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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/10/30/mickey-meet-yoda-disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion/

    Walt Disney this afternoon announced a deal to buy Lucasfilm from Star Wars director and film pioneer George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and stock.

    Under terms of the deal, Lucas will be paid half in cash and half in the form of about 40 million Disney shares.

    “Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” Disney CEO Robert Iger said in a statement. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

    Lucas said in a statement that it is “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,” Lucas said. “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.”

    The deal includes not only Star Wars but also other businesses operated by Lucasfilm, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. Disney said the current plan is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

    Kathleen Kennedy, now co-chairman of Lucasfilm, becomes president of the company, reporting to Disney Chairman Alan Horn. She’s also act brand manager for Star Wars. The announcement said she will serve as executive producer on new fils in the franchise, with Lucas as creative consultant. The announcement notes that Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for release in 2015, with more films expected to follow.




    I knew Lucas would sell out someday,but to Disney of all people? Well,enjoy your retirement,old man.
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      Shitty now disney is going to butcher the good name of Star Wars, how long til they just start pumping out direct to video drivel in the name of star wars.... I hate disney this extremely dissapointing.:(
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        a disney/marvel/lucasfilms spin-off? why not?
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          Lucas finally sold off his cash cow huh? Meh, Disney is forming an entertainment monopoly right now.
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              This is like mixing ice cream and meatloaf together.:o
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                This is going to start another Illuminati outcry.
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                  bassman21 wrote:
                  This is like mixing ice cream and meatloaf together.:o


                  this made me laugh. :lol:
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                    Yes it's true and according to the Hollywood Insider Disney gets full creative control on the Star Wars franchise. They can make new storylines, new heroes and new villains. They will not be constrained by the Lucas stories or timelines.

                    So I'm guessing that like James Bond, Star Wars may just make the right moves to survive forever if Disney finds the right formula.
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                      Add Star Warses to Kingdom Hearts lol
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                        Just because Disney has full creative control doesn't necessarily mean they'll interfere with the star wars plot. Disney also bought Marvel, we could've got a pile of crap, but in the end, The Avengers movie turned out great. I think people are overreacting just a little bit.
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                          Minnie on a metal bikini outfit. Uhm... do you..?
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                            George Lucas & Steven Spielberg indeed look old! If Steven passes away, does this mean that Disney would buy Universal films?!
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                              I thought we had laws to prevent this type of thing.
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                                theskooterguy wrote:
                                George Lucas & Steven Spielberg indeed look old! If Steven passes away, does this mean that Disney would buy Universal films?!


                                Horseshit. Is not about being old or whatever. Is the 4.5 bills following them like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
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