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Strange Magic - New Lucasfilm Movie Trailer

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 21, 2014

While erronneously reported as a sequel to Frozen, Strange Magic is a new fantasy musical from George Lucas and Disney.   Due out in January, the CG-animated movie boasts quite an impressive voice cast as well as animation from some of the Rango people.  And now we've got a look at the trailer for a movie that could also probably be called Shrek Minus Shrek.  It's worth checking out, so do so after the break.

SDCC 2014: Lucasfilm Pavilion Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Lucasfilm Pavilion was a plethora of activity as usual at Comic-Con, and while Disney-Lucas is reportedly planning on "thinning the herd" for their licensors, that doesn't appear to be the case yet. The focal point was on Disney XD's soon to be televised Star Wars Rebels series. Traditional exhibitors such as Her Universe, eFX, and Hallmark showed their latest and greatest. The Yoda puppet replica from eFX looks amazingly accurate and Hallmark, as usual, sells out of their convention exclusives, but gave a sneak peek of this year's Keepsake collectibles. New licensors such as Peavey with their awesome new Star Wars  guitars, Vans, and Jakks with their jumbo plastic figures also were present.

Lost Lucas-Financed 1980 Short You've Never Heard Of Getting Screened

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A screening of Black Angel, a George Lucas-funded short 25-minute film tied to The Empire Strikes Back in some overseas markets, is getting a screening next month after being lost since 1980.  It's an Arthurian legend-inspired piece and Ars Technica has a 3-page story on this Lucasfilm-adjacent project.

Because Why Not: Before Star Wars, George Lucas was an indie filmmaker

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 19, 2013

Favorite reading provider of reading material The AV Club posted this article, "Before Star Wars, George Lucas was an indie filmmaker" on the early days of his career and the movie THX-1138 which odds are a lot of you haven't seen still. (I have and let me tell you, it's a pretty intense experience, particularly in the middle of the night.)

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StarWars.com: A New Direction For Lucasfilm Animation

By Mike — Monday, March 11, 2013

Whether it be action figures or animated television series, the tea leaves certainly pointed to the inevitability of change and the ever evolving dynamic of the Disney acquisition and new films. In a further effort to focus their attention and resources to those new films, StarWars.com announces the future of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.

Star Wars Spin-Off Films Officially Announced

By Mike — Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In another paradigm shift that signals Star Wars as we know it is drastically headed into a bold and exciting direction, Lucasfilm announces that new spinoff films will be released sometime after Episode VII that will expand the Saga and focus on a specific character.

BIG NEWS: Disney Acquires Lucasfilm, Episode VII In 2015

By Mike — Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In an announcement that is so stunning and game changing in its scope that we had to check the date to make sure that it wasn't April 1st, Walt Disney Company has entered into an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas as we enter into Kathleen Kennedy's stewardship of the most beloved space fantasy franchise in history.

Angry Birds And Star Wars Join Forces

By Mike — Monday, October 8, 2012

The following press release was sent out this morning about the new Star Wars Angry Birds game and merchandise to be globally released on November 8th.

Comic-Con: Lucasfilm Pavilion Image Bank

By Mike — Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Lucasfilm Pavilion was the usual hotbed of activity with lots to see and shop, and unless you had an aversion for crawling, slithering, reptiles like a certain world hopping fedora wearing archeologist, then the live snake display touting the release of the Indiana Jones series on Blu-ray was certainly a highlight.

Kathleen Kennedy Named Co-Chair of Lucasfilm

By Mike — Friday, June 1, 2012

Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Kathleen Kennedy will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm. In an effort to move forward with his retirement plans, George Lucas will work with Kathleen Kennedy to transition into her new role. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm and continue as CEO. Micheline Chau will remain as President and COO of Lucasfilm, and continue to focus on the day-to-day operations of the business.

Star Wars Toys Pull in $510 Million in 2010

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 6, 2011

Have you heard all those rumors that Star Wars is floundering as a toy line?  All lies.   The Hollywood Reporter confirms that in 2010-- a non-movie, non-major release year, that our favorite space brand brought in a whopping $510,000,000.  This includes both Hasbro and LEGO products.

Yoda Heart Benefits SF General Hospital

By Mike — Friday, December 17, 2010

Sculptor Lawrence Noble creates a five foot tall, 400 lb. fiber glass heart design featuring Yoda and one of his more iconic phrases from The Empire Strikes Back to benefit San Francisco General Hospital and their "HEROES & HEARTS" fundraiser.

Steve Sansweet to Leave Lucasfilm

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fan numero uno, inspiration to a generation of Star Wars fans, and all-around nice guy Steve Sansweet announced today he'll be leaving Lucasfilm to pursue a different direction.

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ILM Party: "Attack of the Bones"

By Mike — Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The annual ILM Halloween Party digital invites for this year show various Star Wars characters and vehicles in spooky cool skeletal form. The art is by ILM's Shawn Feeney. Click here for the full story at StarWars.com.

Star Wars in 3D

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lucasfilm officially announces the conversion of the live action Star Wars Saga to 3D! Industrial Light and Magic will be leading the project, with Episode I: The Phantom Menace expected to be released sometime in 2012. Read the entire article at The Official Site!