one direction cartoon youtube One Direction gets animated by 'Archer' stafferBoy band One Direction has throngs of fans. And it looks like you can count Mark Parsons, the lead animator for the FX spy comedy “Archer,” among them.

Parsons has just put out an 18-minute fan fiction cartoon about Harry, Niall, Louis, Zayn and Liam. As Parsons sees them, they’re pretty close to the Power Rangers.

In an intro to “The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction,” Parsons explains, “There’s a lot of One Direction fan fiction out there. But it seems like all the stuff I’ve read is written by girls…I just thought it was about time there was some 1D fanfic written by a dude, which I’m one…dude. So that’s what I did. And then I animated it.”

The video, which is all voiced by Parsons, also features “X Factor” EP and band mastermind Simon Cowell or “Psymon” as well as Paul McCartney dressed as Yoda. Since it went up on Tuesday (May 29), the video has already been viewed 1.2 million times.

We can’t wait for the second episode.

Here’s the video…

Posted by:David Eckstein