Animated ‘Indiana Jones’ trailer will make you nostalgic for a show that never existed

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It took five years to animate!

This Indiana Jones fan film took five years to make, animated a little at a time while its creator, Patrick Schoenmaker, worked on professional projects as an artist and animator.

The original movies were all about expensive Hollywood action scenes, but this opening sequence will make you nostalgic for an animated adaptation that never existed. Schoenmaker didn’t try to make Indie look too much like Harrison Ford, but the adventurous Indiana Jones vibe is unmistakable. 

With its painted backgrounds and callbacks to the movies, this video feels perfectly retro for the Indiana Jones franchise.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor