ABC To Layoff 2% of Workforce

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 For those of you who don't know ABC television is owned by Walt Disney Co. Unfortunately yesterday they begun laying off about 175 people, or 2 percent of its workforce. They say it's to adjust to changes in viewing habits.The layoffs were prompted by a company-wide review of possible cutbacks to jobs Disney no longer needs, either because of improvements in technology or redundancies following a string of major acquisitions in the past few years.The layoffs will happen across … [Read more...]


Highlights of Star Wars Celebration Europe and Bonus Footage

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Star Wars Celebration — the second Star Wars Celebration Europe took place July 26-28, 2013 in Essen, Germany. It's the ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away...Star Wars Celebrations bring fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it's young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, … [Read more...]


Star Wars Celebration Convention Returns to US in 2015

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Lucasfilm revealed during closing ceremonies of Star Wars Celebration Europe that the next official Star Wars Celebration will take place in Anaheim, California, from April 16-19, 2015. The timing couldn't be better with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. The event promises to be the biggest and best one yet! … [Read more...]


New Animated Series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Coming in 2014

I was sad to learn that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars', which has been one of the best additions to the 'Star Wars' canon, was coming to an end. It had some of the best storytelling and character development that the 'Star Wars' universe had seen while also keeping it alive for fans new and old of the franchise. On the tail of the announcement that the series was ending though, Lucasfilm had announced we'd have another series to take its place. Up until now, it's only been rumor and speculation on … [Read more...]


New Animated Series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Coming to Disney XD in 2014

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If you're like me you were bummed to hear that "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" was being cancelled after a tremendous five season run. The animation, stories and acting were top notch and I really hoped that this new series Lucasfilm hinted at would be on par with the quality we, Wars fans, have grown accustomed to in terms of production value and storytelling. It would appear that our geeky prayers have been answered!StarWars.com just released details on their new animated series "Star Wars … [Read more...]


Top 5 Ways Princess Leia is a Disney Princess

Ever since Disney purchased LucasFilm and announced upcoming Star Wars films, Disney fans are beginning to consider Princess Leia as the newest Disney princess; and after Merida's Coronation and  2013 Star Wars Weekends beginning this week, I got to thinking that Leia really does deserve to be one of those royal ladies.Now I know what you're thinking. Princess Leia doesn't exactly generate thoughts about cute, woodland creatures, ball gowns, and sweet, romantic ballads; but Princess Leia is … [Read more...]


Disney and EA Announce Multi-year Deal to Develop Star Wars Video Games

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Today Disney and EA announced that they will be coming together to bring about new Star Wars games for hardcore gamers. So fear not Playstation and X-Box console lovers, you may just get your Star Wars first person shooter or squad based game sooner than later. It also looks like Disney will continue to push forward developing casual  games for Facebook and mobile platforms. Read the press release info below.The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a new multi-year … [Read more...]


LucasFilms Donates $1 million to Chinese Earthquake Victims

The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will donate $1 million in humanitarian aid for the areas affected by a recent deadly  earthquake in southwestern China's province of Sichuan. The president of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, made the announcement in China on Saturday where she made two appearances. She also used this time to discuss two recent deals in China.Kennedy offered her condolences to the individuals affected by the natural disaster which killed over 150 people and injured … [Read more...]


Disney Plans New ‘Star Wars’ Film Every Year Starting in 2015

As of last October, we knew that a new 'Star Wars' trilogy was happening, as was announced when Disney purchased Lucasfilm. At the time, all we knew was that the new series would start with 'Star Wars Episode VII', and that the film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, which will be released in the summer of 2015. It's believed that the new films will see the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as their iconic characters of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, but in … [Read more...]


Disney Closes LucasArts Studio

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Today, the Walt Disney Company laid off the staff of LucasArts and cancelled all of their current projects. Approximately one-hundred fifty staff members were informed of the decision this morning and lost their jobs. This decision also forces the company to cancel both of LucasArts current projects- Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313. The Walt Disney Company is keeping the LucasArts name to license games, but the studio will no longer exist.Disney has reported that their current … [Read more...]