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Old October 31 2012, 01:24 AM   #76
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

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Hmmm, what about The Clone Wars? Will Cartoon Network keep the rights to air it?
No reason why not, unless Disney chooses to buy out Cartoon Network's licensing contract. It's hardly unprecedented for a show owned by one corporation to air on a network owned by another -- for instance, Warner Bros.'s Fringe airing on FOX. There are advantages to having your own corporation's show on your own corporation's network, but it's certainly not mandatory.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:29 AM   #77
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Please....please.....just release the original versions of the OT.


Just give us this, one time.
Here you go!
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Two-...ars+theatrical
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Old October 31 2012, 01:42 AM   #78
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Hmmm, what about The Clone Wars? Will Cartoon Network keep the rights to air it?
I'm guessing Clone Wars is in jeopardy.

Didn't the purchase of Marvel mean the premature end of Spectacular Spider-man as well as Wolverine & the X-Men?
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Old October 31 2012, 02:39 AM   #79
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So, is Disney getting everything? THX? ILM? Lucas Arts?
Yes to ILM and LucasArts; no to THX (it's been independent since 2001).

Other Lucasfilm subsidiaries that Disney will now own:
  • Skywalker Sound
  • Lucas Licensing
    • Lucas Learning
  • Lucas Books
  • Lucasfilm Animation
    • Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
  • Lucas Marketing
  • Lucas Online
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Old October 31 2012, 02:55 AM   #80
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Bob Iger said something about liking Star Wars on TV, and it being perfect for DisneyXD. They wrap up TCW with S5 and use it as a jumping off point to continue that idea on DisneyXD, same animation style, same creative team under Filoni, probably picks up Ahsoka's story after the Jedi purge with her as one of the only three Jedi survivors.

TCW has already been setting up Luz and possibly little Boba Fett as characters for a future series that deals with the dark days as the Rebel Alliance takes shape. Luz in particular seems like he'd be an integral part of that story. It practically writes itself.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:32 AM   #81
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Given Lucasfilm's longtime presence at Disney theme parks, it makes sense that they would be the ones to buy were Lucas ever to sell -- but I can't believe he actually did. Never in a million years would it have seemed likely.
Agree. I thought his son and daughters would continue to run the company after he retired years from now.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:43 AM   #82
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I don't think any of his children were ever interested in running the company or had the ability.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:52 AM   #83
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Amanda Lucas is an MMA fighter, and Jett is only 19. Katie Lucas is the only one who has been involved in the entertainment sector at all, as a writer on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
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Old October 31 2012, 04:09 AM   #84
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But who will fans blame for everything wrong with everything ever now?
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Old October 31 2012, 04:44 AM   #85
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But who will fans blame for everything wrong with everything ever now?
My guess would be this guy:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dave_Filoni


"I always get worried about disrupting continuity. I seem to get blamed for that a lot." ―Dave Filoni[src]
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Old October 31 2012, 04:44 AM   #86
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^They'll blame Lucas for literally selling out.
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Old October 31 2012, 05:18 AM   #87
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Does this mean we'll get a pixar created Day of the Tentacle?

*drools*
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Old October 31 2012, 10:37 AM   #88
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Fitting, since Disney is already a massive empire seeking to conquer the entire galaxy... and they're now a big step closer. On the other hand, Lucasfilm is probably better off without Lucas in charge.

I'm sure everyone's assuming that the new SW movie will be the start of the long-awaited third trilogy -- Deadline even called it Episode 7, though I haven't seen corroboration of that -- but I'm wondering if it could potentially be something different. Also worthy of note: the Deadline article says they "plan future movies based on the movies’ most iconic franchises," which I assume is a typo for "based on Lucasfilm's most iconic franchises." So this could mean more Indiana Jones without Lucas in charge (potentially a good thing), or... Hmm. Does Lucasfilm actually have any "iconic franchises" other than SW and Indy? I checked their filmography on Wikipedia, and the only other thing they've done that counts as a franchise -- i.e. more than one production -- is American Grafitti. There have been some efforts to get a Willow sequel underway, but I'd hardly call that iconic.
Maybe we'll get Howard the Duck 2?

I litereally did think this was a gag when I first read about it, crikey and they say no one can keep a secret anymore in the internet age, negotiations must have been ongoing for a while.

I'm actually cautiously optimistic. The best SW films were the ones Lucas seemed to have the least control over...
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Old October 31 2012, 01:41 PM   #89
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The best SW films were the ones Lucas seemed to have the least control over...
I'm not sure I'd put it that way. He did have control over TESB and ROTJ; it's just that back then he hadn't yet been spoiled by decades of power and insularity and had the good sense to collaborate with others instead of believing he could make all the decisions unilaterally. (Even on the original film, Gary Kurtz contributed far more to the process than he's officially given credit for.)

If anything, I'd say that on the prequels (and Indy 4), he lacked sufficient control over himself, because he no longer had the judgment to realize his limitations and share responsibility with others.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:00 PM   #90
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On the whole, I think this is good news. Looking forward to seeing what develops...
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