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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Walter White’s ‘A Look Back’ Facebook Video

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For their 10th anniversary, Facebook created ‘A Look Back’ personal retrospective video, that recaps your greatest moments on Facebook since joining. YouTube users Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues, created ‘A Look Back’ parody video for Breaking Bad’s character Walter White.

The video includes a photo of the RV, captioned “Got a sweet new ride! Life is a highway” with 25 likes. Another photo included White’s alter ego Heisenberg, captioned “Bought a hat and sunglasses today! #YOLO” with 32 likes.

Check it out:

“Make It So”: A Star Trek Parody of Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go”

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I adore the movie Frozen and the original version of “Let It Go.” There are countless YouTube videos of fans singing their own version of “Let It Go.” YouTubers Debs & Errol decided to take it up a notch and created this hilarious parody video replacing “Let It Go” with Captain Jean Luc Picard’s famous line “Make It So”. The video also includes scenes from ‘Star Trek: First Contact.’ 

Enjoy the video my fellow Trekkies!

Marathon Time: ‘Gargoyles’ Is Streaming On Disney Shows YouTube Channel

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Gargoyles by tonatello

“One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and we live again! We are defenders of the night. We are Gargoyles!” 

Who remembers the Disney show Gargoyles? Goliath, Hudson, Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, and Bronx. This fall, Gargoyles will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Gargoyles first aired in 1994 and was canceled in 1996. A few days ago, Disney posted a news flash on their blog: Gargoyles is Streaming on YouTube, but some fans already knew that. Over a year ago, Disney shows YouTube channel uploaded all three seasons of Gargoyles, which includes ABCs revamped show ‘Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles‘ (1996-1997). Fans can now relieve their childhood memories.

I loved Gargoyles as a teenager! The bonus part of watching Gargoyles as a Trekkie, was hearing my favorite members from the ‘Star Trek” series voice the characters on the show. 

Star Trek actors included regular and guest or recurring stars:

Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi on The Next Generation) as Demona 
Jonathan Frakes (William Riker on The Next Generation) as David Xanatos
Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway on Voyager) as Titania 
Michael Dorn (Worf on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine) as Coldstone and Taurus 
Brent Spiner (Data on The Next Generation) as Puck 
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura on Star Trek) as Diane Maza 
David Warner (Gorkon in Star Trek VI and Gul Madred in Chain of Command) as the Archmage 
Paul Winfield (Clark Terrell in Star Trek II and Dathon in Darmok) as Jeffrey Robbins 
Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko on Deep Space Nine) as Nokkar 
Colm Meaney (Miles O’Brien on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine) as Mr. Dugan 
LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge on The Next Generation) as Anansi 
John Rhys-Davies (Leonardo da Vinci on Voyager) as Macbeth

Unfortunately, Sir Patrick Stewart never voiced a character on the show.

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Other regular and guest or recurring stars included: Ed Asner as Hudson, Keith David as Goliath, Jeff Bennett as Brooklyn, Thom Adcox-Hernandez as Lexington, Bill Fagerbakke as Broadway, Frank Welker as Bronx, Brigitte Bako as Angela, Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Elisa Maza, Jim Belushi as Fang, John Rhys-Davies as MacBeth, Clancy Brown as Bully, and Tim Curry as Dr. Sevarius. 

Here’s the first episode to get you started on your Gargoyles marathon:

http://youtu.be/XfF6ktzfPC4

[Via: The NerdistOh My Disney]