WiC Watches—Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 5 “Practical” – VFX crew with IG-11 on the set of THE MANDALORIAN

As part of its Star Wars Day celebration, Disney has launched an eight-part docuseries all about the making of the first-ever live-action Star Wars show: The Mandalorian. In Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, creator Jon Favreau gives fans a look at what it took to bring the show to life. It’s a lot like his Dinner for Five show he did for IFC in the early aughts, but focused just on this one project.

“Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau,” reads the official synopsis. “Topics this season include the filmmaking process, the legacy of George Lucas’ Star Wars, how the cast brought the characters to life, the series’ groundbreaking technology, the artistry behind the show’s practical models, effects, and creatures, plus the creative influences, the iconic score, and connections to Star Wars characters and props from across the galaxy.”

The first of eight episodes is up now on Disney+. The rest will air every Friday, and we’ll be talking through each of them right here. Let’s get into it:

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