www.fieldfisher.com/publications/2016/01/star-wars-may-the-ip-be-with-you

Jan 15, 2016 ... The new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, smashed box office records all ... of a fictional character are protected as artistic works e.g. R2-D2, Yoda etc. ... Film titles have also been registered as trade marks such as The ...

www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/star-wars/239140/how-george-lucas-brought-star-wars-to-the-big-screen

One only has to look at the earliest draft of the original Star Wars movie Lucas ... Star Wars legend tells us that the names of two now famous characters - R2-D2 ... For one hundred thousand years, generations of JEDI perfected their art as the ...

www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-bits-the-russo-brothers-want-to-direct-a-star-wars-movie-fantastic-fan-art-and-a-whole-bunch-of-new-toys

Dec 21, 2018 ... Showcased on starwars.com, this all-droid line is full of awesome new additions including R2-D2 ... Artist Scott Lava has been treating his Instagram followers to some ... Learn about the most iconic characters from the Star Wars movies or ... ' Captain Marvel' Post-Credits Scene May Have Been a Huge Lie.

screenrant.com/star-wars-15-facts-you-didnt-know-about-r2-d2

Aug 15, 2016 ... Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 in each Star Wars movie to date, ... of Artoo was used, and he was credited as playing "himself" in the credits. ... The character truly stuck with Grainer over the years: she graduated from the ... there by special effects artist Dennis Muren, who worked on both films.

www.popularmechanics.com/culture/movies/g1503/9-things-to-do-to-celebrate-star-wars-day-other-than-watching-star-wars-16755930

May 3, 2014 ... Or you could take a moment to appreciate the artists, movies, comic ... two lowly characters, serving the same function as R2-D2 and C-3PO in Star Wars. ... most famously the encompassing title crawl and a city in the clouds.

www.nytimes.com/1997/01/26/movies/the-names-came-from-earth.html

Jan 26, 1997 ... TWENTY YEARS AGO, the film maker George Lucas expanded ... ''Basically, I developed the names for the characters phonetically,'' Mr. Lucas said. ... ''Star Wars'' in turn has spawned a galaxy of sub-industries -- more than two dozen ... R2-D2 According to Mr. Lucas, the robot who resembles a whistling ...

ew.com/movies/2017/05/04/star-wars-rian-johnson-force-awakens-ending

May 4, 2017 ... J.J. Abrams had not only resurrected the Star Wars universe, but he ... favor to ask: Would Abrams mind changing the ending of his film? ... Johnson already had a to-do list for the Force once it awakened, ... His request will end up returning a long-beloved Star Wars figure to the center of the action: R2-D2.

www.fromthegrapevine.com/arts/actor-who-plays-r2d2-star-wars-last-jedi-jimmy-vee

Feb 15, 2017 ... The beloved "Star Wars" character R2D2, originally played by the late British actor Kenny Baker, ... The droid R2D2 in the 2015 film 'The Force Awakens. .... ' The Last Jedi': What the 'Star Wars' cast is saying about the new title ... L.A. Galaxy honors former MLS star David Beckham with statue by Israeli artist ...

www.newyorker.com/magazine/1997/01/06/why-is-the-force-still-with-us

Jan 6, 1997 ... Before “Star Wars,” merchandise was used only to promote movies; it had ... since 1991 have made the Times hardcover- or paperback-best-seller list. ... off sketches for its R2-D2 coolers, which will have Star Wars-related .... They were all young artists, who just wanted to make artistically worthy films and ...