VOTD: Star Wars In Two Minutes, Animated In Construction Paper

Someone is likely to call this Wes Anderson's Star Wars. Jeremy Messersmith wrote a nice little song called 'Tatooine,' and he persuaded Eric Power to craft a video for the tune. The result is a two-minute recap of the original Star Wars trilogy, animated using construction paper. The result is rather charming, with a couple of nice transitions between the story events of the three films. Check it out after the break.

Messersmith says,

As a creative person, I understand that it's hard to let go sometimes. God help me if I ever get to the point where I have the time and money to keep re-recording new versions of old songs instead of writing new ones! Unfortunately, George Lucas (in a fate worse than Darth Vader's) is in the horrible place of having had all of his dreams come true. Now he has total creative control of whatever he wants to do, hence Star Wars in 3D....Anyway, I've got a song called Tatooine with a new music video directed by Eric Power over at ericpowerup.net. We are both OT (that's original trilogy) fanboys so I made a lo-fi song and he made a very 2D music video.

Power chimes in:

I've joined the Rebel Alliance.  My first act of rebellion: Make Star Wars as 2-D as possible.

Sorry about the intrusive Samsung ads on the clip; nothing I can do about those.

[via BoingBoing]