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    TV TEASERS: "Star Wars Rebels"

    Disney released two new thirty second teasers for Lucasfilm Animation's Star Wars Rebels today. And here they are.

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    Gary Rydstrom Now Directing Mysterious LucasFilm Animation Project That Brenda Chapman Was Once Involved With

    Oh, the tangled web of feature animation. When Brenda Chapman, who had directed "Prince of Egypt" and was set to become the first female director of a Pixar feature, was fired from "Brave" 18 months before it was set to be released, after a contentious (sometimes outright hostile) production period,...

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    Disney Begins Production on "Star Wars Rebels"

    Disney has begun production on an all-new animated television series, Star Wars Rebels. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

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    Cinefamily resurrects Lucasfilm's "Twice Upon A Time" (1983)

    Los Angeles repertory cinema The Cinefamily will score a coup later this month - they will be screening a 35mm print of the seldom seen animated feature Twice Upon A Time. The 1983 Lucasfilm production was a Ladd Company presentation through Warner Bros. It was also an unusual failure at the box off...

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    'Star Wars: Clone Wars' Canceled, But Lucasfilm Promise New Show Set In "Time Period Previously Untouched"

    It has just been a few months since Disney bought the "Star Wars" franchise, and it’s only a matter of time before we receive a total onslaught of new "Star Wars" films and TV shows. The new trilogy is already coming, there’s a possibility of spinoff films, and there’s been talk of a live action TV ...

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    VFX Winner Rhythm & Hues Files for Bankruptcy, Underscores Sector's Economic Woes

    The fragile economics of the visual effects industry was front and center at last week's Visual Effects Society awards. And even the well-respected company, Rhythm & Hues, that spearheaded and supervised the extraordinary visual effects in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" --which won best live action feature ...

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    Lucasfilm Kills 'Star Wars' Prequel 3D Re-Releases To Focus On 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    We have to tip our hat to this decision, because financially, it finds the studio walking away from easy money. As you might recall, "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" was re-released just over a year ago, the first in a planned series of rejiggered "Star Wars" re-releas...

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    Producer Rick McCallum Has Quietly Retired From Lucasfilm

    Chances are if the recent shifts in Lucasfilm's administration prove a final blow to George Lucas' overall involvement, it is producer Rick McCallum that has primed that impression for years now. Since the “Star Wars” Special Editions onward, McCallum has slowly grown into the co...

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Arndt to Write 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE (VIDEO)

    Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Michael Arndt is the new writer for "Star Wars: Episode VII." She was celebrating the AFI FEST closing night world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Thursday, along with Disney chairman Robert Iger, who when pressed, admitted that he wouldn't have paid $4.05 bil...

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    May the Rights Be With You: Which Studios Own Which Franchise Characters?

    In the wake of Disney's major purchase of LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, EW asks the pertinent question: Which studios own which major franchise characters? Disney's Robert Iger made clear during a conference call after the announcement that he'd rather pay through the nose for an estab...

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