Friday, March 1, 2024

Star Wars’ C3PO, Anthony Daniels, to be Interviewed by WDI Star Wars Czar Scott Trowbridge at SATE 2015

ABOVE: Audio-Animatronic C3PO, voice by Anthony Daniels, “Star Tours” at Disneyland. Copyright Disney.

Burbank, CA, USA — “A Conversation With… Anthony Daniels” will be an ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ – type, onstage interview and meeting of minds between Anthony Daniels, the actor known world-wide for his role as C3PO (Star Wars), and Walt Disney Imagineering’s Scott Trowbridge who’s dedicated solely to the Star Wars franchise. It will be a feature of the annual SATE conference of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), Sept 17-18 in Pittsburgh.

Daniels and Trowbridge will share stories exploring the role of technology, how it changed, and the effect that had on the films, the rides, and museum installations. They’ll also reflect on the appeal of “Star Wars in Concert” to hard-core fans, the opportunity it provided to widen the fan base and how the use of technology and multiple media exploded the experience.


  • –SATE is the annual Experience Design conference of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).
  • –SATE ’15 is hosted Sept 17-18 at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.




Anthony Daniels, Actor

Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center 

As the iconic protocol droid, C3PO, Anthony Daniels is the only actor to appear in all seven Star Wars movies. He has been involved in numerous spin-offs of the Saga: notably The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Disney’s Star Tours, where after 23 years, his golden character was promoted to the rank of pilot in “The Adventures Continue.” Anthony has scripted and presented for the international arena symphony spectacular, “Star Wars in Concert.” He was spokesperson for the “Art of Star Wars” exhibitions and hosted the Museum Of Science (Boston) international touring exhibition, “Where Science Meets Imagination.”


Scott Trowbridge

Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Scott Trowbridge is a Walt Disney Imagineering creative executive responsible for strategic concept development and integration of the Star Wars franchise across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. As Disneyland Resort portfolio creative executive, he leads creative oversight and development of new guest experiences. Trowbridge previously managed WDI Research & Development, leveraging media and technologies to tell new stories and create innovative experiences. Additionally, he oversaw the Blue Sky Design Studio where Imagineers develop new ideas. He holds a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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