Staggs Says Avatar Land Is Still On

During the Grand Opening Press Event for Walt Disney World's New Fantasyland, Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that another one of the WDW projects is still on track - that being the Avatar Land to be built in Disney's Animal Kingdom.News on the "Avatar" land front has been quiet for some time since it was announced more than a year ago.   This has caused the rumor mill to be filled with stories that the land was either being re-evaluated or even cancelled.  Fuel was poured on … [Read more...]


Save the Galaxy and Use the Force For Free – Star Wars: The Old Republic is Free-to-Play

Star Wars: The Old Republic - NOW Free-to-Play

BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc.  and LucasArts has taken their critically-acclaimed, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic is now Free-to-Play! Now players can experience the complete storylines of all eight, iconic Star Wars™ classes, all the way to level 50 without paying a monthly fee.“There has never been a better time to start playing with us. We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” said … [Read more...]


Toy Story 3 Screenplay Writer Michael Arndt Begins Work on Star Wars – Episode 7

Pre-production work on Star Wars: Episode VII is well underway and with speculation running rampant on who will be directing the new trilogy, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).Are you looking forward to it? Or are you a Star Wars purist … [Read more...]


Pixar Dedicates Building To Steve Jobs

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While the first thing you may think of when you hear Steve Jobs' name is his legendary work at Apple, many people should know the role he played in the creation of Pixar films.  Jobs financed the studio for quite some time, even when it was not profitable, because he believed in the work of the company and it's employees.So it is fitting that Steve Jobs' name now has a permanent place at the Pixar campus, above the entrance to the studio's main building.  It is also especially fitting … [Read more...]


Disney Confidential – Disney to purchase Hasbro?

 Hey everyone Anonymouse here once again!!!   All the news, gossip and rumors that can be found, heard and talked of that is exciting to all of the Disney fans out there can be found right here!On the heels of Disney buying Lucasfilms for a whopping $4 Billion dollars there are now rumors swirling about that Disney may have it's sights set on acquiring toy giant Hasbro!  This would make sense from the perspective that Hasbro currently owns the rights to create many of the licensed … [Read more...]


Audio From the Disney Lucasfilm Investor Conference Call Audio

Bob Iger, Walt Disney Company CEO with George Lucas

Here's audio from the Disney investor conference call from October 30, 2012 regarding the Inquisition of Lucasfilm by the Walt Disney Company."Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's … [Read more...]


George Lucas Talks About the Future of the Star Wars Franchise

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George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies in this clip provided by StarWars.com.Related articlesDisney to Acquire Lucasfilm (chipandco.com) The Force is coming to Disney! Images of Signing! (jedimouseketeer.com) … [Read more...]


Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

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Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing … [Read more...]


‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Launching Next Month

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"May the flock be with you......"  The wildly popular Angry Birds game franchise is coming to a galaxy far far away.  The next version of Angry Birds which will be released on November 8th will feature the characters, stories and settings of the "Star Wars" films.The game will feature the Angry Birds characters  transforming into Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and other "Star Wars" characters. “Both 'Star Wars' and Angry Birds share the instant and irresistible appeal of hands-on fun," said … [Read more...]


Lucasfilm Announces Back-to-back 3D Releases for Star Wars Episodes II and III Fall 2013

Star Wars Prequel 3D Teaser

On the final day of Star Wars Celebration VI Lucasfilm let the cat out the bag regarding the future 3D releases of the Star Wars prequel films.Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the official release dates for the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Attendees at the closing ceremony for Star Wars Celebration VI, the franchise's massive fan event, learned that the epic movies that chronicle the … [Read more...]