Robot Chicken-Star Wars

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Product Overview

Star Wars.
The most revered franchise in movie history. $141.8 quadrillion worldwide gross. Seven billion fans, spanning the entire globe. The pinnacle of cinema.

Robot Chicken.
A rinky-dink cable show where toys crash into each other and fall down. College students sometimes glance at it in between keg stands and laugh beer through their noses.

Together at last!
Witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational half-hour special, as the nerds behind Adult Swim's stop-motion trainwreck thoroughly violate the Star Wars universe! Wow. If someone wasn't fired for this, it's like a freaking miracle.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 206807045
UPC 883929012466
UPC 14 00883929012466
Format DVD
Release Date 7/22/2008
Keywords
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Animation
Parody
Satire
Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Television Shows
Editors Note
Note The warped minds at Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN take their demented sensibility to the holy grail of sci-fi epics, STAR WARS, in this hilarious special. Jaws will drop as Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine trade "yo mama" jokes, George W. Bush and Abraham Lincoln battle it out with lightsabers, and Darth Vader sobs on the telephone. But the show really hits its stride when riffing on the franchise's supporting characters, including bug-eyed Admiral Akbar (promoting a delicious breakfast cereal), the rowdy barflies at the Mos Eisley Cantina (a couple of architects out for a tragic after-work drink), and of course Jar Jar Binks (thank you). As usual, a cast of celebrities lend their voices to the animated antics--including Hulk Hogan, Conan O'Brien, and James Van Der Beek--with even George Lucas getting in on the action for his flannel-clad counterpart.
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Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "The hit rate is strong, particularly when focusing on more random members of the series..." 09/01/2008 p.163
Cast & Crew
Hulk Hogan - Voice
James Van Der Beek - Voice
George Lucas - Voice
Joey Fatone - Voice
Seth Green - Creator
Matthew Senreich - Creator
Conan O'Brien - Voice
Donald Faison - Voice
Technical Info
Catalog ID 1000037448
UPC 00883929012466
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 23 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Self-proclaimed "Star Wars" geeks, the producers of "Robot Chicken" deliver a big wet kiss to the film series' fans (including those who yanked out hair follicles throughout the second trilogy) with this clever animated special -- a rapid-fire barrage of gags that includes George Lucas and Mark Hamill among its expansive vocal cast. Combined with an upcoming "Family Guy" that will also parody Lucas' space odyssey, this spoofery adds to a growing cottage industry of tie-ins that, in many respects, are more satisfying than the source material's recent chapters...The major disclaimer here is that anybody who isn't well-versed in "Star Wars" mythology will find themselves scratching their heads, but those who can quote dialogue like "I have a bad feeling about this" will find plenty to smile about -- and a few places to laugh out loud...Inasmuch as Lucas has often seemed humorless about "Star Wars'" creative shortcomings under his stewardship, it's also nice to see the filmmaker/mogul join in the fun. Yet even in this lightweight diversion resides a lesson highlighted by Cartoon Network's animated "Clone Wars" shorts -- namely, that Lucas' fantasy has frequently sailed the smoothest when he takes a back seat and leaves the starship piloting to someone else.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Brian Lowry, Variety ...a rapid-fire barrage of gags that includes George Lucas and Mark Hamill among its expansive vocal cast.

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