On the December 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, to have a spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian episode 5 “The Gunslinger.”

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rise of the resistance

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened, I was totally blown away by the highly immersive land designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. While the land transported me into the Star Wars galaxy like never before at the grand opening, it was really only half-finished.

Batuu’s signature E-ticket attraction, Rise of the Resistance, was not ready for opening day. The ride was said to be such a leap in theme park attraction technology that it needed more time to complete, leading to a later opening date. And now that time has arrived and Rise of the Resistance is finally open at the Hollywood Studios park in Walt Disney World. I have experienced it and it’s incredible. Could it be the best ride ever? Come along with us on this adventure! We have video.

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On the December 2, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and Bryan Young from Star Wars Insider and the Full of Sith podcast to have a spoiler-filled discussion about The Mandalorian episode 4, titled “Sanctuary”.

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Video: In Search for Baby Yoda at DesignerCon 2019

On the latest episode of Ordinary Adventures, Peter & Kitra adventure to DesignerCon 2019, their favorite convention of the year, in search for Star Wars art and in particular, pieces featuring “Baby Yoda” from The Mandalorian. Is it too early for Baby Yoda art and merchandise? We’ll find out.
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In the latest episodes of Ordinary Adventures, Peter & Kitra return to Disneyland Resort to explore the best Disneyland Christmas tips and tricks, a combination of underrated and lesser-known Disneyland holiday options and favorite must-sees. Come along with us, on this adventure!

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The Mandalorian Episode 3 Spoiler Discussion

On the November 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and Bryan Young of Star Wars Insider and the FullofSith podcast to have a spoiler-filled discussion about The Mandalorian episode 3.

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Frozen II charades scene

On the November 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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The Mandalorian Concept Art

On the November 20, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Star Trek 4, Joker 2 and Watchmen.

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All throughout the production of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, I had heard rumblings of the groundbreaking technology being used to create the first-ever Star Wars live-action television show. Producer Jon Favreau has talked briefly about the process while doing press, mentioning that the series makes use of a new tech that creates virtual backgrounds using large high-resolution screens. The filmmaker would rather have audiences concentrate on the story than the tech, so we won’t likely see any real behind-the-scenes features on the technology until after the first season airs in its entirety (Notably, Favreau took the same approach for Jungle Book and Lion King).

I’ve watched the first two episodes of The Mandalorian multiple times now and tried to find the seams. Where is this tech being used? What is practical and what is being generated virtually on a performance capture “volume” in the soundstages next to James Cameron’s Avatar sequels?

Yesterday, I attended a “Women of Lucasfilm—What Drives You?” panel discussion at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles in support of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It was wonderful to hear stories from the women who are bringing Star Wars into the next decade and beyond.

Late into the panel discussion, the conversation turned to George Lucas‘ fearless innovation that has been a part of the Star Wars DNA. Remember, ILM was created to help bring a galaxy far, far away to life. The female dream team on the panel spoke for over 15 minutes about how this new tech could change television and cinema forever. And director Deborah Chow talked about possibly using this new “Stagecraft” technology in Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi tv series.

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The Mandalorian The Child

On the November 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman to have a spoiler discussion about The Mandalorian “Chapter Two”.

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