Thursday, February 17, 2011

Clone Wars - A Familiar Face

This broke this morning in the New York Times

"Though Lucasfilm Animation is keeping specific plot details under wraps, the “Clone Wars” finale, scheduled for April 1, will see Chewbacca cross paths with Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker (a k a the future Darth Vader). To prepare for these episodes, titled “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt,” the “Clone Wars” supervising director Dave Filoni and his team of animators and artists delved into the Lucasfilm archives for original Chewbacca reference materials and costumes, and invited Mr. Mayhew to their studios in Marin County, north of San Francisco, to advise them on the process of bringing Chewie to digital life."

You can check out the entire article here

And the video made it's way up to You Tube

When I first saw this clip it brought tears to my eyes... and everytime I watch it I still get a lump in my throat.  I think it's because it's Chewie from the original Star Wars and in the background the original Star Wars music.. takes me back to my childhood (age 7) and watching Star Wars for the first time and letting that universe suck me in and shape my love of sci fi and fantasy. Star Wars made me the geek I am today and it will always be extremely important to me.

And I'm a HUGE fan of The Clone Wars and I'm so looking forward to the appearance of Chewie.

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