Fanmade Indiana Jones Animated Adventure Coming Later This Month


While we eagerly await the official release of Steven Spielberg’s live-action Indiana Jones 5 on July 19, 2019, an all-new “The Adventures of Indiana Jones” animated fan film will be available online later this month. Read on for more!



Over the past several years, Lucasfilm and ACME Archives commissioned artist Patrick Schoenmaker has been working on an animated short film that features the swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones. The project has centered around his “Escaping The Tomb” print that he created during the release of the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.


Original “Escaping The Tomb” print


At the time, Schoenmaker had fallen in love with the idea that his “Escaping The Tomb” print he created could be and interesting look for an Indiana Jones animated cartoon. However, Lucasfilm had very little interest in seeing a cartoon version of the famous Dr. Jones.


Still, the artist couldn’t stop thinking about the possibility of seeing his print come to life, so he began working on a fan created animated short film on his own. Years later, his vision of a complete Indy adventure will be released online for everyone to see on September 29th. Remember folks, this all-new adventure is not an officially licensed product from Disney or Lucasfilm so who knows what will happen moving forward.




Regardless of what happens, Shoenmaker has spent hours creating something that he truly believes in. Here, the artist explains how his project first came about:

“Indiana Jones must have been my first true movie hero ever since I watched ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ on a VCR way back when,” Schoenmaker wrote on his blog. “Yes, some other heroes came and went, but Indy always held a special place. 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.”



Schoenmaker hints that the final video serves more as an animated early proof of concept. He warns that people shouldn’t expect a full-length film.

” Just a little disclaimer though, please don’t expect a full feature film, or even a 20 minute episode. Animation is a lot of work and there’s only so much you can accomplish with a small team of 1 and a handful of assistants. Think more like something along the lines of a fully animated proof of concept.”

Teaser for his Indiana Jones Animated Adventure film


Take a look at a few of the images that Patrick Schoenmaker has posted over the years while he was busy crafting his amazing animated short. You can view even more concept art over at‘s website.

I couldn’t resist doing a teaser poster for my animated Indiana Jones project, so here you go. – Blog – Patrick Schoenmaker.








Source: /Film



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22 thoughts on “Fanmade Indiana Jones Animated Adventure Coming Later This Month

  • September 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    God the art is fantastic!

  • September 10, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    “However, Lucasfilm had very little interest in seeing a cartoon version of the famous Dr. Jones.”
    Fools, bureaucratic fools! They don’t know what they’ve got there. This HAS to become a thing someday.

    • September 12, 2016 at 6:45 am

      I agree. I’d love a big animated adventure series starring indy on Cartoon network sometime.

  • September 10, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    We so need more of this stuff – why wasn’t it done before!?!

  • September 11, 2016 at 1:58 am

    I wonder if Lucasfilm has quietly given him an unofficial approval to post it so they can gauge public interest and reaction. If all goes well…….fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.

  • September 11, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Jeez how great does this look. I love Indy to the end, and this perfectly encompasses the spirit and vision of the original Spielberg/Lucas movies

  • September 11, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Create your own work. Fan crap is crap

    • September 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Tell that to One Punch Man.

    • September 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Given the quality of some of the official work… sounds like it’ll be in good company. Seriously… some fans have got talent.

    • September 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      I believe original work is awesome too, and this artist likely has some. However many artists do fan art projects, because they love the subject, and it helps bring attention to their original work. That’s just the way the business works.

      I can only assume you don’t know much about the biz to make a comment like that. Especially after calling obviously good work; “crap”. You are either a self-loathing hater troll; or you’re a freaking story-telling genius; with a mean eye for animation. So after a comment like that…

      Please post a link to your amazing original work! And your real name & a photo! Anyone that would diss talent the way you do; has to be amazing or a complete loser… Lets see the work Picasso!

  • September 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Yeah i’d watch this instead of any recast/reboot/cgi

  • September 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Niceu, niceu!

  • September 11, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Looks awesome!

  • September 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hope it turns out well… this guy has a great style.

  • September 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    His Star Wars art is equally impressive. Check it out.

  • September 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    The art work is brilliant; unfortunately I can’t say the same about the writing of the article. Besides the many grammatical errors; there are many statements that make little to no sense. I.E. “Regardless of what happens, Shoenmaker has spent hours creating something that he truly believes in.” Wow! Hours…he spent hours doing this “time consuming”project? I think the unit you’re looking for is “months” possibly “years”. The article is littered with that kind of insincerity; it makes it difficult to read. It feels like the writer is cramming for a paycheck, instead of crafting a nice read.

  • September 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    How does this relate to STAR WARS?

    • September 12, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Both franchises are owned by Lucasfilm, and share largely the same fanbase. That’s how.

      • September 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        its obviously because the aliens from Crystal Skull used to drink in the cantina on Tatooine 🙂

  • September 12, 2016 at 6:43 am

    This looks AMAZING! I hope Lucasfilm snatches this guy up and has him create an animated Indy TV show.

  • September 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I wonder who will do Indy’s voice…

    • September 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Why…Anthony Ingruber of course!

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