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Looking at Lucasfilm Ep 52: Get ready for Mando Mondays

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how well the 40th-anniversary re-release of “The Empire Strikes Back” has been doing at the box office. Then -- in honor of Star Wars Reads -- they reflect on the very first book they purchased which was related to this franchise


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

What’s significant about Jon Favreau opting not to direct the sequel to Disney’s 2019 photorealistic reimaging of its hand-drawn hit from 1994, “The Lion King”

Which memorable patron of the Mos Eisley cantina did the late, great Ron Cobb design

What sort of guidance did George Lucas reportedly give Alan Dean Foster out ahead of writing “Splinter in the Mind’s Eye”

Why did Tony Gilroy opt-out of directing the first few episodes of that “Rogue One” spinoff that Lucasfilm is readying as a new limited series for Disney+

What’s genuinely ambitious about the retail program that Disney is rolling out in tandem with Season 2 of “Star Wars: The Mandolorian”


released October 3, 2020
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Dan Zehr


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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