The Indiana Jones legacy is being kept alive thanks to an independent animator/fan and his love for the character. Patrick Schoenmaker has been an Indiana Jones fan for some time now. Since he was a kid, actually. His cool cartoon-style Indiana Jones art has been seen on the web before and is very reminiscent of the style brought to life by Master animator, Ralph Bakshi, in such animated features as The Lord of the Rings, Wizards and Fire and Ice. This project has been a labor of love for Schoenmaker and has been in the works for the past five year!
The artist himself explains the evolution of the project on his own website:
“Indiana Jones must have been my first true movie hero ever since I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark on a VCR way back when. Yes, some other heroes came and went, but Indy always held a special place. After Crystal Skull was released, my love for the character was once again fully ignited and with no new movies on the horizon back then, I decided to set up an Indiana Jones project of my own to keep the fire burning a little bit longer. So, that was back in 2011 and ‘a little bit longer’ turned into 5 years of hard work. The end of the project is finally in sight.”
The animation project is called The Adventures of Indiana Jones, and will be released on September 29th and I’m definitely looking forward to it. I think this is something that should have been done a LONG, LONG time ago,
Check out some of the amazing artwork from the animated film below.
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