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03.24.2015

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There haven't been many TV shows on Star Wars over the years, and while shows like Clone Wars (the series) and Rebels have their merits (or so I'm told), nothing quite compares to hand-drawn animation. There's a reason why Star Wars fans still talk about Genndy Tartakovsky's short-lived Clone Wars cartoons and if you liked that animation style, you're going to LOVE this. A man by the name of Paul Johnson spent the last 4 years drawing out an 80s-style cartoon based on the classic Tie Fighter game, and it's just as insanely awesome as you'd want it to be.

I hope your grin was as big as mine watching that, and I think it's worth posting what the creator had to say about the project if you enjoyed it. In his words: "Don't support me on Patreon, because I don't have one! And don't donate to my Kickstarter, because I don't have one of those either. Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can or Coke or something. Seriously, it'll probably make their day. That would totally make my day." Way to be a stand-up guy! Although I would urge the man to look into crowd funding to get his next project done. Given how well this turned out, people would jump on that in a heartbeat. Props go out to Johnson and everyone else who worked on this for a job well-done.

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6:43PM on 03/25/2015
Anime with the feel of the "Heavy Metal" movies thrown in...not bad. Not sure the music's keeping with the tone set by Lucas et al., but still passable.
Anime with the feel of the "Heavy Metal" movies thrown in...not bad. Not sure the music's keeping with the tone set by Lucas et al., but still passable.
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6:08PM on 03/24/2015

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The song got kind of annoying though but the actual anime was sick very sick. Just I didn't care for the song as much I love the opening how the song started and all but after that it got to much.
The song got kind of annoying though but the actual anime was sick very sick. Just I didn't care for the song as much I love the opening how the song started and all but after that it got to much.
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5:09PM on 03/24/2015
Great animation, horrible music. That kind of sound might have worked for cheesy 80s animation in the style of Saber Rider but it feels so wrong for Star Wars - especially if you view it from the empire's side. I would have preferred a bolder choice, i.e. mixing the old school animation technique with a more modern, electronic sound that still connects with the old. A bit like Kosinski picked Daft Punk for Tron Legacy or M83 for Oblivion. Those were inspired choices. This on the other hand
Great animation, horrible music. That kind of sound might have worked for cheesy 80s animation in the style of Saber Rider but it feels so wrong for Star Wars - especially if you view it from the empire's side. I would have preferred a bolder choice, i.e. mixing the old school animation technique with a more modern, electronic sound that still connects with the old. A bit like Kosinski picked Daft Punk for Tron Legacy or M83 for Oblivion. Those were inspired choices. This on the other hand feels like a rehash of something the creator didn't even fully grasp conceptually
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1:38PM on 03/24/2015
I'm surprised you're just getting to this. It's been around awhile.
I'm surprised you're just getting to this. It's been around awhile.
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1:40PM on 03/24/2015
no...a short clip came out a year or so ago, but the entire finished short just came out today
no...a short clip came out a year or so ago, but the entire finished short just came out today
8:47PM on 03/24/2015
Yup, my bad.
Yup, my bad.
12:30PM on 03/24/2015
First, starting the article completely ignorant of current Star Wars media is bad enough (especially poo-pooing Clone Wars and Rebels). But then we see this is just more bland anime-inspired revisions, it looks more Robotech with Star Wars mixed in, lacking the feel of what made the franchise be a powerhouse for almost 40 years.
First, starting the article completely ignorant of current Star Wars media is bad enough (especially poo-pooing Clone Wars and Rebels). But then we see this is just more bland anime-inspired revisions, it looks more Robotech with Star Wars mixed in, lacking the feel of what made the franchise be a powerhouse for almost 40 years.
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1:15PM on 03/24/2015
This was awesome! I'd LOVE to see something like that and I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan.
This was awesome! I'd LOVE to see something like that and I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan.
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