Cartoon Network’s heavily-caffeinated mega-spoof Robot Chicken is currently in the middle of its sixth season of frantically satirizing every element of geek culture. Chicken ‘s co-creator and patron saint Seth Green will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about what’s coming up on the show, but Cartoon Network has given EW.com an exclusive — and, absent any context, somewhat horrifying — image from an upcoming episode. Suffice it to say that you may never watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial the same way ever again. Look upon the image if you dare! (And click on the image for a bigger image if you double-dare!) http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/10/11/robot-chicken-new-york-comic-con-exclusive-check-out/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ew%2Fpopwatch+%28Entertainment+Weekly%2FEW.com%27s%3A+PopWatch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
Series Kicks Off Season Six on September 9th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/LjDDNp5lyi8/
Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode III was the most ambitious of Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Star Wars spoofs: a 45-minute spoof opera that narrated the rise and fall of Emperor Palpatine, plus the adventures of Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. Now Episode III comes out on DVD tomorrow, with three fricken hours of special features. http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/LcOzv776tMk/watch-leia-freaking-out-about-her-slave-outfit-in-a-robot-chicken-deleted-scene
They say that revenge is a dish that is best served cold. But then, that's a quote from 'Star Trek.' And we're more concerned with 'Star Wars,' in this instance -- plus some "hot" revenge. The animated special 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III' (Sun., 11:30PM ET on CN) takes an irreverent look at the 'Star Wars' universe. And the show brings back one of the most beloved figures in geekdom, bounty hunter Boba Fett. In the real 'Star Wars' movies, the relentless Boba Fett captures Han Solo, delivering him to Jabba the Hutt. But then, Luke Skywalker frees Han Solo -- and Boba is killed when his jetpack is accidentally activated. The bounty hunter dies from ... crashing into a sail barge and falling into a big pit. It's a really lame ending for a really cool bad guy. Ever since then, geeks have wished that Mr. Fett hadn't died. Now, 'Robot Chicken' gives him a second chance. To Read More Click Here.
Darth Vader discos! Boba Fett kills Chewey! R2-D2 gets sexually aroused by Padme Amidala! Is the George Lucas universe out of alignment? Nope, it's Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (airing Sunday, 11:30/10:30c, on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim), yet another raunchy, irreverent spoof on the Lucas legacy from writer-producers Seth Green and Matt Senreich. This stop-motion hour — featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Rachael Leigh Cook, Seth MacFarlane and Green, of course — not only has Lucas' blessing, he's hired Green and Senreich as consultants on a new animated Star Wars series that's currently in development and causing much fanboy buzz. TV Guide Magazine wrangled Green for a chat about all things Lucas and what it's like to be in the guy's inner circle. To Read More Click Here.
The guys responsible for the Emmy award-winning Robot Chicken are setting their sights on reality television. Per THR, creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are preparing to launch an âonline reality experiment in which viewers decide every major decision a person makes for six weeks.â The experiment, known as ControlTV, will begin this fall on the DBG Video Network and will consist of a twenty-something man being told what to do (i.e. what to eat, wear, who to date, etc.) in real-time by online users. For more info on ControlTV and for why Iâm interested in seeing how audiences respond to the series, hit the jump. From the report, Green and Senreichâs show is partnering with Ford and Sprint Nextel who will act as embedded sponsors within the show (apparently the protagonist will drive a 2011 Ford Fiesta and use a Sprint phone). According to Green: To Read More Click Here .
After finding success with prior Star Wars spoofs in 2007 and 2008 (including four Emmy nominations), Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are heading back to the well for Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III. The new special - set to air December 12th on Adult Swim - will feature a slew of voices new to the specials, most notably Zac Efron as Anakin Skywalker. In terms of Star Wars personnel, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) will join prior Robot collaborators Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Amed Best (Jar Jar Binks). Donald Glover (Community) and Mike Henry (Family Guy) will likewise make their RC:SW debuts. Hit the jump for comments from the creators. To Read More Click Here .
Seth Green is starring in a new promo for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, and IGN recently spoke to him on the set, as he filmed the commercial. During our conversation, we couldn't resist the chance to also ask the ever-busy writer/producer/actor about the upcoming Star Wars animated series he is working on with his Robot Chicken co-creator, Matthew Senreich. Green stressed that one shouldn't look at the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars at all as far as searching for any similarities, remarking that his version is, after all, "a comedy show." But given that Star Wars is, well, Star Wars, would there be any action in the series as well? To Read More Click Here .
Robot Chicken isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Adult Swim has announced the show has received a two-season, 40 episode pick up for Season 5 and Season 6. The stop-motion series, from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, remains the top rated original on Adult Swim. "We're very excited," says Green, "we never expected to do a second season, let alone a fifth and sixth, so we are thrilled by the audience response and how the show continues to grow internationally." Senreich says, "We love Adult Swim. It's really that simple. From the get-go, we've always said that Robot Chicken was a show where we play with friends and we look forward to doing that for years to come!" I spoke to Green last week, at FOX's TCA (Television Critics Association) party, where he was in attendance in support of Family Guy. During our conversation, Green was tight-lipped about what bits might be in the works for the next season of Robot Chicken. However, when I mentioned Avatar, he did insinuate it wouldn't be shocking to see an Avatar-inspired sequence on the series at some point. Source Here
Adult Swim, the raunchier side of Cartoon Network, is letting its fans design their own DVDs. Starting Monday, visitors to AdultSwimShop.com can choose 110 minutes' worth of TV episodes, some artwork for the DVD case and disc face, as well as create a menu and title, and Adult Swim will mail the finished product to them for $20. Adult Swim is Cartoon Network's late-night programing block that appeals largely to teenage boys with such animated shows as "Robot Chicken," "The Drinky Crow Show" and "Lucy, Daughter of the Devil." Adult Swim's Build a Custom DVD launches with 100 episodes of those shows and others. By year's end, its entire originals library of more than 1,000 episodes from more than 30 series will be available.