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This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the highly anticipated film by J.J. Abrams that hits theaters Dec. 18. (Lucasfilm via AP)

'Star Wars' design team teases themes, inspirations behind 'The Force Awakens'

ANAHEIM, Calif. - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theatres just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday. Rick Carter, an Academy Award winner…