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?)

West Side Saber of the Day

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West Side Story's knife fight rumble is way cooler with lightsabers.

When you're a Jedi, you're a Jedi all the way, from your first Deathstick to when you dissolve into a ghost.

Star Wars Orchestra Flashmob of the Day

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This Star Wars surprise isn't just a flashmob -- it's an entire flash orchestra.

Germany wins 10 points.

The Empire PSYkes Back of the Day

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Luke has a close call on Bespin. Yet another 11 seconds you won't regret.