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Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

Mensaje por Poyo » 30 Oct 2012, 23:07

Aflojale Disney, las queres todas para vos...
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4B, Targets Star Wars: Episode 7 for 2015

In a move sure to shock fans of the Mouse House and George Lucas, the Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. The company also announced that it is prepping Star Wars: Episode 7 for release in 2015. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” Lucas, the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm, said in a press release announcing the acquisition. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

With the acquisition, Disney adds one of the world’s most enduring — and most profitable — sci-fi franchises to its ever-expanding stable. Disney, which has grown from humble animation company to massive media brand, successfully roped in Pixar in 2006 and bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009 (also for a $4 billion price tag). Buying Lucasfilm, Disney chairman Robert Iger said, was in line with the Marvel acquisition: The move essentially means Disney has cornered the market on superhero and sci-fi/fantasy films.

In a conference call with investors, Iger called Lucas a “true visionary” and applauded him for building a “company at the intersection of entertainment and technology.” As part of the deal, Disney will also take control of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. But the most lucrative part of the deal has to be the Star Wars brand, and to that end Disney announced it would be releasing a new film from the franchise in 2015, with more to follow.

“We believe we can do great things with these amazing assets,” Iger said.

Under the agreement, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg’s producing partner who was named co-chair of Lucasfilm in June, will become president of the company within Disney. Lucas has been discussing retirement in recent months, particularly when Kennedy’s position was announced, and even though Iger noted that Lucas will stay on as an adviser for the new Star Wars trilogy, he is moving forward toward retirement.

“This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value,” Iger said in a statement.

The boards of both Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the acquisition, but it is still subject to clearance under U.S. and international business regulations.
Personalmente creo que podria ser para bien... o no... con Marvel no hicieron muchas cagadas, y viendo el estado actual de la franquicia, no creo que pueda empeorar, de hecho, hasta podrian darle su correspondiente "dejá de divagar, gordo" en la nuca a Lucas :piensa:

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Una opinion que arriesga que esto podria ser beneficioso para la saga:
Why Disney Brings New Hope to the Star Wars Franchise

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Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm could breathe new life into the Star Wars franchise.


What will the seventh Star Wars movie look like? That’s the question bouncing around inside the stormtrooper helmets of every Star Wars fan on the planet, now that news of Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm — and a 2015 target date for Star Wars: Episode 7 — has blown everybody’s mind.

Will there be more cartoonish characters like those fury-inducing Ewoks and the ultimate insult to sci-fi integrity, Jar Jar Binks? More stultifying political scenes that would make a U.N. special session on agriculture look interesting, as the victorious rebels go about the process of rebuilding after their defeat of the evil Empire? An actual Disney Princess Leia?

I don’t think so, and here’s why: Disney knows how to make good movies, and how to handle a franchise. In a way, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm is like a direct shot down the Death Star’s exhaust port. Sure, there will be more toys, more Halloween costumes, more fast-food tie-ins, but merchandising has always been part of the Star Wars universe. All that stuff is galactic gravy, tiny consumer joys for overgrown fanboys (and their families of lil’ fanboys and fangirls).

What truly matters is the movies, and we all know this is where Star Wars has faltered recently — and where Disney can offer new hope.

With one laser-sharp purchase, the Mouse House has set itself astride the greatest sci-fi franchise in history, albeit one that has been mostly running on fumes for a decade, ever since Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones came out in 2002. Directed by Lucas, it was the kind of movie that made you realize the filmmaker was working in a creative vacuum. You could imagine a screening room filled with Lucasfilm talent, and not a single soul willing to point out the film’s flaws to its maker.

Now Disney is in a position to breathe new life into the franchise. For an example of how that might play out, look no further than The Avengers. Disney purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009, the year after the comic book studio made its first self-financed movie, Iron Man. Since acquiring Marvel, Disney has done anything but screw the pooch: The successive films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been solidly entertaining, pleasing comics fans, movie critics and — most importantly — the movie-going public.

The most recent installment, superhero team-up flick The Avengers, flexed Marvel muscle in a way that no other comic book movie ever has, and was rewarded with record box office receipts. While this long-gestating payoff is undoubtedly the work of Marvel movie mastermind Kevin Feige and Avengersdirector Joss Whedon, the important thing is: Disney did not ruin the magic.

Now Whedon has been named storytelling overseer of Marvel’s movie and television world, signed on to deliver the Avengers sequel as well as guide Phase Two of Marvel’s movie plan.

We all know that corporate mergers can yield a wretched hive of scum and villainy. When it comes to corporate overlords and the creative arts, media conglomerates need to take their own version of the medical ethics statement: Primum non nocere (“First, do no harm”). Disney seems to have done no harm to Marvel, or to Pixar, which it acquired in 2006.

In Star Wars’ case, there is some actual corrective surgery to be performed as the franchise attempts to recover from what could be described as 10 years of bad lifestyle choices, which led to bloat and a certain lack of lust for life.

Despite Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ decent animated story arcs, and the promise of a seemingly on-hold-forever Star Wars live-action television show, the world’s most beloved franchise has been one step away from creative life support for years. The franchise needs a good doctor and an attentive medical droid, not a corporate Darth Vader.

With superproducer Kathleen Kennedy remaining at the helm as president of Lucasfilm and Star Wars brand manager, and Disney bringing its moviemaking acumen and its well-oiled but superfluous (in this case, anyway) publicity machine, there’s a chance to once again transport movie fans to a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars can once again take us to a world we’ve never seen before, filled with characters that surprise and intrigue. A world where epic sagas play out in unexpected ways. A world where stories that captivate the young can also entertain adults. A world where new ideas trump an obsession with “fixing” the past.

Like a pint-size hologram delivered by a saucy astromech droid, a vital message of redemption arrived Tuesday from a white knight with giant ears and an enormous paycheck. Star Wars is coming back to the big screen (and not in a money-grubbing 3-D re-release). That’s a message that should offer new hope to Star Wars fans everywhere.

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Esto es increible... la noticia del siglo?
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Mensaje por Kanon » 31 Oct 2012, 11:42

Jajajaja, los derechos de distribucion de la primer peli los tiene Fox a perpetuidad
Tangled Rights Could Tie Up Ultimate 'Star Wars' Box Set (Analysis)

Disney's $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm does not include the right to release the original 'Star Wars' -- unless a new deal can be forged with Fox.

It appears that George Lucas did not give the studio that has distributed the Star Wars films since 1977 a shot at buying his company. But Fox isn't out of the Star Wars game just yet -- which raises the question: What are the prospects for the ultimate Star Wars box set?

Disney will own and release future films in the Star Wars series (as for potential Indiana Jones films, Paramount retains some distribution rights and future movies will only be made if both Paramount and Disney agree on terms). Lucas apparently has sketched out plans for three more Star Wars films -- he always envisioned making nine -- with Episode Seven set for release in 2015. But Fox owns distribution rights to the original Star Wars, No. 4 in the series, in perpetuity in all media worldwide. And as for the five subsequent movies, Fox has theatrical, nontheatrical and home video rights worldwide through May 2020.

While the rights on those five films eventually will revert to Disney, that "in perpetuity" pact for the first film appears to be an obstacle to Disney releasing a complete set -- unless a deal can be made.

According to a longtime Lucas associate, the filmmaker always wanted to keep his films together. “Now it seems like he can't have a total package of the story because one of the movies is with Fox, unless they can make some kind of deal [with Disney] to release nine of them,” this person says.

Disney and Fox did not respond to a request for comment. But a Fox insider tells THR that as for Disney's blockbuster deal to purchase Lucas' company, "we certainly would have liked a crack at it but i get the play."

Fox plans to proceed with plans to re-release the supposedly much-improved 3D versions of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in fall 2013. The re-release of Episode I -- The Phantom Menace turned in only a fair performance earlier this year, grossing a total of $102.8 million worldwide. Fox receives only a relatively low - six percent - distribution fee to release those films.

Lucas’s decision to sell his company to Disney--not Fox--makes sense: Disney has the theme parks, merchandising and licensing operations to take full advantage of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones characters. "Disney is the perfect place,” says the Lucas associate. ”At Fox they just make movies. Fox doesn't have theme parks and huge brands. This is a good fit."

So despite Lucas’s wish to keep the films together, the allure of the Disney parks in particular may have been too strong. The filmmaker has long been known for demanding exceptionally tough deals. But one of the few instances in which he felt he wasn’t tough enough involved a deal in the late 1980s with Disney to make characters from Star Wars and Indiana Jones the first non-Disney properties at the parks-- for $1 million a year, in perpetuity.
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Re: Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

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O sea...cualquiera...

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Re: Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

Mensaje por Poyo » 26 Ene 2013, 10:03

Pareceria que ya esta confirmado J.J. Abrahams para Episode VII, si es asi, sale topic...

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Mensaje por Kanon » 26 Ene 2013, 10:11

Sip, hubo press release oficial de Disney y todo
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Re: Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

Mensaje por Poyo » 26 Ene 2013, 15:04

Llegue tarde como siempre :risamalvada:

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Re: Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

Mensaje por Poyo » 04 Abr 2013, 13:53

Que hay de cierto en el rumor que Disney cerró LucasArts?

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Re: Disney compra LucasArts!!!!

Mensaje por Devil_May_Cry » 04 Abr 2013, 14:52

Muy cierto...

En un comunicado enviado por la compañía, esta anuncia que Disney ha cerrado oficialmente la editora LucasArts: "Tras evaluar nuestra posición en el mercado de los juegos, hemos decidido transformar LucasArts del desarrollo interno a un modelo de licencias, minimizando así los riesgos de la compañía mientras alcanzamos un mayor abanico de calidad en los juegos de Star Wars".

http://www.meristation.com/es/playstati ... 54/1853340
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