Creators from across theÂ Maker Studios networkÂ joined forces today to celebrate the launch of the new â€œRogue One: AÂ Star WarsÂ Storyâ€ product line and officially kick off a global fan content contest. Beginning today, creators across gaming, lifestyle, comedy and family channels will post #GoRogue videos calling forÂ Star WarsÂ fans to get creative and share their own â€˜Rogue Storiesâ€™ as part of the fan contest celebrating the much anticipated new movie. Â Â
â€œFans play a special part inÂ Star WarsÂ storytelling, posting thousands of videos online every day. This contest is a tribute to all the creativity and passion that fuelsÂ Star WarsÂ fandom across generations,â€ said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.Â
Starting today, eligible fans can enter the contest by uploading their short video stories or skits set in a galaxy far, far away.Â A panel of judges, including â€œRogue One: AÂ Star WarsÂ Storyâ€ director Gareth Edwards, will choose the winning video. Winners will be invited to an advance screening of â€œRogue Oneâ€ at Lucasfilm in San Francisco to see their story on the big screen.Â
Teen and adult fans can find out more and enter the Go Rogue contest atÂ StarWars.com/GoRogue. In the U.S. and parts of Canada, kids ages 8-12 can participate atÂ Disney.com/MyRogueStory, where they also will find a video tutorial and tips to create their own stories.
More than a dozen Maker Studios creators, with a collective reach of 35M+ followers and 360M+ monthly YouTube views, will upload #GoRogue videos including:Â an adventure throughÂ Action Movie Kidâ€™s bedroom where toys come to life, an imaginative unboxing withÂ Chris PirilloÂ and otherÂ Star WarsÂ super fans, and a â€˜rogueâ€™ family tale withÂ MyFroggyStuffâ€”all available now.
â€œAs aÂ Star WarsÂ super fan, itâ€™s a huge honor to be part of an initiative that celebrates fandom in a truly creative and unique way,â€ saidÂ ChrisÂ Pirillo,Â a creator from theÂ Maker StudiosÂ network.Â â€œIâ€™m thrilled to participate in this amazing program, to â€˜go rogueâ€™ and make my own place in the galaxy with other super fans.â€
TheÂ Star WarsÂ fan universe is full of content creators, andÂ there is a huge appetite for what they produce â€“ equivalent to everyone in the world having viewed at least two fan-createdÂ Star WarsÂ videos in the past year.
Some of the participating Maker Studios creators from around the globe include:
- Action Movie Kid
- Blame Society
- BrickQueen & BrickTitan
- Chris Pirillo
- Working with Lemons
For further inspiration, entrants can view the Go Rogue series of fan-made animated shorts on theÂ Star WarsÂ YouTubeÂ channel, created in collaboration with creative networkÂ Tongal,Â to reveal the new line of â€œRogue Oneâ€ toys throughout the past month. To date, the series has garnered more than 10M views from fans around the world.
The new â€œRogue One: A Star Wars Storyâ€ product line is available beginning today at retailers globally, including mass retailers, Disney Store locations and disneystore.com.
Join the global #GoRogue conversation on social.