CHEWBACCA CHALLENGES YOU TO ‘ROAR FOR CHANGE’

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LET THE WOOKIEE WIN FOR A GOOD CAUSE WHEN LUCASFILM AND STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE TEAM UP TO DONATE UP TO $1 MILLION TO UNICEF.

This Star Wars Day, you can be a Force for good while unleashing your best Wookiee roar!

Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change announced Roar For Change, a global challenge in support of UNICEF that invites fans to share their own version of Chewbacca’s fearsome roar on social media. For each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange between May 3 – 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Change U.S. will donate $1 to UNICEF USA, up to $1 million. Funds will be used to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.

Simply share your best Chewbacca impersonation, try donning a Hasbro Electronic Chewbacca mask, or create a Dubsmash using one of Chewbacca’s best-known roars from the Star Wars saga, available now on the app homepage.

As this campaign kick-off video notes, Chewbacca may be a bit of a diva on set according to his Solo: A Star Wars Story co-stars and director Ron Howard, but beneath the furry façade and gruff carpet-like exterior, he has a heart of gold.

The fun continues tonight when fans attending Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite gather for an epic celebration worthy of Kashyyyk for park-wide Wookiee roars. On May the 4th, guests at the Disney Store in San Francisco can meet Chewbacca in the fur and roar alongside the legend himself. And stop in anytime May 4 – 6 and roar in a Disney store nationwide to receive 10% off your Star Wars purchase after posting on social media using #RoarForChange.

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SUPPORT FORCE FOR CHANGE @ DISNEY PARKS STARTING DECEMBER 16, 2017

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We’re happy to announce that Star Wars: Force for Change is returning to Disney Parks starting on Galactic Nights, December 16, 2017! While you’re enjoying Star Wars: The Last Jedi and taking advantage of all of the Star Wars-related activities at Galactic Nights, it’s never too early to start preparing for Solo: A Star Wars Story!

This year, we will offer t-shirts for adults that feature the logo for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story. These shirts are the first products for the new film created especially for Disney Parks and will be available through May 25, 2018.

25% of the retail sale price of this product will be donated to UNICEF USA in support of UNICEF Kid Power. UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids can go on missions, earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

The Adult Tee will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Galactic Nights on December 16, 2017. This item will then roll out to the below locations on December 17th, 2017:

Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland Park – Star Trader and Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Downtown Disney District – World of Disney

Walt Disney World Resort

  • DHS Star Wars Galactic Nights (Initial Product Launch)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Tatooine Traders and Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Disney Springs – Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Star Wars Trading Post
  • Magic Kingdom Park – Merchants of Venus

These items will not be available on the Disney Parks online store or via the Shop Disney Parks mobile app.

Learn more about Galactic Nights here and buy your ticket today!

Solo: A Star Wars Story, set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

 

5 HIGHLIGHTS FROM STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY: “THE PADAWAN PATH”

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AHSOKA TANO RETURNS IN THIS CLONE WARS-ERA SHORT!

Ahsoka Tano’s fate in Star Wars Rebels may still be up for debate and interpretation, but on Thursday we got a glimpse at the fan-favorite Padawan’s further adventures before she left the Jedi order. In the fourth episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, the micro-series deviated from its previous course, with installments that up until now were plucked from the franchise films, to focus on the small-screen heroine. Running late for her own ceremony at the Jedi Temple, Ahsoka must take a detour of her own to help some hapless citizens with a malfunctioning, massive droid on the loose. Can she do it? (Spoiler alert — She can do anything.)

Here are five highlights from the short, “The Padawan Path.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Products From Disney Parks – Force for Change

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For the past two years, Disney Parks has partnered with Lucasfilm to offer unique opportunities for guests visiting Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Through the purchase of specially designed products created for Disney Parks, guests have supported the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, harnesses the strength of Star Wars to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. I’m delighted to announce that the partnership will return this spring with new items inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This year, guests will find T-shirts for adults and youth, as well as a pin that includes the logo and select characters from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These items are some of the first retail products for the new film which releases December 15, 2017.

Twenty-five percent of the retail sale price from each of these products will be donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, a program that uses the world’s first WEARABLE-FOR-GOOD™ to give kids the power to get active and save lives by earning points that unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.

These items will debut in Booth 3463 at Star Wars Celebration, a Star Wars fan event coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 13-16, 2017.

Following the event, select locations at Disney Parks listed below will carry these items through the summer. These products will not be available on DisneyStore.com or the Shop Disney Parks app.

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Tatooine Traders and Star Wars Launch Bay
Disney Springs – Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Once Upon A Toy
Magic Kingdom Park – Merchants of Venus
Disneyland Resort

Disneyland park – The Star Trader and Star Wars Launch Bay
Downtown Disney District – D-Street and World of Disney
To learn more about Star Wars: Force for Change, please visit ForceForChange.com.

MARK HAMILL ANNOUNCES THIS WEEK’S STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE PRIZE

Today, Mark Hamill announced details for this week’s campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star Wars: Force for Change. Since April 5th, Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, has been matching the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

This week, the top fundraiser will get a trip to London including tickets to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe where they will meet Mark Hamill.

This month-long campaign will lead up to “Star Wars Day” on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish®.

Over the course of the four-week period, which culminates at 11:59pm (PST) on May 4th, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange to these four charities and have their donations matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000. All participants who enter will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the location of the dramatic final scene from The Force Awakens.

Show your Force and visit CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange now for more details.