Iron Man spoof featuring baby girl becomes YouTube sensation
By Anny Shaw

In the real world: The film, which has become an internet sensation, starts with baby Margaret as an ordinary Tony Stark

A video of a baby girl dressed as Iron Man has become an internet sensation after the child's filmmaker father posted the clip on YouTube.

Iron Baby, which features Margaret transforming from toddler to iron-clad superhero, has attracted 2.6 million hits so far.

The parody short film was directed by Margaret's father Patrick Boivin, who is a self-taught filmmaker and former comic book creator from Montreal.

Superhero: The baby begins to transform into Iron Man

3-D artist Jocelyn Strob Simard did the special effects for the film, including making the Iron Man costume, according to the Toronto Star.

The film's success has apparently been felt beyond the internet, with Mr Boivin saying he has had offers from Hollywood film producers.

The clip starts with Margaret as a bib-wearing Tony Stark, who is transformed by her mini-armoured costume into Iron Man.

Finishing touches: Margaret holds still as her transformation into iron-clad superhero is completed

Jetting off: Iron Baby takes to the skies in pursuit of comic book villains

The tiny superhero flies off to fight gun-toting toy bunnies, who she destroys with laser beams fired from the palm of her hand.

Costing virtually nothing, the short film took two months to make.

Despite its obviously jovial tone, Mr Boivin and Mr Simard produced the video as a way of promoting themselves.

Touch down: The pint-sized superhero lands to fight toy bunnies wielding guns

The enemy: In the short film Iron Baby comes across gun-toting toy bunnies

Action hero: The miniature superhero destroys the bunnies with laser beams fired from the palm of her hand

'It’s a way of showing what we can do together to companies who are interested in working with us,' Mr Boivin told the Toronto Star. 'It has been a success for me.'

It seems Margaret also enjoyed her starring role, with Mr Boivin hinting he may well produce more films with his baby daughter.

'I’m pretty sure I’m going to do some more clips with my girl', Mr Boivin said.

Starring role: Margaret seemed to enjoy her part in the film and father Patrick Boivin has not ruled out making more mini movies with his daughter [endtext]

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