Prepare for the high-pitched squeeing of nerds everywhere.
Disney and Marvel have released the clip that is inspiring amazing fan art, and the more crafty-inclined among us: Dancing Baby Groot. If you haven’t managed to get your butt into a movie theater for Guardians of the Galaxy yet, this clip is pretty spoilery (also, what are you waiting for? Go see it!) but without giving too much away, we can say that we were all thrilled to see Rocket bring Groot along for future adventures. The first adventure? Dancing to the Jackson 5 like no one is watching.
The dancing? It’s all him, baby:
“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video!”
And if you were wondering about the scene’s placement? Gunn says it was originally scripted as an end-of-film tag but it worked so well that he wanted to make sure no one in the audience missed it. He even knew going in which classic song he wanted to play in the background, “I Want You Back,” which happens to be his favorite Jackson 5 track.
Baby Groot is quickly becoming the Dancing Baby of the Internet generation. Now you can have it without the blurriness of a bootlegged Vine clip and stare at it as obsessively (like the entire Nerdist crew is today) while chanting “We are Groot! We are Groot!” repeatedly.
HT: Yahoo Movies