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Disney makes George Lucas rich(er), announces Star Wars Episode 7

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Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

Associated PressBy RYAN NAKASHIMA | Associated Press – 1 hour 52 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series called "Episode 7," set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm's prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the "Indiana Jones" franchise.


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good for both of them! I will say that's a lot of scratch!
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and a lot of new merchandising for the mouse. Lite sabers for everyone



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