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Star Wars Weekends 2012 starts Friday – A look at Disney’s funny promotional ads and videos

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This weekend, Star Wars Weekends 2012 will kick off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As they do each year, Disney released some promotional images that combine both Walt Disney World and Star Wars elements, plus some very funny videos taking a look “behind the scenes”.

Above and below are this year’s promotional images. The images were created by Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group, in partnership with Lucasfilm.

Here are some hilarious promotional videos, also produced by Yellow Shoes Creative Group.

Each weekend will be hosted by James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein. Both provide voices on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Here’s the scheduled celebrity lineup for Star Wars Weekends 2012 (subject to change):

Weekend I (May 18 – 20)

  • Ray Park – (Darth Maul – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jerome Blake Andy Secombe (Watto – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend II (May 25- 27)

  • Andy Secombe (Watto – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Tom Kane (voice of Yoda – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend III (June 1 -3)

  • Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Silas Carson (Nute Gunray/Ki-Adi-Mundi – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • (Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice talent – currently TBD)

Weekend IV (June 8- 10)

  • Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett – Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones)
  • Nika Futterman (voice of Asajj Ventress – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Star Wars Weekends takes place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10. Click here for more information on Star Wars Weekends 2012. Stay tuned to Orlando Attractions Magazine starting this Friday for coverage.

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3 comments

funny videos May 15, 2012 - 11:09 am

all for you to enjoy whenever you want. Includes contests and scoreboards, too. Don’t miss out! Come play with us!

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Josh May 15, 2012 - 7:15 pm

I love all the new posters so cool how the mix the rides with starwars!

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villasandhomes May 15, 2012 - 11:03 pm

nice posters it will attract more

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