Tag: lucasfilm


by Daniel Pickett
August 4, 2016
StarWarsAfterShowLogo This week Disney and Lucasfilm are launching The Star Wars After Show, a new digital series that gives fans an even deeper look into the news and content presented weekly on The Star Wars Show.  Since its launch in May 2016, The Star Wars Show has garnered nearly 3 million views across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.   The…


by Daniel Pickett
September 14, 2015
Star_Wars_Uprising1 A highly anticipated, next generation role-playing mobile game set in an entirely new Star Wars™ chapter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kabam, in collaboration with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm Ltd., today announced the launch of Star Wars™: Uprising, the first mobile role-playing game that takes place between Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars™: The Force…


by Daniel Pickett
July 3, 2015
SDCC Link JAKKS Need to know the “where, when, how and how MUCH?” for each of Jakks Pacific’s 2015 SDCC exclusives?   Our old pal Scott aka ToyGuru has sent over the details: As the rev up to SDCC continues, a quick update on purchasing the JAKKS SDCC items at the show. Both Hologram Vader and Deluxe Skyward…


by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2015
GOGSWRound2 Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm bring six more Star Wars™ titles to GOG.com including digital premieres Star Wars™: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and Star Wars™: X-Wing Alliance™ – available now – and six more titles to come in following days. LOCATION, January 20, 2015 – After teaming up with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm last fall for…


by Daniel Pickett
December 2, 2014
DCSWCCCodyPin The Washington D.C. Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce our 2014 biannual charity pin featuring Commander Cody holding a holographic Washington Monument. Sixth in the series of high-quality cloisonne lapel pins, officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered — only 500 will ever be made! All proceeds benefit the Children’s…


by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2014
GOGXwing1 Six Titles from Lucasfilm’s Star Wars™, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island and Sam & Max Franchises are Now Available on GOG.com with Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, and Sam & Max Hit the Road Available for the First Time on Digital Platforms October 28, 2014 – The day has finally…


by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2014
JoshTrank This news was sent to us today by Lucasfilm:   In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.   “We’re thrilled to welcome Josh…


by Daniel Pickett
May 21, 2014
JJ_Video_Composite2 J.J. Abrams Announces “Force for Change” Campaign to Benefit UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and Programs  Beginning Today, Visit Omaze.com/StarWars to Enter for a Chance to Win   LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 21, 2014 — Today in a special video message from the set of Star Wars:Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force…


by Daniel Pickett
May 1, 2014
swj-tpm-title-treatment DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES STAR WARS™ APPS FOR NEXT GENERATION OF FANS New Portfolio of Apps Introduces Legendary Saga in Unique Ways; “Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace” Available Now on the App Store According to Variety.com: The Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilm want to introduce the “Star Wars” film franchise to younger audiences and families through interactive story…


by Daniel Pickett
April 25, 2014
Splinter_of_the_Minds_Eye Today on StarWars.com Lucasfilm made a major announcement about the history and future of the Star Wars Expanded Universe: For over 35 years, the Expanded Universe has enriched the Star Wars experience for fans seeking to continue the adventure beyond what is seen on the screen. When he created Star Wars, George Lucas built a universe that sparked…


by Daniel Pickett
July 15, 2013
SWAngryBirds2Tease1   Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm introduce sequel to bestselling mobile game featuring TELEPODS from Hasbro, a fully integrated play experience for the mobile generation   Comic-Con International, SAN DIEGO — July 15, 2013 — Rovio Entertainment Ltd and Lucasfilm Ltd announced today a continued collaboration on the Angry Birds Star Wars franchise with Angry Birds…


by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2013
SWReads-500x630.jpg LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013   New York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013.  Last year,…


by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2013
logo-500x386.jpg Just like the Geek Shall Inherit podcast, Daniel is highly contagious. Being sick and on his deathbed didn’t stop the guys from recording a new episode. Daniel’s doing a bit better now, but still sounds a bit like if Barry White and Froggy from the Little Rascals had a baby. In order not to get…


by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2013
CloneWarsLogo.jpg The following was announced today on StarWars.com. A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation March 11, 2013 As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time…


by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2013
clonewarsS5FinAshoka.jpg The shocking finale to Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has arrived, with major revelations that will leave characters forever changed.  Ahsoka is wrongly accused for sedition and murder, and is to be prosecuted in the High Courts of the Galactic Republic by a zealous Admiral Tarkin. Seemingly abandoned, Ahsoka’s last hope lies…


by Daniel Pickett
February 14, 2013
SW_Darth_Vader_31_Inch.jpg MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 11, 2013– Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), announced today it has signed an agreement with Lucasfilm to manufacture, distribute and market a 31” Darth Vader figure inspired by the iconic character from the Star Wars universe. The agreement also includes rights for additional product categories including flashlights, play tents,…


by Daniel Pickett
January 25, 2013
starwars.gif The official press release from Lucasfilm: J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII   After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the…


by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2012
 George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss how they met, passing the Lucasfilm baton, and more in new video.  


by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2012
MicketR2.jpg DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD. An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release. Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. Acquisition continues Disney’s strategic…


by Daniel Pickett
October 8, 2012
The worse kept secret in licensing this weekend has been the coming announcement of Hasbro, Lucasfilm and Rovio all teaming upto release product for an Angry Birds/Star Wars mash-up.   Tomorrow should be the official renouncement inducing an event at the Toys R Us in Times Square.  Fortunately we have a reader on the inside and…