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The Last Jedi Receives 4 Oscar Nominations

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the nominees for this year’s 90th Academy Awards and Star Wars: The Last Jedi gathered 4 nominations:

Best Visual Effects
Best Original Score
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing

Congratulations to Disney, Lucasfilm, ILM, Skywalker Sound and John Williams for their achievement.

Star Wars Rebels: Mid-Season 4 Trailer

The end begins when Star Wars Rebels returns with its final episodes. Monday, February 19 at 9pm EDT on Disney XD.

According to Deadline.com, Disney XD will air back-to-back 30-minute episodes on February 19 and 26, culminating with another new half-hour and the 90-minute series finale on March 5.

Before She Was the Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy

“What a piece of junk!”
“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid”
“This bucket of bolts is never gonna get us past that blockade”
“Then we just float away…” “…with the rest of the garbage”
“She’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”
“The garbage will do”
“Blast that piece of junk out of the sky!”

The Millennium Falcon has always been the subject of mockery in terms of its appearance, but there was a time when the Falcon was all-new. Han said he made some “special modifications” and soon we’ll get to see what it looked before Han took ownership.  With Solo: A Star Wars Story coming out in a few months, be prepared to start seeing a fresh, slightly sleeker depiction (and a slightly different silhouette) for one of the most iconic starships in film. And as you’d expect, we’ll be seeing a wide range of toys and collectibles from Hasbro, Mattel, LEGO and more as well.

Be Mindful: The Last Jedi Leaks Abound


As we approach the official release of The Last Jedi, kicking off with the red carpet event this weekend, now may be the time to check out of casual online browsing, especially social media. Entire image galleries from the Visual Dictionary book (released on Dec. 15) have hit sites and even some of the new official TV spots have some pretty surprising reveals (a big one just today) that you may wish to experience in the context of the entire film rather than in a quick clip. Again, official TV spots and trailers are fair game to talk about but if you’re sensitive to “spoilers” the onus is on you to avoid them or seek them out. It is our responsibility to give you the option. If you wish to discuss spoilers, head to our forums.

Star Tours To Split Prequel and Original Trilogy from Sequel Trilogy

WDW News Today is reporting that Star Tours attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park is planning on updating the ride experience giving riders the option of experiences elements of Episode 1-6 or 7-8 and beyond – essentially splitting the characters and locations from the Prequel and Original Trilogies from current Sequel Trilogy (pre- and post-Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm if you will). Head on over to WDWNT for the details.