21/02/2014 10:13 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Oscars 2014: Kids Stage Their Own Versions Of The Nominated Films

There are some pretty weighty topics covered by the films in the running for this year's Oscars. But in the hands of a troupe of talented kids, this year's edgy crop of blockbusters become surprisingly... sweet.

With the aid of glued-on wigs and facial hair, the young actors emulate the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey - and the results are hysterical.

Our favourite moment is 'Tom Hanks' squabbling with a miniature pirate warlord as only two kids can:

"Give me your boat!" "No!"

Which is undeniably Captain Phillips in a nutshell. Check out the rest of the brilliant skits in the video above and let us know what you think.

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