A Poster for Disney’s ‘Star Wars Weekend 2013’

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Disney is gearing up for another Star Wars Weekend and this time around they own all things to do with that franchise so it should be the biggest and best yet. This will take place at the Florida theme park most likely during the summer of this year and you can expect appearance by Ray Park, Warwick Davis and many more.

George Lucas Comments on the Returns of Hammil, Ford and Fisher to Star Wars

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Bloomberg Businessweek recently posted a large article which gave an in depth look at Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. In the article George Lucas himself had some interesting things to say in regards to the returns of Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to the roles they helped create in the original trilogy. His quote can be read below.

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Marvel Heads to Hong Kong Disneyland

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John Tsang, a Finanical rep for Hong Kong Disneyland has announced plans to be the first Disney theme park to create a Marvel Comics themed area in their park. It was expected that the Marvel Super Heroes would be utilized into Disney parks in the near future but this is the first actual integration of that. They are expecting to have it up and running by next year.

A Trailer for Disney’s ‘Planes’

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From high above the world of Cars, flies Planes, Disney’s upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There’s only a couple of not-so-small problems – Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights.

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Disney Producer Booted from Oscar’s by Security

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After Paperman won the award for best animated short, Disney producer Kristina Reed began to let fly paper airplanes adorned with kisses like those in her film. It was a fun symbolic gesture that security at the Oscars did not appreciate. She was escorted out but within 10 minutes was allowed back in. So all this mostly pointless punishment did was make people more aware of the producer and the film.

If you have yet to see this award winning short film head to the link below to check it out.

http://fizmarble.com/2013/01/31/disney-animations-paperman/

 

We Will Get Boba Fett & Han Solo Stand-alone Movies

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Disney has confirmed their plan to release stand-alone movies based in the Star Wars universe focusing on individual characters more. This is very much like their use of Marvel’s Avengers in which their are bigger stories told as a team but more singular stories told like in Thor and Iron Man films.

Boba Fett and a young Han Solo will be the subjects of the first two projects when they get underway. They will most likely follow Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015. The Han Solo film will be before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and focus on the adventures of the younger Solo where as Boba Fett’s film will be between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. Fett is a popular character in the Star Wars mythos and while he was utilized by the Empire he is a bounty hunter and serves no one side.