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Big News: Disney to buy Lucasfilm!

http://news.yahoo.com/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd-195100740.html

That means the Star Wars and Indiana Joes franchises will do to the House of Mouse. Of note, this statement from Lucas himself:

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

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"We all grow older, we do not have to grow up"--Archie Goodwin ( 1937-1998)

"We all grow older, we do not have to grow up"--Archie Goodwin ( 1937-1998)

You may not remember but the Muppet did this a few years ago. As I recall, the Henson sued Disney and got back control of the Muppets.

You may not remember but the Muppet did this a few years ago. As I recall, the Henson sued Disney and got back control of the Muppets.

Lucas is on record here as saying he's going to retire and is handing off the franchise to others to continue with. I doubt there will be a situation similar to the Muppets cropping up.
Disney has handled the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises respectfully over the past 20+ years.

"We all grow older, we do not have to grow up"--Archie Goodwin ( 1937-1998)

it sounds good news .Disney really able to deal with the relationship the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises respectfully over the past 20+ years. still need to wait, i think .

Happy life can't apply colours to a drawing of the render farm !

Lucas is on record here as saying he's going to retire and is handing off the franchise to others to continue with. I doubt there will be a situation similar to the Muppets cropping up.
Disney has handled the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises respectfully over the past 20+ years.

Yeah, cause George never changed his mind. :p

I don't believe Indy is part of the deal. It's going to be strange to see the Disney castle at the start of the Star War crawlers.

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