And it’s quite the visual feat. Great scope and sense of movement and scale and we had some cool flashbacks of 80’s animation classics like Transformers and Voltron and that #TAP10 list we did. Times like this you miss the painstaking but visual masterpieces rendered from slick 2D animation.
What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.
Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…
So if you are a fan of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars, 80’s anime dynamics movements and bossing 80s electronic guitar music, then get a load of the TIE Fighter animation in the player below:\
What do you think of the Star Wars-inspired TIE Fighter animation. Would you like to see an feature length Star Wars animation like this from Marvel / Disney?