‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ reveals a hilariously awkward Dave Filoni story

Star Wars professional and ‘The Mandalorian’ director could not consider his ears when Lucasfilm first reached out to him.

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an eight-part docuseries about the making of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Its first episode, which premiered on Star Wars Day (Could the Fourth be with you), targeted on the administrators who contributed their expertise to the hit present’s Season 1 episodes. 

A kind of administrators is Dave Filoni, a Lucasfilm legend who has labored in some capability on each single Star Wars undertaking since 2008’s The Clone Wars movie and series. In Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, he revealed that he virtually blew his likelihood to work on any Star Wars undertaking…as a result of he assumed his first name from Lucasfilm was a prank. 

Earlier than Filoni received known as in for an interview to work on The Clone Wars, he was an animator on Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Final Airbender. His colleagues at Nick knew he was an enormous Star Wars fan, so when he received a name from Lucasfilm Animation (which had not but been introduced as an enlargement of Lucasfilm’s stay motion tasks), he assumed it was “the fellows from SpongeBob” pulling his leg:  

“Someone known as from Lucasfilm Animation and I am like, ‘There is no such thing as a Lucasfilm Animation.’ And I assumed I had been so enthusiastic about Revenge of the Sith popping out and speaking about it on a regular basis that the fellows from SpongeBob have been busting my chops over Star Wars. So I assumed it was a prank name… You get so uninterested in being picked on you are similar to, ‘That is the SpongeBob guys, I do know it’s.’ And I am like, ‘Oh so you are making Clone Wars, however you form of already did that, proper?”

Filoni laughed when he recounted how skeptical he was within the name and solely realized the producer on the road was telling the reality after he had made what he assumed was a prank appointment for an “interview” with “George Lucas.”

Fortunately, he stored the appointment and impressed Lucas a lot that he turned a collection creator, government producer, voice actor, and director for over a decade of iconic Star Wars tales. Take that, guys from SpongeBob. 

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.

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