The Mandalorian Technology - George Lucas

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian continues to provide fascinating insights into the making of the first live-action Star Wars series. One aspect of the production we’ve covered previously was the innovative Stagecraft technology used to create immersive virtual environments in real time and in-camera, rather than the standard green screen technology that requires background visual effects to be added in post-production. This technology, referred to as The Volume by the cast and crew, is one of the most amazing innovations in filmmaking technology in recent years. But as the fourth episode of The Mandalorian documentary series revealed, it’s also something Star Wars creator George Lucas wanted to do himself nearly a decade ago. Read More »

The Mandalorian - Original Greef Karga Plans

The third episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ today, and with it comes a focus on the show’s small but stellar ensemble cast, which introduces a batch of memorable new characters into the live-action Star Wars universe.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers sat down with executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss their experience working on The Mandalorian, get their perspective on Star Wars and share some stories from behind the scenes. Easily the most fascinating reveal from this particular episode involves learning that not only was Carl Weathers’ character Greef Karga originally designed for him to be in alien prosthetic make-up, but he was going to be killed off in “Chapter 3: The Sin.”

Get more details on that and all the finer points of the new episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Read More »

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The second episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has arrived, and in it, executive producer Jon Favreau hones in on the legacy of Star Wars and how it impacted the making of The Mandalorian. For this episode, he’s brought in some longtime Star Wars veterans and Lucasfilm collaborators to discuss the saga, including the company’s president Kathleen Kennedy, Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisors John Knoll and Richard Bluff, and animation director Hal Hickel. The overall vibe of the episode honors what came before, especially the vision of George Lucas, which goes far beyond Star Wars.

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The Mandalorian - Jon Favreay and Dave Filoni

In honor of Star Wars Day, the first episode of the new documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian has arrived on Disney+. The series begins by profiling all of the directors who took on an episode in the first season of the live-action Star Wars series. The result is a collection of some entertaining anecdotes from long before The Mandalorian was even an idea, perspective on tackling something as big as Star Wars, and a peek at how the show was produced.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the finer points of the first episode, including executive producer Dave Filoni telling the story of how he nearly blew his opportunity to tackle The Clone Wars, which turned him into the Star Wars creator that fans adore today. Read More »

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Review

Do you remember Jon Favreau‘s talk show series Dinner for Five that aired on IFC from 2001 through 2005? It ran for 50 episodes, with each one finding Jon Favreau sitting down to order dinner with four other celebrities to discuss show business, look at their careers, and share stories from their time in the trenches of Hollywood. That basic formula is applied again in the new documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, but mixed with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+, and a plethora of insights into the series and the entire franchise.

Featuring the various filmmakers, cast members, and movie magic wizards who have worked on The Mandalorian and the Star Wars saga at large, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is chock-full of fascinating anecdotes, hardcore Star Wars nerdity, mesmerizing footage from the set, and extensive conversations about both the difficulty and excitement about working in the Star Wars universe. It’s a show that will satisfy the most passionate Star Wars fans and the more casual audience members who just want to know about how the sausage is made. Read More »

The Mandalorian Documentary Trailer

While we wait for the second season of The Mandalorian to arrive this fall, Disney is giving us an extensive look behind the scenes at the production of the Star Wars project with a new documentary series.

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian rounds up executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the directors of every episode of the first season, and some of the show’s cast to talk about the making of the acclaimed Star Wars show. The first trailer for the documentary series reveals a bunch of footage from the set, including glimpses of Baby Yoda and IG-11 being operated by puppeteers and so much more. Watch the The Mandalorian documentary trailer below. Read More »

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Streaming content is so important right now that Netflix stock recently became worth more than Disney. But the House of Mouse isn’t taking that lying down, because they have both Disney+ and Hulu bringing new content to the masses every single week. With May right around the corner, the full list of new movies and TV shows coming to each of the streaming services has been revealed, including programming for kids and adults alike. So let’s check out the TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Disney+ starting in May. Read More »

disney gallery The Mandalorian

This week, Disney revealed that it would be pulling back the curtain on its biggest Disney+ hit with a documentary series that would dive into the making of The Mandalorian. In an eight-episode series called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, executive producer Jon Favreau would take viewers on a tour of the unique sets and cutting-edge technology used to make the beloved Star Wars series. But what exactly would those eight episodes cover? Disney has unveiled the details about the first four episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which cover the direction, the technology, and the legacy of the Star Wars franchise.

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We all knew Star Wars fans were going to be excited for The Mandalorian, the first live-action television series set in the most popular fictional universe of all time. What we didn’t know was that the Disney+ headliner was going to become a bonafide cultural sensation, the kind of thing that would inspire countless memes and constant watercooler chatter. And when the first season ended, Disney+ found itself with a problem – none of the service’s other original content could fill the void left by that faceless bounty hunter and his adorable adoptive Yoda child.

So how does Disney fill that vacuum until season 2 arrives later this year? With a new documentary series chronicling the making of the show, of course.

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