Animated STAR WARS Comedy TV Series Being Developed by ROBOT CHICKEN Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich

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Lucasfilm Animation is developing a Star Wars animated comedy TV series with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.  In his 90-minute review of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, I think Mike Stolkasa did a good job of explaining that George Lucas isn’t an artist but a businessman and he sees his job as expanding the Star Wars brand as far as it will go.  He’s had a gigantic hit with the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series, so it’s not surprising he would move ahead with a Star Wars television show geared towards making fun of the property.  Outrage among fans about treating the franchise so cheaply has obviously fallen on deaf ears.

You can read a statement from Green after the jump [via The Live Feed], but I think he fails to understand that it’s better when fans lovingly poke fun at the Star Wars universe rather than the behemoth of Lucasfilm trying to lampoon that universe.  Fans already do a good job of creating humor Star Wars so why does Lucasfilm feel the need to do it themselves?  Because there’s always more money the company could make.

Here’s what Seth Green had to say about the TV series:

“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. 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?”

No word if the series will be done in the stop-motion style of Robot ChickenClick here to see what Green and Senreich have done with Star Wars in the past.

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  • dogg

    It may be a business decision for Lucas, but it'll be a labor of love for Seth Green and his crew. Green pokes fun at the franchise in a very specific way that only a committed Star Wars fanatic could. He's actually MORE loyal to the franchise than Lucas himself has been he first thought it up as a teenager.

  • NightAvatar

    This could only be good

  • Ex

    I wish people would stop referring to the Star Wars universe as “rich” and “dense.” It really isn't. The whole place is a slim veneer, each race a base type, each planet a collective of images and the same themes are explored in the same wafer-thin way time and time again.

    I agree that humour and spoofage should be left to the fans.

  • Kad

    Lucas IS both an artist and a businessman. Everyone who doesn't understand or acknowledge it is, well, not really getting it.

  • Rick

    Dear George Lucas,
    STOP RAPING MY CHILDHOOD YOU BASTARD!

    Thanks!

  • Ruiner

    While the Robot Chicken, and Family Guy Star Wars parodies have been humorous, and seem to have been made with the right intentions this seems like a massively ill advised idea. I hate to sound like a anal retentive Star Wars fan boy, but I think a lot of us fans in between hardcore, and casual are going to feel extremely insulted if this turns out as bad as it sounds. Seriously it seems like since the second season of Robot Chicken all the jokes revolve around bodily functions. I'm just having a hard time believing Seth Green will be capable of creating something unique, and genuinely funny with the Star Wars IP.

  • Obama Suxxxxxx

    Seth Green sucks. Seth McFarlane sucks. The both of them are only capable of coughing up weak, topical jokes…or ripping off the Simpsons If you think watching a cartoon bird fight for 11 minutes is funny or brilliant, then you deserve a bullet in your face. Also, if you think Seth Green's fuck fest of GI Joe's and Transformers leading normal lives is funny, you also deserve the sweet release of death. As a true Star Wars fan, I know for a fact Green is going to reduce the series into the most baseless, desperate, pathetic attempts at jokes. So if you plan on watching this new shit hole on TV, do the world a favor, and go ahead and kill yourself.

  • Obama Suxxxxxx

    Seth Green sucks. Seth McFarlane sucks. The both of them are only capable of coughing up weak, topical jokes…or ripping off the Simpsons If you think watching a cartoon bird fight for 11 minutes is funny or brilliant, then you deserve a bullet in your face. Also, if you think Seth Green's fuck fest of GI Joe's and Transformers leading normal lives is funny, you also deserve the sweet release of death. As a true Star Wars fan, I know for a fact Green is going to reduce the series into the most baseless, desperate, pathetic attempts at jokes. So if you plan on watching this new shit hole on TV, do the world a favor, and go ahead and kill yourself.

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