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 Chicken. Click here to see what Green and Senreich have done with Star Wars in the past.