In late 2013, I heard that director Jeffrey Gee Chin (Lil Tokyo Reporter) and composer George Shaw (TableTop, Keye Luke, Hang Loose) were making a Star Wars musical fan film set in style to Disney musicals.
After many months of production, the short film Star Wars the Musical (Disney Parody) has now been released on YouTube and is sure to garner many views. In fact, our very own Junko was a production assistant for the film too!
Songs parodied with more Star Wars specific lyrics includes “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “The Circle of Life” from The Lion King, “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio, and more. You can also catch Shaw in a cameo as Sulu (yes, in a Star Wars parody) and vocalist Jane Lui as Mulan, among many other crossover character appearances.
The creators have said they are already working on an Empire Strikes Back musical, so that is something we can all look forward to next.
Check out Star Wars the Musical below!