Happy Birthday Star Wars!

It is hard to believe, but “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” opened in theaters on May 25, 1977- 39 years ago today!

I was only a baby when the inaugural Star Wars movie was in theaters, but who would’ve thought on that day 39 years ago that the movie would turn into one of the largest franchises in history and would shape pop cultures for four decades, and counting.

To celebrate this anniversary, check out this amazing website/infographic from illustrator Martin Panchaud. It is  a 4,845 inch long graphic that tells the story of “A New Hope” in a very interesting and creative way.

Happy Birthday Star Wars!

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.