Monday, April 12, 2010

Go on laugh! - It's Star Wars!

A forthcoming untitled animated Star Wars project will explore the universe from a new perspective, blending wry comedy and irreverent fun.

Star Wars Robot Chicken

Lucasfilm Animation is currently developing an all-new animated Star Wars series, focusing its efforts on the comedic aspects of the "galaxy far, far away." Featuring creative involvement from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich [creators of Robot Chicken], as well as writing from The Daily Show's Brendan Hay, the series will look at the saga's characters with a playful and irreverent tone. The series will be produced by Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill, and directed by Emmy-nominated Todd Grimes.

"There are so many stories taking place in the Star Wars universe, and they don't all have to focus on the fate of the galaxy," said Grimes. "We're looking at Star Wars from a new perspective; this will be a glimpse at how the rest of the galaxy is affected by the events of the saga. There's a lot of humor to be mined from that."

"The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it's crazy to think that there aren't normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined," said Green. "And it's even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it's all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they're not overthrowing Empires?"

Said Senreich, the show will be "character driven" and may include crossover appearances from movie characters. "We're on the same page as the fans, because we are fans. We're going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans. It's going to appeal to all ages, the way Star Wars should -- but there'll be plenty buried under the surface, as well. As Obi-Wan might say, 'it all depends on your point of view'."

Seth Green and Matt Senreich accepting their awards for Star Wars Robot Chicken Episode II

Now for those of you who might be fretting a bit about this; Green, had a few calming words for fans following the announcement. "Let us assure you this isn't going to suck as much as you think it is," he said jokingly. "We can't guarantee its excellence, but we're swinging by the fences." This new animated show will not be a sketch comedy show like Robot Chicken. Green added "We're not talking about Jar-Jar electrocuting his tongue. It's not that kind of humor. If George would have wanted to make that version of Star Wars, he would have hired other people to do it."

This project marks the second Star Wars series created by Lucasfilm Animation. The first was Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which premiered in 2008 on the Cartoon Network and currently in it's second season. No start date or network for the comedy series have been announced.

Source: / Variety

1 comment:

Constance said...

When it comes to Seth and Matt, "wry comedy" = poop jokes.