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One of the saddest things about the earliest flushes of Star Wars‘ success was that — after-the-fact Ewoks and Droids spinoffs aside — the franchise never had the Saturday morning cartoon that it so richly deserved. Until now.
Star Wars: The Lost 1980s Anime, a parody video animated by Shamoozal for Nacho Punch, may not be a note-perfect re-creation of the mid-80s animated wonder that the world was robbed of — the animation is a little bit too simple for that, sadly — but it does suggest some of the greatness that we missed out on.
Also, if Disney and Lucasfilm want to license an official animated series that comes complete with a Centurions-esque transformation for Luke Skywalker as he “activates” his Jedi powers, I wouldn’t say no. That was even more fun than the Voltron combination of Luke’s X-Wing and the Millennium Falcon.
Watch the video below. In a perfect world, this would have been nestled between the original G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoons.
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