Do you think animated movies of EU novels a re a good idea

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Yuuzhanvong1000, Feb 26, 2003.

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Do you think animated movies of EU novels a re a good idea

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
Sounds good 47 vote(s) 56.0%
Maybe.. 13 vote(s) 15.5%
Probably not 7 vote(s) 8.3%
I'd rather have my intestines eaten by Ewoks 17 vote(s) 20.2%
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  1. Yuuzhanvong1000 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2002
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  2. doubleofive Jedi Master

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    Jan 25, 2002
    star 4
    only if its the thrawn trilogy.

    005
  3. exar-tull Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2001
    star 5
    mabey if they can pull off the book with good characterization matching the novel.
  4. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    Jan 31, 2001
    star 5
    No. Waste of time and money. If there are to be animated movies, I want to see something totally new, not a re-hashed novel or comic.

    TC
  5. Blackthorpe Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2003
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    Look, I'm the first person to vote "Sounds good", and I kicked it up from 0 to 16%!! Yeah, I'd like to see maybe the Zahn trilogy, but what I'd really like to see is the NJO series, or at least part of it. Maybe just the hardbacks? That way we could see the new generation of Jedi at work, and we could focus more on the young Solos, who are very interesting characters IMHO.
  6. The_Anakin_Wannabe Jedi Master

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    Jan 21, 2003
    star 4
    I don't read the books, but I am aware of some of the terrible things that the EU come up with.

    It would have to depend on the novel. I wouldn't like it to be released at the cinema's like Toy Story, but a half an hour show based on a series of books couldn't be a bad idea.
  7. Jedi_Learner Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 10, 2002
    star 5
    I have heard how the Expanded Universe butchers the main characters in the Star Wars Films and some of the stories are stupid beyond belief! Palpatine having children? A clone called Luuke? [face_shocked]
  8. The_Anakin_Wannabe Jedi Master

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    Jan 21, 2003
    star 4
    Palps coming back several times. Luke turning to the darkside. Chewies demise.
  9. Jedi_Learner Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 10, 2002
    star 5
    And people enjoy that type of thing? [face_shocked]
  10. UK Sullustian Force Ghost

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    Nov 18, 1998
    star 4
    As long as they produce the "Citizen Kane" of EU Stories as a cartoon, I'd be happy.

    That, of course, is the one where IG-88 becomes the brain of the Death Star.

    UKS
  11. Meatypants Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
    star 3
    IG-88 as the Death Star II is definitely THE story to do.

    I've always wanted to see the best of the EU done in a continuing animated series called "Star Wars: The New Republic," which would start with the post-ROTJ comedown like in Truce at Bakura, and roll on through the Thrawn Trilogy, Dark Empire, etc.
  12. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Funny how people judge something based on the few negative elements of it without even being aware of the positives at all first. Believe or not, 90% of the stories are pretty good ::)

    Personally, I'd rather have an animated series or, better yet, a live action series that acts as an epic adaptation of the various EU material. Be a good chance to smooth over the small handful of minor inconsistancies and open some of the better stories up to a larger audience.

    My suggestion is fully detailed in this thread:

    Quest's EU TV Show Layout!
  13. Valiant_Starlight Jedi Knight

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    Feb 15, 2003
    A TV series about some of the more interesting novels could not be as bad as The Star Wars Adventure Journals.

    We're talking a cartoon, not major production. Of course it depends on the quality of the story. I would like to see Dark Empire(if the are real careful, or The New Jedi Order would be interesting. If the animation was fast-paced and unique, they would not be that bad.
  14. Valiant_Starlight Jedi Knight

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    Feb 15, 2003
    A TV series about some of the more interesting novels could not be as bad as The Star Wars Adventure Journals.

    We're talking a cartoon, not major production. Of course it depends on the quality of the story. I would like to see Dark Empire(if the are real careful, or The New Jedi Order would be interesting. If the animation was fast-paced and unique, they would be pretty cool.
  15. Yuuzhanvong1000 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2002
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    I see it as being maybe an hour-hour and a half annually released animated film of the key novels (Thrawn, Dark Empire(I don't like it but it has a lot of impact), and the Jedi Academy, culminating with the NJO). And possibly, each NJO having a different art style ( Changing like the authors of each book).
  16. DarthHutt Force Ghost

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    Aug 2, 2000
    star 5
    I'd like to see the NJO in some kind of movie/cartoon format.
  17. SarumanTheChef2 Jedi Master

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    Jun 29, 2001
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    Heir to the Empire is genius, wonderful wonderful EU(and also the first real EU, and still the best). I read most of the stuff after, and all of it plaed in comparision to the Heir to the Empire trilogy.

    The HttE trilogy(aka Thrawn trilogy) is the only one I read which even began to really get the characters well, and honestly felt anything like true Star Wars. Zahn really had a knack for the characters, and crafted a very good story that was a solid addition to the Star Wars mythology. and also, Thrawn is one of the greatest villians I've seen, anywhere. In the top 20, certainly, and I love villains so thats saying something :).

    Some of it is kind of out of date(it was written in 1991, way before the prequels, and involves clones and such on its own terms since no one else had adressed them), but its nothing that couldn't easily be shifted to fit in more with the information gleaned from the prequels; e.g., add a scene with Luke being led to Kamino and finding out the cloning facilities were moved to the planets they were at in the books; stuff like that. And the issue of cloning Jedi is not really tackled in the prequels, so its still pretty open, and thus some of the material in the Thrawn trilogy remains believable.

    And whoever said annually, I really don't think they need to be that far apart, heh. This isn't live-action LOTR here, its basic equivalent to about a season's worth of any other normal animated show(6 hours, divided into 30 minute segments, is 12 30-minute 'episodes'). So they could just do whole thing at once, and show it 3 weeks in a row like your typical miniseries. The Stand was 8 hours, and live-action, and that was made pretty quickly. The Thrawn Trilogy would be about 2 hours less, so itd be made in about same amount of time(animation probbaly takes a bit longer). You get the idea...

    Cool thing: Mark Hamill has been doing voice-acting for the last 15 years or so as his job(most notably the Joker on the 7-year Batman series), so he could easily do the voice of Luke :). I bet Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, etc. would also be willing to do voice-acting for a TV thing. Harrison Ford is a different story though, lol...
  18. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 21, 2002
    star 6
    I'm unsure about the prospect of EU novel cartoons, for the sole reason of continuity. As long as the shorts does not have any major continuity problems, then I'm fine with the whole idea, providing of course that it happens one day.
  19. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2002
    star 6
    If they followed the books psychotically, yes. If they're going to screw them up, then obviously no.
  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    It it's about the X-Wing series, I'd approve.
  21. Devi Jedi Master

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    Aug 22, 2002
    star 4
    Same with me - I'd love to see the X-Wing books made into a movie (done well and with respect for the books, of course). I think Zoe Wanamaker (who played Madame Hooch) would be a good choice for the voice of Ysanne Isard (Imperials must have British accents!).
  22. Mateo Jedi Master

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    Mar 22, 2001
    star 4
    I think it would be awesome,i'd love to see the NJO as a Cartoon series,especially with the Yuuzhan Vong in action,sacrificing infidels,enslaving planets,fighting jedi,smashing Coruscant to the point that the entire kilometers deep global city is completely reduced to kilometers deep global rubble,and then rebuilding their jungle homeworld on top of the ruins [face_devil]
  23. jedi_master_ikrit Jedi Master

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    Aug 2, 2002
    star 4
    Certain EU series, such as The X-Wing novels, the NJO, maybe the Tales of the Jedi, would be fine. A cartoon version of the Thrawn Trilogy...I'd be afraid they might not do it justice, but if they could manage to pull off a good product, then I'd be all for it. Good way of showing fans who haven't read the books or comics what the EU is all about.
  24. StarDude Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 28, 2001
    star 5
    I'd like three episodes, 1.5-2 hours each, adapting the Thrawn Trilogy into a cartoon.
  25. Daughter_of_Yubyub Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2002
    star 6
    The X-Wing series would be very well suited to TV.

    DoY [face_love] the X-Wing series!
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