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New Animation Production Out In January

November 11, 2014

Remember those rumors about ILM working on some kind of odd “fairy musical?” Well, here’s the movie, called “Strange Magic” from Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and ILM. Due out January 23 from Touchstone Pictures, it’s directed by Gary Rydstrom and written by George Lucas. The plot is described as a “madcap fairy tale…inspired by ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.'” Stars Maya Rudolph, Alan Cumming, and Evan Rachel Wood lend their vocal talents to various characters.

10 Years of ROTS: Teaser Trailer Debuted 11/4/04

November 5, 2014

It was a decade ago this week that the first teaser trailer for ROTS debuted for all of the world to see. How many of you ran out to see “The Incredibles” at least in part to catch this trailer? How many of you saw it on the internet? Or on t.v.?

George Lucas & The Meaning Of Star Wars

October 28, 2014

Recently t.v. presenter Charlie Rose did an interview with George Lucas in Chicago, discussing the meaning of Star Wars. I’m not able to view it at the moment due to flash plug problems but it appears the audio isn’t all of that great. But see it at the source instead of giving i09 undeserved traffic ;).

No word if anyone from Disney or the story group was present. Hey-ho!

Avengers 2 Flick Has Way More VFX Than Any PT Film

October 20, 2014

The iconoclasts at Furious Fanboys have pointed out an interesting factoid about the upcoming “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The film is expected to have 3000 visual effects, likely most of them CG.

Meanwhile ROTS had 2151 vfx shots and not all of them were CG.

Episode VII is expected to have five vfx shots, all done with Play-Doh, pie tins, wire, and paper ;).

Undeniable Fact About ROTS #1: It Won Two People’s Choice Awards

October 19, 2014

Okay, so there are three trophies in this picture.

The People’s Choice Awards, the annual program where Hollywood pretends it’s the award that “truly matters” because “you the audience votes on them,” had picked something else besides TPM in 2000 and blew off AOTC altogether in 2003. But those casting ballots made up for the slights in 2006 when they picked ROTS as Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture of 2005. Suck it, you overrated “Crash.” Anyone else remember George Lucas dropping by to pick up the awards?

Undeniable Fact About ROTS #2: It Scored The Coveted MTV Movie Award

October 18, 2014

Okay, to be more accurate, Hayden Christensen scored the coveted MTV Movie Award in 2006 for Best Villain. ROTS was nominated for a few other awards, including Best Fight and Best Hero.

Undeniable Fact About ROTS #3: It Won Two Saturn Awards

October 18, 2014

ROTS was nominated for 10 Saturn Awards in 2006 and it scored two, one for John Williams’s score and one for best science fiction movie.

As a side note, Natalie Portman was the Saturns’ Kate Winslet for a while (more than one nomination, no wins) until she got her make-up prize a year later for “V For Vendetta.”

Star Wars Takes Over Sky Deutschland In December

October 17, 2014

Do you live in Germany? If so, you’re in luck if you have satellite/cable. Beginning December 1 and for two weeks, Sky Deutschland will be all Star Wars all of the time, 24/7. Not only will all of the films be shown, there will also be documentaries and fun stuff like that. (If they threw in Clone Wars that would be even better!)

There’s more info here.

The Most Bizarre PT Rumors

October 17, 2014

A blog called Cinelinx posted an article chronicling some of the strangest (non-Supershadow) rumors surrounding the prequel trilogy. Remember Palpatine and Sidious were two different people? Or that everyone was a clone? Or Christopher Walken was going to be Darth Bane?

Better yet, there’s no PT bashing in the entire piece.

Undeniable Fact About ROTS #4: It’s The Only Prequel Film Without A DVD Blooper Reel

October 17, 2014

The TPM and AOTC DVDs had a hidden Easter egg in the form of blooper reels (generally accessed by entering “1-1-3-8″ on your remote while on a particular menu).

But with ROTS, they decided to pass on the bloopers and instead create this video of Yoda getting down with some clone troopers.


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