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Star Wars Celebration – When To Expect Announcements

Since its inception in 1999, Star Wars Celebration has focused on bringing fans together to celebrate their shared love of all things Star Wars. This special event revels in the excitement of new movies, television shows, books and comics while also commemorating the vast history of the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Celebration is days of major announcements, immersive exhibits, an interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, costumes and other surprises celebrating all things Star Wars!

Star Wars Celebration begins today in Anaheim, and expectations are beginning to rise on potential announcements. But when can we expect them over the next four days?

Here’s a look at some of the most significant panels relating to Disney+:

Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase

Thursday, May 26
11:00AM – 12:30PM (PT)

Star Wars Celebration returns, launching with a must-see showcase that will kick the weekend’s festivities into hyperdrive. Lucasfilm’s current crop of live-action filmmakers will be joined by special guests to discuss the many Star Wars adventures coming soon, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and The Mandalorian.

This is the big one where the majority of any potential announcements will be released. 

“Light & Magic”

Friday, May 27, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)

Be among the first in the world to get a sneak peek at the recently announced Disney+ documentary series “Light & Magic.” Join us for an “illuminating” discussion panel featuring Lawrence Kasdan and Ron Howard, joined by VFX titans Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston and Rose Duignan, and Lynwen Brennan, Lucasfilm executive vice president and general manager.

Mando+ :  A Conversation with Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni

Saturday, May 28
11:00AM – 12:00PM (PT)
In their first appearance at Star Wars Celebration since the premiere of The Mandalorian, join Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni with special guests for a lookback and a look ahead at what’s to come.

Behind the Scenes of The Mandalorian & The Book of Boba Fett

Saturday, May 28
1:00PM – 2:00PM (PT)

Return to the sands of Tatooine as members of the visual effects, creature effects, and sound teams pull back the curtain on their work for The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett to meet the creative challenges put forth by showrunners Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez. The team will share how practical puppets, advanced animatronics, CG animation, and cutting edge sound combine to bring the creatures to life. The filmmakers will also illustrate how miniatures continue to play a role in visual effects, and explain the latest advancements in virtual production from the ILM StageCraft team that helped pioneer the technology.

Tales of the Jedi

Saturday, May 28
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (PT)

Introducing Tales of the Jedi, animated anthology shorts. Hosted by Amy Ratcliffe with special guest Dave Filoni.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2

Sunday, May 29
11:00AM – 12:00PM

“Strap in kid, you’re not gonna want to miss this view.” Join host David Collins as he invites Star Wars: The Bad Batch executive producer and supervising director Brad Rau, executive producer and head writer Jen Corbett, story editor Matt Michnovetz, actors Dee Bradley Baker (the Bad Batch) and Michelle Ang (Omega) to discuss highlights from the first season of the acclaimed series as well as some exciting hints of what’s to come in season two!

Star Wars Celebration Live Stream:

Watch the Star Wars Celebration LIVE! complete live stream of day 1 from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, including interviews, panels, and much more!

The stream begins at 12:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 26, and 12 p.m. PT on subsequent days.

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