Disney have confirmed that they have brought Starwars for 4 Billion dollars and there will be at least 3 new films.
Disney brought the film from LucasFilm Ltd but they say 3 but there could be lots more according to sources.
Their goal is to release a new trilogy every 2-3 years continuing the Star Wars franchise forever.
In an announcement they Iger said:
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas. This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.
I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
What is going on with disneylannd??
A few months back we told you about on of the disney chartors walked out after being Sexual Harassment (CLICK HERE to read the full story).
The massive conglomerate has been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union because the company allegedly fired a Muslim employee at Disneyland in 2010 because she wore her hijab headscarf at work.
Even before being terminated, Imane Boudlal says she received insults from her employees AND supervisors because of her religion, origin and skin color. In fact, some went so far as to call her a terrorist, a camel and a bitch all while they carelessly accused Arabs of being terrorists and bombmakers.
The worst part of the allegations against the corporation is that managers and executives didn’t seem to care about the prejudiced comments. CLU chief counsel Mark Rosenbaum elaborated:
“When she reported these attacks to her Disney managers, she was told that she had to put up with them, told that Disney knew there was a problem, but that the solution was the directive from her bosses that she needed to stop complaining.”
Woah! So not cool!
Obvi, we don’t have both sides of the story yet so we can’t really judge either party. For Disney’s part, a spokeswoman has said:
“Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has a long history of accommodating a variety of religious requests from cast members of all faiths. However, because we have not seen the lawsuit, we cannot comment specifically about this situation at this time.
This is just so not good what happend to every ones equal is just so wrong!!
Alan Horn is the new studio boss of Disney!
Hes the former Warner Bros. president their newest studio chairman effective June 11.
He was the man behind Harry Potter and Dark Knight film.
Alan not only has an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in the business, he has a true appreciation of movie making as both an art and a business. He’s earned the respect of the industry for driving tremendous, sustained creative and financial success, and is also known and admired for his impeccable taste and integrity. He brings all of this to his new role leading our studio group, and I truly look forward to working with him.
Going to look forward to see what Magic he has for Disney.
Disney is surpost to be magical and nice but by the looks of things is not that way!
Apparently management let an employee accused of harassment back in the park after they concluded the pile of evidence was smaller than Tinker Bell.
Unfortunately, the ones affected the most are the magic-believing little ones flocking to the park for their favorite characters.
Louise Scott, a mother-of-four, is just devastated for her chillins:
It’s worst for the very young children who aren’t that interested in the rides. They dream of meting their cartoon heroes, and want to be pictured with them, but there just aren’t any around.
But the workers maintain their stance, with one insider stating:
We are all hugely professional, but have every right to go on strike if we believe that someone who should not be here is working alongside us. We also object to low pay.
They really need to sort this out and make it stop.
We have also found out that Tokyo Disney totally supportssame-sex marriage!
That’s so good to know!!
Disney world have just announced a brand-new attraction, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!!
They are nore buliding the new attraction and is said to be opening this fall.
The new attraction will be inspired by the movies!
According to Jason Roberts (the guy with the coolest job in the world), show producer for Walt Disney Imagineering:
“This is going to be an immersive experience. We’ll really delve into the story of Captain Jack Sparrow and put our guests in the middle of it all in new and exciting ways. Story is always the most important thing for us at Walt Disney Imagineering, but we’re always looking at new ways to tell the story that our guests have never seen before. In this attraction, we’ll let you walk in the footsteps of Jack Sparrow It’s not ‘the making of,’ not ‘behind the scenes’ … it is really a first-person experience. We worked with the archives as well as the filmmakers while they were shooting the last movie. And as a fan, I just loved sitting through those films again and again, going through all thedetails and leveraging them for this new experience. It’s really been a blast.”
We can imagen its going ot be graet and loads of fun!!
Well come on its the most magical place in the world!!!!!
The Walt Disney Studios Charmain, and former President of Disney Channels Worldwide Rich Ross has reportedly been canned from his current position, which he’s held since 2009, after the $200 million flopthat was John Carter landed itself as one the worst film failures in Hollywood history.
In a statement that he relesed yesterday he said:
For the last 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented people on behalf of the world’s best loved brand. During that time, we’ve told some amazing stories around the world, created successful TV programming, movies, and franchises that generated new opportunities for the company in the process.
I’ve always said our success is created and driven by our people – whom I consider to be the absolute best in the business. But, the best people need to be in the right jobs, in roles they are passionate about, doing work that leverages the full range of their abilities. It’s one of the leadership lessons I’ve learned during my career, and it’s something I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to as I look at the challenges and opportunities ahead.
I believe in this extraordinary Walt Disney Studios team, and I believe in our strong slate of films and our ability to make and market them better than anyone else. But, I no longer believe the Chairman role is the right professional fit for me. For that reason, I have made the very difficult decision to step down as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, effective today.
It has been my honor to work with such incredible teams – at Disney Channels Worldwide and The Walt Disney Studios and the many other Disney businesses I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with. I know I leave the Studios in good hands and, even on separate paths, I am confident we are all destined for continued success.
This is so sad he did so well he was also responsible for the monster successes of Hannah Montana and High School Musical!
We wish him luck!
Below is a statement on the matter from Disney Chairman/CEO:
For more than a decade, Rich Ross’s creative instincts, business acumen and personal integrity have driven results in key businesses for Disney, redefining success in kids and family entertainment and launching franchises that generate value across our entire company. His vision and leadership opened doors for Disney around the world, making our brand part of daily life for millions of people. I appreciate his countless contributions throughout his entire career at Disney, and expect he will have tremendous success in whatever he chooses to do next.