fea·​tur·​ette | \ˈfē-chər-ˌet, ˌfē-chər-ˈet\

Definition of featurette 

: a short film especially : a short documentary film about the making of a full-length movie

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The featurette adds some familiar characters — General Leia and BB-8 — which helps establish the timeline as just before the sequel trilogy that began with The Force Awakens. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "This new featurette introduces the characters of Star Wars Resistance," 29 Aug. 2018 Disney has released a second featurette introducing some of the characters in its upcoming animated show, Star Wars Resistance: the Aces, a team of pilots who protect the base. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Meet the pilots of Star Wars Resistance in a new featurette," 14 Sep. 2018 Netflix's upcoming period drama The Crown is rumored to have cost around $156 million to produce, and a new featurette out today suggests that no expense was spared in recreating the world of Queen Elizabeth. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "New Trailer Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Netflix's The Crown," 13 Oct. 2016 Extras: director commentary and a making-of featurette. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 16 Mar. 2018 The Director and The Jedi is set for wide release on June 27... naturally, as a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Last Jedi video release. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "At its best, new Last Jedi making-of film is a touching tribute to old Star Wars," 13 Mar. 2018 In a featurette for the film, writer-director Martin McDonagh credited McDormand for her inspired take on the character. Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, "Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ wins best picture; Frances McDormand’s rousing speech; Jordan Peele makes history with ‘Get Out’ screenplay," 4 Mar. 2018 The featurette shows a bit of Oregon in the background, but is mainly cast members cracking jokes and talking about the show. Kristi Turnquist, OregonLive.com, "'Everything Sucks!' clip takes us behind the scenes of Oregon-filmed show," 23 Feb. 2018 Sorkin, 56, said in a featurette, exclusive to PEOPLE. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Poker Face! Aaron Sorkin to Bring Real-Life Inspiration Behind Molly's Game to Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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