‘Star Wars’ Day: JibJab helps the Fourth be with you

May 04, 2010 | 10:15 p.m.

It’s Star Wars” Day! Though the Los Angeles City Council declared May 25, 2007, as “Star Wars” Day in honor of the May 25, 1977,  release date of the first movie, most padawans out there know that May 4 is the more celebrated day. According to Wookieepedia: Typical festivities consist of inviting fellow “Star Wars”-obsessed friends to stay over, and then watching the series in succession. Light-saber fights in the early-morning hours are optional.

Hero Complex will be doing its partlater with the May 19 screening of “Empire Strikes Back” (with Harrison Ford in attendance) at the ArcLight Hollywood. But today is a day to reflect on Luke and Leia, Yoda and Mace Windu and the part that you played in saving the universe from an evil empire. At least, that’s what the good folks over at JibJab want users to experience.

Using its face-transplanting technology, the site has created Star Wars Starring You. By choosing photos of friends, relatives, babies, goldfish, etc., you can help tell the story of “A New Hope” or “The Empire Strikes Back” or “Return of the Jedi.” Become Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian … or Han Solo.


 As is customary, May the 4th be with you.

— Jevon Phillips


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Photos: Han Solo (Geoff Boucher) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in a JibJab-created image.

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3 Responses to ‘Star Wars’ Day: JibJab helps the Fourth be with you

  1. Trent says:

    Star Wars? STILL? Well, I guess it's something to mark the fact that 30 years have passed since the last good Star Wars movie.

  2. Mario Facione says:

    I'm thinking of Selling My collection. Just wanted to know where to go to find out the values on all my Star Wars "Vehicles and Figures From the 1980's & 90's. Also GI Joe from the same years.

  3. Doug Christy says:

    I love this site about Star Wars Day!! It is a huge turn on snce I am a huge Star Wars fan!! I have seen every movie in a theater. I am really glad that George Lucas made these movies!! I am hoping that someday,he will make more of them!! Episodes seven thru nine!! Thank you George and all cast members!! You have made a jedi out of me!!

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