Disney Purchases Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05B

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Star Wars fans felt a major disturbance in The Force this week when The Walt Disney Company announced that it would be buying George Lucas’ film company for $4.05 billion. This acquisition is the latest in a series; Disney also purchased Marvel Comics and Pixar in recent years .

If you’re interested in learning more about Disney’s business dealings, there are a number of Library resources that can help you:

If your interests are more leisurely than scholarly, help yourself to our Disney, Pixar, and Lucasfilm video holdings.

Side-note: According to this NPR story, Lucas plans to focus on making experimental films now that he’ll no longer be steering the Lucasfilm ship. One can only wonder what these films will be like (perhaps a Jar-Jar Binks/Meshes of the Afternoon mash-up?).

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One Response to Disney Purchases Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05B

  1. I guess this is not so bad, as long as Disney doesn’t try to make more prequels.

    I did see a pretty amusing cartoon which depicted Darth Vader kneeling before Mickey Mouse and Mickey saying, “I am your father.”