Tom Spina, replica creature-maker extraordinaire, discusses re-opening the cantina for business.
Category: Behind the Scenes
One of Disney’s Imagineers continues his look back at the making of Star Tours, discussing its stunning effects created by ILM and the ride’s historic opening.
The Star Wars Blog continues its look back at the creation of Star Tours, including the iconic ride’s story, characters, and effects.
See how the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars drew inspiration from films about a certain adventuring archaeologist.
The Clone Wars “Lost Missions” made its debut on Netflix on Friday, and in honor of that fact I thought it was time for a new blog post, specifically for everyone who supported the show. Growing up a Star Wars fan I dreamed of what the Clone Wars were like, but I never dared dream I would be lucky enough to be a part of the telling of these stories, with some of the most creative and talented people I have ever known.
He was a bear of a man. Big men — gaffers and grips — worked for him and did so with the greatest of affection. Broad and full were his shoulders, carried high, pushed tight against the neck. With his barrel-chest, he squeezed his words through the back of his throat and nostrils, as is the manner of those suburban London lads that communicates controlled authority, experienced professionalism. In tributes after he died in 2005 at the age of 74, he was lauded as the finest and most respected first assistant director in the world. Around the time he AD’d Return of the Jedi, […]
I had experienced true convergence. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of my obsessions. Star Wars was coming to Disneyland. I was in high school and completely consumed by all things Disney and George Lucas when I first heard about Star Tours, a new Star Wars-themed attraction slated to open at Disneyland in January of 1987. Disney’s fabled Imagineers would be joining creative forces with the Maker himself to finally give the residents of our mundane galaxy the chance to blast off with R2-D2 and launch our own assault on the Death Star? I thought my head was about to explode just like that doomed battle […]
Learn how the B-29 bomber and World War II films influenced the design of everyone’s favorite bucket of bolts.
See how a ’60s World War II film influenced that Star Wars films and The Clone Wars cartoon.
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