You have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny. For years, Pixar fans have pointed out how much actor Will Poulter looks like Sid, the notorious Toy Story villain.
Poulter has listened to our voices, and is having a little fun with his animated doppelganger this Halloween. Poulter used this Halloween as the perfect opportunity to dress as "Pixar's biggest bully," and he knocked it out of the park. Not only did he nail the outfit head to toe with the skull shirt and black chucks; Poulter went as far as putting in a mouth full of metal to match Sid's braces. Check it out below:
Of course, he's holding a Woody doll and a magnifying glass. Fans will remember Sid's sadistic nature of torturing toys and using the magnifying glass to burn them.
The 24-year-old actor isn't just doing this to poke fun at himself; he has a bigger plan in mind. He posted the picture to gather publicity in the hopes to raise awareness for an important cause. Poulter is an ambassador for anti-bullying, and it just so happens that Halloween occurs during Bullying Prevention Month. His message reads in full:
It was time...
This Halloween I thought I should respond to the comparisons with Disney Pixar's biggest bully next door and go as Sid from Toy Story!
In addition to having a laugh at my expense I wanted to try and raise some attention for a cause I am an ambassador for! @antibullyingpro
As this month is Bullying Prevention Month in the USA and Antibullying Week in the U.K. is just around the corner, I would really appreciate it if you could please give them a follow before you like or share and help support the cause to make school a safer and happier place for young people.
Fittingly, Poulter's #ToyStory lookalike happens to be one of the most memorable bullies of beloved '90s films. Sid didn't just take his anger out on innocent toys; he was also awful towards his family, especially his little sister Hannah, who had her dolls stolen for his weird experiments. It's pretty bad when even the crew behind the movie filled Sid's house with Easter Eggs from The Shining.
Like most bullies, he was revealed to be a weak-minded kid hiding behind a tough facade. (There's no doubt Sid would have been a cyberbully today, although Toy Story 3 had him working as a garbageman.) It's amazing to see Poulter dress as Sid, and it's also pretty amazing to see a young celebrity use social media to spread awareness for a meaningful cause.
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