Les Pantless Menace

Lando Calrissian is the only action figure who can save peaceful Naboo from an invading army of (naked) Barbie dolls.

This is the final animated short by Evan Mather that deconstructs the Star Wars universe (i.e. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace) and mashes it up with contemporary pop culture – featuring the music of Quincy Jones, Madonna and Shostakovich. Animated using Adobe After Effects and edited with Adobe Premiere on a Power Macintosh G3, Les Pantless Menace was Evan Mather’s first fully digital animated short film. In October 2001, it screened at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) as part of a retrospective of Star Wars fan films.

… a 3-1/2 minute distillation of “Eyes Wide Shut”, “The Phantom Menace” and “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” which, to my highly trained professional eye, makes absolutely no sense at all.

Film Threat, 3/3/2001

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