Saturday, August 25, 2012
Honor Hunter of Blue Sky Disney did a post about it two days ago, and i couldn't resisted to had a look to this new Star Wars animated comedy series called "Star Wars : Detours". What the hell is this, you ask? Well, according to the official description "Star Wars Detours is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe's regular folks and their everyday problems... which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith. Welcome to Star Wars: Detours: the other side of the stars, between the wars".
This animated series is not aired yet on any TV channel so what you'll see below are just previews but i have to say that i like it. I mean, i like the look of it. If the jokes are good enough to be really funny all along each episodes then it might become a cult show. However, i think that Honor is right when he wrote "It's clearly aimed at a younger audience than "The Clone Wars," but it does seem to have humor that will fly over kids heads". Good point, and we'll see how successful it will be.
It also may be surprising to have a show like this produced by Georges Lucas considering that it's having fun of his own creatures. But, first, i think that Lucas is smart enough to enjoy something good even if it's having fun of his creatures, and, two, i suspect that Georges also realized the merchandise potential if the show become successful ( or even if it doesn't ). Expect anytime soon a new style of Han Solo, Obi Wan, Princess Leia and all the others characters, this time in cartoonesque mini-figurines!
In the meantime, jump to my D&M MAX section and have a look to a selection of already released clips. And don't watch only the trailer, as the clips are better!
Picture: copyright Lucas Film