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Offline Qui-Gon Jim

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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #165 on: April 9, 2013, 10:38 AM »
I think that anything that is not family friendly will be shuttered.  The "adult" games?  Cancelled.  TCW, while marketed to children, was not at all in the same family friendly "place" that the OT and even TPM is.  The violence in this show was over the line, even when compared to RotS. 

Whether the vocal internet adult fans like it or not, SW is a family brand, and Disney will now bring it back to where it was and the changes that have slowly crept in since RotS and Lucas lost interest in the brand will be turned around.  You won't see Family guy parodying any more, and that is also why Detours was shut down.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #166 on: April 17, 2013, 01:42 AM »
Now they are axing Lucasfilm licensing people.


Disney makes more a year than most countries's gross domestic product, but they are pink slip crazy.

I think the toyline is gonna be affected eventually, I mean even worse so.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2013, 09:29 AM »
They are firing people who actually do their jobs well, yet Hasbro continues to bask in impunity. They are the worst managed thing associated with Star Wars right now and yet operate without any fear of reprisal or accountability whatsoever.
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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #168 on: April 17, 2013, 10:13 AM »
Hasbro is not a division of Disney.  They are likely eliminating redundancy, something that would happen in any merger of this type.

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« Reply #169 on: April 17, 2013, 12:08 PM »
Of course, but that doesn't mean Hasbro's offerings won't be affected by Disney's actions, if they haven't been already...which they probably have, since the other 3D releases got canned.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #170 on: April 17, 2013, 04:29 PM »
I agree with Jim, but I can say that Hasbro has been impacted by Disney so far...  Nothing that really wasn't expected, but there's been some major focus changes.  So I think you're both right ultimately.
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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2013, 09:41 AM »
They are firing people who actually do their jobs well,...

I don't know about that. LucasArts hasn't self published a good game since the early '90s. They have acted mostly as distributer. Lucas licensing has given everyone and their dog a license to make Star Wars stuff. There is too much product saturation out there.  Lucasfilm Animation was laughed at for the Clone Wars because of their wooden looking characters. Just look at Obiwan's hair! Lucasfilm Animation also made Rango and it was not well received. They just aren't in the same league as Pixar or even Disney Animation.
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« Reply #172 on: April 22, 2013, 02:17 PM »
I don't know about that. LucasArts hasn't self published a good game since the early '90s. They have acted mostly as distributer. Lucas licensing has given everyone and their dog a license to make Star Wars stuff. There is too much product saturation out there.  Lucasfilm Animation was laughed at for the Clone Wars because of their wooden looking characters. Just look at Obiwan's hair! Lucasfilm Animation also made Rango and it was not well received. They just aren't in the same league as Pixar or even Disney Animation.

For me the best example is to look at the How to Tame Your Dragon franchise - the movie was great - granted the adult vikings were a bit distorted for effect, the level of detail in the 3D animation was great. They have successfully translated that level of detail to the TV series that's also on Cartoon Network. I was shocked to find that watching an episode of the show was just like watching an extension of the movie, combined with the fact that the voices were being done by many of the same people, made it all the more appealing.

So if Dreamworks could do it, I don't see any reason why the Clone Wars couldn't have been better looking. Heck, if they had done something in the same league as Pixar (i.e. Brave) then we may have never needed to have a separate "animated" style figure line at all...
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Re: Disney Buys LFL
« Reply #173 on: April 23, 2013, 01:12 PM »
So if Dreamworks could do it, I don't see any reason why the Clone Wars couldn't have been better looking.
Lucasfilm Animation was laughed at for the Clone Wars because of their wooden looking characters. Just look at Obiwan's hair!

I thought the ugly appearance of the show was supposedly on purpose because Lucas wanted it to look like the puppets from Thunderbirds.
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