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...]



Is This the End for Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series?

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There has been a lot of internet buzz regarding the future of  "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series since Cartoon Network aired the season finale last week. Rumors of the show's cancellation ran wild while others speculated an announcement from Disney about the move to one of its channels. Today we know that Lucasfilm animation is "moving in another direction." While not specific, it does sound as if there are no immediate plans to have season six on broadcast television.We do know … [Read more...]



Return of the Princess – Carrie Fisher on Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII

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Star Wars news seems to be breaking on a daily basis which is a great thing! Original trilogy actors have been doing a lot of press answering questions regarding their possible involvement in Star Wars Episode VII. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams have mentioned wanting to return to a galaxy far, far away. Now we can add Carrie Fisher to the "Ep. 7" buzz.  Here's an excerpt from a recent Palm Beach Illustrated interview with the galactic princess.Q: “Disney is going to … [Read more...]