What’s the Matter, Colonel Sanders? Chicken?

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken, will develop Robot Chicken: Star Wars, a 30-minute stop-motion animation for the network’s Adult Swim programming block.

Here’s the kicker: Not only does Mark Hamill as the voice of Luke Skywalker in one sketch, but also George Lucas, who will voice the animated version of himself!

Has the world gone mad? First he helps out Fanboys…now this? If only he could go back in time and eradicate all traces of Jar Jar, he’d be golden.

Other voices in Robot Chicken: Star Wars include in Conan O’Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone. The special will premiere at 10 p.m. June 17 on Adult Swim.

10 thoughts on “What’s the Matter, Colonel Sanders? Chicken?”

  1. If only George Lucas could go back in time and Not Make Prequels, he’d be golden, you mean. :)

    Still, I’m looking forward to it. Robot Chicken’s always hilarious.

  2. That sounds so fun. I’m glad George seems to be getting a sense of humor out of all of this. I realized how far he’d come when I played the recent Star Wars Legos games…they are so irreverant and funny in their own way.

  3. “If only George Lucas could go back in time and Not Make Prequels, he’d be golden, you mean.”

    Word.

    I’m excited about seeing the Robot Chicken episode too though. If there’s any possibility that George Lucas has calmed down and stopped thinking of himself as the bloated man-god of scifi, that would be good too, but I ain’t holdin’ my breath.

  4. The maddening thing about the prequels was they were *SO CLOSE* to being good. I mean, they had a really great cast of actors, they had a good premise, they had all the best technical companies onboard (since Lucas, say what you will, did create most of ‘em)…

    …and all of it fell apart because of bad writing. That’s all that broke it. If George Lucas had had a co-writer, like he did with the original movies, it would’ve been brilliant. I mean, the Empire Strikes Back was brilliant BECAUSE of the co-author. Lucas had a good idea, fleshed out by an expert.

    Just imagine if Lucas had had the script done by Joss Whedon. That sends shivers down my spine.

    (I promised myself I wouldn’t start gabbling about Star Wars the moment it was mentioned; good job, Pete.)

    Best animated show right now is a tie, for me, between Robot Chicken and Metalocalypse. :D

  5. RE: …they had a really great cast of actors…

    Before Episode One, I would have bet anyone that Mace Windu, by virtue of him being played by Samuel Jackson, was going to be the Best Character Ever. How the hell is it possible to mis-direct Samuel Jackson? Samuel Jackson!

  6. “Before Episode One, I would have bet anyone that Mace Windu, by virtue of him being played by Samuel Jackson, was going to be the Best Character Ever. How the hell is it possible to mis-direct Samuel Jackson? Samuel Jackson!”

    *sigh* Remember the good old days? When it was so exciting that Samuel L Jackson was going to be in Star Wars and everyone couldn’t shut up about it, and then it actually happened and was so. fucking. stupid.

  7. *still muttering about the screenwriting* …Or Sam Raimi/David Koepp could have made it, or Stephen Speilberg, or, or….Hmpf.

    Can we have a Do-Over for the prequels?

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