YouTubers Team Up With Lucasfilm and YouTube Space LA For ‘Star Wars Day’

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YouTube channels YouTube Nation, BoredShortsTV, CollegeHumor, and ApprenticeA, have teamed up with Lucasfilm and YouTube Space LA to celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ on May 4th. The four YouTube channels all shot their videos on the Mos Eisley Cantina replica set that was built by Lucasfilm and the Nerdist for ‘Course of the Force’ fundraising event in 2013. 

Kid Snippets: ‘Star Wars Cantina’ by BoredShortsTV

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Ever wondered what movies would be like if they were written and voiced-over by children? Well, that’s the concept behind Kid Snippets by BoredShortsTV. There latest video, ‘Star Wars Cantina,’ comes just in time for Star Wars Day. I think I’ve watched it four times.

In the latest episode of Kid Snippets, a look at how children describe Star Wars. Adult actors with children’s voices re-enact a well-known scene set in the Cantina.

You can follow BoredShortsTV on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

‘Clash at the Cantina’ by Corey Vidal (ApprenticeA)

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As part of the on-going Star Wars-inspired action comedy video series between YouTubers Corey Vidal (ApprenticeA) and Craig Benzine (Wheezy Waiter), the guys take the battle to the Cantina with a new lightsaber fight.

You can follow Corey Vidal on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter

You can check out behind-the-scenes photos here.

Here’s the info on the other two videos (Via RedCarpetCrash):

CollegeHumor (2.5 billion video views; 6.9 million subscribers)
Video Description: In this star-studded* musical sketch, the legendary “Cantina Band” from Star Wars holds auditions in the Cantina for a new member. All the applicants are alien versions of real-life musicians, each trying to score a spot with an awkward, intergalactic version of their music.
*Guest Stars to be announced.
Release Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

YouTube Nation (1.1 million subscribers)
Video Description: YouTube Nation, the daily talk show, goes to a galaxy far, far away with a Star Wars-themed episode.
Release Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel Present ‘Ameowdeus’ Trailer with Kevin Spacey and Christoph Waltz

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars special:

“Our plan is to usher the movie business into the 21st century, we’ve enlisted the help of some of the greatest talents in the world of film to adapt not best selling books, not plays or musicals. Tonight, we transform popular YouTube videos into big-budget Hollywood movies.” Kimmel said

Third skit introduced: Ameowdeus and introduced by Anjelica Huston

Starring Kevin Spacey as the Keyboard Cat, Christoph Waltz as the Hamster, Gary Oldman, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Mandy Patinkin, Abbie Cornish, and Sir James Kimmel as Dramatic Chipmunk.

Original YouTube videos:

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Jimmy Kimmel Presents ‘Bitman Begins’ Trailer with Chris and Liam Hemsworth [Video]

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars special:

“Our plan is to usher the movie business into the 21st century, we’ve enlisted the help of some of the greatest talents in the world of film to adapt not best selling books, not plays or musicals. Tonight, we transform popular YouTube videos into big-budget Hollywood movies.” Kimmel said

First skit introduced: Bitman Begins

Intro by Martin Scorsese: “Hunger, incarceration and revenge threaten a family in a visceral action-packed thriller that challenges family loyalty and calls into question the human need for vengeance.” 

Charlie Bit Me!! Starring Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks.

Original YouTube video:

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