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Via: MTV Geek
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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.

Via: AVBytes
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YouTube's musical duo Antonius and Vijay return with the cast of Hipster Disney princesses to welcome the latest addition to the franchise, Princess Leia of Star Wars.

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In celebrating the latest addition to its already legendary line-up, Disneyland presents a timely promotional video starring Darth Vader.



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The Star Wars fans react to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm with biting commentaries aimed at George Lucas, who is now the second largest shareholder of the Walt Disney Company after the estate of Steve Jobs.

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Via: Daily Blam
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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.

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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?)

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