Star Wars VII: Patton Oswalt animated rant probably better than Star Wars Rebels, 2014 cartoon. (VIDEO)

The New Star Wars Cartoon Can’t Be as Good as the Animated Patton Oswalt Rant

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May 20 2013 11:13 AM

Will the New Star Wars Cartoon Be Half as Good as This?

Last month, for an episode of Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt ad libbed a hilarious vision of what Star Wars VII ought to be. (It involved the Avengers and several Greek gods.) Now his vision has been delightfully animated by YouTube user Izac Less.

Somehow I suspect that the newly announced Star Wars cartoon, Star Wars Rebels, which will take place in the time between Episodes III and IV and will debut on the Disney Channel next year, will not be nearly as good as this.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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