• Lucasfilm
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    Star Wars Celebration Europe to Feature Attack of the Clones in 3D

    Essen, Germany (5-29-13) – Star Wars Celebration Europe will feature exclusive screenings of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones in 3D. With a new focus on the production of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm had postponed a wide release of its 3D edition. Now, for an extremely limited engagement, July 26-28, Star Wars fans from around the world attending the Celebration […]

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    John Knoll Promoted to CCO at Industrial Light & Magic

    Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today the promotion of John Knoll to chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) effective immediately. Knoll, who joined the company in 1986, has served as a visual effects supervisor since 1991. Knoll will serve alongside ILM president Lynwen Brennan. “In John I see a keen eye and an incredible […]

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    Massive Lego X-Wing Lands in Times Square

    The Force was at Times Square Thursday as a 45,980-pound Lego X-Wing, thought to be the largest Lego sculpture in the world, made a stunning debut to a crowd of excited onlookers. Lego and Cartoon Network revealed the mega “Star Wars” ship to promote the upcoming “Yoda Chronicles” animated television show that debuts at 8 […]

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    Star Wars Rebels Coming to Disney XD

    (Burbank 5/20/2013)  — Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. Leading the […]

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    Electronic Arts to Develop Star Wars Games

    BURBANK and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 6, 2013 — The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines. Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Space, Stars and 24 Straight Hours

    Disney parks will celebrate the start of the summer season by keeping three theme parks open for 24 hours straight on May 24. The announcement was made Thursday night in Orlando by Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis. The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, along with Disneyland Park and Disney Adventure Park in California, will […]

  • China
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    Disney To Give China 1 Million In Earthquake Aid

    According to a story by the Hollywood Reporter, The Walt Disney Company has pledged $1 million in humanitarian aid for areas affected by a deadly recent earthquake in China’s Southwestern province of Sichuan, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said on Saturday in one of two appearances, which she also used to discuss two recent deals in China. Having […]

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    Disney Closes Game Publisher LucasArts

    Disney is closing its LucasArts game publishing subsidiary according to Game Informer. The official statement from Disney reads as follows: “After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result […]

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    A New Disney Business? Jedi Can Perform Marriages?

    According to a BBC story the Free Church of Scotland said the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill will allow groups promoting a belief to marry couples. The government said the change was relevant to bodies such as humanists, who are classed as religious rather than non-religious at the moment. Proposed changes to marriage would also open […]

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    Scuttlebutt – The Power of the Dark Side

    Word is Lucasfilm has “decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming.”  The company gave no details. But it did say that it would no longer supply new episodes of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” to the Cartoon Network. Lucasfilm also said that it was “exploring a whole new ‘Star Wars’ series set in a time […]

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    Frank Oz Is Ready To Return As Yoda

    If there’s a place for Yoda in the upcoming “Star Wars” movies, Frank Oz is game to return to give voice to the character. Oz, the former puppeteer and film director who has voiced the ancient Jedi Master in five of the six live-action “Star Wars” films, told Hero Complex in an interview this week […]