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Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

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  • edited November 2012
    Now watch, they are gonna get Uwe Boll to direct it.

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  • edited November 2012
    Lol
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited November 2012
    I just bought the Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2 Blu-Ray that was released just last week, and Disney is already making use of Star Wars in their advertisements in their theme parks calling the Star Wars characters part of their "Disney family entertainment".

    That was fast.
  • edited November 2012
    Jennifer wrote: »
    I just bought the Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2 Blu-Ray that was released just last week, and Disney is already making use of Star Wars in their advertisements in their theme parks calling the Star Wars characters part of their "Disney family entertainment".

    That was fast.

    Was it actually saying "And now Star Wars is part of Disney family entertainment" or was it just showing the characters in the parks? Because Star Wars characters have been in the Disney parks for years.
  • edited November 2012
    Was it this one? Because... yeah...

    They had this footage beforehand for the star tours launch last year, they just re-purposed it.
  • edited November 2012
    Gonna be honest...I love the happy Disney remix of the Imperial March in that video.
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited November 2012
    It's a commercial where children are meeting all the Disney characters: Mickey Mouse, the Disney princesses, Chip and Dale, Goofy, the Cars characters, and Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.

    The latter, especially, seemed a little out of place considering there were no other villains in that list. :p
  • edited November 2012
    As soon as they can figure out how to put someone in a Jar Jar costume, look out!

    (Actually, that would be exhausting to whomever would be inside it.)
  • edited November 2012
    WarpSpeed wrote: »
    As soon as they can figure out how to put someone in a Jar Jar costume, look out!

    (Actually, that would be exhausting to whomever would be inside it.)

    I just had the weirdest moment ever thinking of Goofy meeting Jar Jar ...
  • edited November 2012
    Iryon wrote: »
    I just had the weirdest moment ever thinking of Goofy meeting Jar Jar ...

    Maybe they'll just put Goofy in the Jar Jar costume.
  • edited November 2012
    Wasn't there some figurine like that?
  • edited November 2012
    GaryCXJk wrote: »
    Wasn't there some figurine like that?

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    I WAS JOKlNG!
  • edited November 2012
    I WAS JOKlNG!

    Apparently someone decided to play along with the joke.

    Edit: I just realized my post count is now 1337. Yay, I guess.
  • edited November 2012
    Disney has had Star Wars characters in their parks since they first put in the Star Tours rides. And Hollywood Studios has had Star Wars Weekends there every year for a long time now. The Goofy/Jar-Jar thing isn't new. Neither is having them in the commercials.

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    I'm particularly fond of the Goofy/Cad Bane mashup.

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  • edited November 2012
    They also put out some pretty nice Star Wars / Muppets action figures a while back.

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    My girlfriend just bought me the Sam Eagle / Gonzo set, which is pretty awesome.
  • edited November 2012
    I want Donald Solo and the Stitches.

    And a figure of George Lucas that has his defeated facial expression from the Disney buyout promotional images.
  • edited November 2012
    I couldn't be more happier with this. George Lucas had a great idea but he's had nothing but fail since Return of the Jedi. This IP is long overdue for a proper re-boot ... not a re-skin.
  • edited November 2012
    LuigiHann wrote: »
    They also put out some pretty nice Star Wars / Muppets action figures a while back.
    Muppets and Star Wars have been mingling since the 70s.
  • edited November 2012
    Well, yeah. And that was way before Disney had anything at all to do with either of them
  • edited November 2012
    spazjoonk wrote: »
    I couldn't be more happier with this. George Lucas had a great idea but he's had nothing but fail since Return of the Jedi. This IP is long overdue for a proper re-boot ... not a re-skin.

    Except we're not getting a reboot. We're getting sequels.
  • edited November 2012
    Disney has had Star Wars characters in their parks since they first put in the Star Tours rides. And Hollywood Studios has had Star Wars Weekends there every year for a long time now. The Goofy/Jar-Jar thing isn't new. Neither is having them in the commercials.

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    I'm particularly fond of the Goofy/Cad Bane mashup.

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    No R2?
  • edited November 2012
    There's actually a rumor that the Star Wars episode of Muppet Show was keeping the DVD from release, so maybe we'll finally get Seasons 4 and 5! :)
  • edited November 2012
    Chyron8472 wrote: »
    No R2?

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    There are a lot more.
  • edited November 2012
    Well, another of the rumored possible directors for Episode VII has bowed out, Colin Trevorrow. Dunno who he is, but it's looking like a lot of directors are a bit nervous about taking on the task of directing Star Wars. Honestly, with the way a lot of Star Trek fans are still acting about J.J. Abrams' reboot, I can't say I blame them.
  • edited November 2012
    Well, another of the rumored possible directors for Episode VII has bowed out, Colin Trevorrow.

    Did anyone really consider him in the running?

    The new rumor going around is that they're signing Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn recently dropped out of directing the sequel to X-Men First Class. Maybe this is the reason.

    Personally, I think he'd be a good choice. He seems to have a knack for making a big FX movie seem grounded and he could bring a little bit of edge back into the franchise. If he sticks around. He also has a habit of agreeing to big budget projects and then dropping out.
  • edited November 2012
    spazjoonk wrote: »
    I couldn't be more happier with this. George Lucas had a great idea but he's had nothing but fail since Return of the Jedi. This IP is long overdue for a proper re-boot ... not a re-skin.

    I think you missed the news...they are not re-booting it, they are making new sequels.
  • edited December 2012
    I think you missed the news...they are not re-booting it, they are making new sequels.

    Has this been absolutely confirmed? Even if it's technically a sequel, I would consider a movie with Luke in anything less than a supporting role (ie, a short cameo or less) to be a reboot.
  • edited December 2012
    mosfet wrote: »
    Has this been absolutely confirmed? Even if it's technically a sequel, I would consider a movie with Luke in anything less than a supporting role (ie, a short cameo or less) to be a reboot.

    They screenwriter said that he wrote a full treatment wrapping up the story of the skywalkers for the first new episode before moving on to the new story, so yes, its a legitimate sequel.
  • edited December 2012
    I'll just leave this here:
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  • edited December 2012
    Do want.
  • edited December 2012
    This is so fucking stupid.

    Not only are these jokes essentially repeats of those made during the Marvel acquisition, they're not clever in the slightest. Yes, we get it, the media conglomerate known as The Walt Disney Company has a brand which is most associated with animated films, and for young adults specifically it's associated with the animated film output of the "Disney Renaissance" of the 90s. We get it. The massive company that owns a frankly scary amount of media output has a name at the top level that is associated with a specific brand, which is itself one of the best-pushed brands in the entire world(perhaps not even second to Jesus fucking Christ.

    Yes, ha ha, the joke is that the person reading the comic knows of both those things, and they are together!

    OR perhaps the punchline is that this would be ridiculous, right, ha ha, but at least it's better than the PREQUELS see it ties in because it's funny because people generally consider the prequel movies to be bad and therefore even the most crazy of weird corssover shit would be better see because we all agree prequels bad.

    Disney owns a scary amount of our media landscape. They own a major network. They own ESPN. They own publishers. They effectively own nearly half of the comics industry. Every time the Walt Disney company makes a high-profile acquisition, which they're doing at an alarming rate at this point, everyone spends a few days making stupid crossover jokes as though they're observations, as though just putting reference-able things together is a joke by itself. The Disney Company is a massive cabal and nobody wants to bring that up because they can get pageviews by putting mickey mouse ears on the fucking Death Star.

    That's just stupid.
  • edited December 2012
    It's just the standard acquisition joke template. You either mix up two things the companies are best known for, or if it's a much larger company acquiring a tiny company or a hostile takeover, you can draw a big critter with teeth munching a tiny, helpless critter. Have a better idea? I'm sure the cartoonists would love to hear it!
  • edited December 2012
    This is so fucking stupid.

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  • edited December 2012
    They screenwriter said that he wrote a full treatment wrapping up the story of the skywalkers for the first new episode before moving on to the new story, so yes, its a legitimate sequel.

    Ah, I missed that story. Thanks.

    It's not a firm confirmation yet (AFAIK a treatment doesn't mean much), but it's a pretty good sign that's how Disney wants to go.
  • edited December 2012
    That's nice to know. Be interesting if that stays in the final draft, but yeah. Cool.
  • edited December 2012
    This is so fucking stupid.

    Not only are these jokes essentially repeats of those made during the Marvel acquisition, they're not clever in the slightest. Yes, we get it, the media conglomerate known as The Walt Disney Company has a brand which is most associated with animated films, and for young adults specifically it's associated with the animated film output of the "Disney Renaissance" of the 90s. We get it. The massive company that owns a frankly scary amount of media output has a name at the top level that is associated with a specific brand, which is itself one of the best-pushed brands in the entire world(perhaps not even second to Jesus fucking Christ.

    Yes, ha ha, the joke is that the person reading the comic knows of both those things, and they are together!

    OR perhaps the punchline is that this would be ridiculous, right, ha ha, but at least it's better than the PREQUELS see it ties in because it's funny because people generally consider the prequel movies to be bad and therefore even the most crazy of weird corssover shit would be better see because we all agree prequels bad.

    Disney owns a scary amount of our media landscape. They own a major network. They own ESPN. They own publishers. They effectively own nearly half of the comics industry. Every time the Walt Disney company makes a high-profile acquisition, which they're doing at an alarming rate at this point, everyone spends a few days making stupid crossover jokes as though they're observations, as though just putting reference-able things together is a joke by itself. The Disney Company is a massive cabal and nobody wants to bring that up because they can get pageviews by putting mickey mouse ears on the fucking Death Star.

    That's just stupid.

    You can either be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.You picked smart. I recommend pleasant.
  • edited December 2012
    Chyron8472 wrote: »
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    Haha!

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  • edited December 2012
    You can either be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.You picked smart. I recommend pleasant.

    Good one, Elwood.

    I admit, the jokes kinda bug me too but only because anyone who's looked at any of the other companies that Disney owns would see that that isn't what they do. They don't buy these things to "Disney-fy" them, they buy them to get access to (and money from) new, completely different markets. There's nothing Disney-fied about ESPN or Touchstone or A&E or Hollywood Records or Marvel or most other Disney subsidiaries that don't actually carry the Disney label.
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