Star Wars: A New Hope opening crawl

40 Reasons to Celebrate 40 Years of Star Wars

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Star Wars: A New Hope premiered today in 1977, and 40 years later we are all still obsessed with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and that scoundrel Han Solo. To help celebrate the impact of this amazing movie and the other films of the Star Wars saga, we’ve rounded up 40 reasons for 40 years of why we love Star…

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Carrie Fisher

Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Passes Away at 60

By Jeffrey Epstein

Legendary actress Carrie Fisher passed away today at the age of 60, after having a heart attack on Friday, December 23. Fisher was best known to legions of fans as Princess Leia from the Star Wars saga.

“Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shared her talent and her truth with us all with her trademark wit and irreverence….

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Star Wars leading ladies

Princesses, Politicians, Jedi, Rebels: Meet the Women of Star Wars!

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters in only three days, and with it comes the debut of leading lady Jyn Erso, a young rebel played by Felicity Jones. She is just one in a long line of girls from the galaxy far, far away that we have admired and looked up to throughout the years. If you’re in search of a new hero, look no further….

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Rogue One

7 Ways To Prepare For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’re only weeks away from the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16—but for fans like us, the release date feels far, far away. Patience, young Star Wars fan… There is much for you to learn while you wait to find out what will happen to Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and their band of rebels. Do you know exactly how…

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Jyn Erso and Moana

5 Things Moana and Star Wars Have in Common

By Jocelyn Buhlman

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all looking forward to heading to the movie theaters with our families to watch the movies we’ve been waiting all year to see. Walt Disney Animation Studios gives us an adventure on the high seas with Moana, in theaters now, and on December 16 we will discover a new story set in the Star Wars galaxy with…

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See Frozen Northern Lights this July—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Frozen Northern Lights to Debut This Summer

“Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be, in summer!” Frozen’s Olaf knows the best things happen in the summer sun—and we’ve got proof! Brand-new Frozen fun is on the horizon with Disney’s colorful new Frozen Northern Lights! An original story from the kingdom of Arendelle (spanning a…

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Millennium Falcon versus Tie Fighters

10 Galactic Disney Gifs for Star Wars’ May the 4th

By Courtney Potter

“The Force… it’s calling to you.” And since it’s May the 4th—otherwise known as Star Wars Day—we agree with Maz Kanata: “Just let it in.”

Add some interstellar fun to your May the 4th (and Revenge of the 5th) with this collection of Star Wars-related gifs. Join our intrepid heroes on the Light Side, or take a stroll through…

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That's So Raven

Freeform Goes “Throwback”—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

“That’s So Throwback” Brings Disney Channel Faves to Freeform

If you’ve got a hankerin’ for the Disney Channel of yesteryear, look no further than Freeform’s upcoming programming event, “That’s So Throwback”! Beginning this week, a bunch of your favorite past Disney Channel series will air every Monday through Thursday—and…

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Neel Sethi as Mowgli

How The Jungle Book Continues Walt’s Legacy of Innovation

By Jim Frye

Much of Disney’s new The Jungle Book, in theaters now, is built on the shoulders of Disney filmmakers who’ve come before, from the robust story development, to mixing live-action with animation, to the relentless drive to push technology. The film’s director, John Favreau—who directed Marvel’s Iron Man and its sequel—tried to follow in…

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LEGO Minifigures Go Disney—Plus More in News Briefs

Iconic Disney Characters Get LEGO Minifigures Treatment

You definitely don’t have to be a kid to appreciate LEGOs—those colorful toy building bricks that set anyone’s imagination on fire! So color us delighted with this recent news: LEGO will be debuting their first-ever Disney character collection of Minifigures this spring! Disney retailers—like World of…

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