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

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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...]


Star Wars documentary ‘Chewie’ now in development

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 Peter Mayhew the actor behind Han's best friend Chewbacca!As reported by  Examiner.com - It was high on the 2011 "Black List of Unproduced Screenplays" and now it might be produced. It's "Chewie," which will tell the story of actor Peter Mayhew's life during the making of original 1977 "Star Wars" film, now known as "Episode IV: A New Hope."It's been reported that "Fanboys" director Kyle Newman is developing the film.The Black List described "Chewie" as follows:A satirical … [Read more...]


New Behind-the-Scenes Video Looks at Star Wars Weekends 2012

The 2012 edition of Star Wars Weekends takes place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10. (And yes, we know that we add an extra day to the official definition of “weekend,” but when Darth Vader requests a three-day weekend, we don’t argue.)Today, we are pleased to debut two new videos that will take you behind the scenes a bit to show some of the fun we have putting the event together. Conceptualized by the talented team at Disney’s Yellow Shoes … [Read more...]


Star Wars Weekends Returns to the Walt Disney World Galaxy in May 2012

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Star Wars Weekends returns to the Walt Disney World Resort during May and June 2012, as Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates the Star Wars film saga and the hit animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.The annual special event, included in regular theme park admission, will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012.The power of the Force and magic of Disney combine as plenty of out-of-this-world characters – including Wookiees, droids, Ewoks, bounty … [Read more...]


McCallum Reveals New Details About “Star Wars: Underworld” TV Series

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The internet is buzzing yet again regarding George Lucas' Star Wars television project. Prequels producer Rick McCallum, called the live-action series "Star Wars: Underworld" in a recent interview with IGN. This project has been in the pre-production phase now for several years and is said to take place during the time spanning "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope" (while Luke and Leia are growing up).More Star Wars: Live Action TV Series Videos McCallum and Lucas have gone on record as … [Read more...]


Lucasfilm Registers New Domains for New Star Wars Project

It seems that George Lucas and the crew at Lucasfilm are trying to ride below the radar to avoid any Imperial entanglements by registering domains for a new mystery project from the Star Wars franchise.Three domains—StarWarsIdentities.com, StarWarsIdentites.com (typo) and sw-id.com—were registered by Lucasfilm on Nov. 7 through brand protection firm Corporation Service Company.There are many rumors swirling around the Star Wars community regarding these new aquisitions including a … [Read more...]


Steve Jobs, Major Figure in Disney and Pixar, Has Died at 56

According to sources at Apple, the creator of Apple, and the man who helped bring the incredibly popular Pixar Studios to life has died of cancer today at the age of 56. Jobs bought the fledgling Pixar from Lucasfilms in the 80's, and helped it become a major player in Hollywood. As they grew, especially closer to Disney, Jobs grew closer in the process. He was a major share holder in the Disney company and helped oversee all the animated movies that came out over the last few year from both … [Read more...]