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Star Wars spinoff films focusing on origins: franchise “evergreen”

Star Wars spinoff films focusing on origins: franchise “evergreen”

Walt Disney Co. chief financial officer Jay Rasulo spoke up this week about the vast possibilities in the near future for Star Wars. Whilst speaking on the assets Disney currently has in tow at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference 2013, Rasulo made clear that there's really no end to the possibilities with where the company could go with the Star Wars universe. In speaking on new licensing deals, rights deals, and everything in-between, Rasulo described Star Wars as a true "evergreen property" whose value does not diminish.

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Disney may offer final Clone Wars episodes exclusively on Apple TV

Disney may offer final Clone Wars episodes exclusively on Apple TV

Disney is said to be working on Star Wars app for the Apple TV. The details are still firmly in the rumor category at the moment, however it is looking like the final episodes of the Clone Wars television series will be amongst the first content available on the app. This is said to be coming during the upcoming holiday season and beyond that, additional content is expected.

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Star Wars TV show a possibility as Lucasfilm chats with ABC

Star Wars TV show a possibility as Lucasfilm chats with ABC

Now that Disney owns both Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm (and Star Wars therein), the company has begun taking liberties with its wares, speaking this week with ABC about the possibility of a Star Wars-themed television show. This is hardly unprecedented, as the Marvel Comics television adaptation of the secret organization behind The Avengers hit the airwaves earlier this year in a show called Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., also with ABC. There's also a cartoon delivery vehicle for Star Wars in The Clone Wars, a show broadcast through Cartoon Network.

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Time Warner Cable reportedly still in talks about Hulu purchase

Time Warner Cable reportedly still in talks about Hulu purchase

The rumored Hulu sale has been the stuff of talk for months now, and earlier today we reported that it had officially been taken off the market, with the company's owners electing to keep it rather than sell. Word has surfaced over at Bloomberg, however, saying that Time Warner Cable is still in talks with those owners over a possible purchase.

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Netflix and Amazon ink DreamWorks and Disney content deals

Netflix and Amazon ink DreamWorks and Disney content deals

Netflix and Amazon's LOVEFiLM are each getting a burst of new content, its been announced, with DreamWorks and Disney each promising fresh on-demand titles for the cord-cutting favorites. On Netflix, a new deal with DreamWorks will see more than 300 hours of new programming based on existing and upcoming franchises such as Turbo added, while LOVEFiLM will get a mixture of new and classic titles like Dumbo, Ratatouille, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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Star Wars Episode VII production to start early 2014 in London

Star Wars Episode VII production to start early 2014 in London

The upcoming Star Wars film seems to be all set to go, with director JJ Abrams saying that production for the new film will "most likely" begin its preparation stages "at the end of the year." This means that production for Star Wars: Episode VII could officially begin at some point early next year.

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Disney Research Aireal adds real force-feedback to Kinect gaming

Disney Research Aireal adds real force-feedback to Kinect gaming

Next-gen gaming won't be truly immersive until it blows, Disney Research believes, and it has the Kinect accessory to fix that tactile omission. Aireal uses a focused blast of air, fired from a compact cannon designed to sit alongside a sensor-bar like Kinect, to make action on the screen feel all the more realistic; shown off at SIGGRAPH in July, the cannon can track a player around and synchronize with the gameplay.

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Star Wars Rebels cartoon series coming fall 2014

Star Wars Rebels cartoon series coming fall 2014

While we've already heard some details of Disney's future plans with the Star Wars franchise, the company has announced its next Star Wars project, called Star Wars Rebels. It will be a cartoon series that will air on the Disney Channel, and as you'd expect, this show will be aimed at the younger audiences, but we wouldn't be surprised if the older-generation Star Wars fans also enjoyed the show.

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Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Just a couple days ago, Electronic Arts signed a deal with Disney that would see the video game publisher obtain exclusive rights to the Star Wars video game franchise, which pretty much confirms that new Star Wars titles will be incoming at some point. Today, it has been discovered that Lucasfilm has registered a slew of domain names that are possible ideas for future game installments.

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Electronic Arts obtains exclusive rights to Star Wars games

Electronic Arts obtains exclusive rights to Star Wars games

In a piece of news that informs on the future of Star Wars video games after Disney shut down LucasArts last month, Disney and Electronic Arts have signed a multi-year agreement that will see the game publisher obtain exclusive rights to the Star Wars video game franchise, allowing them to make Star Wars video games from here on out.

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Disney planning new Star Wars films every summer starting in 2015

Disney planning new Star Wars films every summer starting in 2015

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in October and announced Star Wars Episode VII, we knew right away that the long-time franchise was about to be heavily kickstarted, and we were certainly right. Today, Disney announced at CinemaCon that a new Star Wars movie will be released every summer starting in 2015 with Episode VII.

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Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

It is no secret that Disney and News Corp. have been looking into selling video-streaming service Hulu, with sources having dropped information over the past weeks about what is happening behind the scenes. Word had it the two companies were, at one point, looking at buying out the other to take control of the service, and then sources said they were entertaining potential buyers. Now individuals who are said to be familiar with the happenings have stated that News Corps.' former president has placed a bid.

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