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(The Hollywood Reporter) NewsFlash Disney® to buy Lucasfilm® for $4 Billion. New slogan: Disney®: "We own your childhood®"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 923
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2012-10-30 05:50:51 PM

SomeoneDumb: I can't understand all the people cheering this after seeing what Disney did with Winnie the Pooh.


We liked the Hempaluff movie and the newest one. Tigger and Pigglets movie are not good though.
 
2012-10-30 05:50:58 PM

Ace25: Maybe these will actually be worth something someday? I doubt it..

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x350]


Not after you opened them!
 
2012-10-30 05:50:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Lando Lincoln: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.

We can only hope Disney lets Smith direct a short film about the building of the Death Star.


LOL! Perfect.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:01 PM

Coelacanth: Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland

Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars theme park.


Yay, just what I wanted; to pay $200 for an adult, one day admission to Disneyland.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:12 PM

IlGreven: Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the newest Disney Princess:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]


People are going absolutely nuts that Leia is the new Disney Princess.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:22 PM
Do you people actually imagine that Disney will handle the franchise worse than Lucas? How could that even be possible?

You know Disney produced The Avengers, right? That movie was a gory, hilarious, mature, PG-13 mess.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:26 PM

RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.


So, wait, Pixar + ILM under the same roof?

That's almost more exciting than anything else.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:27 PM

Waldo Pepper: sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA

Cars 2


was a Pixar call, not Disney's.
 
2012-10-30 05:52:32 PM
I'm 110% positive that the new movies will be completely new stories and all of that EU bullshiat becomes no longer canon.
 
2012-10-30 05:52:41 PM

FirstNationalBastard: RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.

So, wait, Pixar + ILM under the same roof?

That's almost more exciting than anything else.


It's how it was in the beginning. Pixar was the computer graphics dept. of ILM.
 
2012-10-30 05:52:45 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Ace25: Maybe these will actually be worth something someday? I doubt it..

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x350]

Not after you opened them!


LOL, funny.. but the laserdisc came that way. I have never actually watched them or even took them out of the plastic. I understand the joke though.
 
2012-10-30 05:53:16 PM

Tommy Moo: Do you people actually imagine that Disney will handle the franchise worse than Lucas? How could that even be possible?

You know Disney produced The Avengers, right? That movie was a gory, hilarious, mature, PG-13 mess.


Yeah, four years into the deal, and Disney hasn't mousefied Marvel. Hell, they've even let Marvel Comics and Joey Q keep shiatting themselves and flinging the result onto pages to\ print.
 
2012-10-30 05:53:41 PM

Edymnion: If this is what it takes to finally put the 501st into it's coffin, so be it.


As a 501st member:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-30 05:53:44 PM
"To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee..." - George Lucas
 
2012-10-30 05:54:03 PM

Vertdang: RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.

I'm not positive, but I think those are both their own companies now, and not directly owned by Lucasfilm.

/might be wrong.


Lucasfilm was the parent company.
 
2012-10-30 05:54:13 PM
Enjoy this Star Wars crawl (see Venting) of the situation....

Link
 
2012-10-30 05:54:47 PM

Vertdang: Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.

I'd watch that.
/stoned.


You would have to be.
 
2012-10-30 05:56:37 PM

RevMercutio: Vertdang: RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.

I'm not positive, but I think those are both their own companies now, and not directly owned by Lucasfilm.

/might be wrong.

Lucasfilm was the parent company.


Originally yes, but I'm almost positive that I read that they're now seperate entities. I'm checking teh googles
 
2012-10-30 05:56:38 PM
Finally, Jar Jar can get his own movie!

/ducks
 
2012-10-30 05:56:46 PM

schatz: /tag is becoming the village bicycle


We have a "Your Mom" tag?
 
2012-10-30 05:57:42 PM
i269.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 05:57:54 PM

Coelacanth: Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland

Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars theme park.


ZOMG

With a cantina bar for the adults?
 
2012-10-30 05:58:13 PM
I also love the reaction to this because fanboys have, since 1999, been screaming "WHEN IS GEORGE GOING TO DIE SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO STAR WARS MOVIES! WHARRGARBL HERP DERP!"

Now that the time has come (without Lucas's death), it's "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY GEORGE, WHY! COME BACK! WE MISS YOU ALREADY! HERP DERP WHARRGARBL!"
 
2012-10-30 05:58:59 PM
I was wrong. both still under the lucasfilm umbrella.

/not sure if that's good or bad for film in general. ILM does a lot of works.
 
2012-10-30 05:59:12 PM

HoleChicken: Coelacanth: Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland

Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars theme park.

ZOMG

With a cantina bar for the adults?


Green stripper chicks dancing and white Princesses in slave gear?
 
2012-10-30 05:59:39 PM

Vertdang: Originally yes, but I'm almost positive that I read that they're now seperate entities. I'm checking teh googles

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and "evergreen" Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.


Seems like they get it all regardless.
 
2012-10-30 05:59:43 PM
How could they possibly f*ck this up than Lucas himself did with the Prequels and constant tweaks for every reissue?
 
2012-10-30 05:59:59 PM

chewielouie: Don't underestimate the power of the Mouse.

And enough with the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Getting Star Wars and Indiana Jones out of the hands of George Lucas IS THE BEST THING that could ever happen to those franchises.

Pixar and Marvel are doing just fine, so relax, this is awesome news.


I don't think that analogy works. Pixar and Marvel are fine because Disney is staying out of the way creatively, therefore Disney buying Lucasfilm is good because they'll also stay out of the way?

I thought the chief complaint about Lucasfilm is that their golden goose IP (the Star Wars films) was poorly handled starting about 15 years ago. Ergo, if Disney lets them be, we get more prequel-level material in writing, direction, and acting.
 
2012-10-30 06:01:36 PM

NkThrasher: Thrawn


I'd like that, if they'd cut out the silly clone premise with the funny names. Could make for some good feature films, I suppose.
I'd also like to see something done with the Corran Horn character. Maybe a TV series or some featurettes.
 
2012-10-30 06:01:56 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Now that the time has come (without Lucas's death), it's "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY GEORGE, WHY! COME BACK! WE MISS YOU ALREADY! HERP DERP WHARRGARBL!"


I guess you haven't been reading the thread at all, really.
 
2012-10-30 06:02:12 PM

jdjoker: chewielouie: Don't underestimate the power of the Mouse.

And enough with the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Getting Star Wars and Indiana Jones out of the hands of George Lucas IS THE BEST THING that could ever happen to those franchises.

Pixar and Marvel are doing just fine, so relax, this is awesome news.

I don't think that analogy works. Pixar and Marvel are fine because Disney is staying out of the way creatively, therefore Disney buying Lucasfilm is good because they'll also stay out of the way?

I thought the chief complaint about Lucasfilm is that their golden goose IP (the Star Wars films) was poorly handled starting about 15 years ago. Ergo, if Disney lets them be, we get more prequel-level material in writing, direction, and acting.


No.

George Lucas was the problem with the way the prequels were handled.

George Lucas is no longer a factor.

So, logically, we don't know just what Lucasfilm could do with a Star Wars film that doesn't have the evil Emperor lording over things.
 
2012-10-30 06:02:21 PM
So it looks like they get Lucasfilms, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasarts, their respective IP rights, plus all future distribution rights. (Fox retains distribution on the orignal six films and all three Indiana Jones films.) DarkHorse continues to make Star Wars comics until the current contract expires and Cartoon Network gets to keep Clone Wars.

I'm fascinated with the ILM deals and to a lesser extent the DarkHorse (subsidiarty of DC) and Cartoon Network (Time Warner). Much like the Marvel at Universal Studios deal, Disney is going to be making money off their competitors' products. This might take some of the sting out of paying Sony every time they press a BluRay disc

/Yes, there are only three, Morgan.
 
2012-10-30 06:02:54 PM

Vertdang: RevMercutio: Vertdang: RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.

I'm not positive, but I think those are both their own companies now, and not directly owned by Lucasfilm.

/might be wrong.

Lucasfilm was the parent company.

Originally yes, but I'm almost positive that I read that they're now seperate entities. I'm checking teh googles


The answer is on ILM's site: "Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd."
 
2012-10-30 06:03:00 PM

Ball Zitch: NkThrasher: Thrawn

I'd like that, if they'd cut out the silly clone premise with the funny names. Could make for some good feature films, I suppose.
I'd also like to see something done with the Corran Horn character. Maybe a TV series or some featurettes.


A Horn story would be my first choice. Thrawn would need Luke and the gang.
 
2012-10-30 06:03:02 PM
Disney ,do the Nomi Sunrider story. kthanxbye
 
2012-10-30 06:03:05 PM

wildcardjack: Does this mean George Lucas can never harm our childhood again?

Disney makes all sort of derivative works from the originals but they don't screw with the master footage except to make it look clear on BluRay. Oh, and they totally suppress things they'd get shiat for, like Song of the South.


Will this mean that Disney will eliminate Jar Jar Binks? He's just as bad as song of the south.
 
2012-10-30 06:03:10 PM

Surool: How could they possibly f*ck this up than Lucas himself did with the Prequels and constant tweaks for every reissue?


This. I don't see how disney could do any more damage than Lucas himself did
 
2012-10-30 06:03:42 PM
Always had a feeling The Mouse was more powerful than the Emperor.
 
2012-10-30 06:04:17 PM

RevMercutio: Vertdang: RevMercutio: Vertdang: RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.

I'm not positive, but I think those are both their own companies now, and not directly owned by Lucasfilm.

/might be wrong.

Lucasfilm was the parent company.

Originally yes, but I'm almost positive that I read that they're now seperate entities. I'm checking teh googles

The answer is on ILM's site: "Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd."


Got it already, but thanks. VVVVVV


Vertdang: I was wrong. both still under the lucasfilm umbrella.

/not sure if that's good or bad for film in general. ILM does a lot of works.

 
2012-10-30 06:04:28 PM

HoleChicken: Coelacanth: Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland

Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars theme park.

ZOMG

With a cantina bar for the adults?



Don't forget the Character dinner with Darth Vader and Lando...
 
2012-10-30 06:04:29 PM

No Line For Beer: So it looks like they get Lucasfilms, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasarts, their respective IP rights, plus all future distribution rights. (Fox retains distribution on the orignal six films and all three Indiana Jones films.) DarkHorse continues to make Star Wars comics until the current contract expires and Cartoon Network gets to keep Clone Wars.

I'm fascinated with the ILM deals and to a lesser extent the DarkHorse (subsidiarty of DC) and Cartoon Network (Time Warner). Much like the Marvel at Universal Studios deal, Disney is going to be making money off their competitors' products. This might take some of the sting out of paying Sony every time they press a BluRay disc

/Yes, there are only three, Morgan.


Dark Horse is not owned by DC.
 
2012-10-30 06:05:30 PM
My vote is to base the new flicks off Star Wars: Legacy, myself. Give us Cade Skywalker!
 
2012-10-30 06:05:48 PM
This deal is not only goofy, it's completely mickey mouse.
 
2012-10-30 06:06:07 PM

The_Homeless_Guy: He's just as bad as song of the south.


On a side note I was at a Flea Market this weekend that was selling Bootleg DVDs of Song of the South for $20 each I almost bought one.
 
2012-10-30 06:06:12 PM

The Fett: craxyd: The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.

Except for the ridiculously huge stick Disney has up its ass about "copyright infringement"... All of us costumers can pretty much kiss our respective organizations like The Dark Empire, the 501st & the Mandalorian Mercs goodbye

I'm not a cos play guy, so that would have little impact on me. I like the 501st and what they do for charity. Disney would be foolsih to step in and quash that.

Your point is well taken though. Lucas has been really lax and accomodating on his copyright. Robot Chicken and The Family Guy have done great work, plus all the fan movies and youtube stuff (Troops, Pink 5, Chad Vader...).

Disney may very well get all force chokey with that sort of thing



That's what a lot of us are afraid of. A fellow costumer made a good point that they'd get a farkton of bad press and disenfranchise a gigantic portion of the SW fanbase by doing so, which would ultimately cost them money
 
2012-10-30 06:06:34 PM

No Line For Beer: So it looks like they get Lucasfilms, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasarts, their respective IP rights, plus all future distribution rights. (Fox retains distribution on the orignal six films and all three Indiana Jones films.) DarkHorse continues to make Star Wars comics until the current contract expires and Cartoon Network gets to keep Clone Wars.

I'm fascinated with the ILM deals and to a lesser extent the DarkHorse (subsidiarty of DC) and Cartoon Network (Time Warner). Much like the Marvel at Universal Studios deal, Disney is going to be making money off their competitors' products. This might take some of the sting out of paying Sony every time they press a BluRay disc



Um, Dark Horse comics is owned by a guy named Mike Richardson, and has no big corporate ties whatsoever, except for all the deals in place where they license out characters like Buffy and the Star Wars characters for comics.

Of course, it's pretty much a given that Star Wars will come back home to Marvel after the current license runs out.
 
2012-10-30 06:06:44 PM
I personally see this as a good thing. Lasseter knows how to make a good film, so I'm okay with this.
 
2012-10-30 06:07:00 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I also love the reaction to this because fanboys have, since 1999, been screaming "WHEN IS GEORGE GOING TO DIE SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO STAR WARS MOVIES! WHARRGARBL HERP DERP!"

Now that the time has come (without Lucas's death), it's "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY GEORGE, WHY! COME BACK! WE MISS YOU ALREADY! HERP DERP WHARRGARBL!"


Uhhh... are you in another thread, somewhere else? Because this thread is looking more like equal parts "DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!" and "Meh, they can't do any worse."
 
2012-10-30 06:07:28 PM
Re: Headline

At least it's better than Lucasfilm's slogan: We destroy your childhood.

/amirite?
 
2012-10-30 06:08:00 PM
I demand an anti-trust suit! It was bad enough when they got Winnie the Pooh.

Actually, I think a reform of the copyright law would be a better solution. I think there should be a tax on copyrights. You could calculate the value of the tax based on the copyrights previous earnings. If you chose not to pay the tax the work goes public domain. You could set a low exemption level, so copyrights wouldn't expire on things that were never widely published until the death of the author, and you could extend the rights beyond death by whoever is willed the rights continuing to pay the tax. The result? More stuff in the public domain for consumers. More stuff in the public domain for people who want to do treatments of classics. More tax revenue. More creativity. People can keep copyrights if they want them and it's not difficult to do so as long as the franchise is making money, but if you are screwing up the franchise it becomes more and more of a burden to keep it.
 
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