Artist Patrick Schoenmaker has spent the last five years creating an animated Indiana Jones movie which will finally be released online late this month (September 29, 2016).
It all began around the time of the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when Schoenmaker was commissioned by Lucasfilm and ACME Archives to create a print envisioning Indiana Jones as an animated cartoon. And while Lucasfilm had no interest in seeing a cartoon version of Indy, Patrick’s imagination had been irretrievably ignited. He just couldn’t stop thinking what a film like this would look like, and started doing character and scenic designs. Five years later, the Indiana Jones animated movie is almost complete.
From the sample images, it looks like the film will tell Indy’s first story, Raiders of the Lost Ark. This project, since it’s been done primarily by one man, has been very much under the radar the entire time. That only makes the surprise of something so wonderful all the sweeter. Thank you, Patrick, and we are going to have a hard time waiting till release day.