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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Doc_Brown on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:23 pm

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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Woodruff on Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:46 pm

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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Bad move by Disney in my opinion. As some have pointed out, the franchise has been thoroughly wrecked by Lucas. I suspect even the hardcore fans are starting to feel suckered. Unless the first new movie is spectacularly well written(rare these days) I don't know how much disney will be able to squeeze out of the works.
As far as lucas being used as a creative consultant I'm sure this is more or less a formality for the benefit of his remaining fans.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby tzor on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:17 am

Here is an interesting take looking at it from George's POV. Speculation: Lucas Selling ‘Star Wars’ Brand to Disney by Year End to Avoid Taxamageddon:

Since none of Lucas’s three adopted children plan to take over his film empire, financial advisers say the strategy will save his heirs the the responsibility of managing their inheritance – and potentially going through the often long and fraught process of dividing it. “Mr. Lucas has obviously surrounded himself for years with world class legal, estate and tax advisers,” Wade Westhoff, a financial adviser based in Danville, Calif., says of the Disney deal. “This is a textbook example of exit planning for a private business owner.”
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:28 am

tzor wrote:Here is an interesting take looking at it from George's POV. Speculation: Lucas Selling ‘Star Wars’ Brand to Disney by Year End to Avoid Taxamageddon:

Since none of Lucas’s three adopted children plan to take over his film empire, financial advisers say the strategy will save his heirs the the responsibility of managing their inheritance – and potentially going through the often long and fraught process of dividing it. “Mr. Lucas has obviously surrounded himself for years with world class legal, estate and tax advisers,” Wade Westhoff, a financial adviser based in Danville, Calif., says of the Disney deal. “This is a textbook example of exit planning for a private business owner.”


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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:47 am

So, this isn't a thread about Ronald Reagan?
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:24 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Bad move by Disney in my opinion. As some have pointed out, the franchise has been thoroughly wrecked by Lucas. I suspect even the hardcore fans are starting to feel suckered. Unless the first new movie is spectacularly well written(rare these days) I don't know how much disney will be able to squeeze out of the works.
As far as lucas being used as a creative consultant I'm sure this is more or less a formality for the benefit of his remaining fans.


I think it is a pretty smart move. They're going to make billions probably on the merchandise alone, since Star Wars is one of the most profitable merchandise franchises out there! And like kids that grew up having the new movies as their favorites, now a newer generation will probably feel similar to any of these new endeavors.


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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:40 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Bad move by Disney in my opinion. As some have pointed out, the franchise has been thoroughly wrecked by Lucas. I suspect even the hardcore fans are starting to feel suckered. Unless the first new movie is spectacularly well written(rare these days) I don't know how much disney will be able to squeeze out of the works.
As far as lucas being used as a creative consultant I'm sure this is more or less a formality for the benefit of his remaining fans.


I think it is a pretty smart move. They're going to make billions probably on the merchandise alone, since Star Wars is one of the most profitable merchandise franchises out there! And like kids that grew up having the new movies as their favorites, now a newer generation will probably feel similar to any of these new endeavors.


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Yeah, time will tell and you are probably right. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part. ;)
Disney has a lot more marketing knowledge than I do. I forgot about all the little toys and such they sell at Wal-Mart. I was thinking pretty much in the realm of movies but these days that's not where the money is at.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:41 pm

Right, the movies they make are more like hour long marketing programs...think about all the 'Cars' movies or whatever.


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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Symmetry on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:47 pm

Yup- went to see the new James Bond movie last week and half of the adverts before the movie were Skyfall plugs for stuff in the movie- Bond's watch, his car, Murdoch's new James Bond channel, James Bond beer...

Meh.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:00 pm

Symmetry wrote:Yup- went to see the new James Bond movie last week and half of the adverts before the movie were Skyfall plugs for stuff in the movie- Bond's watch, his car, Murdoch's new James Bond channel, James Bond beer...

Meh.


Yeah I hate that about the new Bond movies. :(
I feel like they have castrated the poor guy. One of these films he's going to off himself by driving his Ford Focus off a cliff.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Army of GOD on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:27 pm

the movies are going to be shit but like Andy said, they're going to gross a lot regardless. People are going to be so curious they're going to watch.
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Postby 2dimes on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:47 pm

I just don't know. Episode VI was pretty bad. Episode I was a mild improvement but still suffered from suckage. Episode II was so bad I refused to go to episode III but then we bought the DVDs and watched them all. Episode III was actually good and now possibly my favorite.

Disney has made lots of decent movies I'm hopful they will make good on the franchise.
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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby jimboston on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:05 am

Army of GOD wrote:the movies are going to be shit but like Andy said, they're going to gross a lot regardless. People are going to be so curious they're going to watch.


Why do you assume future Star Wars Universe (SWU) movies will "be shit"?

Was Avengers "shit"? Was Toy Story 3 "shit"?

If your answer is yes... then fine... I believe you will think future SWU movies will also "be shit"
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Postby tkr4lf on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:55 am

2dimes wrote:Episode VI was pretty bad.

Are you serious? Episode VI was the best one. That's where Vader redeems himself and the emperor finally gets whats coming to him.
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