The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is out today on Disney+, exactly 42 years after the abysmal original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. Thankfully, the new holiday special set in the building brick version of the Star Wars universe brings a lot of holiday fun and time-hopping action to the table, and will entertain kids and adults alike. And longtime franchise star Anthony Daniels couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised to finally be part of a good Star Wars holiday special.
In support of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday special, /Film was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to speak with Anthony Daniels, the man who has played the droid C-3PO for decades and is the only actor to have appeared in every single Star Wars movie. Endlessly enthusiastic, warm, and friendly, Daniels recalled the disaster of the original Star Wars Holiday Special, pinpointed what might be C-3PO’s finest moment, and revealed whether he was privy to any sequel plans George Lucas may have had for the golden protocol droid before Disney bought Lucasfilm. Read More »
The last time Star Wars attempted to have its own holiday special, it resulted in one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the sci-fi saga. So why is Disney+ even attempting to make another one? Well, thanks to the existence of the LEGO side of Star Wars entertainment, the franchise has the perfect path to have fun with the saga without sullying any of the mythology.
The tongue-in-cheek comedic antics of the LEGO Star Wars animated shorts and video games let the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special dig into the history of Star Wars with a delightfully goofy time travel adventure that feels like Avengers: Endgame, Back to the Future, and It’s a Wonderful Life tossed into a blender with a family friendly version of Robot Chicken. Read More »
There isn’t a new Star Wars movie (or a lot of movies in general) coming to theaters this year. But Lucasfilm and Disney will try to make up for it with the arrival of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. Following in the footsteps of the original holiday special set in the Star Wars universe, this new animated production celebrates Life Day.
Before the festivities begin, Rey must learn more about the Force at a mysterious Jedi Temple, but she inadvertently gets sent on a cross-timeline adventure that has her reliving iconic moments in Star Wars history with characters from across the entire Skywalker saga. Watch the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special trailer to see all the crossover madness. Read More »
In 1978, CBS aired The Star Wars Holiday Special, a gauzy, cocaine-fueled whatsit that gave birth to Boba Fett and was then quickly disowned by everyone. The special became an infamous must-see trainwreck, pirated over the years and never officially released on home media. It was, for a while, something some people would rather forget all about.
But over the years, folks have come to embrace the special in a so-bad-it’s-good way. And now, Disney+ is giving it a sequel! Sort of. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is an animated follow-up that features characters from the Star Wars sequel trilogy on Life Day, the Star Wars equivalent of Christmas. Ahead of the special’s November release, a delightful new poster has appeared, along with some casting news – Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) will all be reprising their roles from the films.
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