The recent announcement of Disney securing the marketing and distribution rights of future Indiana Jones movies from Paramount Pictures has me excited for new content. While this announcement means future content of the franchise I hope it also will get us an animated series.
This isn’t traditional animation or even CGI but it does show that the Indiana Jones franchise lends itself to the animation format.
This stop-motion project was released about two years ago for the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening sequence, well, up until Indiana Jones leaps out of the cave anyway. It’s so well done and the music, dialogue and sound effects match up perfectly.
Hopefully this announcement means that the Indiana Jones brand will be reestablished as the first name in adventure.