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[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces the 2015 Disney Legends

The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2015 Disney Legends who will be honored at an awards ceremony at the D23 Expo in August.
This year’s Disney Legends are: Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children’s Susan Lucci, animator Andreas Deja, former ESPN president George Bodneheimer, Disney artist Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto who was Disneyland’s first Ambassador in 1965, and Disney artist Carson Van Osten.
“The Disney Legend Award is our highest honor, and we are incredibly proud to recognize these eight talented individuals who have contributed …

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[5 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lucasfilm and Marvel to Publish ‘Star Wars’ Comics and Graphic Novels Beginning in 2015

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment have joined together to publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.
Marvel Comics published the first Star Wars comic book – STAR WARS #1 – in March 1977, and published the series for nine years. Dark Horse Comics took over the publishing license in 1991.
In 2013, Dark Horse released The Star Wars #1, which was an adaptation of George Lucas’ original screenplay for the film. That comic currently is one of the top-selling Star Wars comics …

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[23 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Completes Lucasfilm Acquisition

Last month, Disney and Lucasfilm made the incredibly exciting announcement that Disney would soon be the official owner of Lucasfilm, which includes the legendary Star Wars franchise. On Friday, Disney announced that their acquisition of Lucasfilm is now officially complete.
The acquisition was done based on last Friday’s closing price of Disney stock market shares, which was $50. With that closing price, Disney’s acquisition of the company was valued at $4.06 billion, a slightly higher amount than the original $4 billion estimation that was announced in October.
In a statement, Disney CEO Bob …

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[24 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Speculation Abounds Regarding Star Wars Episode 7

With Darth Vader dead and the Emperor out of the picture as well, some sideline Star Wars fans wonder what could be left to tell of the story. But diehard fans know that there’s a lot of potential plots already in place.
With more than 80 comic books and over 110 novels set after we closed the book on Return of the Jedi, there is plenty to choose from.  The rich treasure trove of storytelling all had the blessing of George Lucas and Lucasfilm as well, so none of it can …

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[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
George Lucas to Donate Disney Payout to Charity

George Lucas already has plans for the $4 billion payout from Disney – a payout he received when the media giant acquired Lucasfilm.
In a statement, Lucas said the majority of his new wealth will go towards helping others – more specifically, education. In fact, Lucas is no stranger to helping foster the education system. In 2010, he participated in The Giving Pledge and created two organizations: Edutopia and the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Now, Lucas plans to put the majority of his proceeds towards his philanthropic goals. Said Lucas:
I am dedicating …

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Acquisition of Lucasfilm

The Walt Disney Company has announced its acquisition of George Lucas’  Film Production Company, Lucasfilm Ltd.  The deal is valued at approximately $4 billion.
Regarding the transaction, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger made this statement:
Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas.  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 unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.
Lucasfilm Ltd is wholly owned …

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[4 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Tours 2 Officially Opens at Disneyland

These past few days have been an exciting time at the Disneyland Resort. Following Thursday’s debut of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue made its grand debut at Disneyland Park yesterday.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a completely revamped experience from the original Star Tours attraction, which opened at Disneyland Park in 1987. The 3-D simulator ride, which features over 50 different story combinations, gives guests the chance to visit such destinations from the Star Wars saga as Hoth, Tatooine, …

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[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Twenty-Three Magazine Features a Behind the Scenes Look at ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

The summer issue of Disney Twenty-three magazine will hit stands May 3, and features an amazing behind-the-scenes look at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Director Rob Marshall and actors Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Richard Griffiths will take D23 magazine readers into the exciting world of the latest Pirates film, and offer the inside scoop on what Captain Jack Sparrow’s been up to, including an eight-page spread of full-color images. Additionally, readers will find select cast and crew members’ thoughts about Johnny Depp’s reprisal of the iconic role; learn about …

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting:  George Lucas Visits Disneyland’s ‘Star Tours’ Attraction

Could there be higher praise to Disney’s “Star Tours” attraction than the blessing of none of than George Lucas himself?  No, we didn’t think so.
Mr. Lucas, creator of Star Wars, recently visited with Imagineers at Disneyland Park, and took a test voyage (or two) around the galaxy aboard the new Starspeeder 1000.  Apparently, upon landing back on Earth, he signaled the approval of the attraction with a general “thumbs up.”
Before leaving, Mr. Lucas took a moment to chat with his old friend, C-3PO.
Are you looking forward to the new generation of …

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[14 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Jon Stewart Interviews George Lucas at Star Wars Celebration V

“There are LOTS of Skywalkers in the universe. You should see the phone book,” George Lucas explained when fans asked how Darth Vader — whose given name was Anakin Skywalker — could be in the dark that Luke Skywalker was his son.
This was one of many questions fans threw at Lucas during a recent interview at Orlando’s Star Wars Celebration V, a multi-day fan conference that heated up at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center as Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show interviewed Star Wars mastermind George Lucas …