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Hello everyone, I haven't had time to post anything here until now. I have seen a lot of talented individuals and some of their work is Grade AAA. I have been working on some 3D models for a while now that I wanted to use in an animated version of the SW movies, times being hard financially has put this project to a halt. I just wanted to know is anyone here is working on or planning to do either a manga/cartoon version or 3D computer generated versions of the movies? I thought that anyone talented enough could have a lot of interest in this.

Keep up the great work everyone and anyone interested in working on these versions please PM me.

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I have made some 3D models myself a long time ago:

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I don't have much time to make 3d models these days, but in 2 or 3 months maybe.

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there were some people doing 3d cartoons of the new republic, but i cant remember what it was called.

 

typically there was a great trailer, then well....nothing.

 

i was considering making a motion comic of shadows of the empire. but as im working on alot of uni stuff (funnily enough, a COMIC) its on the to do list.:P

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I seem to remember that talesofthenewrepublic was JUST a trailer and a college project.  It got huge attention at the time but was never intended to be a full animated show.

 

 

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oh right!:S i take my negative comments back.

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For a long time I've thought about spearheading a animated fan made project of an alernate series of prequels.  I know NOTHING about animation, but I just love the concept.

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the motion comic thing isnt such a bad idea as alot of the key material is already made, someone was doing a dark empire one i think. the watchmen motion comic is pretty cool.

 

star wars comics are a mixed bunch though. any comic adaptations of the films tend to be REALLY bad.

 

would you rewrite the prequels completely? it would make an awesome thread, just for ideas. i mean some of us were speculating for nearly 10-20 years as to the stories!

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I think rewriting the prequels entirely as animated "fanfilms" would be a fantastic idea.

I also think it might be interesting to do an animated version of the "Heir to the Empire" books as a sequel trilogy, but I'd be much more interested in "new" prequels.

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Perhaps a sock puppet prequel could be achieved by our pooled resources?:P

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OMG! idea: we agree on a rewritten plot, then eventual script, then perhaps we break it down into pieces that people recreate themselves then forward as an anthology. like the animatrix or gotham knight.

 

it would be bad and good at the same time!:S

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I got so excited I wrote an idea for an opening crawl :) As you can see it uses Lucas's basic good ideas while changing things to fit the OT more.

 

For thousands of years relative peace and prosperity has pervaded throughout the GALACTIC REPUBLIC. However, in a dark corner of the galaxy, a storm is brewing. Several star systems have seceded from the Republic and formed a GALACTIC CONFEDERACY. In a bold display of power, this warlike conglomerate has attacked the peaceful planet of Alderaan. Sensing a strange disturbance in the force, Jedi Knights OBI-WAN KENOBI and QUI-GON-JINN have been dispatched by the Jedi council to investigate the situation...

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ChainsawAsh said:

I think rewriting the prequels entirely as animated "fanfilms" would be a fantastic idea.

I also think it might be interesting to do an animated version of the "Heir to the Empire" books as a sequel trilogy, but I'd be much more interested in "new" prequels.

 

I think that Zahn trilogy would be an awesome story to tell.  Those books are just great.  I got so excited in that animated trailer when I saw Grand Admiral Thrawn...

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ben_danger said:

OMG! idea: we agree on a rewritten plot, then eventual script, then perhaps we break it down into pieces that people recreate themselves then forward as an anthology. like the animatrix or gotham knight.

 

it would be bad and good at the same time!:S

 

that's a great idea in and of itself

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I think if we do this, we need to completely rethink the prequels, pretend they DO. NOT. EXIST. - then start from scratch.

They need to be designed to set the audience up for the OT, while still preserving the surprises of the OT.  The fate of Anakin and the origin of Darth Vader both need to be ambiguous enough that the audience can accept Obi-Wan's story in ANH, if perhaps they are suspicious of it.  Likewise, the Leia-as-Luke's-sister aspect needs to be ambiguous, as well.  Hell, maybe the birth of the twins should occur off-screen, or between "Episode III" and Episode IV.  Yoda may be one exception to this - he kind of needs to play a part, and if he does the surprise of his identity in ESB can't be preserved.

The Jedi should be treated the way they were in the prequels.  I.E., they should be portrayed in such a way that their powers are more spiritual in nature and less well-known to the general public, leaving enough people skeptical so comments like "That anicent religion ... " and Han's disbelief in the Force make sense.  The Jedi shouldn't have such a prominent role in society and government - they should be on a different planet than Coruscant (if we use Coruscant) and should perform a more religious function, and should only aid the Republic under secrecy, and only if abstaining from involvement will cause a dangerous imbalance in the Force (which should also remain mystical and spiritual, none of that "midichlorian" bullshit).

Adding in characters just because people like them (Boba Fett, Threepio, Artoo, Chewie) is a HUGE mistake and should be avoided at all costs.  Characters should only be used if they are essential to the story.

The biggest challenge in doing this is really trying to forget about the prequels as they exist in order to make something entirely new that isn't just, as Adywan likes to say, "fanwank."

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Don't know if it's accurate or not, but a long time ago I read that the only characters that were supposed to be in all 9 movies were 3po and r2.
Somehow that makes sense to me as it seems like we should already know those two at the beginning of anh.

Also I got the impression somewhere that 3po was already several hundred years old by the time of ep iv. I always imagined that ep. i would take place hundreds of years before ep. iv.

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If I were to go back and start from scratch I'd make Anakin about the same age as Obi Wan and a navigator/great pilot on a Spice Freighter (just like Owen Lars claimed he was). I'd give him Leia's dark hair and a bit of Han's cynical edge. He helps Obi Wan during Episode One and sensing the Force is strong in him Obi-Wan takes it upon himself to train him as a Jedi (no Qui-Gon needed).

Luke and Leia's mother would be a Queen about to be married off for political reasons to Bail Organa (and have Luke's blonde hair) and she would be on the wrong side of the conflict. So instead of the petulant child/teen Anakin we'd have a headstrong worldly wise Anakin and a younger woman who is being used as pawn in a political game standing up for herself against the system. Padme is a very silly name that would need to be changed and she would live long enough for Leia to remember her.

It seemed that Lucas was replicating the Luke/Leia thing too closely only with actors who couldn't rise above the limited dialogue.

Both Anakin and Luke say things like "It just isn't fair" or accuse people of holding them back, both Padme and Leia are Senators and leaders but also capable fighters in their own right but where Mark and Carrie pull it off Hayden/Jake and Natalie don't.

The one thing I did love about the prequels was the idea of the main villain working both sides of a conflict to a secret third agenda that should stay but I'd have had it so he didn't really care which side won as either way Palpatine would be the ultimate victor.

He seems to be the same with the Luke/Vader duel in Jedi, either Luke kills his Vader and he gets a new apprentice or Vader kills Luke and sinks deeper into the dark side and kills his only chance of removing Palpatine from his throne.

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i like the idea of the jedi being more misunderstood, for instance gunrays reaction could be

"Jedi? What are Jedi? They dont look like anything to worry about."

 

If they all appear to have crazy old fossil syndrome it could be amusing!

 

I always imagined luke and leia being toddlers in the prequels later on, so they would have a vague memory of things. Also ep III would be more like ESB, with the heores on the run from vader, culminating in the final duel between obi wan and anakin. Anakin's turn at the beginning of ep III would be much better, with ep II being the turning point perhaps.

If padme was actually called Leia, and leia was called something else, lets say Jill for now.During the events of episode II, in which the twins are born and "leia" (padme) is hurt somehow, like really badly brain damaged and crippled. the sight of that could cause anakin to turn out of rage (kind of like harvey dent). When bail organa decides to adopt Jill (leia) we assume he renames her in memory of her mother later on perhaps?

 

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I'd have to disagree with ChainsawAsh on many points. I think that most fan-fiction and EU either takes itself too seriously or is too "fan-serving". The movies are a balance of action, drama and comedy that would need to be achieved. I believe 3P0 and R2 need to play a prominent role in every movie. Chewie not so much. I also think a good core 70% of Lucas's basic prequel story was correct and I wouldn't dream of changing it. I don't think the Jedi should be little known and detached from society in the beginning.  They should be rendered that way by the rapidly changing republic under the control of Palpatine who eventually positions the Jedi as "out of touch" and threatening the Republic's unity. more on that later

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And I disagree with you on everything except your EU comment.

I hate 99.999% of fan-fiction and 95% of the EU for the very reasons you said.  In all honesty, the Thrawn trilogy is really the only EU that I feel is up to par with the OT.  I don't even read EU anymore, and have read probably around 10-15 EU books outside of Zahn's.  So I'm not trying to make the preuquels more like the EU or anything, just something worthy of the standars set by ANH and ESB.

I don't believe that the "basic prequel story was correct" and doesn't need changing.  It was awful and didn't make any sense as a set-up for the OT.  The PT needs to establish the universe and what happened to get things where they are in ANH - the PT we got didn't do that.  In fact, the PT we got required the OT to be changed to fit what happened in the PT.  How does that not strike others as being very, very wrong?

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I tried to post all these as one, but it didn't work, so here's part II:

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Here's my thoughts on a VERY BASIC overall outline for the prequels:

Episode I should establish the galaxy as being a good place, peaceful and just.  But as the film goes on, we start to understand that there's something terribly wrong bubbling beneath the surface.  Anakin should be about Luke's age or older, and should be exactly as Obi-Wan described him in ANH (I like Bingowings' ideas here).

 

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Sorry guys, this doesn't seem to be working.  These last two posts are less than half of what i'd originally written as one post, and now it won't let me post the next part at all, so I'll just try this again later.

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I'd like to see some changes...but will present them a bit later when I've had a chance to mull them over.

There are some things I agree with and some I don't (the ChainsawAsh-Octorox exchange is something I'll add to later)

The EU is very hit-and-miss. There are aspects which work but also a lot which don't. Having multi-book arcs is difficult to maintain with several authors not really coming up with the goods and almost being like fillers. Zahn's trilogy and the X-Wing books are certainly worthy of live-action treatment - certainly the X Wing books would make a brilliant TV series and would take the emphasis away from the Clone Wars/Prequel Trilogy as I think this has been flogged to death in light of the fact that Lucas managed to kill 90% of the Jedi within 10 years cinematically - how many Jedi can there be left in the SW galaxy?!

Anyway, back to the topic...an animated version of the prequels would be good IF they can be manipulated enough to allow for major changes - Anakin being older from the start, Padme being less than a wet lifeless fish, etc. Palpatine should still be working both sides of the law - this has a lot of grounding in today's politicians...are they working for us or against us with some of the decisions they make? The Jedi should be viewed with a slight suspicion - they are different from everyone else after all and only train their own, so inherently 'racist' to a point :p The droids should be observers, separate to the Skywalker clan and only becoming attached to them in a peripheral manner. In a way, all Lucas really did with the PT is remake the OT with a stodgy storyline - the parallels are too many to mention and kinda shows how limited his writing was.

I'll add more ideas later...

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hmmm....I still think Anakin should start off as a kid, because it shows the whole "blank slate" kind of thing. He's that young and he's incredibly powerful with the force and we can't make out his future. I can't stand Jake Lloyd's performance though. He'd need to be more of a silent genius type character. I also disagree with getting rid of Qui-Gon. While I'd like to find a way to make the statement "master Yoda, the jedi master who trained me" true. I also think Obi-Wan need to be unsure and shaky as a master and constantly looking up to a person for guidance who is no longer with him. Qui-gon is the master Obi-Wan wants to be. It's really hi-lighted in Genndy's Clone Wars series where Anakin is upset with Obi-Wan and tells him "you're no Qui-Gon Jinn!" However, I think Qui-Gon's character was incredibly underused in the prequels and there should of been some ghost scenes where Obi-Wan is unsure in training Anakin and shouts to the heavens for Qui-Gon's help. One thing I think should have been in Episode I is Tyrannus's rise to power in the separatist movement. He's not there at all in I and were just supposed to accept him as the villain in two. Palpatine should help him rise to power in Episode I through scheming and trickery while sending out Darth Maul essentially to be killed. Palpatine instead of creating the Confederacy, would simply see opportunity and grasp it by manipulating Tyrannus.

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I also think Obi-Wan need to be unsure and shaky as a master and constantly looking up to a person for guidance who is no longer with him. Qui-gon is the master Obi-Wan wants to be.

I don't know, I think it would be nice to see Qui-Gonn turning under the influence of Tyrannus during episode 2. After all he is a bit of of a rebel among the Jedi.

It would had a conflict for Obi-Wan between staying true to the Jedi code, on Yoda's side, and becoming a part of the separatists with Qui-Gonn (you know the deleted scene of AOTC where Dooku/Tyrannus tells him that the Republic is under the influence of Sidous). That way it could make sens that Obi tells Luke that Yoda was the master who trained him, because he was on Yoda's side during the Clone Wars and he don't forgive Qui-Gonn what he did.