Next weekend is not only the epic opening weekend of TRON: Legacy, but that Sunday, Robot Chicken takes us back to the STAR WARS UNIVERSE!! Our friends at RC Incorporated offer us an unedited look into the secret lives of Boba Fett, Darth Vader, The Emperor, the last surviving member of the Jedi Council and...a Stormtrooper named Gary. The hour long special is filled with the usual poo and fart jokes for the die hard fans, but its when the boys prove their undying love for the series and conjure up magical moments, answering all the "What Ifs" you can possibly think up, that the show is more hysterical than stop motion has a right to be. It's not just things they have the characters say but how long they can string along a joke, successfully, excellent pacing and execution a gag that will have you falling out of your chair. Amazing work and to be sure. An instant geek masterpiece. Here's some info straight from the Robot Chicken crew...
Robot Chicken returns to that galaxy far, far away for a brand-new Star Wars-themed special premiering December 19 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, to be directed by Chris McKay, marries the satirical sensibilities of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s (Stoopid Monkey Productions) Emmy®-winning Robot Chicken with characters of the Star Wars universe.
“We tell more of a linear story this time that covers the series from start to finish,” says Green. Senreich says, “We wanted to take the Star Wars universe and see if through the eyes of our Robot Chicken: Star Wars Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. We still flip around the universe but we get a unique perspective from the bad guy side, from people who just want to rule the universe.”
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III features Zac Efron as Anakin Skywalker, Anthony Daniels (from the original Star Wars films) as C3PO, Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show) and Donald Glover (Community), all making their first appearance in RCSW. Also returning from the previous specials are Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks along with returning favorites Green, Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth MacFarlane, Dan Milano, Abe Benrubi, Donald Faison, Rachael Leigh Cook, Adrianne Pallicki, Eden Espinosa, Hugh Davidson, Bob Bergen, Keith Ferguson, Tom Kane and Zeb Wells.
The press also mentions Senreich and Green are creative consultants on Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated comedic Star Wars series and with Root, are creators/executive producers/writers of an animated pilot for Fox. Green is also the star of Disney’s Mars Needs Moms, a performance capture film that Robert Zemeckis produced a la Polar Express that will be released in March, 2011.
But none of that is as important as Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III premiering December 19 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim!! It's so funny, you'll have to split open a Tauntaun and stick your head inside to stop from laughing. No lie.