Who’s going to win at Red Light, Green Light?


Toy Story Plays "Sid Game," Parody of 'Squid Game'

by Devan McGuinness

If you’ve seen Squid Game, you’ve probably spent time wondering how you would handle yourself if you were thrown into the game. It’s horrifying to think about, but a new viral video has us thinking something entirely different: Which Toy Story character would win in the games?

Squid Games had us looking at our favorite childhood games from a different and gory perspective. It’s creep and scare factor has made it one of the most watched shows of all time. And now Mark Cannataro Films, “a Toronto-based creator making videos that would entertain [his] 6-year-old self,” has infused that with one of our all-time favorite family movies.

In one of the more famous moments of Squid Game, players are forced to play a game of Red Light, Green Light. But instead of a slight movement bumping them back to the beginning line, they’re shot and killed. And now Mark Cannataro Films has recreated that scene with Pixar’s Toy Story characters in a spoof game called “Sid Game.”

Instead of Seong Gi-hun, Kang Sae-byeok, Kang Sae-byeok, and Oh Il-nam playing, we see Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Little Bo Peek, Potato Head, and Rex playing Red Light, Green Light. The little green Army men take over for the people in black and pink who are responsible for carrying out the consequence of being caught moving after red light is called.

Not all of the Toy Story characters make it through the game with a few of them getting taken out by Nerf darts. And at the end of “Sid Game” is the guy behind the black mask running the show is Sid and he’s still as sinister looking as ever. It’s a pretty accurate parody and plays well with the idea of Squid Game turning innocent children-like things into horror scenes.

The video was shared on Instagram and it’s been played more than 6 million times with thousands of comments. The video is also going viral on YouTube with more than 33,000 plays of the 23-second video.

People are impressed with the quality and realism of the Toy Story animation and the fact that the creator managed to keep the suspense and fear of the original show without blood and gore. It’s essentially PG-ish with toys replacing guns seen in the original Squid Games. But somehow, in this spoof, the doll is even creepier.