Vi Moradi Batuu

Explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Through the Black Spire Novel

By Zach Johnson Your own adventure awaits in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—but in Delilah S. Dawson’s new novel Black Spire, it’s all about Vi Moradi’s exploits on the planet Batuu. The story explains how the Resistance and the First Order came to inhabit the remote outpost planet and reveals why the First Order is keen …

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Cri-kee from Mulan

9 Disney Good Luck Charms to Keep in Mind on Saint Patrick’s Day

By Megan Deppe Even the most thrilling adventures benefit from a little good fortune, and Disney movies abound with good luck charms that have given our heroes an extra boost on their journeys. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may want to seek out one of these talismans (to pair with your …

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Mark Hamill on Jedi Day

The Force is Strong in Hollywood for Mark Hamill

By Megan Deppe Tatooine may have two suns, but Hollywood has all the stars—and Disney Legend Mark Hamill is about to receive his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, today at 11:30 a.m. PT. Two of Hamill’s friends from a galaxy far, far away, Harrison Ford and George Lucas, will be in …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Achieving Realistic Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Jim Frye Ever since George Lucas established Industrial Light & Magic to create the ahead-of-their-time special effects for the very first Star Wars film back in 1975, innovative visual effects have been a hallmark of these movies. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest tale in the mythic Skywalker saga, continues this tradition, having …

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Oscars 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Oscar® Sunday

By Beth Deitchman Attention movie fans and Disney fans, alike! We’re just days away from the 90th Oscars®, which will be broadcast live on ABC this Sunday, March 4. You have mere days to finish watching all of the nominated films—conveniently, Disney•Pixar’s Coco became available on Blu-ray™ and Digital just this week for you to …

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Black Panther, Descendants 3, and Incredibles 2 —Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Find out how to meet the king of Wakanda, and learn about the Descendants “trequel” and the return of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl … See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Here’s Your Chance to Meet Black Panther Last week’s debut of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther …

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Congratulations to Disney’s Just-Announced Oscar Nominees!

By D23 Team Nominations for the 90th Oscars® were announced this morning and members of the Academy are more than “un poco loco” for Disney•Pixar’s Coco, which follows up its recent Golden Globe® win with a nomination in the Animated Feature Film category. Coco’s signature ballad, “Remember Me,” was also nominated for Original Song. Disney …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres around the world

The Last Jedi is an Unstoppable Force Around the World

By D23 Team How many times have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi so far? We simply can’t get enough of the blockbuster film and its stellar cast and creative team. They’ve gone nearly all around the galaxy in celebration of the film, so we’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite …

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Disney Year in Review

Every Epic Disney Thing that Happened in 2017

By D23 Team As 2017 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the most magical Disney memories from this past year. We experienced brand-new immersive attractions at Disney parks around the world, and we were thrilled by blockbuster feature debuts at multiplexes close to home. The last 12 …

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jedi quiz

Find Your Inner Jedi Through the Force of This Quiz!

By D23 Team Let’s face it, we’ve all imagined what it might be like to put on the robe of a Jedi and wield a lightsaber of our very own. And, from time to time, we may have even tried to summon the television remote without getting off the couch, using only the power of …

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The Last Jedi

How The Last Jedi Costume Designer Created the Canto Bight Scene

By Jim Frye From the beautiful, flowing robes of General Leia Organa to the uniforms of an entire squadron of resistance fighters—not to mention the striking red armor of the Praetorian Guard—the costumes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi are an out-of-this-world affair. But perhaps one of the most stylish and eye-popping accomplishments for veteran …

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star wars porgs

How Did They Do That? Creating the Sounds For Porgs and Fathiers

By Jim Frye Mos Eisley spaceport, that “wretched hive of scum and villainy,” provided one of the most iconic scenes from the original Star Wars: A New Hope. Audiences were captivated by all the different creatures that had gathered there for cold drinks, socializing, and avoiding any “Imperial entanglements.” In the immortal words of Obi-Wan …

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Golden Globes, The Last Jedi, and Epcot Art Fest—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Learn about the new worlds of The Last Jedi, and read up on Disney’s recent Golden Globe nominations… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! New “Worlds” Featurette from Star Wars: The Last Jedi Listen, y’all: The holidays are upon us and that’s very nifty, …

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This Pack of Porgs Belongs Under Your Christmas Tree!

By Courtney Potter According to our pals over at, porgs—the newest creatures in the Star Wars universe, making their sure-to-be-legendary debut in Star Wars: The Last Jedi—are “small, flat-muzzled avians,” with an inquisitive nature, “that flock about the rocks and roost in the cliffs of Luke Skywalker’s secluded island.” And based on their appearance …

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Holidays at Disney Parks

12 Days of Big Disney Parks Updates—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Kick off the holidays with 12 days of updates from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, and catch a glimpse of how the Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast trained for the film’s stunts… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Don’t Miss 12 Awesome Disney …

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Find the Force

Are You Ready to Find the Force for Force Friday II?

By Jocelyn Buhlman Beginning at midnight on September 1, the new product line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will blast off globally, along with a special new augmented reality (AR) experience available in more than 20,000 retail locations worldwide. From September 1–3, aspiring Rebel pilots and Jedi padawans alike can participate in Find the …

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Star Wars: A New Hope opening crawl

45 Reasons to Celebrate 45 Years of Star Wars

By Jocelyn Buhlman Star Wars: A New Hope premiered today in 1977, and 45 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 …

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando

9 Stellar Moments from Star Wars Celebration Orlando

By Steven Vagnini What do you get when you combine the past, present, and future of a galaxy far, far away under one roof? Well, exactly what you might expect: the ultimate Star Wars fan experience! That’s one way to describe Star Wars Celebration, the not-to-miss fan event that most recently took place April 13–16, …

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch the First Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Nicole Nalty The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here! During The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration, director Rian Johnson debuted a stunning poster––which Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill, who were both on stage, had never seen before!––and the very first trailer for the highly anticipated film. Take a look below and get ready …

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Star Wars: Force for Change is Back with Out-of-this-Galaxy Prizes

By Nicole Nalty In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Star Wars: Force for Change is collaborating with Omaze for Star Wars “Past, Present and Future,” an epic fundraising campaign featuring one-of-a-kind Star Wars experiences. “In a year that we celebrate 40 years of the Star Wars saga, I continue to be inspired by the incredible generosity and charitable efforts of our fans,” …

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Star Wars Celebration

Guess Who’s Coming to Star Wars Celebration?—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Star Wars Celebration to Welcome Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson Huge news from a galaxy far, far away! Some very special guests will be appearing onstage at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, coming up this April… namely, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson! We’ve been …

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Title for Next Star Wars Film Revealed—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Star Wars: Episode VIII Title Revealed! Well, the moment has arrived: Star Wars: Episode VIII, scheduled for release December 15 (a date we already have circled in red permanent marker on our calendar), has finally gotten an official title! And it’s ever so tantalizing… According to our pals over at, the …

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