George Lucas Weighs In On Disney Buyout of the Day

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George Lucas Weighs In On Disney Buyout of the Day
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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.

Breaking News of the Day: Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says 'Star Wars Episode 7' In 2015

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Breaking News of the Day: Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says 'Star Wars Episode 7' In 2015
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For a cool $4.05 billion, Disney just scooped up Lucasfilm Ltd and Star Wars, putting them on the shelf next to Marvel, ESPN, ABC, and Pixar.

The second bombshell in the press release announced Star Wars: Episode 7 with a targeted 2015 release.

Wow. That's a lot to process. Thoughts?

(Also: Who should direct Episode 7?)

Lights Out

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And now, Hipster Disney Princess - The Musical.

Beauty And The Beat of the Day

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A ghetto interpretation of the Disney classic tune. Be on cameo alert for Antoine Dodson!

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Anyone or Anything Can Blog News of the Day

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Anyone or Anything Can Blog News of the Day
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Continuing to nullify any goodwill it's gained thanks to its relationship with Pixar, Disney has announced that it has green-lit a new show, Dog with a Blog, which is, ostensibly, about a talking dog blogging about his human family. This sounds suspiciously like a G-rated version of Family Guy.

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