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May 17, 2013 | 2:05 pm

Jon Stewart on Merida Makeover

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Made-Over Merida From ‘Brave’ Not Dead Yet

May 15, 2013 | 11:00 pm

Made-Over Merida From ‘Brave’ Not Dead Yet

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Update Friday: Disney issued a new statement on the Merida controversy: “The artwork used on Merida’s official social media sites has always been the imagery from the movie. We routinely use different art styles with our characters and this rendition of Merida in her party dress was a special one-time effort to commemorate her coronation. […]

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Gamers Mourn as LucasArts Gets Zapped

April 3, 2013 | 3:14 pm

Gamers Mourn as LucasArts Gets Zapped

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For fans of such LucasArts games as “Star Wars,” the empire struck back on Wednesday — the Disney empire, that is. Reports spread rapidly that LucasArts, based in San Francisco’s Presidio, had ceased production of games, laying off 150 people, according to multiple sources. Game studio LucasArts is part of Lucasfilm, which Disney bought from […]

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Netflix Obtains Rights to Show Disney Films Shortly After Theater Runs

December 4, 2012 | 12:20 pm

Netflix Obtains Rights to Show Disney Films Shortly After Theater Runs

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Netflix’s video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to a popular service that streams video over high-speed […]

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says It Will Make Star Wars Sequel

October 30, 2012 | 1:25 pm

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Says It Will Make Star Wars Sequel

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 […]

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