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The Infamous Holiday special turns 40 this week. (Nov 17th)

Discussion in 'General TV Series Discussion' started by Andrew Waples, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Andrew Waples

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    https://www.starwars.com/news/the-star-wars-holiday-special-boba-fett

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    The weapon above is confirmed to be in The Mandalorian.

    "The bounty hunter also brandished a distinctive weapon. Briefly described in the original script as a “tuning fork,” the Nelvana layout team created a unique design. (It has also seen new life recently, as revealed in a behind-the-scenes photo from the forthcoming live-action series The Mandalorian.) Celestri remembers from the original special that “it was my improvisational choice to have Boba use the tuning fork to smack the beast several times. I figured it would help show his personality.

    When The Empire Strikes Back came out, I remember thinking that the character had more screen time in our animation than in the feature film! But when it’s all put together it makes for a very interesting character, and I’m glad to have contributed to it in some ways.”
     
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    Here's a good rundown of what on earth happened during the production of this... thing.
     
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    In that picture, what is Boba even riding? It really is remarkable that Boba was first introduced in this mess.
     
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    When Favreau shared the weaphon I decided to rewatch the entire cartoon. Didn't remember so much.
    And I have to say is quite impressive and quite good. The animation has some kind of personality, with little points (keeping the distance) from Moebius, Baksy and a colorful palette of colours and a cool vintage/underground look. Voices and sound are so great. Could see a few episodes of this.
     
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    I rewatched the special with my dad around this time last year, as he'd never seen it.

    I'm still left wondering why I thought that was a good idea, even fleetingly.
     
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    Carrie Fisher agrees with you.

     
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    Say what you will, I love the Holiday Special. I grew up watching variety shows in prime time. The Holiday Special is a special kind of nostalgia for me. It's like a time capsule. There is nothing else like it.

    I would love if they made a new Holiday Special.
     
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    Today is once again the 17th November. So Happy 41st Birthday to the Star Wars Holiday Special!
     
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    I barely remember the Holiday special and haven't seen it in forever. But Happy 41st
     
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    Peak storytelling in Star Wars.
     
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    Lumpacca is canon.
     
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