Saturday, November 23, 2019

"The Mandalorian" is a Fun Journey!

Baby Yoda is the Star of The Mandalorian

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Baby Yoda says hello! (all images courtesy of Disney+).
"The Mandalorian" is a fun new series from Disney. It is available on the new Disney network, Disney+. This is a subscription service that competes with the more established networks offered by other media giants.

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"The Mandalorian" has an impressive pedigree. It is created by some of the biggest talents in Hollywood and comes from the best creator of fantasy stories, Disney. Hard to argue with any of that. However, none of that mattered to viewers, they wanted to see something new and special. Reviews were lackluster at first until Disney sprang its big surprise and introduced the first new breakout star of Disney+.

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The Mandalorian is a bounty hunter.
The real star of "The Mandalorian" turns out to be Baby Yoda! If you haven't seen the show yet, you may wonder who Baby Yoda is. Well, you're about to find out. So, let's get down to the bare facts.

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Baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian" (all images courtesy fo Disney+).
The Disney Plus show "The Mandalorian" is a favorite of children everywhere. It premiered on 12 November 2019. The breakout star of "The Mandalorian" is Baby Yoda. It is a fun ride, though it would be just another show without the glorious Baby Yoda. However, Baby Yoda is a mysterious character with an unknown past.

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"The Mandalorian," of course, is part of the Star Wars universe. While Baby Yoda is a cute and adorable little thing, it is actually decades old. His species just ages slowly.

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Baby Yoda has distinctive massive eyes and a tiny Jedi cloak. Oh, and there are toys of Baby Yoda, too, if you want some. Baby Yoda is not Yoda, who everyone knows from Star Wars. However, Baby Yoda is from Yoda's species, so they are kind of related.

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"The Mandalorian" first aired in the fall of 2019, when Disney began its Disney Plus network. Here we get into a fairly detailed look at the Star Wars universe, so buckle up. Taking place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, "The Mandalorian" follows the adventures of a lone gunfighter in the outer regions of the galaxy. The timeline places "The Mandalorian" approximately five years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

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"The Mandalorian" definitely has the "Star Wars" feel that people love. It includes classic Star Wars touches such as the speedster that Luke Skywalker drove in the first Star Wars film. The weapon that the Mandalorian bounty hunter uses derives from the Star Wars Holiday Special of the 1970s.

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The most distinctive look of "The Mandalorian," though is the armored spacesuit that the bounty hunter wears. He looks like a medieval knight in shining armor.

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The human star of "The Mandalorian" is Pedro Pascal. Many famous people appear in "The Mandalorian," including director Werner Herzog and actors Carl Weathers and Nick Nolte. Brendan Wayne, the grandson of John Wayne, appears in "The Mandalorian from time to time, too. Hasbro, which has an exclusive license from Disney to make Star Wars items, issues action figures and other toys related to "The Mandalorian" and Baby Yoda.

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Baby Yoda actually is referred to as "the Child" in "The Mandalorian," but the popular name for him is Baby Yoda. Jon Favreau created, writes for, and directs "The Mandalorian."

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No toys related to "The Mandalorian" were released until the series aired on Disney Plus in order to keep Baby Yoda a surprise. Baby Yoda merchandise can be purchased at the usual retailers, at Disney Parks, at ShopDisney, and elsewhere.

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An alternate name for "The Mandalorian" is "Star Wars: The Mandalorian."

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Star Wars was created by George Lucas and now is owned by Disney. A film version of "The Mandalorian" is a possibility.

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"The Mandalorian" first aired on 12 November 2019. If "The Mandalorian" at times feels like a video game, there is a good reason for that. The show is made with Unreal Engine, a video game engine, by Epic Games.

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It is believed that "The Mandalorian" is just the first in a string of Star Wars series that will air on Disney Plus. George Lucas was involved in creating "The Mandalorian."

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Filming of "The Mandalorian" takes place long before it airs. In fact, the entire first season was completed before the first episode aired on Disney Plus. Reviews of "The Mandalorian" have been very positive, and they particularly say nice things about "Baby Yoda."

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Filming of "The Mandalorian" takes place in Los Angeles. It is the first Star Wars project to be filmed in Hollywood. Baby Yoda makes his first appearance when he is found in a floating basket at the end of the first episode of "The Mandalorian."

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Yoda, of course, died at the end of "Return of the Jedi." Well, it's "of course" if you are a big Star Wars fan, which many people are. So, Baby Yoda isn't Yoda. Or, at least, it would be very difficult for Baby Yoda to be Yoda. But, you never know.

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Baby Yoda is 50 years old at the beginning of "The Mandalorian." Baby Yoda may be adorable and cut, but he is very powerful.

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Baby Yoda uses the Force to smite his enemies. The Mandalorian protects Baby Yoda. Members of the Evil Empire offered the Mandalorian a big bounty for Baby Yoda, but he refused.

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The main character of "The Mandalorian" is a mysterious bounty hunter. When Disney launched its Disney+ network, "The Mandalorian" was its first hit. The network was an immediate success.

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Baby Yoda is brought to life through a combination of animatronic puppeteering and computer-generated graphics. Baby Yoda is the best part of "The Mandalorian." In fact, it's surprising that Disney didn't just call the series "Baby Yoda," but that would have given away the surprise of his appearance.

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Unlike series from some other companies which release entire seasons of episodes at once, new episodes of "The Mandalorian" generally appear on Fridays. It is a well-produced series that should appeal to all Star Wars fans. So tune in to Disney+ on Fridays and see what adventures Baby Yoda is up to!


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