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Robot Chicken Taps Lucas for Star Wars Spoof

Cartoon Network has confirmed that ROBOT CHICKEN creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are wrapping up a half-hour special ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS for Adult Swim. Green is directing the spoof of the STAR WARS universe, which was done in conjunction with Lucasfilm. George Lucas will lend his voice to an action figure likeness for the project.

"The special is a funny and ironic take on the Star Wars universe," says Green. "We're thrilled to be able to collaborate with Lucasfilm Ltd. and to have fun with the very property that shaped our sensibilities."

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Star Wars Celebrates 30th at the Academy

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began the fourth installment of its "Great to be Nominated" series on April 23, 2007, with the 30th anniversary screening of STAR WARS. The "Great To Be Nominated" series features the picture from each Academy Awards year that received the most nominations without winning the Best Picture award. Following the screening on the STAR WARS special edition, a post-film discussion was held, which included George Lucas, Robert Blalack, Richard Chew, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Paul Hirsch, Don MacDougall, Ray West, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

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U.S. Postal Service Unveils Star Wars Stamps

Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and R2-D2 are among the STAR WARS characters debuting on 15 new $.41 postage stamps unveiled today (March 28, 2007) at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where the first STAR WARS movie opened nearly 30 years ago.

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Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Force Unveiled

AtomFilms, Spike TV and Lucasfilm have joined forces to launch the "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge." The trio unveiled details today (March 14, 2007) at the Challenge's website and issued an immediate call for submissions. Challenge award recipients will be unveiled online, on-air on Spike TV and at the Star Wars Celebration IV fan event in Los Angeles, May 24-28.

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300 Star Ready to Escape from New York

300 star Gerard Butler is part of CAA's pitch for a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, reports VARIETY. Neal Moritz is set to produce from a script by BLACK HAWK DOWN writer Ken Nolan. The story follows Snake Plissken as he is given the task of rescuing the president from Manhattan, which has been turned into maximum-security prison.

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Dora the Explorer New Episode Offers Language Lessons

DORA THE EXPLORER is reaching for the stars as Nick Jr. premieres a new half-hour episode entitled, "Star Mountain" on March 12. 2007, at 9:00 am on Nick Jr. and will encore later in the week on Friday, March 16 at 9:00 am. The new episode offers viewers lessons on numbers and colors in Spanish, as they journey along with Dora, Boots and the Tres Estrellas Exploradoras (Three Explorer Stars). Nick Jr. Video offered an "instant replay" of the full episode at 2:00 pm on March 12.

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It's Official: J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Trek Feature

Paramount Pictures has officially announced that J.J. Abrams will direct the next STAR TREK feature.

The team behind the film will include Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III) who wrote the screenplay and will exec produce with Bryan Burk. Abrams and LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof will produce. The film will begin shooting this fall for a Christmas Day 2008 release.

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Star Trek: The Animated Series Debuts on DVD

STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES made its highly anticipated DVD debut on Nov. 21, 2006 (CBS DVD and Paramount Home Ent. $62.99). Creator Gene Roddenberry's animated version of STAR TREK (produced by Filmation Assoc.: 1973-75) features the voices of nearly the entire cast of the original live-action series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett, as they embark on the further adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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Star Wars Galaxies Online Adventures Shipped to Stores

LucasArts and Sony Online Ent. have shipped STAR WARS GALAXIES: THE COMPLETE ONLINE ADVENTURES, the most comprehensive STAR WARS GALAXIES experience ever released, has shipped to stores in North America for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

The COMPLETE ONLINE ADVENTURES includes the base game, STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED, with all three of the game's expansions: JUMP TO LIGHTSPEED, RAGE OF THE WOOKIEES and TRIALS OF OBI-WAN. The compilation also features a special bonus DVD packed with premium content including:

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Wrath of Khan to Screen at The Chinese in Honor of Star Trek 40th

On Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm, The Story Makers Studio celebrates STAR TREKS 40th Anniversary with a special screening of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, followed by a live discussion with director Nicholas Meyer, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Eugene Rod Roddenberry and surprise guests.

There will also be an exclusive sneak peek of Rod Roddenberry's new film TREK NATION, which explores both Rod's quest to learn more about his father's legacy and the influence STAR TREK has had over the years.

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Original Versions of Star Wars Trilogy Arrive on DVD

In response to overwhelming demand from STAR WARS fans, Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox Home Ent. have released individual two-disc DVD sets of STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE, EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI ($29.98) on Sept. 12, 2006. Making these DVDs truly special, of course, is the inclusion, as special bonus material, of the original versions of the movies as seen in theaters in 1977, 1980 and 1983, respectively.

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LEGO Star Wars II Puts Comical Spin on Original Trilogy

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 12:00am

LucasArts and TT Games have shipped its hotly anticipated videogame, LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY, to retailers worldwide.

LEGO STAR WARS II combines the endless customization of LEGO play with a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek take on the epic story, characters and action from the classic STAR WARS: EPISODES IV, V and VI films. LEGO STAR WARS II is available on eight platforms, including the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, PSP and Windows.

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LucasArts, ILM, Autodesk Join ADAPT 2006 Conference in Montreal

LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic and Autodesk will participate in to the ADAPT 2006 digital art production techniques conference taking place on Sept. 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal.

Our goal is to create an environment where art can be studied, discussed and enjoyed. It is heartwarming to see the support and trust from the industry in what is only our first edition, said Digital 04 Studios co-founder Emile Ghorayeb.

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Living Dead Girl Alive at Blue Star & Mandalay

Blue Star Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have optioned T.S. Faull's original screenplay LIVING DEAD GIRL, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Eric Tessier (2003s SUR LE SEUIL) is set to direct.

The story centers on a dead woman who rises from the grave as a zombie to track down her killer to stop him from killing again. She is aided by a handsome funeral director who has a case of necrophilia.

Rhiannon Meier is overseeing development for Blue Star. Jason Shuman and William Sherak will produce.

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Ubisoft's Star Wars: Lethal Alliance to Launch in Dec.

Ubisoft announced today (Aug. 17, 2006), that STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE, an action-adventure game developed for the PSP and Nintendo DS, by Ubisofts Montreal and Casablanca Studios, respectively, will launch worldwide in December 2006. STAR WARS: Ubisoft is creating STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE under a long-term licensing partnership with LucasArts.

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All Five Captains to Voice Star Trek: Legacy Videogame

Bethesda Softwork has secured all five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK series captains William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew to provide voiceovers in the STAR TREK: LEGACY videogame. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single STAR TREK project together.

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TOKYOPOP Goes Where No Manga Has Gone Before — Star Trek

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of STAR TREK, TOKYOPOP and CBS Consumer Products have joined forces to produce STAR TREK: THE MANGA, based on the original STAR TREK TV series. Like the television classic, these new journeys venture into the terrain of social politics, personal reflection and bare-knuckled brawls between Captain Kirk and the galaxy's most cunning alien species.

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John A. Davis Eyes Heinlein’s Star Beast

ANT BULLY director John A. Davis divulged at Comic-Con that he is planning to direct a live-action/animated feature based on sci-fi author Robert Heinleins STAR BEAST, which is being developed at Warner Bros.

STAR BEAST takes place 400 years in the future and concerns a boy and his enormous pet that turns out to be a genius alien. The alien would be CG and animated by Davis DNA Prods. in Dallas, Texas, which animated Warner Bros. THE ANT BULLY (opening July 28, 2006) as well as the JIMMY NEUTRON feature and TV series.

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Alba Has Eye on Horror Remake

Lionsgate has picked up the Cruise/Wagner-produced remake of THE EYE out of turnaround from Paramount, reports VARIETY. The studio is now in talks with Jessica Alba to star and French helmers David Moreau and Xavier Palud to direct.

Lionsgate hopes to shoot the film this winter.

Directed by Danny and Oxide Pang, the original thriller follows a cornea transplant recipient who starts seeing disturbing images, which spurs her to find out what happened to the donor of her new eyes.

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Laura’s Star Rises on DVD

LAURA'S STAR, the acclaimed German animated feature, directed by Thilo Gruf Rothkirch and Piet de Rycker (THE LITTLE POLAR BEAR), makes its way to DVD Sept. 26 (Warner Home Video, $14.98).

LAURA'S STAR was released theatrically in Europe and won numerous awards, including the Adults Jury Price, Animation, at the 2005 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, a Lola for Outstanding Children or Youth Film Award at the 2005 German Film Awards, and was nominated for Best Film at the 2005 Carrousel International du Film.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars Debuts on iTunes

Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning animated series STAR WARS: CLONE WARS is now available for purchase and download on iTunes® Music Store (

Beginning today (May 25, 2006), the 20 chapters of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 1 are available on iTunes, with the action-packed STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 2 following later in June. Each chapter, or episode, costs $1.99 while the full season of Volume 1 is available for $10.99 and can be viewed, after download, on a computer or on an iPod.

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Original Version of Star Wars Trilogy Coming to DVD

In response to overwhelming demand from STAR WARS fans, Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox Home Ent. will unveil individual two-disc DVD sets of STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE, EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI. Making these DVDs truly special is the inclusion, as special bonus material, of the original versions of the movies as seen in theaters in 1977, 1980 and 1983, respectively.