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Building a Disney Star Wars Weekends Ad

posted on May 20th, 2010 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Each year, our Yellow Shoes Creative Group creates a series of unique Star Wars Weekends ads featuring characters in settings like they’ve never been seen before – and this year is no exception. One of my favorites puts General Grievous on Sunset Boulevard. But look closely…sharp-eyed Disney Parks Blog readers will be able to spot some details in the image that do not exist at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That’s the genius of Yellow Shoes Production Director Ed Brown. Ed took the original image from Disney photographer (blog author) Garth Vaughn and created an amazing atmosphere. Here’s how it happened:

So, can you spot some of the details added to Sunset Boulevard for the ad? Also, here are the other finished Star Wars Weekends ads.

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Elizabeth from FL on May 20th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Great ads! Chewbacca is my favorite.

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Amanda on May 20th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I’ll be there for Star Wars Weekend…. I can’t wait to see Chewy!!

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Steve from MI on May 20th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Is there anyway to get copy / poster of one of these?

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Jeanie on May 20th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I also would love to know if those will be available to purchase somewhere. They are phenomenal pictures!

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Susan from FL on May 20th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Our 38th trip to WDW…our first to Star Wars Weedend! We are so excited!!! See you soon and may the force be with you.

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Crystal from VA on May 20th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Makes me wish we were visiting in June instead of August this year.

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Mya on May 20th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

These are great! Maybe next year I’ll be able to go.

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Colleen on May 20th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

7 Days and counting!!!

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Carla Rae from TX on May 20th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I am so excited about STAR WARS WEEKENDS! I will be there in a few short hours!
Excitement leads to no sleep, no sleep leads to zombie, Zombie leads to…

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steve on May 21st, 2010 at 5:15 am

Please make these images available in high resolution so we can use them as desktop wallpapers!!

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Julie from NC on May 21st, 2010 at 8:05 am

The AT-AT parking wins!

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Elizabeth from VA on May 21st, 2010 at 11:34 am

I LOVE the Darth Vader/Monorail ad, but the Darth Maul rainbow picture’s pretty funny too!

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Stephanie from CA on May 25th, 2010 at 6:53 am

These are amazing! Love them all!

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