the mandalorian technology

Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception.

Favreau may have been touting the upcoming Disney+ show’s use of practical effects that pay homage to the techniques used in the original Star Wars films, but The Mandalorian is doing more than just using rigs to shoot miniature ships. According to actor Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the series alongside the titular Mandalorian, Pedro PascalThe Mandalorian will be using a unique blend of physical sets and digital technology that is unlike anything we’ve seen in a Star Wars property before.

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the mandalorian episodes

As the first live-action Star Wars TV series (barring a few holiday specials) and the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service, The Mandalorian has captured the attention of Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. But the question remains: how long will our attention be held?

While Netflix has pioneered the idea of binge-watching by releasing its original shows in blocks that are made to be consumed in a weekend, Hulu and Amazon Prime have gone different routes by releasing episodes weekly or biweekly. But during the buzzy Disney+ unveiling, no answers were given on whether Disney’s streaming service would go the weekly or binge route. According to a new report, The Mandalorian episodes won’t be following Netflix’s strategy, and will only release the first episode upon its debut in November. But could this mean the show will be released weekly?

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the mandalorian

/Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about everything he’s seen at Star Wars Celebration 2019, from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, to the Hasbro toy reveals, to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge presentation, to the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game, to the Vader Immortal VR experience, to The Mandalorian sizzle reel and footage.

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Live-action Star Wars stories have always been on the big screen, with only animated tales getting a shot on television. Until now. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and Disney knows this is a big deal – it’s being positioned as the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service. Much like how CBS used a new Star Trek show to draw people into their new subscription service, Disney and Lucasfilm know that all it takes is one great show to get people hooked…and the next chapter in a beloved franchise certainly helps get people through the door.

In case you weren’t able to attend Star Wars Celebration panel or watch the live stream of the event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about The Mandalorian, collected from the panel.

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Jon Favreau is becoming known as a director who loves testing the boundaries of cutting-edge technology and using that to further the limits of filmmaking. But sometimes, even he loves to go old-school. The writer, creator, and showrunner of The Mandalorian revealed that the effects used to shoot the ship of the titular bounty hunter, called the Razorcrest, will be entirely practical.

Inspired by the use of models to shoot the ships of the original Star Wars trilogy, Favreau and fellow executive producer Dave Filoni (Clone Wars) elaborated at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on how they teamed up with Industrial Light & Magic to pay homage to the original Star Wars movies by shooting with old-fashioned models and rigs.

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the mandalorian footage description

While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now.

The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage description below.

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501st Legion of 'Star Wars' Fans Will Appear in 'The Mandalorian'

Here’s a cool bit of news out of Star Wars Celebration: the 501st Legion, an organization of Star Wars fans dedicated to wearing screen-accurate costumes of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, and other Star Wars characters, will be appearing in multiple episodes of Jon Favreau‘s upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian. It’s the first live-action TV show in the franchise’s history, and a dedicated group of fans was able to participate in some genuine Star Wars history. Read more about it below. Read More »

the mandalorian story

During the big Disney+ presentation today, showrunner Jon Favreau dropped some vague but exciting info of the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The filmmaker promised the show would be both cutting-edge and old school at the same time. And perhaps most interesting of all, Favreau assured potential viewers that they could step into the series without any previous Star Wars knowledge.

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The Mandalorian Logo

Most movie logos and first looks are revealed with some traditional pizazz. But Disney quietly revealed a first look at the logo for the first Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian, a first look at the upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp, and confirmation of Marvel’s Falcon & Winter Soldier series as part of their Disney+ presentation. Check them, and more, out below.

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First Look: Speeder Bike From ‘The Mandalorian’

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Star Wars Celebration is currently underway in Chicago, and we’ll be bringing you plenty of coverage from the biggest panels over the next few days. But in the meantime, /Film’s weekend editor Ethan Anderton is on the ground checking out the show floor and just sent over some photos of a brand new speeder bike from The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV series. We’re expecting to learn more about the show this weekend, but you can take a closer look at this new prop below and see how it compares to other speeder bikes from a galaxy far, far away.
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