Robot Chicken gets recognition

The best Star Wars animated special of the year got three Annie Award nods: Animated Television Production, Directing, and Character Animation. (Okay, the last one not necessarily for the SW special, but still.) Whoo!

Other honorees include Futurama: Bender’s Big Score (Best Home Entertainment Production,) Kim Possible (up against RC for Best Television Production) and a landslide of noms for Pixar’s Ratatouille. Another familiar name is Doug Chiang, up for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production for his work on Beowulf.

Ready to sell out!

The New York Times profiles Seth Green and the folks of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. The show has produced several Star Wars skits, most notably this one, which according to the article got Green and co-producer Matthew Senreich an invite to ILM. (Green has been to the Ranch as well.)

Apparently the new season premiered this Sunday… For those of us who missed it, watch the whole thing at Adult Swim Fix. Sadly, it’s not the best episode…