The New Yoda Chronicles to air May 4th on DisneyXD


MakingStarWars.Net discovered that a new LEGO Star Wars program will be airing on DisneyXD on May the Fourth. The New Yoda Chronicles: Escape from the Jedi Temple looks set in the classic trilogy timeframe, with Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon as well as LEGO Star Wars character JEK-14. The new show was first hinted at several months back with a new toy in the LEGO catalog.

The program airs at 7 pm and 9pm ET/PT. (The video above lists showtimes for Disney Channel Asia, which gets it on May 3rd, as does the UK.)

If you look closely, the LEGO title has been removed from the show title, as well as the addition of the word “New” to The Yoda Chronicles. These changes may have been done to neatly get by any existing deals with the previous U.S. broadcaster, Cartoon Network, as well as re-brand the show to fit the new storytelling timeframe. Notice that the word “Rebels” is mentioned in the trailer!

A look at the original trilogy storyboards

anh-storyboardWith the release of Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy less than a month away, Vulture has a look at some of the earliest visuals for A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

The book, edited by Lucasfilm’s J.W. Rinzler, will be available on May 13.

Disney’s Alan Horn: Second unit shooting for Episode VII is happening in Abu Dhabi, future films may return to May

At a press event this morning (at least Variety and Bloomberg were there) Disney’s Alan Horn dropped us a few bits of Episode VII news. He clarified his earlier remarks, confirming that second unit work has happened in Abu Dhabi, though principal photography has not yet started. (Note that we still don’t know if The National pics are actually a Star Wars set.)

Horn reiterated that the film’s budget could be as much as $200M, and that George Lucas is acting as a consultant. He also said that the franchise may revert back to May release dates for future films, depending on the scripts, and that he’s flying to London this week to go over the Episode VII script with J.J. Abrams.

An announcement on casting will be coming “very shortly,” though per usual, we’ll believe that when we see it.

Attack Pattern Clinique: Best #StarWars tweets for April 14-20

@museum_scifi: Fun fact: If you heckle Timothy Zahn during a convention, he sends Mara Jade after you. @AwesomeCon #moSCIfi pic.twitter.com/oj84xEPMAR

There were two three cons this weekend; WonderCon in Anaheim, AwesomeCon in D.C. and Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience in, you know. Salt Lake. You may remember we got some Rebels news at WonderCon. As for the rest? What minor Star Wars character’s name sounds like a sex position? Head below the cut to find out. (Or not.)

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May the 4th at the Disney Store

Okay, this is cute. I'm not made of stone.

Okay, this is cute. I’m not made of stone.

Yakface has details on May the 4th at the Disney Store, which is apparently why Disney brought bloggers out this week… They did get a nifty tour, though.

I’m not really seeing anything exciting in the new products, but that’s a) not my beat and b) there’s still a day left to the event. So hopefully there’s something more exciting waiting in the wings. (Or not, as the case may be. Oh well.)

Out this week: Legacy #14, third KOTOR omnibus

Legacy #14We’ve got two comics coming out Wednesday, or rather, one comic and one trade collection. Legacy #14 is the new issue, and the third Knights of the Old Republic omnibus is the trade. Remember, you’ll want to pick this omnibus up ASAP, as we have no idea how long it’ll remain in print once with Marvel taking over the comics license next year.

We have just under a month until our next upcoming book, Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, on May 13.

Last week on the Club Jade Tumblr: Cars, places and parallels

sw-cars2Our themes last week were: Star Wars cars (including the 1977 Toyota Celica at right,) places, parallels between the original and prequel trilogies, plus some Clone Wars, and funnies. Today will bring a fresh batch of Matthew Stover starting at around noon, and from there? We’ll see!

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