Posts Tagged ‘Robot Chicken’



Annie Noms for Clone Wars & Robot Chicken

StarWars.com Team | December 7, 2009

Looks like the Force is strong with The Annie Awards. The Intl. Animated Film Society announced the nominations last Tuesday. Winners will be revealed at ceremonies Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Kevin Kiner is nominated for “Music in a Television Production” for
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Weapons Factory” episode.

While our friends at Shadow Machine are up for “Best Animated Short Subject” award for their Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5.

Go Team Star Wars!

Read more about it here:
Coraline tops Annie nominations
(via Variety)

Comic-Con 2009: Robot Chicken/Titan Maximum

StarWars.com Team | August 4, 2009


(Writer/actor Breckin Meyer discusses the benefits of the Robot Chicken Skate Party with co-creator Seth Green.)

As a fan-favorite panel of San Diego Comic-Con International, Robot Chicken has plenty of laughs, inside jokes, unexpected disruptions (one by me), and exclusive clips. This year was no exception. The cast and crew were on hand to chat about the Robot Chicken Skate Party, upcoming skits, as well as give fans a sneak peek at their new sci-fi show, Titan Maximum, which debuts on Adult Swim this September.

On the Robot Chicken/Titan Maximum panel: Doug Goldstein (co-head writer), Chris McKay (director), Breckin Meyer (writer and voice actor), Seth Green (co-creator, writer and voice actor), Matthew Senreich (co-creator of Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum), Tom Root (Robot Chicken writer, producer, director and voice actor and co-creator of Titan Maximum), Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken writer and director), Mike Fasolo (Robot Chicken writer), Dan Milano (Robot Chicken writer and voice actor; also puppeteer of Greg the Bunny)

Here’s a few highlights from the panel:

On Robot Chicken Skate Party:
Seth and Breckin gave their infomercial attempt at talking up the awesome Robot Chicken Skate Party which is coming to a town near you. It’s a free, all-ages party that’s first-com, first serve. But if you purchase the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 DVD there’s an early entry voucher in every one that will get you into the line that gets you into the skate party an hour early.

On Titan Maximum:
Titan Maximum is their version of a giant robot fighting force. It’s an intergalactic police force of five components that form into one large indestructible component called Titan Maximum.
Tom Root: “We’ll have these characters flying these ships that look as stupid as possible, and then they’ll form into a giant robot and be as destructive as possible.”
Matt Senreich: “It’s about these teenagers who are defending the universe. And what would that really be like if we told Paris Hilton to defend the universe?”
Seth Green: “You have a princess, you have an animal, you’ve got an overweight dude, you’ve got a nerd. How are these people going to defend the galaxy against super robots and monsters?”
Tom Root: “Tune in and find out.”

On censored skits that never aired:
During Season 1 of Robot Chicken, the writers came up with the Tooth Fairy sketch and the network was convinced it would be the sketch that shut the whole network down. But once it aired, it was so awesome that they said they would never question us again.

On the chance of doing any spoofs on games like Gears of War:
Seth: “Maybe.”

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Comic-Con 2009: The Empire Muggs Back

StarWars.com Team | July 29, 2009

If you were at San Diego Comic-Con International this year then you may have spotted our display cases featuring customized Star Wars Mighty Mugg art pieces for The Empire Muggs Back — a charity art show to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The cases showed off Mighty Muggs from toy designers, graffiti artists, tattoo artists, comic book artists, Star Wars artists, Robot Chicken model makers, puppeteers, and artists, and even a few celebrities like Clone Wars director Dave Filoni, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, actress Jaime King, and The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin.

In addition to checking out the display, fans were able to pick up info cards and limited-edition pins (a different pin passed out each day of Comic-Con). All participating artists get pins and an Empire Muggs Back t-shirt.

Here’s some photos of The Empire Muggs Back at Comic-Con:


(The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni poses with his Aurra Sing and Cad Bane Mighty Muggs.)


(Robot Chicken and Shadow Machine’s Rebecca Van Cleve poses with her Ackbar cereal art.)

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Comic-Con 2009: Robot Chicken Skate Party!

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2009

Boba Fett and Princess Leia on roller skates? Imperial Slow Skate? A dancing Robot Chicken? Now your spicy food-triggered dreams have come true thanks to the Robot Chicken Skate Party, which launched off their Robot Chicken on Wheels Tour at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, other Robot Chicken cast and crew, Clone Wars director Dave Filoni, members from Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion, roller derby girls, RC fans and Comic-Con attendees laced up their roller skates and danced the night away to an ’80s soundtrack that would put any John Hughes movie to shame.

VIDEO: Robot Chicken San Diego Skate Party!

In addition to roller skating, party goers could get their photo taken with a bigger than life-sized Robot Chicken mascot, as well as in front of the Robot Chicken backdrop with lightsaber props!

Here’s a few snapshots from the party:


(Seth Green in the house!)


(Robot Chicken‘s co-creator Matthew Senreich and Lucasfilm Animation’s Meagan Finnerty.)

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Things Fans Say to Seth Green at Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 20, 2009


Lobot <3 Seth Green

As we begin our San Diego Comic-Con coverage for the week, here’s a great guest blog entry at Popwatch from Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green about the things fans say when they run into him at Comic-Con since he’s been attending for 14 years.

Here’s some of our favorites:

Hey, are you Seth Green?

How tall are you?

Why are you wearing a Spider-Man costume?

Can you leave my outgoing voice message?

Can you call my girlfriend?

You were great as Bud Bundy.

Can I follow you around and get into all the VIP parties with you?

Who wrote your Star Wars Emperor sketch?

Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Hi.

Check out the full article here:
Guest Editor Seth Green: Things people say to me at Comic-Con
(via EW/Popwatch)

If you want to bug Seth Green in person, but can’t make it to Comic-Con, check out Robot Chicken’s Skate Party Bus Concert tour, coming to a city near you! Admission is free, all ages are welcome.

Seth, Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer will be on a bus tour of roller skating rinks August 1-13, from LA to NY, with Gym Class Heroes performing in each city. For more info and updates, go to AdultSwimPresents.com.

C-3PO on Robot Chicken

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2008

For those fans who can never get enough Star Wars gags in Adult Swim’s hit TV show Robot Chicken, here’s another. Seth Green and his Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich ask Joss “Whedonverse” Whedon, Seth McFarlane, and a few other famous directors for a job in this hilarious skit where C-3PO makes a rather odd cameo.

VIDEO: Robot Chicken: Cultivated Relationships

Watch Robot Chicken Star Wars II Online

Bonnie Burton | November 18, 2008

Just in case you missed Robot Chicken Star Wars II this weekend, you can still watch the whole episode online for free at Adult Swim! Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green says: “This is a bold statement, but I think this one is better than the last Robot Chicken: Star Wars special.” Watch and judge for yourself!

(DISCLAIMER: Content not suitable for everyone: adult language, themes, and humor)

WATCH VIDEO: Robot Chicken Star Wars II

Robot Chicken Back With More Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | November 14, 2008

Robot Chicken Strikes Back With More Star Wars

The Emperor, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the rest of everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters are back with more laughs and plenty of inside hardcore fan details in Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II. The special airs this Sunday, Nov. 16 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at 11:30 PM. Starwars.com chats with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich about what fans can expect from the new episode as well as special guest star appearances. Seth also talks about his upcoming directorial debut for his comic book The Freshman.

EXCERPT:

Any notable guest star voices you’d like to mention?

Seth: Carrie Fisher is in the show, which is awesome.

Matt: Billy Dee Williams came in and knocked it out of the park for us.

Seth: We got to record Billy Dee before, so we had kind of a rapport with him. And this was just… I can’t tell you how much I love Billy Dee Williams. He is so awesome. The tracks he gave us are outrageous. We even wrote a whole sketch for the proper season where Billy Dee himself encounters a fan at the supermarket, we loved him so much.

Ahmed Best came in to do Jar Jar. I can’t even express how talented that kid is. Abe Benrubi came back to do our Darth Vader.

Matt: Seth MacFarlane is in it again as the Emperor. Breckin Meyer is Boba Fett again. Seth: Donald Faison makes a great appearance as Gary the Stormtrooper.

Is this the first time you all have worked with Carrie Fisher for Robot Chicken?

Seth: This is the first time she’s done Robot Chicken, but I’ve worked with her before on Austin Powers and we’ve met a bunch over the years. She was great! She was really game and very fun, and totally engaged in the material.

Matt: She said if George Lucas could do it, she could do it.

Full interview here:
Robot Chicken Strikes Back With More Star Wars (Starwars.com)

Robot Chicken Star Wars Invades UK

StarWars.com Team | September 8, 2008

Now that Robot Chicken Star Wars DVD is available in the UK, fans can finally discover, “What the heck is an Almunium Falcon?!” Check out the Adult Swim UK DVD site here video clips, image gallery and wallpapers/screensavers.

Also be sure to check out Adult Swim DVD on Facebook for news and more!

NYC Comic Con Coverage Roundup

StarWars.com Team | April 28, 2008

In case any of you missed coverage of New York City Comic Con, here’s a round up of some of the most interesting clips of bloggers, journalists and fans geeking out at the largest comic convention on the East coast.