VIDEO: Relaunches With New Features

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Lucasfilm and Disney have relaunched the site that features new interactive experiences, exclusive news and cross-platform compatibility.


Touted as the digital destination and first source for all Star Wars film, TV, and video game news, the new site features:

  • Long-form articles and videos that go behind the scenes of past, current and upcoming projects;
  • Exclusive online videos, including a behind the scenes video of the making of Chopper from the upcoming series Star Wars: Rebels, and more to come in the following weeks;
  • The immersive Databank, an encyclopedia of hundreds of pieces of Star Wars knowledge about characters, creatures, locations, droids and devices;
  • Details about upcoming fan events;
  • Users can log in with their Disney ID to access upcoming special features and digital experiences;
  • New, simple navigation and design;
  • Rich, consistent experience across all platforms and devices using the same technology that powers the entire Disney Interactive Media portfolio.

As an example of the types of behind-the-scenes videos offered on the new site, check out the video below: “Star Wars Rebels Comes To Life” that introduces Chopper, the grumpy, lazy, yet ultimately heroic astromech droid of the Star Wars Rebels animated series – and Lucasfilm has brought him to life. Go behind the scenes to see how a fully functioning Chopper was designed, built and introduced to the world

Droid Design: Chopper from Star Wars Rebels Comes to Life on Star Wars Video

As Yoda would say, “The new site check out you must!”

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Bob Collins

Bob first visited Walt Disney World in 1975 when he was 6 years old. He went back with his wife and two daughters 37 years later in 2012. Since then, he and his family have visited WDW each year at Spring break or when school is out for the Summer. They currently have another trip planned for March 2015.