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Kylo Ren may have caused a stir with his distinctive, if perhaps impractical, crossguard lightsaber, but that’s nothing compared to Belle’s three-pronged candelabra blades. Or is that called a Lumière-saber?
Cosplayer Elizabeth Rage wields her elegant weapon for a more civilized age alongside Amber Arden as Sith Snow and Reagan Kathryn as Reypunzel in these photos of their terrific Disney/Star Wars mashup cosplay.
Filmmaker Tim Burton’s style is nothing if not distinctive, recognizable in both look and tone across works ranging from Beetlejuice to The Nightmare Before Christmas to Frankenweenie. Now one fan has channeled that unmistakable signature for a series of posters that images what beloved Disney animated films might look like had they been directed by Burton.
If there isn’t an animated television special or Marvel miniseries already in development recasting the Disney Princesses as X-Men, then someone’s not doing their jobs.
San Francisco-based illustrator Diego Gómez has done just that, transforming movie images of such beloved Disney characters as Cinderella, Pocahontas and Snow White into such iconic Marvel mutants as Emma Frost, Psylocke and Jubilee.
A company called twofour54 in Abu Dhabi has altered a building to look like the Starkiller Base from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abu Dhabi was of course used by director J.J. Abrams for the set of Jakku in the film.
Standing 100-meters tall, the building covers 17,000 square meters of surface area. It’s currently being used as the headquarters for a company called Aldar.
Check out the video below, which showcases Abu Dhabi’s impressive Starkiller tribute:
It should surprise no one that Star Wars was the hottest toy property last year in the United States. Still, you may be shock at just how huge of a merchandising phenomenon the Force awakened.
Retail research firm NPD Group tells Reuters that Star Wars toys generated sales of more than $700 million in 2015. That’s more than products related to Avengers, Jurassic World and Minions combined.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close several attractions and take down its iconic Earffel Tower to make way for eagerly awaited theme lands based on Star Wars and Toy Story.
Disney announced the April 2 closing of the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and “nearby locations around Streets of America,” with the Orlando Sentinel adding to the list the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, a Monsters, Inc. meet-and-greet and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant.
The lightsaber-wielding villain of the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens will soon become a fixture at Disney Parks.
The entertainment giant has announced that, beginning next month, visitors to the Star Wars Launch Bay attractions at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, will come face to face with Kylo Ren on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer.
BB-8’s natural roundness doesn’t really lend itself for the bricky LEGO-verse, but the artists over at Bright Bricks managed to build a life-size LEGO version of everyone’s favorite droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the film’s premiere in the UK.
Bright Bricks uploaded the following timelapse video, which shows how the team managed to successfully build a full-size BB-8, with all the necessary curves:
More than a decade in the making, Disney’s fabled $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park will finally become a reality in June.
The entertainment giant announced that the 963-acre Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney destination in mainland China, will hold its grand opening on June 16.
A LEGO enthusiast has proposed the idea for a microscale version of Los Angeles’ Disneyland — in LEGO form — featuring miniature versions of 13 of the park’s attractions. It’s pretty great, but we wouldn’t be opposed if the “Star Wars” park was included as well.
To make the proposal a reality, you can cast your vote for Nick Calierti’s project over at LEGO ideas. Take a look at Calierti’s video below, which showcases the impressively detailed miniature sets:
With construction about to begin on the highly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands at Disney World and Disneyland, the company teases that one of the rides will be “unprecedented, in a way.”
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jon Snoddy of Walt Disney Imagineering said that’s because of the involvement of Industrial Light & Magic, the renowned visual-effects studio acquired by Disney as part of its purchase of Lucasfilm.
In the style of Olly Moss’ stunning original trilogy posters, Nakatomi Inc and Joshua Budich have teamed up to awaken the Schwartz in some stellar new parody posters that mashup “Star Wars” and its number one spoof, “Spaceballs.”
Inspired by Mel Brooks’ seminal “Star Wars” parody, Budich’s posters feature the characters of “Spaceballs” actors Joan Rivers, John Candy and Rick Moranis, with the caption, ‘The Schwartz Awakens.”
Check out each poster below, which are available separately on Nakatomi Inc’s website on 18×24 4-color hand printed paper, or as a foil print set for $200 USD:
As if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t have us feeling nostalgic enough, Groot artist Brian Kesinger has channeled Bill Watterson in a series of illustrations that merges the galaxy far, far away with the world of Calvin and Hobbes.
After implementing increased security measures in its theme parks last month, Disney has issued new guidelines for anyone participating in race events like the Star Wars and Avengers Super Heroes half marathon weekends.
Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts has already installed metal detectors, banned the sale of toy guns and reaffirmed a moratorium on adults and teenagers wearing costumes.
The Internet delivers exactly what you (and hopefully, your dog) was hoping for this winter, as online retailer Petco has unleashed a new wave of “Star Wars” pet accessories.
Bundle your pup up with Princess Leia earmuffs, or perhaps a BB-8 hoodie — no matter what you decide, the Force will be strong with your domestic pal.
Check out some of the “Star Wars” goodies Petco has to offer below: