Archive for November, 2012



Long Beach Comic Con: I Should Have Expected To Find You Here

Lawrence Green | November 8, 2012

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Star Wars fans from around the globe have their minds full of possibilities and excitement since the spectacular news broke that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., and the eye-popping announcement that after many years of speculation and hope, additional episodes of the Star Wars saga will be released! While global fandom and movie news sites wait for the next bit of news on what the future has in store for Star Wars, fans in Southern California were able to enjoy a weekend of Star Wars glory and fun, turning out en mass for the 4th annual Long Beach Comic Con.

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Star Wars Will Be Forever

Dave Filoni | November 7, 2012

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I used to work for Disney. I’m not sure how many of you knew that. I was in the Television Animation Division, and I worked on projects like Teamo Supremo, Kim Possible, Lilo and Stitch: The Series, Dave the Barbarian, and Fillmore. It was an amazing time for me as an animation artist. Walking around the studio lot and seeing the influence that Walt Disney himself had on every aspect of his studio. When I started at Lucasfilm I saw that same attention to detail everywhere around me, and it all came directly from George.

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A Padawan’s Journey…All Roads Lead Back To Disney!

Ashley Eckstein | November 7, 2012

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One could say that I “grew up Disney.” My Dad started working for Disney when I was two years old and my earliest childhood memories revolve around Disney. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, with a parent that was a Disney “cast member” definitely had its perks. I got to go to the Disney parks all the time for free, I got in to advance screenings for Disney movies, my summer camps were at the Disney resorts, and I had special opportunities like going to live tapings of The Mickey Mouse Club. I bring this up because Disney was and always has been a MAJOR influence in my life and has definitely shaped the person I am today.

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A Look Behind the Look of Angry Birds Star Wars

Toni Kysenius | November 6, 2012

My name is Toni and I live a double life. My friends know me as a Star Wars superfan; my work colleagues at Rovio HQ know me as the art director for Angry Birds Star Wars.

What this means is that my Star Wars Blog debut is actually a really, really big deal for me.

I’m here to talk about some of the decisions that went into directing the art for our new game, and also leave you guys with a little exclusive that can be found within Angry Birds Star Wars when it launches on November 8.

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This Election Day, Be Sure to Consider Every Issue

Katie Cook | November 6, 2012

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Corruption, Exploitation, and Decay: The Politics of Star Wars

Eric Geller | November 6, 2012

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The Star Wars movies were about many things — good versus evil, The Hero’s Journey, tolerance versus oppression, and so on — but one of the most fundamental tensions in all six films concerned the relationship between the state and its people. In the Prequel Trilogy, this emphasis on politics was more pronounced: some of the most important developments in the first three films took place in the Republic Senate, as Palpatine twisted that august body to suit his needs. When Ben Kenobi told Luke that “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic,” that lit a firestorm of speculation about how exactly the Republic had fallen. Through carefully crafted speeches and secret plots, the newer trilogy showed us the fall of democracy itself.

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