Star Wars documentary ‘Chewie’ now in development

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 Peter Mayhew the actor behind Han's best friend Chewbacca!As reported by  Examiner.com - It was high on the 2011 "Black List of Unproduced Screenplays" and now it might be produced. It's "Chewie," which will tell the story of actor Peter Mayhew's life during the making of original 1977 "Star Wars" film, now known as "Episode IV: A New Hope."It's been reported that "Fanboys" director Kyle Newman is developing the film.The Black List described "Chewie" as follows:A satirical … [Read more...]


New Behind-the-Scenes Video Looks at Star Wars Weekends 2012

The 2012 edition of Star Wars Weekends takes place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10. (And yes, we know that we add an extra day to the official definition of “weekend,” but when Darth Vader requests a three-day weekend, we don’t argue.)Today, we are pleased to debut two new videos that will take you behind the scenes a bit to show some of the fun we have putting the event together. Conceptualized by the talented team at Disney’s Yellow Shoes … [Read more...]


Star Wars Weekends Returns to the Walt Disney World Galaxy in May 2012

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Star Wars Weekends returns to the Walt Disney World Resort during May and June 2012, as Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates the Star Wars film saga and the hit animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.The annual special event, included in regular theme park admission, will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012.The power of the Force and magic of Disney combine as plenty of out-of-this-world characters – including Wookiees, droids, Ewoks, bounty … [Read more...]


McCallum Reveals New Details About “Star Wars: Underworld” TV Series

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The internet is buzzing yet again regarding George Lucas' Star Wars television project. Prequels producer Rick McCallum, called the live-action series "Star Wars: Underworld" in a recent interview with IGN. This project has been in the pre-production phase now for several years and is said to take place during the time spanning "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope" (while Luke and Leia are growing up).More Star Wars: Live Action TV Series Videos McCallum and Lucas have gone on record as … [Read more...]


Lucasfilm Registers New Domains for New Star Wars Project

It seems that George Lucas and the crew at Lucasfilm are trying to ride below the radar to avoid any Imperial entanglements by registering domains for a new mystery project from the Star Wars franchise.Three domains—StarWarsIdentities.com, StarWarsIdentites.com (typo) and sw-id.com—were registered by Lucasfilm on Nov. 7 through brand protection firm Corporation Service Company.There are many rumors swirling around the Star Wars community regarding these new aquisitions including a … [Read more...]


Steve Jobs, Major Figure in Disney and Pixar, Has Died at 56

According to sources at Apple, the creator of Apple, and the man who helped bring the incredibly popular Pixar Studios to life has died of cancer today at the age of 56. Jobs bought the fledgling Pixar from Lucasfilms in the 80's, and helped it become a major player in Hollywood. As they grew, especially closer to Disney, Jobs grew closer in the process. He was a major share holder in the Disney company and helped oversee all the animated movies that came out over the last few year from both … [Read more...]


Have Dinner with Lucas and Lasseter and Stand Up To Cancer

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In celebration of the September launch of Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, Lucasfilm is asking fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C funds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. As part of that campaign, Lucasfilm has partnered with eBay to create this exclusive auction, allowing fans to bid on rare and exciting Star Wars items and experiences. We invite you to participate to help us Use the Force … [Read more...]


New Star Tours Printables Available Exclusively on Disney.com

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Disney.com’s Star Tours online destination will be releasing exclusive Star Tours printables for fans to download.  Stormtroopers and Jedis alike can now visit the Star Tours destination page to download and print a Star Tours poster to hang inside their Starspeeder 1000s. Fans can also access an exclusive Disney.com Vinylmation Star Wars™ iron-on to help spruce up their intergalactic wardrobe and accessories. Next week, Disney.com will release Star Tours coloring pages to help entertain the … [Read more...]


‘LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace’ on Blu-ray/DVD September 16

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After the Cartoon Network debut of their first-ever original television special, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will join forces once again to bring LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace to Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Launching on September 16, the 22-minute original standalone special will feature the charm, action and irreverent humor that have become the signature style of LEGO Star Wars animation collaborations and will include five LEGO Star Wars shorts, as well as an exclusive, collectible "Young Han … [Read more...]


New Star Tours Intergalactic Destination Blasts Off on Disney.com

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To celebrate the reopening of the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney.com has launched a new online destination that takes intergalactic travelers on an exciting adventure through hyperspace to a galaxy far, far, away!   The site features exclusive videos starring Bree Starlighter, Chief Holo-Communications Officer and galactic travel liaison for Star Tours, who gives an inside look at some of the 54 destinations Star Tours guests might experience … [Read more...]