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Old April 2 2013, 02:40 AM   #901
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Even if the animation was only done on these 8-10 episodes, surely the cast recordings were done for almost an entire season's worth. I certainly hope they at least give us those with crude animatics or something.

They also mentioned a forthcoming Yoda storyline. I still can't believe the only episode in the entire series to feature Yoda was the pilot. I want more Yoda dammit!
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Old April 2 2013, 02:49 AM   #902
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I don't know if this bodes well for a possible continuation and resolution of the Captain Rex storyline, but as of right now Hasbro has plans in the works to release a realistically-styled 3.75" figure of Captain Rex in an early wave of the upcoming Saga Legends action figure line set to premiere at retail at the end of this coming summer.

It might not be connected at all, but in the middle of the recent Disney buyout, cancellation of The Clone Wars and the upheaval, revamping and reshuffling of the Hasbro Star Wars lines the realistic Rex figure survived.
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Old April 3 2013, 11:59 PM   #903
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Disney just shut down the LucasArts gaming division which makes me wonder about the fate of Lucasfilm Animation.
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Old April 4 2013, 12:01 AM   #904
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I just read that over at Jedi Temple Archives. Damn. Another blow to the image of the new Disney regime.

Let's just say most folks aren't taking this news with a smile and a "so what."
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Old April 4 2013, 01:52 AM   #905
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That's weird. When Disney bought Pixar and Marvel, they didn't move in and try to change or dismantle things. On the contrary -- the whole reason they acquired those companies was to let them be themselves, to do the things they already did better than Disney did, and just let Disney get the profits. I would've assumed that they acquired Lucasfilm for the same reasons. So why would they suddenly be going all corporate and dismantling/restructuring stuff? It doesn't fit their previous pattern.
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Old April 4 2013, 02:33 AM   #906
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According to the article I read, they haven't had a successful game since 2008 and their heydey was in the 90s...
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Old April 4 2013, 08:36 AM   #907
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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
Disney just shut down the LucasArts gaming division which makes me wonder about the fate of Lucasfilm Animation.
Only a few hours later they also announced layoffs at ILM (resources shared between Lucas' companies, like HR, IT, ...).

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According to the article I read, they haven't had a successful game since 2008 and their heydey was in the 90s...
In recent years they mainly handled licensing. The actual game development was done by different companies (e.g., Bioware developed the current MMORPG).
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Old April 4 2013, 01:37 PM   #908
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According to the article I read, they haven't had a successful game since 2008 and their heydey was in the 90s...
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Disney better not screw all of this up.

I had to sit through 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure. Those bastards have a lot of making up to do with movie viewers.
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Old April 6 2013, 07:23 AM   #910
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I know I've kind of been standing up for Disney before, but I can't in this case. This seriously sucks. They also announced since LucasArts isn't going to do internal development anymore that means they aren't going to finish 1313 (which was going to star Boba Fett) and the other game I can't remember the name of. You'd think they could have at least let them finish stuff they were already working on. Especially since 1313 seemed to be getting really good press.
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Old April 6 2013, 11:49 AM   #911
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It just baffles me that they spend millions on developing a game, like Battlefront 3 and 1313, and then when it's 90% done they just shitcan the whole thing. Why not spent a million or two more to finish the game, release it, and actually make some of your money back???
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Because they clearly don't know what they're doing, and it's possible they might not ever know when it comes to these kinds of games.

Disney might as well own the rights to the concept of hubris.
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Old April 6 2013, 02:37 PM   #913
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It just baffles me that they spend millions on developing a game, like Battlefront 3 and 1313, and then when it's 90% done they just shitcan the whole thing. Why not spent a million or two more to finish the game, release it, and actually make some of your money back???
I suppose that in decisions like this, the idea is that the money you save by downsizing and consolidating outweighs the money you lose by cancelling projects. Although I agree that does seem rather shortsighted. It wouldn't be the first time corporate beancounters favored a quick profit over a long-term investment.
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Old April 6 2013, 03:44 PM   #914
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1313 seemed to have garnered a bit of a buzz too which makes it disappointing. I heard they might farm that one out.

I saw some of the staff used the opportunity to release the source code to a couple of older games like Jedi Outcast.
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Old April 6 2013, 06:19 PM   #915
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From the concept art it looks like Highsinger was supposed to be in it.
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