Disney Star Wars Video Goes Viral
LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 'Star Wars VII - Return of the Empire' has gotten almost a million views in one week and continues to grow rapidly. Director Sam Macaroni, known for his popular action/comedy youtube videos, has created a world where Disney and Star Wars characters mix seamlessly. Movies.com called it "the Most Elaborate Disney Mash-up Yet." The Huffington Post said "This Disneyfied "Star Wars" parody finally lets us see what would happen if R2D2 met WALL-E." USA Today said "What surprised me is that it's pretty well-made and manages to integrate several iconic Disney images in a funny and thoughtful way." Geektyrant wrote "Star Wars VII - Return of the Empire might just be one of the funniest and best Disney Star Wars parody mashups that I've seen."
The sketch rocketed around the web and has been featured in hundreds of blogs and internet forums this past week. Sam Macaroni's last Star Wars Spoof 'Epic Jedi Gang Fight' has close to 2 million views to date, and his video 'Puppet Break-up' has over 17 million views. 'Star Wars VII - Return of the Empire' features popular youtube stars ShayCarl, Timothy Delaghetto, EdBassmaster, Alex Farnham and Liz Katz. 'Star Wars VII - Return of the Empire' is a collaboration between Macaroni and his longtime emmy award winning partner Tim Montijo. Other videos Macaroni and Montijo have worked on together are 'Epic School Battle' which stars rockers KISS and Steven Tyler, as well as 'The Hunting Games' starring internet hero Jon LaJoie.
"Star Wars is a large part of my childhood, as is Disney. Return of the Empire is my way of celebrating both worlds. I'm happy that people seem to like it. I'm very excited to see what J.J. Abrams does with the new Star Wars. I'm sure it will be epic," said Macaroni.
The video can be viewed at Sam Macaroni's youtube page www.youtube.com/SamMacaroni as well as many more of his films.
To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCp6kzXK_6w
Media Contact: Jim Dubbers Macaroni Movies, 310-386-1402, JimDubbers@gmail.com
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