Lucasfilm has announced that “Star Wars Weekends” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will give a sneak peek at Star Wars: The Clone Wars, coming to theaters on August 15:
The Star Wars adventures continue on Aug. 15 with the theatrical release of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS from Lucasfilm Animation, and this years Star Wars Weekends at Disneys Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort will offer fans an exciting, in-depth look at the making of this big-screen animated epic.
Among the features at this years Star Wars Weekends, which run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 6 to June 29, 2008, will be Behind the Force Experience THE CLONE WARS, an exploration of the creation of this groundbreaking Star Wars feature film. During Experience THE CLONE WARS, fans will get a chance to meet a representative of Lucasfilm Ltd. and, at the culmination of the presentation, see an exclusive clip of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS that can be seen only at Disneys Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends.
The Clone Wars is Star Wars as youve never seen it before, so it makes sense that were offering fans at Star Wars Weekends something completely unique an early glimpse at a Star Wars movie, said Kayleen Walters, director of marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. Were working with Disney to create an event no Star Wars fan will want to miss.
In addition to the excitement surrounding Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars will feature celebrities from the classic, live-action movies, who will be on hand each weekend for photos, Q&A, autograph sessions and Hollywood-style motorcades. All four weekends, Star Wars actor Warwick Davis (who portrayed “Wicket the Ewok) will serve as celebrity emcee and host of the event.
Among the scheduled celebrities and special guests at this years Star Wars Weekends are Dave Filoni, director of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS; and MatthewWood, who performs voices in the movie and the CLONE WARS TV series debuting this fall.
A weekend-by-weekend lineup of celebrities scheduled to appear includes (subject to change):
June 6-8: Jeremy Bulloch (“Boba Fett”) and Daniel Logan (young “Boba Fett”)
June 13-15: Peter Mayhew (“Chewbacca”) and David Prowse (“Darth Vader”)
June 20-22: Amy Allen (“Aayla Secura”) and Matthew Wood (“General Grievous” and voice artist in THE CLONE WARS)
June 27-29: Dave Filoni (director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
In addition, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disneys Hollywood Studios will offer a host of surprises throughout the four weekends, promising to bring an unprecedented level of sneak preview excitement and fun to the popular Star Wars Weekends.
Other activities included in the fan-fest fun: the Padawan Mind Challenge, allowing kids under 12 to test their wits before the Jedi Council; Legends of the Force, The Clone Wars at Star Wars Weekends / 3-3-3 a motorcade featuring favorite Star Wars celebrities; and “Jedi Training Academy,” where young Jedi-wannabes can learn lightsaber battle techniques and test their
newfound skills against Darth Vader or Darth Maul.
The Star Wars Weekends fun is included with regular admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.