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Empire skit on Robot ChickenThe animated series gets a 30-minute Star Wars-themed special created with the help of Lucasfilm.

Adult Swim will air Robot Chicken: Star Wars, a 30-minute special that spoofs the characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga, on June 17.

The comedy special, an extention of the stop-motion animated series by creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, was done in collaboration with Lucasfilm. SW mastermind George Lucas will voice his animated version, while Mark Hamill will lend his voice to Luke Skywalker, the hero he popularized in the original SW trilogy.

The upcoming special is not Robot Chicken‘s first parody of the SW universe. Previously, the show ran three SW skits, “Bush vs. Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back” as well as “Emperor’s Phone Call,” which shows Darth Vader calling Emperor Palpatine collect with the bad news of the Death Star’s destruction. It was that Death Star sketch that caught the attention of Lucasfilm, prompting the development of the special.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars airs on June 17 at 10 pm starting off a marathon of Best-Of episodes of the regular series that features the SW-themed reruns at the top of every hour.

Conan O’Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer, and Joey Fatone will also lend their voice to the special.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

3 Comments »

  1. […] Geeks of Doom informs us that the producers of Robot Chicken have teamed up with George Lucas himself to create a 30-minute Star Wars parody special for Cartoon Network. For those who haven't seen it, Robot Chicken is a raunchy, irreverent claymation sketch comedy show that sends up the last 30 years of pop culture, particularly geek-centric television, movies, toys, video games, and cartoons. The above is an example of what Robot Chicken can do without Darth Lucas' blessing (yes, that is Mark Hamill voicing Luke Skywalker), so I'm curious how much the bar will be raised or lowered when the production team gets in bed with Lucasfilm. We'll all find out when the special airs June 17. […]

    Pingback by techrepublic — May 22, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

  2. […] George Lucas is involved. Despite that fact, it might be entertaining. […]

    Pingback by Hot Air — June 5, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  3. […] Coordinator in Charge of Googling Stuff informs us that the Cartoon Network is about to launch a 30-minute special spoofing Star Wars. George Lucas is involved, as questionable as that might be given the last two Star Wars movies, but […]

    Pingback by meZine — July 26, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

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