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#21 - toxicavenger (07/08/2013) [-]
This is what they're doing with their franchise rights?
This is what they're doing with their franchise rights?
User avatar #118 to #21 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
They're also doing Battlefront 3, a new clone-wars-esque animated series with the same dev team, a higher budget and set in a far grittier setting and they're putting out new Star Wars movies.

Whilst I'm hesitant about the new movies I am reminded of how awful the prequels were. But even then the spectacle they created (whilst ultimately shallow) was enough to draw such attention to the franchise that it is currently the biggest expanded universe ever (including DC and Marvel) and opened the door for video-games like Battlefront and Old Republic.

Don't worry about the bad because it's Star Wars, even the bad brings a ton of good.
#47 to #21 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
Reminder that
-The Holiday Special happened thirty-three years before they were bought by disney
-Star Wars Kinect happened before they were bought by disney
-the special editions happened before they were bought by disney


Do I need to remind you of Star Wars Kinect...
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#1 - dcdt (07/08/2013) [-]
Did this happen?
Did this happen?
#2 to #1 - tostito (07/08/2013) [-]
Remember, disney bought Star Wars
#87 to #2 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
******* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
User avatar #185 to #87 - iamundecided (07/08/2013) [-]
I bet George Lucas is rolling in his grave piles of money.
#3 - restfullwicked (07/08/2013) [-]
what the flying **** is this heresy?
User avatar #66 to #3 - messerauditore (07/08/2013) [-]
Disney bought LucasArts. They can do whatever the **** they want with it now. (Sadly.)
User avatar #122 to #66 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
6 movies, a t.v. show (Rebels, which has the same team that worked on Clone Wars with a bigger budget and grittier setting), a theme-park (which disney always do well at) and video games (which they outsourced to EA which holds the makers of Battlefield and Old Republic and we're already seeing a new Battlefront and that's just a start.

Dude... Lucas whored out the originals over and over again, made three terrible movies (which, granted did wonders for the universe overall which is why I don't mind them much) and... well... the Holiday Special is a thing that happened, no matter how much Lucas pays through the nose to hide that fact.

Give Disney a chance. They're just building up their markets and introducing new fans to the Star Wars series. Young fans that probably don't know much about it yet, hence the cameo. Disney are the media giant they are for a good reason, they've been in the industry for so long they've pretty much cornered the market to the point of near monopoly.
#24 - polop (07/08/2013) [-]
#136 to #24 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
This made me choke on my corn-flakes, **** you.
#30 - Protomix (07/08/2013) [-]
is this what they bought the franchise for?
User avatar #33 to #30 - biograde (07/08/2013) [-]
yeah, and this is all they are gonna do with it too
User avatar #121 to #30 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
No. They bought it for 6 movies, a t.v. show (Rebels, which has the same team that worked on Clone Wars with a bigger budget and grittier setting), a theme-park (which disney always do well at) and video games (which they outsourced to EA which holds the makers of Battlefield and Old Republic and we're already seeing a new Battlefront.

People get so jumped up about the little things that they miss the big.
#37 - notapancake (07/08/2013) [-]
I don''t care much for star wars, but this is just ****** wrong!
#80 - SuperCookie (07/08/2013) [-]
I remember when they first bought the rights, everyone was joking/flipping out about disney Star Wars crossovers, but, seriously, most people were like "we joke about it, but it's just a legal property thing." Few people actually thought it was going to legitimately happen.
And here we are.
User avatar #127 to #80 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Give Disney a chance. They're just building up their markets and introducing new fans to the Star Wars series. Young fans that probably don't know much about it yet, hence the cameo. Disney are the media giant they are for a good reason, they've been in the industry for so long they've pretty much cornered the market to the point of near monopoly.

The crossovers are non-canon and frankly it's just harmless fun. Star Wars isn't some pure goddess that Disney's squatting over ******** into her open mouth. She's already been thoroughly whored out by Lucas again and again and again. At least Disney seem to have dignity about themselves.

I say we just let them have their chance and when we see how they appeal to their 4 core markets (Games, Theme Park, Movies and the Rebels T.V. series) then we can make a better judgement.
User avatar #157 - morbidbreath (07/08/2013) [-]
this is what you thumbed up faggots A.N.T. Farm "scavANTger hunt" Clip
User avatar #43 - thelonebrony (07/08/2013) [-]
Well disney...you have done it! You have taken one of the greatest sci-fi series of all time and took a big sloppy **** all over it. I don't usually react this way to things like this but this really makes me sick. I was really in to star wars growing up and to see it being brought down to this level just makes me ill.
User avatar #129 to #43 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Give Disney a chance. They're just building up their markets and introducing new fans to the Star Wars series. Young fans that probably don't know much about it yet, hence the cameo. Disney are the media giant they are for a good reason, they've been in the industry for so long they've pretty much cornered the market to the point of near monopoly.

The crossovers are non-canon and frankly it's just harmless fun. Star Wars isn't some pure goddess that Disney's squatting over ******** into her open mouth. She's already been thoroughly whored out by Lucas again and again and again. At least Disney seem to have dignity about themselves.

I say we just let them have their chance and when we see how they appeal to their 4 core markets (Games, Theme Park, Movies and the Rebels T.V. series) then we can make a better judgement.
User avatar #123 to #43 - christopherdolan (07/08/2013) [-]
I will respectfully disagree that star wars is the greatest sci-fi ever, and say it is up there with lord of the rings and harry potter as the best fantasy's ever
User avatar #131 to #123 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Technically it's Science-Fantasy as it's a mixing of the genres.
User avatar #139 to #131 - christopherdolan (07/08/2013) [-]
Yea, but I look at it as I look at firefly. It's technically a sci-fi, but the tone is just more western (or like star wars, more fantasy).
User avatar #145 to #139 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Granted, but westerns are defined as being set in the "Wild West". Firefly's a Sci-Fi with western tones, like you said, however Star Wars have very overt fantastical elements to it in the form of the Force.
User avatar #153 to #145 - christopherdolan (07/08/2013) [-]
Yea, but that's not the only reason I consider it a fantasy. Star trek for example, is a universe that is ours, it is very much based in reality, but with ludicrous technology and space travel to make it something different. Star wars basically only has like two traits it shares with our world, the humans, and some of the environment, like snowy places and forests.
User avatar #161 to #153 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Technically most of Star Trek's tech is based around theories of how things will actually work in real life and it's currently truer to the nature of science and theoretical space-travel than many more modern films.

However Star Wars being disconnected from our own reality doesn't make it a fantasy. It is a fantasy because of all of the magical elements in it, the stylised nature of the universe itself is an aesthetic choice that simply makes it escapist science-fantasy. Mass Effect has a lot of oddities to it that make the world different to what we're currently experiencing/theorising but that's mostly because of the introduction of Element-Zero where they warp the laws of physics to make pseudo-magic based firmly in scientific grounds.

That makes it escapist science-fiction, even if it is very different to what science says the future may be.
User avatar #162 to #161 - christopherdolan (07/08/2013) [-]
I guess you're right. I would still argue that it is a fantasy though. The sci-fi genre is a really interesting one to follow, considering you've got everything from western to fantasy tones in the mix. Thanks for the chat, now I'm off to bed.
#6 - shishiko **User deleted account** (07/08/2013) [-]
Stop... their already dead...   
   
   
(And by that, I mean the Star Wars franchise... darthvadernooo.jpg)
Stop... their already dead...


(And by that, I mean the Star Wars franchise... darthvadernooo.jpg)
User avatar #125 to #6 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
6 movies, a t.v. show (Rebels, which has the same team that worked on Clone Wars with a bigger budget and grittier setting), a theme-park (which disney always do well at) and video games (which they outsourced to EA which holds the makers of Battlefield and Old Republic and we're already seeing a new Battlefront and that's just a start.

Dude... Lucas whored out the originals over and over again, made three terrible movies (which, granted did wonders for the universe overall which is why I don't mind them much) and... well... the Holiday Special is a thing that happened, no matter how much Lucas pays through the nose to hide that fact.

Give Disney a chance. They're just building up their markets and introducing new fans to the Star Wars series. Young fans that probably don't know much about it yet, hence the cameo. Disney are the media giant they are for a good reason, they've been in the industry for so long they've pretty much cornered the market to the point of near monopoly.
User avatar #144 to #125 - shishiko **User deleted account** (07/08/2013) [-]
I'm not mad at Disney. Honestly, will 6 more movies actually be good?
Really think about it. I didn't even know about a show.

And I'm sure as HELL not saying that Lucas was doing good for the franchise. Lucas was already ruining it as it is.

I just don't see how Disney will be able to give life to a franchise that was already whored out to oblivion. Why not just leave it? Like the Indiana Jones movies. They tried 1 new movie and it ended badly, so they left it.
User avatar #155 to #144 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
That wasn't Disney though... the Jones series. And that movie was a failiure from the moment they approved that awful script. If it was truer to the original tones it would have worked. Hell, I'd even accept some films about Shia LeBouf as Indie's son because I actually thought he pulled off a greaser pretty well.

But Star Wars is different entirely. For one, the franchise is far from dead or even dying. It was off the rails for a while but most of the passengers were still inside. There were great games and a badass T.V. show (albeit very flawed given the intended audience was the same as Teen Titans... but still pretty damn good most of the time) and Disney are clearly trying to preserve that magic whilst dumping all the loose weight.

C3P0 and R2D2 have long been the mascots of the series and they've done numerous non-canon PSAs before. This is no different from those, though rather than raise awareness about smoking or drugs it's raising awareness of Star Wars, which is arguably better... even if it's only a little bit.

6 movies? Well they've got a slew of great writers and directors on hand already and an entire expanded universe with plenty to go off from the Vuzhan Vong to... well... there's a lot of material there. Unlike the prequels where it was made up as they went along, the sequels have a lot of good framework to build on and great people backing up every fragment of the films.

Look at how Disney treated Marvel. They took superhero movies and kicked them into the place they really needed to be. Fun with great characters and villains that drive the film in an interconnected universe.

Granted... they had some missteps with Marvel but even they weren't enough to harm the good they did.

Let's not miss out on the good to possibly come because all we can see is the mire we just got through.
User avatar #7 to #6 - Ashketchums (07/08/2013) [-]
They're*
User avatar #8 to #7 - shishiko **User deleted account** (07/08/2013) [-]
gosh darn it.
#78 - johnnyspicywiener (07/08/2013) [-]
Dammit Disney!
Dammit Disney!
User avatar #11 - lateaxis ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
This is now on my list of things that are not okay.
#5 - fantomen (07/08/2013) [-]
I'd say the text interpretation is accurate.
In Swedish it means something like "God Damn"
User avatar #20 to #5 - ariscorp (07/08/2013) [-]
fy FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
User avatar #154 - BrownBearninetysix ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
This joke might have been funny, if the show was any good.
#44 - merrymarvelite (07/08/2013) [-]
MFW comments.

Because nobody's ever made jokes about Star Wars before. And doing so now will totally destroy the integrity of the franchise.
User avatar #54 to #44 - notapancake (07/08/2013) [-]
Yeah sure people have made made jokes about star wars before but... this something else!
User avatar #138 to #54 - snowshark (07/08/2013) [-]
Indeed it is. It's a harmless cameo that helps to introduce new viewers to the Star Wars series. It's not like the prequels which are canon, it's just a silly appearance that's fun for kids. It's no worse than seeing the Emperor dancing in Star Wars Kinect... actually... it's probably a lot better than that.

Those two have also done numerous PSAs and such because they're essentially the spokespeople of the series. The mascots as it were.
User avatar #93 to #44 - thedarkestrogue (07/08/2013) [-]
There's a difference between joking and blatantly destroying for the sake of promotion.
#59 - naitsabesh ONLINE (07/08/2013) [-]
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Why disney, WHY?
#181 - gogazo (07/08/2013) [-]
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User avatar #175 - buttinspecter (07/08/2013) [-]
I knew they would continue the movies. It never occurred to me that they would do this.
#197 - anon (07/08/2013) [-]
Lol! I ******* love Disney.
Yo, step off, fool! lol.
User avatar #202 to #197 - adambubba (07/08/2013) [-]
good sarcasm you almost convinced me you were actually a disney fag
#55 - hewhoepicfails (07/08/2013) [-]
THAT'S IT!! WE'RE ******* DESTROYING DISNEY!!
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