news briefs 10/3

Now Casting Spells: Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Freeform gets into the spooky spirit this month, and we have the scoop on ABC’s upcoming celebration of Mickey’s 90th… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween: Scaring Up a Month of Fun!

Well, friends, it seems that nine full months of 2018 are now in…

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Disney transportation

Vacuums, Beds, Hats, Oh My! These Disney Icons Traveled in Style

By Karina Schink

We all know that getting around isn’t always the easiest of tasks, and sometimes you wish you had just a sprinkle of pixie dust to make it a bit easier. Well, we can all take a page out of the books of these ingenious Disney characters who found, let’s say, some unique ways to get to where they were going.

Vacuum (Hocus Pocus)
Things…

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Vader Immortal

ILMxLAB Announces Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series for Oculus Quest

By Beth Deitchman

The force is strong with the newly announced Oculus Quest. Today ILMxLAB—Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division—revealed the title of their highly anticipated virtual reality project, set to launch on Oculus Quest in 2019. Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB Executive in Charge, and award-winning Writer and Executive Producer David S. Goyer…

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R2-D2

R2-D2 Takes You on a Tour of Lucasfilm’s Amazing Collection

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Star Wars fans, get ready to go light speed to San Francisco! We experienced an amazing tour of Lucasfilm’s enormous collection of props, costumes, and models from 40-plus years of cinema. What better guide to walk (er, roll) us through a tour than the galaxy’s favorite astromech droid, R2-D2? Join us as R2-D2 shows us some of the…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Unexpected Practical Effect Behind Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Fort Ypso

By D23 Team

To create the mysterious Fort Ypso, director of photography Bradford Young utilized stunning practical effects, including on-set lighting that provided the perfect ambiance for scoundrels and rogues to cause intergalactic trouble. Find out more on how he created the cinematography in the clip below, and discover additional behind-the-scenes details when…

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge cantina

Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

By Jocelyn Buhlman

What would be your first adventure if you lived in the Star Wars galaxy? Some would begin their training as a Jedi Knight, others might sign up to join a ragtag group of rebels in saving the universe, but the rest of us… well, sometimes we just want to grab our favorite Wookiee and get up to no good at the local cantina.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s…

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Star Wars school supplies

Every Back to School Essential to Turn School into a Star Wars Story

By Karina Schink

The summer is almost over and school time is fast approaching. Whether you’re jetting off to a school in a galaxy far, far away or right around the corner, be the young trainee with the best gear in the land with these Star Wars-themed back-to-school essentials. D23 Gold Members, don’t forget your shopDisney discount!

Flyboys | Best in the…

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news briefs 8/23

Mickey Mouse, DuckTales, and Halloween Fun—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Get ready to celebrate #Mickey90 in a big way; a mysterious DuckTales character returns; and cool new Halloween merchandise has materialized… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

ICYMI: New Exhibit and Experiences Celebrate 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

In just a few months’ time, we’ll be…

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Star Wars: Episode IX logo

See Who’s Returning for Star Wars Episode IX, Which Starts Filming Next Week

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Our weekend just made the jump to light speed with the news that Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. The last movie in the new trilogy, following our heroes Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron (and adorable droid BB-8), has been eagerly awaited since the moment the credits rolled on Star Wars: The Last…

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Comic-Con 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Disney at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

By Jim Frye

Each July, more than 130,000 fans of films, comic books, and television travel to Southern California for San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of pop culture in the country. Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm have been there since the convention’s early years—Comic-Con celebrates 50 years in 2019—providing news about the latest Marvel…

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