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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) "Laser Sword" Rotoscope Animation Sheets


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Set of three hand drawn “Laser Sword” rotoscope pages used in the production of the classic 1980 science fiction film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The adventure continues in this “Star Wars” sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).

Rotoscoping is a VFX technique which is now replaced by CGI. Rotoscoping is where an animator traces over a projected film image by hand, frame by frame, to modify the image. In the case of the Star Wars films, rotoscope animation was used to give the lightsaber blades their glow, and to animate laser blasts. This collection features three pages of a lightsaber, or “Laser Sword” in battle and are hand drawn in black ink and each numbered in sequence. This set remains in excellent, production used condition.

This item is accompanied by an official Prop Block COA (Certificate of Authenticity). 

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 14 x 1 in