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Create your own 'Star Wars' opening crawl, thanks to Disney

Ever wanted to make your own 'Star Wars' homage but lacked the skills? Well take a look at this

Ben Gourlay | Sep 7, 2014 at 08:36 pm CDT (0 mins, 39 secs reading time)

Back in 1976 the iconic 'Star Wars' opening crawl - the text that dissolves into space in the film's opening, was a huge undertaking which was achieved with a series of models and props by Industrial Light and Magic and which was later replaced by CG text for the special edition versions.

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Today, Disney have launched an interactive HTML app which allows users to generate their own 'Star Wars' crawl, prefaced with the obligatory "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" and share via social media.

The app can be accessed from the official site.

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It's a very simple to use application, but it's a whole lot of fun. It's just a pity you can't extract a video from it, but there's ways around that of course.

Last updated: Sep 8, 2014 at 07:44 am CDT

Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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