Over the past five years animator Patrick Schoenmaker has been working on his own “Indiana Jones” animated passion project. The artist has been a fan of the archaeologist ever since he first watched “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
“Yes, some other heroes came and went, but Indy always held a special place,” he wrote on his blog. “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.” Adding, “So, that was back in 2011 and ‘a little bit longer’ turned into 5 years of hard work.” Now that amazing work has finally been released for viewers to enjoy.
The amazing trailer for “The Adventures of Indiana Jones” is a little less than two minutes and features Jones raiding a temple, fighting Nazis, meeting Marion Ravenwood and various other entertaining scenes.
Schoenmaker has worked for Lucasfilm in the past, as well as Acme Archives, Topps, and Sesamestreet, among others. If you really dig his “Indiana Jones” trailer you can also check out his blog which has tons of concept art, including some studies for the design of Jones and a teaser poster.
A new Indiana Jones film is scheduled for July 19, 2019, which will reunite Harrison Ford with Steven Spielberg. David Koepp will penn the script, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce and John Williams is expected to provide the music.
For now, check out Schoenmaker’s animated intro below.