It’s the conceit of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead–take a familiar story (Hamlet) and retell it from the perspective of characters of lesser import (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) to offer dramatic irony and humor. This idea has been reused many times over, including in the Star Wars Universe with the comic series Tag and Bink Were Here.
Now Disney is offering up Lego-style animated retelling of all 6 episodes of Star Wars from the perspective of C-3PO and R2-D2. The series will consist of 5 episodes 22-minutes in length airing on DisneyXD in the weeks leading up to The Force Awakens’s release.
Lego has a fantastic track record through games and The Lego Movie of turning up the funny on well-known narratives and characters. I look forward to seeing this re-envisioning of the Star Wars Saga as we amp up the marketing and anticipation for The Force Awakens.