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Star Wars Weekends 2013 + Kathleen Kennedy to Appear at Star Wars Celebration Europe.

What to expect from this year’s Disney’s Star Wars Weekends? The festival takes place at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort from May 17 to June 9. Read on to find out the special guests for this year as well as some action from the first day…

Here’s a list of all the special guests that are expected to appear:

May 17 – 19    
Ray Park (Darth Maul)
Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars Clone Wars voice actor)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Original Series)
Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano)
James Arnold Taylor (voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)
 

May 24 – 26    
Ray Park (Darth Maul)
Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
Jim Cummings (voice of Hondo Ohnaka-Star Wars Clone Wars)
Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano)
James Arnold Taylor (voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)
 

May 31 – June 2   
Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Sam Witwer (Voice of Darth Maul – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano)
James Arnold Taylor (voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)

June 7 -9    
Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
Tom Kane (voice of Yoda in Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano)
James Arnold Taylor (voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)

And here’s some action from the first day – Dance Off with the Star Wars. The Good Guys vs. The Bad Guys with songs from Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Gungnam Style and more. 
If you see this for the first time make sure to watch it all. First you feel kinda weird but the costumes and some of the tunes and moves are really worth it…



In other news Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy was official announced to participate at this year’s Star Wars Celebration that takes place in Essen Germany from July 26 – July 28. We could definitely expect some fresh Episode 7 news from there.
Here’s the official announcement from StarWars.com:

 “Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm and producer of Star Wars: Episode VII, will make her first Star Wars Celebration appearance in Essen this July. Expect to see Kennedy on the Celebration stage, talking with celebrity host Warwick Davis about her amazing career in the movie industry and her recent move to Lucasfilm. This will be a landmark experience for fans at Star Wars Celebration Europe.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry today. She joined Lucasfilm in 2012, personally selected by George Lucas to lead the company.

 Kennedy has produced or executive produced over 60 films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins. Among her credits are four of the highest-grossing films in motion picture history: Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The Sixth Sense, as well as such blockbuster entertainment as the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins, The Goonies, Poltergeist, War of the Worlds, Twister, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Kennedy has produced the films of such directors as Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Oz, Peter Bogdanovich, and Richard Donner.

Prior to joining Lucasfilm, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded in 1992 with director/producer Frank Marshall, and in 1982 she co-founded the phenomenally successful Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg.”

Other guest appearences:
Carrie Fisher, Jeremy Bulloch, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Dave Filoni, Ian Mc Diarmid and plenty more.
For the complete list go to: starwarscelebration.eu