Chewbacca meets the Incredible Hulk: Disney's (DIS) deal to snap up the Star Wars franchise for...


Chewbacca meets the Incredible Hulk: Disney's (DIS) deal to snap up the Star Wars franchise for a cool $4.05B has the entertainment industry buzzing and analysts chatty. Barclays says the company will monetize the property and roll it through the Disney ecosystem, while both JPMorgan and Wells Fargo call the purchase positive for future earnings. By all accounts, the relationship between 2%-Disney owner George Lucas and the House of Mouse will remain positive with Lucas adding creative input, but not calling the shots on scripts. DIS +2.5% premarket.

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  • chopchop0
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    The street must be happy that Lucas won't be directing any more star wars films LOL
    31 Oct 2012, 08:28 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Not sure what he did with the last several of them could be called "directing" anyway.

     

    Though it will take some time to get used to Mickey and Minnie playing Han and Leia.
    31 Oct 2012, 08:33 AM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    Two words on why this deal got done.

     

    John Lasseter
    31 Oct 2012, 08:30 AM Reply Like
  • hotnutsjesus
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    Best line of the whole blurb, "with Lucas adding creative input, but not calling the shots on scripts."

     

    I think that is really the key to Star Wars' success. Lucas had too much creative control over the last(newest) 3 installments. DIS has got it going on!
    31 Oct 2012, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    I'll have my own piece up on this shortly. I think it's all about Pixar, and how DIS has managed that asset since acquiring it.
    31 Oct 2012, 11:07 AM Reply Like
  • djohnsonhot
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    I look forward to your comments, Dana!
    31 Oct 2012, 11:22 AM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    http://seekingalpha.co...
    31 Oct 2012, 04:00 PM Reply Like
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