Kung fu baby becomes YouTube viral hit

Chris Parsons

Kung fu films are great to watch at the best of times - but when your lead martial artist is a baby, you've got internet viral gold.

The power of kung fu infants is not lost on Patrick Boivin, whose short film of his baby son slaying a stuffed dragon has become a YouTube sensation.

In the hilarious tribute to 'Kill Bill' and 'Enter The Dragon', young Romeo Elvis Bulte Boivin stars in the lead role as a martial arts expert locked in a deadly fight with a stuffed dragon nemesis.

The one-minute long, CGI-heavy video, called 'Dragon Baby' shows the dramatic bout between the baby and his cuddly foe - which Romeo Elvis wins when he pulls out the dragon's fluffy insides.

The video is also a sequel of sorts for Montreal filmmaer Patrick Boivin, who made a similarly popular YouTube hit in 2010 called 'Iron Baby', an 'Iron Man' tribute which featured his infant daughter.

His first effort received a staggering 13 million YouTube hits, while his latest effort is well on course to be just as popular with more than 7 million views.

According to Boivin's online bio, the 38-year-old director started as a comic book illustrator but "quickly discovered that it was faster to tell a story with video."

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