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Effects Wizard Dad Debuts 'Action Movie Kid: Volume Two'

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Depending on whether or not you had a loving father, after screening this viral video you might feel inspired, jealous, or cheated in your own youth. But you're still probably mature enough to feel warm and fuzzy about one man's fatherly love. And this dad happens to be awesome.

Daniel Hashimoto just wants his kid's dreams to come true, at least a little. Earlier this year, we first saw James, aka Action Movie Kid, in a hit viral video created by the wizardly dad who's an After Effects artist at DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. The first installment of "Action Movie Kid" included stunts and themes from science-fiction and superhero movies such as "Star Wars," "Batman," and "Iron Man." The video quickly gained momentum after its debut and even garnered international media attention. To date, "Action Movie Kid: Volume One" has had more than 2 million views on YouTube and will probably have a whole lot more. 

The dynamic duo is back with another round of great moments that are bound to make for another viral blockbuster. However, "Action Movie Kid: Volume Two" is less about comic book movies and more about video games, drawing inspiration from Mario Kart, by Nintendo. But don't fret — the special effects look bigger and better this time, upping Action Movie Kid's game. He's even got a leading lady.

Obviously, the clips are not real (so don't try this at home, kids), but the special effects are definitely of award-winning caliber. Beyond the action scenes primarily featuring James, the father-and-son team has been featured in video ads for the new Toyota Sienna minivan. What's next? "Action Movie Kid: The Series"? It's not impossible, considering that this dad can make almost anything happen with special effects.

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