Star Wars, re-enacted by cartoon characters

I’m only about 10 minutes into this but felt I had to post it here immediately because this much amazing cannot be contained. The clip below features a “radio play”-style version of the original Star Wars (or, as you kids call it, Episode IV: A New Hope) performed at this year’s Emerald City Comicon by a group of the planet’s greatest cartoon voice-over artists. But the best part is: They perform the movie not as the characters of Star Wars, but as their most famous creations (with some comic impressions thrown in for good measure). So, instead of getting a Darth Vader sound-alike, you get Darth Vader as played by Tara Strong channeling Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls. Instead of a generic Stormtrooper, you get Rob Paulson as Pinky from Animaniacs as a Stormtrooper. Legendary Batman voice-actor Kevin Conroy does the opening crawl, for crying out loud!

All right, I need to get back to watching. John DiMaggio and Billy West are both on hand, so I can’t wait to see when Futurama peeps start showing up. Thanks to the CHUD forums, where I first saw this posted, and Topless Robot, who were seemingly the first to make note of it. Here’s the video …


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