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Video: ‘Robot Chicken’s’ Senreich on ‘Star Wars’

“Robot Chicken” co-creator Matt Senreich doesn’t play with dolls.

They’re action figures.

Using stop-motion to produce lightning-fast sketches, Mr. Senreich (along with other “Chicken” creator Seth Green) lampoons pop culture, including video games, comic books and “Star Wars.” The duo created an entire episode devoted to the space epic, with the blessing of George Lucas.

The special was successful enough to warrant a follow-up, which is currently in production, Mr. Senreich told TVWeek in an exclusive interview at Comic Con 2008.

“We wanted to do something a little bit different, so we just started to focus on a through-line, and we focused on the bounty hunters a little bit and taking what their stories are behind the scenes and trying to figure out what that was,” he said.

Click the play button to see Mr. Senreich talk about his favorite “Chicken” sketches, what kind of limitations affect stop-motion shows, and whether “Family Guy” was first out the door with a “Star Wars”-centric episode.

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