One Direction’s ‘adventurous adventure’
This video animation of the famous boy band has 2.7 million hits — and counting

POP ICONS, POP HEROES. One Direction gets to the heart of mainstream pop culture, bringing back the glory of the boyband. Image from YouTube

MANILA, Philippines – “Hi. My name is Mark. You know there’s a lot of One Direction fan fiction out there but it’s seems like all the stuff I’ve read is written by girls…I just thought it’s about time there is a 1D fanfic written by a dude.”

Thus begins Mark Alan Parsons’ journey towards more than two million YouTube hits with his fanfic animation, The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction. 

The 18-minute cartoon was published just last May 29 and has been featured in several entertainment news programs and websites. Power Rangers fans see it as an 1D version of their favorite action heroes. Simon Cowell makes a special appearance as Psymon, a version of Zordon, the Power Rangers’ big boss. 

PSYMON CALLS. Fans looking to see Simon Cowell in another light will enjoy watching 'him' in this cartoon. Image from YouTube

One Direction is a British-Irish boyband consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They placed 3rd in the 7th season of The X-Factor, the reality singing show produced by Cowell in the UK (which he brought to the US after leaving American Idol).

Fans and non-fans alike will find the cartoon highly amusing, with lines like “…heavily guarded — by guards.” Parsons voices all characters. Watch out for the appearance of Sir Paul McCartney. –

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