Star Wars IV In 60 Seconds!

By April 22, 2013

If you’ll recall last week while at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Disney announced they plan to release a new Star Wars film every year beginning in 2015; kicking off with J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII in 2015. The game plan (thus far) is they’ll release a standalone (possibly the long-rumored Boba Fett or Young Han Solo film) in 2016, then alternating between episodes (aka VIII, VIII, X) and other standalone/spinoffs.


As a Star Wars fangirl (and based on the dubious history of Eps I, II and III AND the recent closure of game publisher LucasArts earlier this month), I’m not sure what to make of this news…I gotta tell ya, I’m a little gun shy at these recent developments but hopeful they don’t f*** up the franchise beyond recognition.

But then there’s those (my roommate included) who’ve never seen ANY of the Star Wars films (I KNOW, RIGHT?!) and even trying to talk them into giving up 121 minutes of their time to check out even ONE of the films is like asking them to give up one of their firstborn.

Well, thanks to Mashable and 1A4 Studio, you can now catch a “Speedrun” at Episode IV: A New Hope!

In a speedrun, 1A4 takes a well-known (and usually long) cult classic film and condenses the entire plot into a 60-second animated black and white (with SMALL splashes of color here and there) short; hitting on all the major plot lines that’ll please the most discerning of fans while intriguing new ones to the fold.

Not to mention they also took an element from the (ugh) remaster and slyly added it in – see if you can spot it!

Did you see it?

Well, whatEVER Disney’s up to with the Star Wars franchise, the proof’ll be in the proverbial blue milk pudding when Episode VII hits theaters Summer 2015 but until then, you can hit 1A4 Studio’s YouTube channel to see their speedruns at The MatrixBack To The Future, or their animated takes on subjects like authority and fornication.

It’s worth it, trust me!

p.s. the answer was “tiny Jabba”

Oh and by the way, 1A4 – if you’re reading this, please give the rest of the Star Wars films the speedrun treatment. I’ll totes be your best friend!

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Cricket Lee
Star Wars fangirl. Named Best Kisser by Time Magazine. CEO/Host: Girl Gamer; host of Gecken: GeekNation; writer: Dread Central. You'll have a crush on me soon. Vote Quimby. Twitter: @crixlee