''Pixel Perfect'' is a Creator/DisneyChannel [[MadeForTVMovie Original Movie]], released in both the United States and United Kingdom in 2004. It stars [[Series/PhilOfTheFuture Ricky Ullman]] as [[HollywoodNerd Roscoe]], Leah Pipes as [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Sam(antha)]], Spencer Redford as [[ProjectedMan Loretta Modern]], Porsha Coleman as Rachel, and Creator/TaniaGunadi as Cindy.

The story starts with Sam, Rachel and Cindy's band, the Zettabytes, auditioning for a gig at [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Earsplitter]]. Halfway through their song, the guy in charge calls out lead vocalist Sam for just standing there while she sings, when she should be dancing to the music. She tries, but it's less than pretty and they all know it. [[note]]Cue the Moist Towelettes taking stage right after, who he [[MaleGaze seems to have]] [[{{Squick}} no problem watching dance.]][[/note]]

Fully aware of his friends' need for a new member, Roscoe gets a bright idea. Having already created a holographic cat using his father's technology, he says "Sure, why not?" and sets to work making a holographic human by compositing data from [=CDs=], magazines, and [[spoiler:pictures of Sam]].

Flash forward to the next day, where the Zettabytes are trying to find their new singer/dancer, with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]]. After they've exhausted their list, Loretta waltzes in, asks them to play a song, and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill proceeds to demonstrate a gymnastics routine while singing]]. Stunned and amazed, the girls agree that she's perfect for the job. And then Sam trips through her and they learn about the whole hologram thing.

As the story goes on, it explores Roscoe's relationship with his father, Loretta, and Sam, as well as Sam's relationship with Loretta, and the troubles that keep building around those things.

It's less {{Anvilicious}} and {{Narm}}y than you might expect from a Disney flick, and actually rather enjoyable. For a time, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it was hardly ever on the air]], and when it was, it was at about ''2:00 AM''. However, it is now available on DVD.

!!''Pixel Perfect'' provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Holograms cannot go into open areas, or they will be completely destroyed; Loretta is no exception.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Loretta.]]
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: [[spoiler: Roscoe falls in love with Sam not long after she kisses him.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Loretta dies and the band's success is implied to be over for good. But Roscoe finally reciprocates Sam's feelings and they fall in love, with Loretta now their guardian angel.]]
* BreakupSong: The Moist Towelettes' song "Don't Even Try It". Although in the context it's sung within the movie it sounds more like a "we're better than you" song.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Subverted, partially. While the record company wants to [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman take away the individual personalities that Loretta has]] and mass-produce her, the one who started out as a singer who signed away all his legal rights for success eventually come to terms with her sentience and even gives Loretta a choice of whether or not she wants to stay with them by giving her a way to escape to the internet.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Now available in white, with cascading, opaque squares for data, overweight men in hats and flying monster trucks for search engines, and swirling whirlpools for servers!
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Sam and Roscoe get together, and Loretta dies finally getting to enjoy the rain.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Sam is very jealous that Roscoe appears to be falling for Loretta.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loretta [[spoiler:wanting to enjoy the rain. Though it turns out to be the way she [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence dies,]] it's also one of her happiest moments in the entire movie.]]
** The lyrics to "Nothing's Wrong With Me" also allude to [[spoiler:Loretta's fate. Particularly: ''"I like dancing barefoot in the pouring rain..."'']]
* {{Goth}}: A girl who signed-up for the Zettabytes audtions shows her role as this by [[NoIndoorVoice screaming]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny an angry limerick about her life]].
* HappyRain: It rains multiple times throughout the show, but when it's happy, you'll notice.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Loretta, by entering Sam's brain through an EEG machine, after Sam had fallen from a stage and gone into a coma. According to Roscoe, the differences between a computer and an EEG device would prevent her from exiting. Not that it stops her, obviously.]]
* HollywoodScience: Loretta [[spoiler:entering the EEG machine makes absolutely no sense whatsoever from a technological standpoint]].
* {{Hologram}}: Loretta, of course.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler:Loretta. She gets her chance at the end, if only for a minute.]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Sam. This is not helped by the fact that Loretta has a [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Brain With an Internet Connection]], can defy gravity, is the perfect singer, dancer, and is [[strike:Roscoe's]] ''everybody's'' obsession.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Loretta, while temporarily in control of Sam's body, accepts that Roscoe does not love her, and resolves to leave her body after a bit of fun in the rain.]]
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler: Loretta to Sam, in an attempt to wake the latter from a coma.]]
* KissMeImVirtual: Loretta (Maybe? Since she's a hologram)
* MadeForTVMovie
* MissingMom: Roscoe's mother is only mentioned in one scene, where it's implied she left his father.
* PygmalionPlot: Roscoe basically took his favorite parts from a bunch of models and actresses [[spoiler: and his best friend Sam]] to create a perfect girl and then starts having feelings for her. True, she's not a physical object like a statue, but it fits the theme of the original Pygmalion myth.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Yet again, Loretta.]]
* RoboticReveal: Not that anybody minds.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Sam does not like Loretta hogging all of Roscoe's attention. However...
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:She doesn't stay unlucky long, that girl.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Roscoe's father is always telling him to keep making everything better than it is, even after he creates a humanoid hologram capable of emulating/having emotions. That becomes famous. And saves his job. [[spoiler:[[CharacterDevelopment He learned.]]]]