Archive for April, 2009

SW Insider’s TPM tribute appearing on stands, in mailboxes

April 29, 2009

My copy of Star Wars Insider arrived in the mail today and reader tragiclove said she saw it on the stands at Barnes & Noble.

I haven’t sat down and read it in detail yet, but I flipped through it. It looks good…I’ll give you my thoughts when I’m done with the issue.

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Matt Lanter interview on PopEater

April 29, 2009

CW’s Anakin speaks in a new interview on PopEater. He briefly talks about Anakin and the show’s popularity, as well as about his other show, 90210.

starwars.com looks back at Celebration I

April 28, 2009

starwars.com will be looking back at the 10th anniversary of the very first Celebration this week. Today, they’ve posted a report on the event and audio of an interview with TPM creature effects supervisor Nick Dudman.

I’ll have my own post about the Great American Denver Mud Party on April 30…

Padmé costumers can breathe easy…

April 25, 2009

A few weeks ago, I posted on rumors that Stila, whose products were used by makeup artists working on AOTC and ROTS, was going bankrupt. Padmé costumers and fangirls who needed that movie-accurate shade of Jo and Natalie lipsticks can relax. The upscale cosmetics company has been sold to a private equity firm.

So go forth to Sephora and Nordstrom and rejoice!

Awesome new CW Anakin t-shirt

April 25, 2009

Check out this new shirt sold through Shop.StarWars.com. Based on Ralph McQuarrie’s early logo design for “The Star Wars,” it features CW Anakin:

Director who might have given the world “Anakin” dies

April 25, 2009

Director Ken Annakin, who made movies like Swiss Family Robinson and The Longest Day has passed away at the age of 94.

Of course he had a long, distinguished career but he is also at the center of an urban legend/rumor/whatever that George Lucas got the moniker “Anakin” from his last name. Lucas denied it through a publicist but the story will probably persist, particularly since pronouncements from Lucasfilm can be inconsistent. Read Mr. Annakin’s obit here.

Clone Wars custom skate decks for auction

April 25, 2009

Bid on these sweet, one-of-a-kind CW skate decks created to raise money for the Burbank Arts Education Foundation. One deck is by supervising director Dave Filoni, the other is by several artists who work on the show.

Anakin vs. Asajj diorama up for sale

April 25, 2009

As I thought, the polystone diorama is done in photorealistic style rather than in CW’s animated style. Yours for only $300!

No CW Novel Paperback!

April 23, 2009

Sue Rostoni at Lucas Books has said that there will be no paperback edition of the Clone Wars “movie” tie-in novel by Karen Traviss in the near future. At first she said it was probably because the book didn’t sell as well as expected but according to Del Rey’s Shelley Shapiro, it has mostly to do with the decision to issue the other CW books in trade paperback format. Yeah, I’m confused too. Read more here.

New CW game on the way?

April 23, 2009

There’s a rumor that there will be a new CW-based game called The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 coming from Krome Studios. The game will allow players to play as Anakin or as Ahsoka and fight the likes of Cad Bane. LucasArts won’t confirm or deny which means it’s true ;). No word on when the game will be out, but you can read more at Destructoid.