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[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Announced

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters next month with Episode IX arriving in December 2019.
And, Lucasfilm has announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is creating an all-new trilogy for the film franchise.
Johnson is set to write and direct the first film in the new, as-yet-unnamed trilogy along with Ram Bergman as producer.
This new trilogy will be “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga” according to Lucasfilm.
No release dates, titles, or storylines for the new trilogy have been announced.

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Lineup of Presentations for D23 Expo 2017

The lineup of presentations for the D23 Expo 2017 has been announced!
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is set to kick off the Expo on Friday, July 14, and later in the day fans will get a preview of the latest films coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.
On July 15 The Walt Disney Studios will present a preview of the slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. And on July 16 Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will give a preview of what is coming …

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[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’ Force Friday II Announced for September 1

Disney and Lucasfilm recently announced the date for Star Wars Force Friday II – the global fan event that celebrates the launch of the new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The date is September 1 – that’s when toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale as of 12:01 a.m.
The first Force Friday event in 2015 was a global event, uniting fans across five continents during a global unboxing event.
During the 2015 Force Friday event, merchandise inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed in …

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[20 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Studios Set New International Box Office Record

The Walt Disney Studios has set a new international box office record, in turn breaking its own record from 2015.
So far in 2016 The Studios has made $3.566 billion. In July of this year the Studios set a new industry record when it reached $3 billion at the international box office. In 2015, Disney made $3.565 billion at the box office worldwide.
The international records come ahead of three major releases: Marvel’s Doctor Strange on November 14; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana on November 23; and Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star …

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[22 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Earns $529 Million Globally During Opening Weekend

The Force was awake and breaking box office records last weekend.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned an all-time industry high of $248 million at the domestic box office and $281 million internationally for an all-time global record box office debut of $529 million.
Thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney now holds four of the five top film debuts of all time.
The film earned the biggest Thursday preview gross with $57 million in ticket sales and the biggest Friday and single-day ever at $119.1 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens …

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[27 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’-Themed Fruit and Vegetables Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Disney Consumer Products recently announced the launch of a new line of Star Wars branded fruits and vegetables to celebrate the addition of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company’s Healthy Living Commitment.
The new products include Star Wars-themed bagged apples by Sage, citrus fruit from Dayka Hackett, carrots from Kern Ridge, and grapes with Yoda-themed packaging by Four Star.
Samples of the new products were unveiled at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo in Atlanta. All of the fruits and vegetables meet the nutritional guidelines put in place by Disney.
Other new …

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[3 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Force Friday Event at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Open to All Guests

The Force Friday event at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort was originally announced as a ticketed event but now the special merchandise event is open to everyone, no ticket required.
The merchandise event is to celebrate the launch of the new Star Wars and Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. A global unboxing event of the merchandise started in Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time – which was 5:45 p.m. Wednesday night here in the United States.
The unboxing event ends at 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET) today, …

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[27 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’ Fans Invited to Join First-Ever Live Global Unboxing Event on Thursday, September 3

The world’s first-ever global unboxing event happens Thursday, September 3 and will feature talent from Maker Studios giving fans a first look at toys inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The unboxing event will happen over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries and kicks off in Sydney, Australia.
The event continues through Asia, Europe, Canada, North America, and South America. The new toy line will debut to “global fanfare” and leads up to retailers opening their doors at midnight on “Force Friday.”
“Star Wars toys have always played an important role …

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[9 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Expanded ‘Hall D23’ for 2015 D23 Expo

The 2015 D23 Expo takes place August 14-16 and a new 7,500-seat venue, Hall D23, has just been announced.
The new venue will host several of the largest events and presentations at the Expo including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony and The Walt Disney Studios announcements.
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 14 and will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The ceremony honors those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy.
Two years ago at the 2013 D23 Expo Tony Baxter, Dick Clark, …

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[28 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Official Teaser Trailer Now Online

The Force has awakened.
In a move that was sure to break the Internet, Disney released the official teaser trailer for Star Wars – The Force Awakens on iTunes today. The trailer is also being shown in 30 theaters around the country.
But there’s no need to buy a $10 movie ticket just to see the trailer when you can visit iTunes to watch the 88-second trailer over and over and over again.
After this weekend the trailer can be seen in theaters around the world beginning December 1.
If you haven’t seen the …