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George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

George Lucas pens “Strange Magic” movie arriving in January

An animated movie you probably haven't heard of called Strange Magic will be arriving this coming January, and it revolves around a story written by George Lucas. It is a somewhat surprise announcement, considering how close we are to the launch date, and according to TheWrap, this animated film will be in the style of a musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Some big-name voice talent will be starring in this Lucasfilm production, including Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

This morning the next Star Wars movie was named officially - Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is Star Wars 7, the move set to be released in 2016. Star Wars The Force Awakens has completed principal photography, and it's suggested that the first trailer is also cut and prepped for delivery. Now we'll have to start guessing what vehicle it'll come in on. Any guesses on what movie it'll start before? Maybe The Hobbit? Something epic? Into The Woods? Big Hero 6? Something Disney owns, that's for certain.

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X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

The original Lucasarts creations "Star Wars: X-Wing" and "Star Wars: Tie Fighter" have been re-released as Special Editions. This after just 20 years after their original release, and slightly less time since their first re-releases in 1998. These games spawned a massive cross-platform collection of space fighting games both in and out of the Star Wars universe. Now we can only dream that these classics will make their way to the mobile environment next.

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LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Sail Barge Review

LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Sail Barge Review

Today is the day we review the newest edition of Jabba’s Sail Barge LEGO set, just in time for the 31st anniversary of the original release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Today is also the anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars series: A New Hope. With Jabba's Sail Barge, today we return to the sand planet Tatooine in style, just as we’re meant to.

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Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

If you’ve been playing the space-fighter game Star Wars: Attack Squadron regularly, you might already know the bad news. This game has been in development for some months, and even went so far as to have an Open Beta sequence so that players from the public might give it a go. Unfortunately for them - and for us - the game’s developers have opted to move on to other projects.

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George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

George Lucas Star Wars VHS interviews get digital this week

Back in the year 1995, before Star Wars was released as a set of "Special Edition" movies, before the idea that a set of prequels would be created was made solid, the film series was released to VHS. On these tapes - on the 1995 edition of these tapes, that is - a long-running interview was included before each film began. The first of these interviews was published digitally - officially - for the first time today.

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Disney strikes deal with Paramount Pictures over Indiana Jones rights

Disney strikes deal with Paramount Pictures over Indiana Jones rights

Around this time last year, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for a handful of billions, something that caused more than a bit of surprise and worry. Though the buy out mostly was focused on Star Wars and the effects such a change of ownership would bring, the company also secured the ownership rights for the Indiana Jones franchise. Today it has been announced that Disney has reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures over the franchise's marketing and distribution rights.

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