Making Star Wars Neat Again

If you’ve seen RedLetterMedia’s hilariously accurate reviews of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones (complete with unnecessary and unfunny psychopath side story), the last of your happy memories of Star Wars have probably met the same fate as Alderaan.

Fortunately, when geniuses like George Lucas are finally crushed under the immense weight of their own dense brilliance, others will eventually rise to resuscitate and reclaim a once-entertaining story.

Canadian animator Malcolm Sutherland is one such individual. In the three short animations below, he shares his own vision of Star Wars that is almost reminiscent of the wonderfully off-model Nelvana-produced animated short from the holiday-special-of-which-none-shall-speak. Dare I say that there are also references to 1990s Klasky-Csupo Animation, or perhaps Chad VanGaalen? I dare! I dare!

Star Wars Uncut – Scene 415 – “All wings report in…” from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

There are a couple more videos after the jump.

Star Wars Uncut – Scene 246 from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Star Wars Uncut – Scene 113 – “Hello there” from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Malcolm Sutherland is originally from Calgary, but currently lives and works in Montreal. He won the 2007 Best English Comic Expozine Award for his comic, Oola Dug.

Love him!

1 thought on “Making Star Wars Neat Again”

  1. Love these.

    By the way, have you heard how the guys behind Robot Chicken are making a sitcom set in the Star Wars universe? It’ll be animated and has Lucas’ sanction.

    http://www.collider.com/2010/04/05/animated-star-wars-comedy-tv-series-being-developed-by-robot-chicken-creators-seth-green-and-matthew-senreich/

    Seems there’s a lot of fans who hate this idea. But personally, I think Seth Green has a better handle on what made the Star Wars movies cool and special than Lucas does. Even if it’s a train wreck, can it really be worse than Revenge of the Sith?

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