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Release Dates for Walt Disney’s 2015 Movie Slate

Updated: 11/12 to add new film “Strange Magic” Get out your favorite box of candy and put on those 3D glasses, it’s time to preview the 2015 lineup of movies from Walt Disney Studios (and related companies). The list of movies set for release next… Read More »Release Dates for Walt Disney’s 2015 Movie Slate

Good News, Warwick Davis will appear in Star Wars: Episode VII

Disney and Lucasfilm have promised to get the original gang from Star Wars back together in episode VII. Both Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are reportedly already finished with their work during the principle photography portion of the production. Mark Hamill’s story apparently requires additional… Read More »Good News, Warwick Davis will appear in Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Force for Change announces winning fan

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The public hasn’t seen one inch of footage from the new Star Wars film, but already I’m impressed with JJ Abrams’ vision. If he’s able to be such a good steward of the Star Wars brand via projects like Star Wars: Force for Change, then I feel a lot better about trusting him with the entire legacy of the series.

Turns out Star Wars: Force for Change has already raised $4,261,410 USD for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Disney has also committed an additional US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Fan contributions were received via fundraising platform Omaze from citizens of 125 countries and enough money was raised to support the equivalent of 7-8 new UNICEF Innovation Labs.

Here’s the video of the contest winner getting the news:

The grand-prize winner was D.C. Barns of Denver Colorado, who shared during a donor video chat that the first time he saw Star Wars when it opened in theaters in 1977, when he was only five. “I loved it! … I just couldn’t get it out of my head of 35 years.” D.C. was then asked to share his favorite Star Wars moment. As he began to reply, he was suddenly surprised in his Denver office by members of Star Wars: Force for Change team. Once settled, D.C. exclaimed, “This! This is my new favorite Star Wars moment!”

D.C. will enjoy a trip to London for himself and a guest, a behind-the-scenes visit to the Star Wars set, and will be fitted with a costume and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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