The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens is a behind the scenes reference book for younger readers. It is written by Mark Salisbury with the goal of teaching readers about the visual effects used to bring Star Wars creatures to life, and how the effects changed over time. It was released on May 25, 2018.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Go behind-the-scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how favorite characters—Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba and more—were created from concept to screen. This collectible book includes 20 special interactive elements, including six-page booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal the magic behind the movie with concept sketches, molds, digital imagery and more! Includes creatures and aliens from all 10 Star Wars films from A New Hope to Solo: A Star Wars Story![1]


The book was first announced as a part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi multimedia project, set to be released before the film.[2] It was later pushed to December 15 to coincide with the release of film and the "Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi" banner was removed from the cover. However, the book did not meet that release date either.[3]

On February 16, 2018,[4] it was announced that the book would come out on May 25 of that year,[5] coinciding with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which the newest cover reflected.[4]



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Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea



Droid models


Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology



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External linksEdit

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Full adaptations
Novel · Junior novel · Graphic Novel · Read-Along with CD
Partial adaptations
Train Heist · Han on the Run
Character books
Last Shot · Most Wanted · The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!
I Am a Wookiee · Chewie and the Courageous Kid · Choose Your Destiny
Lando: Double or Nothing: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Adventures FCBD · Adventures 10 · Adventures 11
Behind the scenes
The Art of · Moviemaking Magic
Guide and reference books
The Official Guide · The Official Collector's Edition
Meet the Crew · Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide · Icons
Activity books
Colouring Book · Look and Find
Sound Book · Official Sticker Collection
Ultimate Sticker Collection · Activity Book
Other material and merchandise
Soundtrack · Topps trading cards (Countdown) · Han Solo Card Game
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