Custom JibJab Clip Celebrates 30 Years of Empire Strikes Back

It was just about 30 years ago that Darth Vader and the Empire routed the Rebels at Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back ‘ and now JibJab is letting people put themselves in the movie.

Thanks to a deal with Lucasfilm, the online animation site lets users upload photos of themselves to be included in a brief and humorous retelling of The Empire Strikes Back.

After watching their movie, users can share the video with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. Custom versions of the videos are available as premium downloads for users who want to save them forever on their computers or watch them on their iPhones.

‘What better way to celebrate Empire‘s 30th anniversary than to allow fans to become part of the story,’ said Bill Gannon, Director of Digital Media at Lucasfilm. ‘JibJab’s inventive technology allows us to experience Star Wars in an all-new way. It’s really a great partnership, and we are thrilled with what they’ve done with the saga; it’s lots of fun.’

The Empire Strikes Back video is free, with Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi versions available exclusively for JibJab members.

Check out the feature at http://starwars.jibjab.com.