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    Rian Johnson in Talks to Write and Direct Next Two 'Star Wars' Flicks

    Congrats to Rian Johnson of "Looper" fame, who is "in talks," report Deadline and Variety, to take on a massive new job: writing and directing the next two follow-ups to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," which is currently in production in London.

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    Where Will George Lucas Build His Museum?

    Hot topic: the ultimate location of the Lucas Museum. Where will it end up?

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    'Star Wars' Cast Revealed on Facebook, Arndt and Lucas Not Mentioned

    After all the speculation over recent months, Disney and Lucasfilm--whose leaders Robert Iger and Kathleen Kennedy have joined forces-- announced the cast of the new J.J. Abrams "Star Wars" movie. On Facebook.

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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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