Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-news/press-releases/2012/10/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/10/30/mickey-meet-yoda-disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion/
     
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    http://blog.sfgate.com/bottomline/2012/10/30/disney-buys-lucasfilm-for-4-billion/
    Just when you thought the HTF Fanboy Wars ended with the BluRay SW set ;)
    George has gone on record about how hurt he felt by the sometimes savage criticism the prequels came in for, and that he was done with SW. I guess this is his way of both ensuring a golden retirement for himself, and to allow his baby to continue on for pretty much ever, as Disney isn't about to let SW sit idle.
    For all their flaws, I still love the prequels, and while I'm giddy at the idea of an actual sequel trilogy, I will miss George's touch, crap dialogue and all.
    PS-- I wonder if this means OOT on Blu at last???
     
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    I guess I was composing my post as you posted this. Patrick, could I request that my now-redundant thread be merged into this one?
     
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    Holy Cow! Another Star Wars film!? There's no way they could screw that up!
     
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    I don't know how this is good for the consumer as Disney becomes even larger than the 800 lb Gorilla it is now.







    Crawdaddy
     
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    Woohoo!!! Star Wars 7 - The Return of Good Star Wars Movies!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Get Pixar and/or Brad Bird involved!
     
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    If Disney has the common sense to keep Lucas as far away from this new trilogy as possible then I might be able to muster up some bit of enthusiasm for it.
     
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    First Marvel and now Lucas. The Mouse is on the march!
     
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    Hopefully this means Lucas will actually follow through on his "small indie films that no one will like" mantra as he will not need to worry about the operations of a large company.

    The Star Wars news can go either way. I doubt Lucas will be involved much more than a general consultant, so it if they get some solid creative talent behind it they could be good, especially since they will need to establish new characters right away that need to appeal to the masses to keep a film franchise going. I'm sure Disney is already looking for a Marvel-like brain trust.

    Disney owning ILM could be an interesting development to watch as well.
     
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    Is Disney trying to be the next WB? When will these monopolies stop?
     
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    Crap, I didn't see this thread, I posted too quick, you can kill the other one.. quote from Disney:




    Please, Disney, you already have a deal with Timothy Zahn.. do the right thing here, give us THRAWN!!!
     
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    Maybe now we'll finally get the remastered anamorphic theatrical versions of Eps. IV-VI...
     
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    Lucas Comment:





    Lucas value in this transaction: 2.1xxxxB Well, not a bad day at the office.
     
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    They just said that Fox still has distribution rights for SW 1-6, which means it's unlikely new releases are imminent.
     
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    How long does that deal lasts?
     
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    I'm taking this as exciting news! I am so happy about the news!
     
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    I said the same thing to a work friend. Marvel, Pixar and now LucasFilm. What's next?

    This is just really mind blowing right now...
     
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    The one thing that makes me sad about the Disney deal? No more 20th Century Fox logo. For years, until I started watching other movies, other Fox movies, the Fox Fanfare was part of the Star Wars theme. As a little kid back in the seventies, listening to the Story of Star Wars hundreds of times over and over again, the two were inseparable in my mind. Even today it just doesn't seem right to have the theme sans Fanfare.
    So Disney Castle instead of spotlights? I'll miss the way it was. . . .
     
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    Only they know, but it wouldn't surprise me that when they got rights to the PT that they made sure they had longstanding ones.
     
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    On the way home from school, my kids and I were just laughing about Star Wars remade with the Disney characters. Imagine, if you will, Vader's dramatic reveal to Luke from Empire, but with Darth Goofy and Mickey Skywalker instead. We were cracking up doing the voices in the car!
     

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