Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Last weekend, the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp arrived on Netflix, flashing back to a time before the events of the Sundance selected cult favorite comedy, but with the exact same cast playing younger versions of themselves despite having aged almost 25 years.
Well, today a new behind the scenes documentary called Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot American Summer has been released going behind the scenes of Wet Hot American Summer as it was being shot in the year 2000. It’s an hour-long look at the making of the movie with the entire cast appearing on candidly recorded home video, and it looks like a fantastic and entertaining time capsule from the trailer that was just unveiled.
Watch the Wet Hot American Summer documentary trailer after the jump!
Here’s the trailer from Amplify Releasing:
If you haven’t seen the original Wet Hot American Summer from director David Wain.then you need to cancel all your plans and go watch it on Netflix Instant right now. It’s fine, we’ll wait.
The summer camp comedy send-up features a cavalcade of future stars before they skyrocketed to fame including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, David Hyde Pierce and more, not to mention the co-writer Michael Showalter in a key role.
All of them appear in this intimate look at the making of an indie comedy, and seeing them in their element at work is simultaneously fascinating and fun. It’s easy to see why they would all want to come back for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp despite having gone on to bigger projects since starring in the 2001 movie.
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot American Summer is available today on a number of digital platforms, including Netflix Instant right now and iTunes for the cost of $3.00, and the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is also available on Netflix right now, so go binge on it and have a laugh.
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