Star Wars : A Scanimation Book, Hardback

Star Wars : A Scanimation Book Hardback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Imagine a book whose pages literally recreate your favourite scenes from your favourite movies - in full motion.

Sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, right?

How perfect, then, that Rufus Butler Seder chose "Star Wars" as the subject of his next book, which brings to life ten of the most iconic and memorable scenes from all six classic movies.

Darth Vader's final lightsaber duel with Obi Wan Kenobi, R2D2 and C3PO making their way across the sands of Tatooine; Luke's targeted descent into the trenches of the Death Star; Princess Leia giving R2D2 the stolen plans; General Grievous with his four lightsabers spinning; Yoda and Emperor Palpatine locked in an epic Sith Lightning duel; the Millennium Falcon zooming out of eating range of the giant asteroid slug; Anakin and Padme's tender love scene at the entrance of the Geonosian Battle Arena; Boba Fett gliding on his jetpack; and, Darth Maul's thrilling double-bladed light saber battle against Qui Gon Jinn are all brought to life by the magic of Scanimation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: colour illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Interactive & activity books & packs
  • ISBN: 9780761158462



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I took 3 minutes and read Star Wars: Scanimation. Cool little book but not sure if it's worth $14.95. I think it's meant for elementary school kids. Each page has a 'picture' behind a grill and as you turn the pages the 'picture' slides behind the grill and gives the appearance of movement, kind of like an animated flip book. this one has 10 scenes from the 6 star wars movies. I think I've already used more words in this paragraph than the whole book had. The author, Rufus Butler Seder, appears to specialize in this medium since he has 4 previous books with the same format, but all of them are obviously oriented to a young audience: Gallop!, Swing!, Waddle!, Kick!. All of which were to highlight the movements named in the titles.

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Definitely a " marginal" purchase, but lots of fun for the diehard Star Wars fan. I have lots of students who would just eat this up.

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