Star Wars Animated Movie

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a hand drawn, animated, abridged version of Star Wars as remembered by the artist. Plus, see how the script for Pixar’s Oscar-nominated Coco compares to what we saw on the screen, and watch the Director’s Guild of America panel discussion featuring the nominees for documentary filmmaking.

Artist Jeronimus Dekker created this animated version of Star Wars. As he writers on the video’s page, “When I started my YouTube channel, I didn’t want to do just silly shorts—I wanted to create something crazy and ambitious, something nobody else in his right mind would think of doing. So I did just that.” It’s pretty impressive, but also adorably silly as well. Just check it out.

Coco is the frontrunner to win Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards this weekend. But it was a long road to finish the film, and as with any movie, it all started with a script. So take the time to see how the script for Coco compares to the final cut of the movie with the sequence where Miguel enters the Land of the Dead.

Finally, for all you film nerds out there, watch this Director’s Guild of America discussion panel with their 2018 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award nominees. Panelists include Bryan Fogel (Icarus), Matthew Heineman (City of Ghosts), Steve James (Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), and Lynn Novick (The Vietnam War).

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