Movie Title: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Star Tours 2 ..... USA (working title)
Star Tours II ..... USA (working title)
Star Wars: Star Tours II ..... USA (working title)
Country / Region: USA
Genre: Short / Action / Sci-Fi
West Hollywood, California, USA
USA, May 10,2011 ......( California)
USA on May 17,2011 ......( Florida)
Plot Keywords: Special Venue, Disneyland, Ride Film, Star Wars, Space Travel, Disney Park Attraction, Space, Star Wars Spinoff, Walt Disney World, Spacecraft, Theme Park Attraction
This attraction takes place in-between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars (1977).
In April 2005, at the Star Wars Celebration III, creator George Lucas confirmed that a Star Tours II was in production. In May 2009, /Film reported that filming for the new version of Star Tours was underway in West Hollywood, California.
The flight information board utilized in the ride queue promises forthcoming adventures to Hoth, Tatooine and Dagobah, and displays the text "Soon Endor Won't Be The End-All". These details, especially the tagline, are often mistaken as recent additions, used to support rumors of impending changes to the attraction, but have actually been in place since Star Tours opened, as have advertisements to other planets, such as Hoth.
At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California[when?], it was announced that Star Tours at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios would close in October 2010 for total renovation and would re-open in 2011 as Star Tours II. The updated ride system will consist of a high-definition video, a Disney Real-D 3D screen, an improved motion simulator, as well as several other newly added special effects. A short teaser trailer was shown at the expo featuring a podracing scene similar to that from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. An accompanying teaser picture depicted a red-colored "StarSpeeder 1000" spacecraft.
In May 2010, Disney announced exact dates for the closure of Star Tours at both parks, both earlier than the originally announced October 2010 date. Star Tours closed on July 27 at Disneyland and closed on September 7 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
On June 11, 2010 at the "What's Next?" presentation, Disney announced that the reimagined attraction will take place between episodes III and IV of the Star Wars film series and will be named Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. They also premiered an image showcasing the StarSpeeder 1000 flying through Coruscant.
On August 12, during Celebration V, Disney showed a preview 'commercial' of what guests may expect to see, including visits to Endor, Bespin, and Alderaan (recently voted safest planet in the galaxy).
On September 24, two new characters were revealed for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The first one was Ace, the new pilot, and the second one was the Aly San San spokesdroid, voiced by Allison Janney. During D23's "Destination D" event, Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis stated that the new ride will feature 54 possible different experiences.
On October 26th, 2010, Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP and Senior Creative Excutive of Walt Disney Imagineering, stated that while "Ace" was supposed to be the pilot of the Starspeeder 1000's, by the time riders actually take off, the pilot will be C-3PO. Fitzgerald also mentioned that Captain Rex, the former Star Tours pilot, would also make an appearance somewhere on the new version of the attraction.
John Williams, who composed the music for all six of the original Star Wars films, declined the opportunity to write the soundtrack for this new incarnation of Star Tours. He had also declined writing the score for the original Star Tours attraction. Instead, Michael Giacchino will be writing the score for the attraction. The signature Star Tours theme is reportedly staying in the attraction and will not be replaced.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
|James Earl Jones|
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO (voice)
Allison Janney ... Aly San San (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader (voice)
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Tom Fitzgerald .... creative executive
Linda Folsom .... production executive
George Lucas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher S. Bryson .... first assistant director
Irina Bryson .... key second assistant director
Dustin Cawood .... sound effects editor
Sean England .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Michael Cordova .... digital artist: ILM
Katherine Farrar .... associate production manager
Bill George .... visual effects supervisor
Ryan Hopkins .... senior digital artist: ILM
Makoto Koyama .... character animator: ILM
Björn Mayer .... visual effects supervisor: Pixomondo
Glen McIntosh .... animation supervisor
Jerome Moo .... digital artist: ILM
Philip Nussbaumer .... digital compositor: Pixomondo
Tim Odell .... modeler: ILM
Tim Odell .... texture painter: ILM
Paul Sharpe .... digital artist
Kirk Shimano .... digital artist: ILM
Shaun Stephenson .... visual effects: ILM
Johan Thorngren .... digimatte supervisor
Jim Van Allen .... creature technical director: ILM
John Van Der Zalm .... creature technical director: ILM
Glen McIntosh .... animation supervisor
Shawn Miller .... animator: ILM
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Scott Trimble .... key location manager: Alaska
* Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI)
* Walt Disney Attractions (2011) (USA) (all media)
* Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)