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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 05:32 PM »
Now we can say that Disney raped our childhood.  :P

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 05:32 PM »
Part of me still thinks "A NEW HOPE" remake will happen, not sequels.

Part of me wonders what this means for Hasbro's involvement with Star Wars products, before or after their contract expires...if anything.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 05:35 PM »
I just hope we get something rad....The prequels were....not what I was expecting.  I want something to blow me away....
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2012, 05:37 PM »
Part of me still thinks "A NEW HOPE" remake will happen, not sequels.

Part of me wonders what this means for Hasbro's involvement with Star Wars products, before or after their contract expires...if anything.

Didn't Hasbro just renew their contract to a longer term?

update:  yep, 2020
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2012, 05:43 PM »
Yes.  Over the summer, Hasbro announced the Star Wars license was extended to 2020...

Disney has a great relationship with Hasbro and Hasbro has a great relationship with LFL.  I'm sure there will be some changes to the license that will happen with Disney taking over (Lucas getting a cut of Hasbro profits, for one thing), but unless someone throws a ****load of money at Disney, I really don't see them giving the license to anyone else anytime soon. 
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2012, 05:48 PM »
I wonder if we now have a shot at the Tonnika Sisters being made?

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2012, 06:03 PM »
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2012, 06:09 PM »
I just hope we get something rad....The prequels were....not what I was expecting.  I want something to blow me away....

Like "John Carter"?  Wow.  Anybody see that Disney turd?

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2012, 06:09 PM »
Yes.  Over the summer, Hasbro announced the Star Wars license was extended to 2020...

Disney has a great relationship with Hasbro and Hasbro has a great relationship with LFL. 

Hasbro gave the impression that LFL has seemed pushy lately, though, that's why we are getting those smaller class 2 vehicles next year. So will LFL oversite remain the same or loosen up?

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2012, 06:52 PM »
I couldn't wait to get home and log in here when I got an email at work about this.  I thought for sure it was some massive prank but I guess not.  Wow.......still in shock reading through this thread.....off to check all the links posted.....
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2012, 07:06 PM »
Like "John Carter"?  Wow.  Anybody see that Disney turd?

I did not, but guess I'm looking forward to more of the same then.  Oh well....I had hope for a few short hours.   :(   ;)
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2012, 07:36 PM »


Quite frankly, and I might be alone on this, I'd rather see Disney running the show than George Lucas.  There's at least a chance that they get it (more) right.

You are not alone.  I'm hoping that Disney's ego is a little more capable of taking in some fan feedback and righting the LFL ship to a degree.  There's a lot of negativity surrounding the prequels and Indy IV.  While it's hard to take as the creative party behind that you should at least pay some attention to those comments, given how widespread they are.  It's not just a small, rabid group of fans voicing their discontent.  I'm hoping that Disney can make it about the plot again rather than quite so much about marketing opportunities if only because they have that covered. 
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2012, 07:38 PM »
Meh.  John Carter was a rushed attempt to capitalize on the success of Avatar, and they blew it.  There are better people already involved in the Star Wars stuff.

Kathleen Kennedy selected filmography:

Producer:

2014 Jurassic Park IV (producer) (announced)
? ? ? ? Indiana Jones 5 (producer) (announced)
? ? ? ? The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (producer) (announced)
2012 Lincoln (producer)
2011 War Horse (producer)
2011 The Adventures of Tintin (producer)
2010 Hereafter (producer)
2010 The Last Airbender (executive producer)
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (producer)
2008 Ponyo (producer - english version)
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (executive producer)
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (producer)
2005 Munich (producer)
2005 War of the Worlds (producer)
2003 Seabiscuit (producer)
2002 Signs (executive producer)
2001 Jurassic Park III (producer)
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (producer)
1999 The Sixth Sense (producer)
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (executive producer)
1996 Twister (producer)
1995 The Indian in the Cupboard (producer)
1995 Congo (producer)
1995 The Bridges of Madison County (producer)
1994 Milk Money (producer)
1993 Schindler's List (executive producer)
1993 Jurassic Park (producer)
1993 Alive (producer)
1991 Hook (producer)
1991 Cape Fear (executive producer)
1990 Arachnophobia (producer)
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (executive producer)
1990 Back to the Future Part III (executive producer)
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano (executive producer)
1989 Back to the Future Part II (executive producer)
1988 The Land Before Time (co-executive producer)
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (executive producer)
1987 *batteries not included (executive producer)
1987 Empire of the Sun (producer)
1986 The Money Pit (producer)
1985 The Color Purple (producer)
1985 Back to the Future (executive producer)
1985 The Goonies (executive producer)
1984 Gremlins (executive producer)
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (associate producer)
1982 Poltergeist (associate producer)
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (producer)

She's worked with the best for decades.  She'll know how to find the right people for this stuff.  Quite frankly, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if Spielberg signs on for Star Wars - he's talked before about doing one and the connection is definitely there.
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2012, 07:48 PM »
I knew knew knew that this would happen.  If I had time I'd find my post...I'm more than stoked!

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2012, 07:59 PM »
Excellent! Now lets bulldoze Finding Nemo Subs and the Autopia and build Star Wars Land at Disneyland!!!!!
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