The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a look behind the scenes of the Adult Swim animated series Primal created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Plus, find out how the Disney Theme Park Merchandising team merges storytelling with their products to help bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge an immersive experience. And finally, see how Adam Savage is customizing The Mandalorian‘s life-size Baby Yoda from Sideshow Collectibles and repainting the figure. Read More »
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open in Disneyland and Disney World for over a year now. Though Disney World opened their Star Wars expansion a month after Disneyland, the two theme park areas are practically identical in their creation (with the exception of some aesthetic choices here and there). However, there was a time when Walt Disney Imagineering had considered making each of the Star Wars lands very different from each other. Read More »
Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, the new immersive VR experience from Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB, is coming to Oculus Quest platforms this fall. Now, new trailer finally reveals some gameplay footage from the new adventure that unfolds on Batuu, the canonical planet from the Star Wars-themed Disney theme park expansion.
Along with the first look at actual gameplay from Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, the trailer reveals Jedi Master Yoda will be part of the game, voiced by none other than Frank Oz. And even though the game has you playing a droid technician, that doesn’t preclude you from getting caught up in some Jedi action, complete with lightsaber wielding, Force pushing, and more. Get a look at the Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge trailer below. Read More »
When it comes to upcoming Star Wars books, there’s a lot of interest in the publishing initiative known as The High Republic. But since new details on that upcoming roster of stories set 200 years before the Skywalker saga arrived yesterday, today’s Lucasfilm Publishing panel from New York Comic-Con focused on some of the other upcoming books from a galaxy far, far away. The two we’re most excited to see are The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) and The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and a little peak at each of them was teased by writers Phil Szostak and Amy Ratcliffe respectively. Read More »
Since the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks, there has been a collection of Star Wars merchandise that you can only get within the park shops. But with Disneyland still closed and Disney World not operating at full capacity, Disney theme parks aren’t selling nearly as much merchandise as they usually do, so they’re releasing some of it onto Disney’s online shop for the first time ever.
Starting later this month, ShopDisney.com will have Jedi and Sith gear from Black Spire Outfitters available for purchase, along with some Star Wars artifacts and lightsabers from Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. It’s a dream come true for Star Wars fans who either haven’t made it down to Galaxy’s Edge or are too concerned about the coronavirus pandemic to take a trip to Batuu. Read More »
There may not be a new Star Wars movie arriving in theaters this holiday season (there might not be any blockbusters arriving in theaters this holiday season), and theme parks may still be closed, but Lucasfilm is making up for it by releasing a new virtual reality video game experience called Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge.
Set in the Black Spire Outpost from the Disney theme park attraction, Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge will send players on a VR adventure on the Oculus Quest where they will explore the planet of Batuu, a landscape that will evolve over time. Helping you along the way will be a familiar friend as Star Wars saga cast member Anthony Daniels has joined the cast of the game as the reliable but paranoid protocol droid C-3PO. See him in action in a new Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge teaser below. Read More »
Earlier this year, we learned Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB was working on another Star Wars VR project, this time centered around the Black Spire Outpost locale at the center of the Disney theme park land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Following the release of some concept art earlier this month, an official first look video has provided the first story details on Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, coming to the Oculus Quest sometime later this year. Along with even more concept art, the first cast members have also been announced, each of them with previous Star Wars experience. Read More »
Lucasfilm Publishing has a major new publishing initiative being added to the Star Wars universe called The High Republic. Set 200 years before the Skywalker saga began, stories will unfold in a time when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at the height of their power, serving as true guardians of peace and justice around the galaxy. While Lucasfilm is still playing its cards pretty close to the vest with the upcoming stories in this older era of Star Wars, there were new details revealed during the company’s Comic-Con at Home panel today, including a new character with a connection to Star Wars canon during the time of the original trilogy.
However, if the High Republic side of things isn’t the kind of Star Wars content you’re looking for, then you might be happy to hear about the announcement of The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge book that’s in the works, or maybe some new details about the upcoming collection of tales inspired by The Empire Strikes Back in the next installment of the new From A Certain Point of View anthology. Get all the details on these upcoming Star Wars books below. Read More »
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The most satisfying thing about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney theme parks is how it immerses you in the universe of Star Wars. But the second most satisfying thing is all the exclusive merchandise that’s available there so fans can bring a little bit of that magic home with them. For those who haven’t had the time or money to make it to Galaxy’s Edge, soon you’ll be able to whet your appetite by getting your hands on merchandise from the attraction’s Trading Outpost, including action figures, droids, vehicles, and more, all thanks to a new deal with Target. Read More »
We return to Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to catalog more of Dok’s collection of artifacts from around the galaxy. This time we are focused on the wall to the left of Dok-Ondar’s office, featuring the Imperial masks and other artifacts. This wall features two of the biggest deep dive Star Wars easter eggs in the whole land, one of which is Peter’s favorite. What is it? Watch to find out!
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