At the Mouse House world headquarters in Burbank, rumors have been ciruclating of coming layoffs and now the shoe appears to have dropped. Chief Executive mouse Bob Iger ordered an audit of the company and found it a bit puffy around the top & middle.… Read More »Layoffs Expected at Disney
JJ Abrams’ ink on the directors contract is not even dry and already there is speculation about just how big the box office for Star Wars Episode 7 will be. It’s probably fair to assume that Disney will put its considerable force behind the production… Read More »Speculation Begins on Potential Box Office for Star Wars Episode 7
A fantastic telling of the courtship between Disney and Lucasfilm over on Bloomberg: … At first Lucas wouldn’t even turn over his rough sketches of the next three Star Wars films. When Disney executives asked to see them, he assured them they would be great… Read More »How Disney Bought Lucasfilm and The Mouse’s Plans for Star Wars
It’s official, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams initially denied it claiming that one deep space sci-fi franchise was enough, but now it looks like he’ll move from Star Trek to Star Wars and helm the first film for in the franchise… Read More »J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII Officially
In celebration of their Oscar nod, the fine folks at Industrial Light and Magic Visual FX (now a part of The Walt Disney Company thanks to the Lucasfilm acquisition) have released a special video highlighting how many of the special effects were made for Marvel’s… Read More »How’d They Do That: ILM releases Special Effects Video for Marvel’s The Avengers
All five sections of Kathleen Kennedy’s discussion with George Lucas over the future of Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise now that it’s been acquired by the Walt Disney Company are now available for viewing. I’ve embedded the playlist with all five here. We know… Read More »George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Discuss Future of Lucasfilm, The Complete Videos
Are you ready for the first Star Wars Weekends with Disney as the owner of Lucasfilm? Dates for 2013 event were just announced as every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May 17 – June 9, 2013. Returning as hosts of the event are James Arnold… Read More »Star Wars Weekends Dates for 2013 Announced
A little less than two years ago when Disneyland was promoting the new Star Tours attraction, they came out with this very funny video of Darth Vader on vacation at Disneyland. With the big news that dropped on Tuesday, that video has been updated and… Read More »Darth Vader, you’ve just joined the Disney family, what are you going to do next?