I wonder why we haven’t had a “Disney Gallery” for Andor yet? With Mando & BOBF we have had these a few weeks after the last episode aired, but no sign of one for Andor. There’s already a BTS for Willow which aired its last episode long after Andor.
Poor, isn’t it? It is like Lucasfilm do not want to plug, promote or even talk about their own show.
No “Disney Gallery: Andor” or similar “Behind The Scenes” special, as there has been for the other series.
Nothing on the official Andor twitter for over 2 months.
Nothing on the official Star Wars YouTube channel for Andor for over 3 months.
No videos at all on Andor on the ILMVFX YouTube Channel - no “Behind The Scenes”, or “Inside ILM”, or “Virtual Production” videos.
No Andor books; such as an “Art Of Andor”, “Making of Andor”, or “Visual Guide” for Andor.
There is one panel on Andor at Celebration 2023, for an hour, but nothing else I could find.
I find it underwhelming. Lazy and unengaging too, considering both the fans’ and critics’ positive reactions and praise for Andor.
“Disney Gallery” is a formulaic show, and Disney+ and Lucasfilm have done a number of previous “Gallery” or “BTS” shows, so it shouldn’t be too difficult or time consuming to put a show together for Andor.
A Visual Guide book for “Dawn Of The Rebellion” has been announced, featuring “content from the movies, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor” - https://twitter.com/swbooks/status/1634091342337908736?.
From https://twitter.com/eleventhirtyate/status/1633939968316911616 with their fun take on the book announcement. I think Pablo Hidalgo tweeted something on that thread or image, but he has probably deleted it since.
I think i might know the reason why we haven’t got a BTS feature yet. Disney have recently announced the panels that will feature at Celebration Europe in May and there are 3 Andor panels;
The Making of Andor Season One
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Celebration Stage
Executive Producers Tony Gilroy and Diego Luna and their team of creatives recount the making of the epic first season of Star Wars: Andor.
Andor, the Empire and a History of Resistance
Sat, Apr 8, 2023 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fan Stage
Star Wars is full of conflict between good and evil, and the stories of the galaxy far, far away center on that fight against oppression. Using real world history of resistance and rebellions, we will examine the entire saga and the Andor series in particular to see how and why our heroes seek to stand against the Galactic Empire in their own ways. Our panelists include Chris Kempshall (author, The History and Politics of Star Wars: Death Stars and Democracy; co-author, Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy), Rebecca Harrison (author, BFI Classics: The Empire Strikes Back), Manuel Barcia, Oli Mould, and Jake Rowlett. Join host James Floyd (Star Wars Insider regular contributor, Star Warsologies podcast) in exploring the freedom fighters that helped topple the Empire.
Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Andor
Sun, Apr 9, 2023 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Twin Suns Stage
Join Industrial Light & Magic, and members of the creature effects and special effects teams for a deep dive into the special and visual effects that brought a burgeoning rebellion to life in Star Wars: Andor.
Sadly it looks like only the first one is going to be streamed. So i guess they are keeping all the BTS stuff for Celebration.
Talking of celebration, there are a few panels for the 40th anniversary of ROTJ and not a single one is going to be streamed outside of the event. So, unless you’re lucky enough to be able to get into one of the panels, you’re shit out of luck.