Disney+ is celebrating Star Wars Day aka May the 4th (be with you), with a takeover that features commissioned original artwork by a group of global artists and “Star Wars” fans.
Lucasfilm and Disney+ have worked with each artist to identify what title resonated most with them and have created unique pieces that visually bring to life the magic of the story.
The new artwork launches today with the first piece of epic fan art on the “Star Wars” brand landing page, with the artwork celebration, continuing on Disney+ next week, from Tuesday, May 4th until Saturday, May 9th with each movie and series’ illustrations updated to feature the original one-of-a-kind artwork. The updated art will become available for the below titles:
Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
Episode VIIII – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
The Mandalorian (2019 – )
Here’s a preview of the Star Wars Takeover:
Jerrell B Jimerson, EVP of Products & Design said:
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to create experiences that engage fans more deeply and creatively with the Disney+ user interface. Whenever they open the app, we want viewers to feel like they are entering a truly unique Disney experience. For this year’s “May the 4th,” we teamed up with Lucasfilm to celebrate the fans that make this day possible by showcasing multiple pieces of impressive fan art created by the Star Wars community on Disney+.”
What artwork is your favourite?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.