While we know Harrison Ford is set to return as the iconic archaeologist in Indiana Jones 5, we still have just under three years until that big screen adventure hits theaters. While we wait to see what Indy has in store for fans on the big screen, an enterprising filmmaker decided to make his own animated version of this iconic character. This 100-second short is more than just an animated fan film, it serves as the opening sequence for a potential animated series.
Dutch artist Patrick Schoenmaker put together this 100-second fan film, which was posted by the YouTube channel Frame Order, that shows what some of Indy's animated adventures may look like. While there is no voice over dialogue in the short, there are cameos from iconic characters such as Marion Ravenwood, Short-Round and Marcus Brody, along with some Nazi villains. The filmmaker even opens his film with a shot of a mountain, which has been traditionally used to segue from the Paramount Pictures logo. Here's the official description of the YouTube video below.
"Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the TV series to make all other TV shows redundant: The Adventures of Indiana Jones!"
The Indiana Jones franchise has spawned four feature films and the live action TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which starred Sean Patrick Flannery as Indy and ran for three seasons. Surprisingly, though, there has never been an animated version of Indiana Jones. We don't know if Patrick Shoenmaker has any plans to continue working on an animated series or not.
Patrick Shoenmaker served as a layout artist on the 2009 animated movie The Secret of Kells, and his official website lists LucasFilm as one of the clients he has previously worked for, although we don't know how long he worked at LucasFilm, or what his role at the company was. As for Indiana Jones 5, it has been rumored to follow the Crystal Skull story, but that hasn'tbeen confirmed. Take a look at this fan film below that reveals an animated version of Indiana Jones.