Our Top Ten Favorite Fan-Made Star Wars Videos
05.04.13 by Mandy
There are plenty of movie franchises that have enthusiastic fans, but few generate as much excitement as the space opera Star Wars. In honor of May the Fourth Be With You, we found our absolute ten favorite fan-made videos produced by enthusiasts of a franchise that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Go ahead and take a minute to watch, because those power converters at Tosche station aren't going anywhere.
10. Star Wars Call Me Maybe
In the summer of 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was everywhere, and it seemed that a Youtube video featuring the song was released about every 8.3 minutes. Our absolute favorite though was the Star Wars version. Warning: the song will get stuck in your head.
9. The Future of Star Wars Mashup
After Disney and George Lucas revealed that the media conglomerate would be purchasing Lucas' biggest franchise, one ambitious fan made an excellent Disney/Star Wars mashup video. We're not sure if this guy is thrilled or terrified by the idea of Disney-made Star Wars movies, but this is definitely a great supercut.
8. "Cantina Band" Ragtime Piano Duet
Not every amazing Star Wars-themed video relies on a dozen hours of footage and a skilled video editor. This ragtime piano duet makes us think the house band at the Mos Eisley Cantina could have found regular work playing in prohibition-era speakeasies. Ya know, if they lived on Earth.
7. Star Wars Flashmob
It is one thing to organize a flashmob that consists of a bunch of people dancing and wearing the same color of shirt. It is quite another thing to hide a concert harp, several french horns, and a stand-up bass in a busy town square, but of course the Germans have found a way to make it happen. Check out the WDR Radio Orchestra surprising passersby in Cologne with one of our favorite John Williams' songs.
6. Clips from Robot Chicken
While Seth Green and the guys at Robot Chicken are professionals, they are also definitely hardcore Star Wars fans, and the Star Wars bits are some of our favorite parts of the show.
5. Star Wars According to a 3 Year Old
The next video on the list combines great interwebs videos and amazing parenting. When this three-year-old describes the plot of Episode IV it's clear that she's seen it more than a couple of times, which means she has some really great parents who have instilled in her the importance of the original trilogy. And she makes some very astute observations — C3PO (AKA "the shiny guy") does always worry! So true, little girl. So true.
4. Star Wars: Retold
Coming up right after a tot who is conversant (and possibly an expert) in the original Star Wars trilogy, comes a grown woman who believes she knows what the basic plot is, but indeed she does not. After all, her story about a dude named Hans and his deformed Ewok friend bears little resemblance to the Star Wars we know and love.
3. Star Wars Uncut
The most ambitious project in the bunch is definitely Star Wars Uncut. This crowd-sourced remake splices together the entire movie and is made of completely of 15-second fanmade clips. The remake uses live-action, animation, stop-motion, puppets, you name it. We're posting a trailer for the Empire Strikes Back edition to give you an idea of what it looks like, but if you're interested, head over to their website to check out the full-length version of A New Hope.
2. Crackerjack Junction Sings the Ewok Celebration Song
There are plenty of Star Wars fans who have mixed feelings about the ewoks, but we can't think of anyone who doesn't like the Ewok Celebration Song. That is just one of the many reasons we love the barber shop quartet arrangement of that perennial classic also known as "Yub Nub." It's videos like these that make us thankful for the internet and renew our faith in the human race. Allay loo a nuv. Yub Nub!
1. Star Wars Filibuster
When REELZ fan Patton Oswalt improvised a Star Wars filibuster on Parks and Rec it was some amazing televison. When the kids over at Nerdist animated Oswalt's plot outline, internet history was made.
Thanks for watching, and May the Fourth Be With You.