After an eight-year hiatus, the fifth Indiana Jones film is said to be coming up in 2019. But for anyone who longs to see Indy in his prime, there’s a new video making the rounds that offers up almost everything we’ve ever wanted from an Indiana Jones animated series.
Via i09, filmmaker Patrick Schoenmaker has posted The Adventures of Indiana Jones, which acts as an opening sequence for a cartoon that doesn’t exist. According to Schoenmaker, this video took five years to complete, with contributions from other animators as well. But the end result is an astonishingly fun trip through Indy’s adventures, with sequences inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Marion Ravenwood and Short Round also make appearances. Also a plus: there’s no sign of Willie Scott!
For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Lucasfilm never seemed to show much interest in bringing the exploits of Dr. Jones to the animated realm, despite the fact that it’s the best way to freeze the character in his original time period. Indiana Jones may not have gotten an Extended Universe that could match Star Wars’ lore, but there are other stories in the franchise worth adapting. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis would be at the top of our list, alongside other ancillary material from various books, comics, and games. Original stories would also be a very welcome addition, should Disney ever decide that Indy no longer belongs in a museum or a vault.
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