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5 Things Other Than Star Wars That Disney Owns Now


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Yesterday afternoon saw the bombshell news (for nerds, anyway) that Disney had, for $4 billion, acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries, and was pushing ahead on Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015. George Lucas would stay on as a “creative consultant,” the smallest role he will ever have taken in the making of a live action Star Wars movie yet. Disney now owned special effects titans Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light and Magic, ironic, as the latter was the company out of which Pixar was spun.

And while the elephant in the room is certainly the fact that Disney is now in creative control of the Star Wars franchise, lets not forget some of the other intellectual property that Lucasfilm has under its belt. Here are five other properties that Disney might just be thinking about now.


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  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Labyrinth the terrible TV show, any damn day now.

  • http://twitter.com/NotLiterally1 Not Literally

    Don’t forget they also own the “Happy Birthday” song! Which is why you never hear it sung in restaurants or on TV, because you have to pay Disney royalties to do so!

  • Anonymous

    With all this hullabaloo about Star Wars I don’t think people are really realizing the full potential here.

    Pixar Presents: Day of the Tentacle.

  • Anonymous

    Disney got Lucasfilm for $4 million? Sweet deal!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000485882575 Erin Hutchins

    I would *love* to see a “Labyrinth” or “Willow” world in a “Kingdom Hearts” game!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Billion.

  • Anonymous

    *removes pinky finger from corner of mouth* Let me… uh. Fix that.

  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977888401 Sabreman

    Pixar presents: Grim Fandango

  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977888401 Sabreman

    I deemand… fourrr… MEEEEELIONNN… dollarrrrs!!

  • floofdoof

    Wikipedia says that they didn’t get Indiana Jones: “When
    The Walt Disney Company announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm on
    October 30, 2012, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Indiana Jones was not
    factored into the equation during the deal, because Paramount Pictures
    still has a contract in place for future films.”

  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977888401 Sabreman

    I expect that only applies to rights to develop future films, not the intellectual property overall. And that contract is now held from Disney. Disney has to honor the contract, but they’d control renegotiations on it and if Paramount has to do something to hold it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Howard the Duck was one of the all-time great cult comics (well, cult for a mainstream publisher) nothing to sneeze at — the character was absolutely not obscure to comics readers of the 70′s and 80′s. Disney sued Marvel over Howard’s supposed resemblance to Donald, decades ago.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I LOVED Curse of Monkey Island.

  • Anonymous

    I also predicted a quick leveraging of Willow, as a ready-made competitor for Lord of the Rings.
    Remember, when that film came out, it was seen by many as The closest We’ll Ever get to LotR.
    And it really was pretty good.

  • http://twitter.com/FroWillis Sarah

    Monkey Island was the first video game I ever completed. It could work well as a movie actually.

  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977888401 Sabreman

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of Monkey Island *** THE CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE!

  • Anonymous

    ILM

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amanda-LaPergola/81300432 Amanda LaPergola

    Number 6: You. Disney owns you, now. You and everyone and everything you have ever known and loved.

    I, for one, welcome our new mouse-eared overlords…

  • Nick Gaston

    *ahem*…”Fund it.”

  • Nick Gaston

    As long as it doesn’t star the latest tween singers…I’ll count it as a victory.

  • Anonymous

    Lucas has received a lot of criticism for the prequels (the vast majority of them he completely deserved) but you have to give him credit for his overall body of work. Creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones was really impressive but his influence of Hollywood as a businessman might be even bigger than as a creator.

  • Nick Gaston

    Howard the Duck vs. Rocket Raccoon, in an epic melee, scored by Hans Zimmer.

    Now a technical artistic possibility.

  • Anonymous

    I think a lot of people, including myself, originally jumped to the conclusion that Disney “is now is now in creative control of the Star Wars franchise.” And = with an iconic name like Disney, it’s easy to immediately imagine Princess Leia joining Belle and Ariel and musical, animated movies set in space. But what we’re really looking at is that Disney will be bankrolling, and profiting from Star Wars. But Star Wars films will still be made by Lucasfilm. Think the Avengers, which didn’t have any visible Disneyness at all. Don’t expect any Micky Mouse cameos.

  • TKS

    LucasFilm is the second company Lucas has lost to Disney. The first being Pixar (in a round-about way.)

  • http://www.spaceunicorn.net Jayme

    I would love to see the trilogy book sequel to Willow made into a movie! Do it, Disney.

  • Vian Lawson

    Wait a second – how do they own SW: Galaxies? It’s defunct. And the current SWMMORPG (WTFBBQ) is Star Wars:The Old Republic. Which presumably Disney now owns …

  • http://twitter.com/XandraDust Alexis the Unicorn

    LABYRINTH!! I don’t know whether to be excited or scared. I love Disney, I’m just not a big fan of their TV. What if they try to ruin Labyrinth with their tv-ness? I don’t think I can handle that…>.<

  • Anonymous

    That is literally untrue.

  • http://twitter.com/seriouslyyouguy you guys

    Yeah, let’s rally in anger against the possible defilement of Howard the Duck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.truxillo Laura Truxillo

    I don’t know, I’m a little surprised that we haven’t seen Tony owning a Mickey Mouse alarm clock, or something silly, childish, and iconic yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.truxillo Laura Truxillo

    They’ve already got Indie for one of their attractions…?

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.truxillo Laura Truxillo

    Somebody owns it, but it ain’t Disney.

  • Talia

    Just make a regular list like every other website out there! It’s really annoying to load every image heavy page.

  • Anonymous

    Not to nit-pick but I don’t think Bowie wore a codpiece in Labyrinth; that’s probably the single most disturbing thing about that film, given how tight his tights were.