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Wookiees in Star Wars Rebels vs Star Wars The Clone Wars

I have heard many complaints on how the Wookiees are drawn in the new animated series Star Wars Rebels ‘mini movie’ “Spark of Rebellion”. Therefore, I decided to do a side by side comparison between the way the Wookiees were presented in Star Wars Rebels to the last time the Wookiees were animated in Star Wars The Clone Wars.

Images of Wookiees in Star Wars The Clone Wars

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Images of Wookiees in Star Wars Rebels

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I personally do not see where there is a significant difference in how each of these series draw Wookiees. In fact, I want a plushee of Kitwarr! However, with so much negativity on Twitter and Facebook about this, I thought I may be missing something just based on this comparison. Therefore, I asked fellow fangirl and someone who has a better pulse on the creative side of Star Wars, Tricia Barr, about this topic and here is what she had to say:

The Clone Wars had a bigger budget and better modeling capabilities so some of the animation isn’t going to be quite as stunning as the old show. The Clone Wars was working toward photorealistism in its animation and Star Wars Rebels is firmly positioned as a cartoon. With that said, the Star Wars Rebels animation is beautiful.

What was important to me was that the emotion of the moment in the scenes with the Wookiees still struck home. I’d much rather have a good impactful storytelling moment than worry about the minutia of hairy details.

So have you seen the mini movie Star Wars Rebels Spark of Rebellion yet? If so, what did you think of the character designs of the characters, especially the Wookiees? If not, then you may want to watch the ABC prime time television debut of Star Wars Rebels Spark of Rebellion Tonight (October 26) at 7:00PM EST on ABC with an extra scene added featuring Darth Vadar voiced by none other than James Earl Jones!

Lost in Translation Cover Comparison: The Wedding in White

Topic: Lost in Translation Cover Comparison: The Wedding in White

Since I started my “Lost In Translation” series of blog posts, I thought it would be interesting to continue this companion piece started during the A to Z Blog Challenge. This post will focus on the different covers between the original novel version and the manga version of “The Wedding In White” by Diana Palmer.

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Manga Cover has the following characteristics:

*Setting is outdoors
*The couple is in the foreground with a fruit bearing tree just behind them
*The man is wearing a tuxedo in white
*The woman is wearing a white wedding gown with a huge bow on her arm
*The man is carrying the women with her arms around his head and not his neck
*The woman is holding an eye patch in her hand
*There is a ranch house is in the background

Observation: This version is trying to covey the characters and the wedding between them. It also hints to an important piece of the plot, which is represented by the positioning of the women’s arms and the eye patch in her hand.

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Novel Cover has the following characteristics:

*Setting is outdoors
*A bouquet of roses sits on the ground in the foreground
*The couple is standing in a dancing pose more in the background than the foreground
*The man is wearing a tuxedo in black
*The woman is wearing a white wedding gown without bows
*There is a ranch house near the background with trees and mountains in the distance

Observation: It is harder to understand what it is trying to covey with this version. There does not seem to be any hints of the plot except for the couple in wedding clothes and the location of the story.

My next Lost In Translation post will review and compare the original The Wedding in White novel and the manga version.

#AtoZChallenge Cover Comparison

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A-Z Blog Challenge Topic: Cover Comparison

Since I started my “Lost In Translation” series of blog posts, I thought it would be interesting to create a companion piece on the different covers created for each version.

A Wife In Time by Cathie Linz

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Manga Cover has the following characteristics:

*Setting is outdoors
*Flowers are everywhere
*Couple is arm and arm, but not embracing
*The man is wearing a suit jacket and tie
*The women is wearing an elegant gown
*Each of them are holding on to a necklace that she is wearing

Observation: This version is trying to covey the characters and highlight an important piece of the plot

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Novel Cover has the following characteristics:

*Setting is indoors
*Lightning can be seen through the window in the background
*The couple are shown in a heated embrace
*The man is wearing just a shirt and pair of pants
*The women is wearing just a slip like piece of clothing

Observation: This version is trying to covey the passionate nature of the couple’s relationship

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