COMIC-CON 2010: ‘Robot Chicken’ goes back to the dark side of The Farce

July 15, 2010 | 6:51 p.m.

COMIC-CON 2010

Robot Chicken
Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” is out to prove that “Family Guy” is not the only hair-raising program on TV with popular “Star Wars”-themed trilogy parodies.

“Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III,” which stars Zac Efron as Anakin Skywalker and the original C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, and is directed by Chris McKay, will premiere Dec. 12 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Series creator Seth Green, who does double duty on both shows, says the “Robot Chicken” tale is “telling more of a linear story this time that covers the [“Star Wars”] series from start to finish.” His production partner in Stoopid Monkey Productions, Matthew Senreich, says, “We wanted to take the ‘Star Wars’ universe and see if through the eyes of our ‘Robot Chicken: Star Wars’ Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. We’ll still flip around the universe, but we’ll get a unique perspective from the bad guy side, from people who just want to rule the universe.”

For a quick taste of the mayhem, check out this hilarious phone call from Darth Vader to Emperor Palpatine. Green will be at Comic-Con International for a Friday (4:30 p.m.) Adult Swim panel discussing the Emmy-winning and recently Emmy-nominated series, and on Saturday (11 a.m.) in the “Family Guy” panel

– Jevon Phillips

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Top photo: “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III.” Credit: Cartoon Network. Bottom photo: Seth Green. Credit: Getty Images.


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