New Star Wars Animated TV Show

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 11:28 AM

Star Wars fans have a strange relationship with the property. Over the years it has slowly grown from being creator George Lucas's to something the fans 'own' and every time Lucas dips back into the pool to create something new in the universe fans cry foul of Lucas ruining 'their' Star Wars. With the announcement of a new Star Wars animated show we would normally expect to hear fan boy complaints of Lucas profiteering and the like but this new show could be different, it's a comedy piece from the creators of Robot Chicken Seth Green and Matt Seinrich. That's right, you just read that sentence.


There are very few details so far about how the show will work. Whether it will use the stop motion style of Robot Chicken or, now that Lucasfilm is on board, they'll go for the more a conventional animation style. Also it isn't established as to whether it will be a sitcom focusing on a set group of characters or a sketch show with different people every week. The show also doesn't have a network lined up but it would be sensible to assume Cartoon Network would be a good home seeing as Robot Chicken and the current Clone Wars animated show have found a home there.

Internet reaction so far has been mixed with some people thinking it's just what's needed while others don't like the idea of the show being fully backed by Lucasfilm as it may restrict the comedy in some way. Personally I think they have the right people attached to the project to make it a success as the Star Wars Robot Chicken specials were great but whether you could watch week after week of Star Wars comedy is another thing. Here's the info from the Star Wars website.

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 and executive producers of the Emmy and Annie Award-winning 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 Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (The Backyardigans), and directed by Emmy-nominated Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard).

"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, "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'."

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