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At the end of The Last Jedi, a boy named Temiri Blagg (AKA "Broom Boy") uses the force to grab a sweeping broom.

Boy uses force to grab broom.

Instantly, it came to my mind that this scene was an homage to Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice (since Disney bought Lucasfilm some years earlier).

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What I want to know: was there any official information, press release, interview, or article, which suggests that the connection is intentional?

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  • The name sense to be based on the actor's name, more or less, so it's not a tuckerization of anything to do with Mickey or that particular film.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 15 at 13:12
  • @AncientSwordRage, I did not suggest the link to Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice due to the name. Instead, it's the similarities between the scenes that strikes me. And the fact that Disney owns the whole thing, and so they could.
    – Arc
    Jan 15 at 15:47
  • oh but if, for instance, the lead animator for the sorcerer's apprentice had a similar name it would be a bit of evidence towards your theory it a clue to finding a quote that mentioned the name and the similarities in the scene as a whole.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 15 at 15:54
  • @AncientSwordRage, now I understand, so I did a quick search (fandom.com's disney), but none of the credit's names match. I guess that at this point only insider information from The Last Jedi team could salvage my theory, other than that very brief - but, at least to me, meaningful - scene similarity.
    – Arc
    Jan 15 at 16:13
  • It probably is, they also allude to Mary Poppins in the scene where Leia is blown into space.
    – sf02
    Jan 18 at 19:37

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