James Arnold Taylor to Host Star Wars Weekends 2011

James Arnold Taylor, the actor who lends is voice to Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Cartoon Network, announced on his Facebook page that he would be returning to Star Wars Weekends this year as host!

Here’s the post:

“Okay, big announcement! I have just accepted Disney’s offer to be the Event Host for all 4 weeks of Star Wars Weekends 2011!! I will be in Florida for 4 weeks from May 20th to June 12th. I am very excited about this opportunity and can’t thank the folks at Disney enough. More to follow soon!” – James Arnold Taylor

Taylor follows up with this post:

“So to be clear Ashley (Eckstein) will still be hosting all month long as well for the Behind the Force show. I will be the host of the whole event! Plus, Disney is allowing me to perform a half hour version of my one man show as a bonus to the celebration! It will be the world premiere of it and I’m very excited about that.”

If you are unfamiliar with James’ work here are some the characters he’s voiced: Fred Flintstone, Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),  Johnny Test, Green Arrow (Batman The Brave and the Bold), Harry Osborn (The Spectacular Spider-Man) and Milo Thatch (Disney’s Atlantis: Milo’s Return). James also “Voice-Doubles” for many of today’s biggest names including: Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Shia LaBeouf, Christopher Walken, Michael J. Fox, David Spade, Robin Williams and many others.

I’m really looking forward to seeing James this year since I wasn’t able to meet him last year. From every interview I’ve read heard he is very fan-friendly and really nice to meet in person. I’m also looking forward to hearing his one man show. I’m sure he’ll showcase his tremendous range of voices.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi

So if you’re keeping score at home, here are the latest celebrities attending Star Wars Weekends 2011:

  • Anthony Daniels, known worldwide for his portrayal of everyone’s favorite protocol droid, C-3PO, will return this year for Weekend 1 (May 20-22) and Weekend 2 (May 27-29).
  • Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, will appear each weekend this year as Celebrity Host of a behind-the-scenes talk show entitled “Clone Wars: Behind the Force.”

Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12.

Aljon Go is our in-house Jedi and  Star Wars aficionado. Between battling the Sith and visits to  Disney World, he is also the co-host of the ‘WDW Tiki Room‘ radio show and station manager for Sorcerer Radio, the official Disney station of Chip & Company! E-mail: aljon@chipandco (dot) com. Follow Aljon on Twitter@JediMouseketeer!

James Arnold Taylor to Host Star Wars Weekends 2011
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