The latest rumor in the entertainment news circuit is that Disney is on the move to buy Hasbro, one of the largest toymakers in the world and the owner of well-known franchises like Transformers, My Little Pony and Magic: the Gathering. According to MTV Geek's anonymous insider source, the discussion is still in the preliminary stage but "serious enough" that high-level representatives from both companies are involved in the process. The news comes in less than a week after Disney made the headlines with acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise.
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We understand the mixed feelings about Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm. Here's why George Lucas decided to do it:
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's 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.
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.
Here's the video.