“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Content Round Up

September 25, 2007

Here’s a compendium of all the videos, images, audio, articles and interviews on starwars.com about “Family Guy: Blue Harvest.” Enjoy!

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20 Things Star Wars Fans Have to Look Forward To

September 24, 2007

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WizardWorld.com recently posted a list of 20 things Star Wars fans have to look forward to in the future, including the CG animated Clone Wars series, the live-action TV series, The Force Unleashed video game, Fanboys, Hasbro’s Star Wars Mighty Muggs, and a whole bunch more to keep your Force-sense tingling. Head on over to WizardWorld.com to check it out.


MacFarlane: He’s the real “Family Guy”

September 17, 2007

“Family Guy” creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane talks with Chicago Tribune about his upcoming projects and the new season of his hit animated show including the upcoming Star Wars tribute — “Family Guy: Blue Harvest.”

Q. Why a Star Wars spoof for the season opener?
We’d done a lot of Star Wars” gags in the past — so many that we eventually had to start getting the approval of Lucasfilm. And they were so generous and so willing to let us play around with those characters that we approached them last year and asked if they’d ever be open to us doing a full episode … And they said yes. So it’s essentially the original Star Wars movie, from start to finish, with the “Family Guy” characters playing the parts.

And it really ended up becoming not only a very funny episode, but a visually impressive episode — we have a lot of computer-generated imagery and a lot of very complex camera work to really capture the flavor of the movie itself. If it looks good and is visually impressive, the jokes are going to be that much funnier.

Read the full interview here:
MacFarlane: He’s the ‘real’ ‘Family Guy’

Don’t forget to tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for the one-hour special.

Stay tuned to starwars.com for more “Family Guy: Blue Harvest” coverage.


“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Concept Art

September 14, 2007

From Starwars.com:

Here’s a first look at concept art from the “Family Guy” special episode called “Blue Harvest” — a hilarious homage to the Star Wars saga as unique as only Seth MacFarlane and his talented team of writers can make it.

For the Star Wars tribute, Peter Griffin is Han Solo, Lois is Princess Leia, Stewie becomes Darth Vader, Brian plays Chewbacca, and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Cleveland and Quagmire will play the droid duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO, while Herbert is the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Don’t forget to tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for the one-hour special.

Check out ALL of the Concept Art here on starwars.com.


FIRST LOOK: “Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Poster

September 6, 2007

Tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for a special one-hour “Family Guy” episode called “Blue Harvest” that’s a tribute to the Star Wars Saga as unique as only Seth MacFarlane and his talented team of writers can make it.

Click here for a larger image of this poster.

Stay tuned to starwars.com for ongoing coverage of the show!


Star Wars at 30: Lucasfilm Presentation

July 27, 2007

5:11 John Williams’ Star Wars score blasts through Hall H, met now by the customary hoots and hollars of the Comic-Con crowd.

5:13 Lights dim… retrospective video begins, a combination of footage from Episode IV, and footage celebrating its original release in 1977. Fans attending the Mann’s Chinese theater footprints ceremony. Footage than jumps forward to the prequel trilogy. Rose Parade footage and Celebration IV and all the latest developments in the saga, from The Force Unleashed, to starwars.com, Robot Chicken, Clone Wars and more. The montage ends the now familiar message, Star Wars is Forever.

5:15 Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of Fan Relations takes the stage. He thanks the fans, particularly the worldwide 501st, “Attracted 32,000 people in London. This year has been one big party, planned by fans, run by fans, and I’m very happy to say overrun by fans!”

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