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Star Wars - Now in 3D!

The Phantom Menace returns to theaters Friday

By Veronica Louise Mendoza | February 9 , 2012

On Friday, the Star Wars saga returns to theaters. But now the epic adventure movies are in 3D! The revamped series begins with Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D, with the other episodes following in the months and years ahead.

Kid Reporter Veronica Louise Mendoza was one of a few kid journalists who visited Skywalker Ranch in January to go behind the scenes of the first chapter in the Star Wars saga. She spoke with sound editor Matthew Wood and concept model artist John Goodson. Both people worked on The Phantom Menace when it was first released in 1999 and they returned to the movie to covert it to 3D. She also interviewed Joel Aron, the CG director for the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He explained the similarities and differences between Star Wars on TV and Star Wars on the big screen.

And since this was a Star Wars event, Veronica was trained by Jedi Master ObiShawn on how to use a lightsaber — then she dueled him!

Click Play Video to watch her video reports!

(Interview video courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Behind the Scenes of The Phantom Menace

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Darth Maul (Ray Park) wields a formidable double-bladed lightstaber in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. (Photo: 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved)

Dueling a Jedi Master


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Lighting a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Check out the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog for more on Kid Reporter Veronica Louise Mendoza's visit to Skywalker Ranch!

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