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This Shot-for-Shot Empire Strikes Back Remake Was Made By 480 Fans
Star Wars fans are a wildly devoted bunch, and 480 of them just had their dreams come true. The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut is a shot-for-shot remake of Episode V, composed entirely of 15-second clips filmed and submitted by very creative fans.
This is fun to watch. Each of the scenes are uniquely different—live-action and illustration and puppets and stop motion, really polished (and really not) and totally silly—all seamlessly edited into a full-length feature. And it’s actually the second installment in the experimental series; Episode IV was a huge hit a few years back, so mastermind Casey Pugh took on the monumental task of sifting through thousands of entries for this follow-up.
Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become today’s industry standards, passed away this week. He was 92.
In honor of Mr. Harryhausen, we present a video of a collage of the many works he has created over the years.
Most of the fun with trailer mashups comes from the unlikely juxtapositions, and it’s hard to get more likely than Frank Miller’s Sin City crossing with virtually the entire history of Disney animated films, including Beauty and the Beast, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians and more. [Via Topless Robot]
The annual holiday overlay has returned this year with a few new upgrades including new digital projections on the moon in the large load area display and Madame Leota now floats during the holiday overlay, along with some festive lights and other floating goodies. 2DieFR from MiceChat captured the new features on video below.