The 'Disneyfication' of Star Wars

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  1. Charles Widmore Jedi Padawan

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    The filmmakers behind the 2010 documentary The People vs. George Lucas have announced a sequel, The People vs. George Lucas II, focusing specifically on Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney and what it means for the future of Star Wars.

    What are your thoughts? Will Star Wars become Disneyfied?
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  2. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    It won't become disneyfied to much but I do think overall the quality will decrease. I don't think we will have multimedia events or ambitious projects that George Lucas actively made and participated.
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  3. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    I agree, I'm worried about the spinoffs--and actually have *very* little interest in them, but otherwise I'm not that worried about the "Disneyfication" of SW. As far as the next trilogy goes, I doubt we'll notice anything different at all. And I expect it to be very high quality. Spinoffs, er, I dunno….*please don't do Han, Please don't do Han….*

    But the ST will be fine. Unless, er, you know, the opening scene is Leia dancing around and singing about wanting more than "this provincial life!" But that ain't gonna happen.
  4. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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    What do you mean by "Disneyfication?"

    Do you mean child-like? If so, that's no concern of mine at all. Star Wars, even in its darkest installments, has been extremely accessible to all ages. If the Episodes weren't child-friendly then there'd be a problem.

    Do you mean corporately fueled rather than artistically? If so, that is a very real fear of mine. Say what you will about the Prequels, but Lucas' heart and soul was very clearly poured into every installment. Some fans didn't seem to take well to that, however, and I worry that, rather than making the upcoming films new and innovative, Disney will instead try to pander to the audience and just give us a rehash of things we liked about the older films.
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  5. vw_jedi Force Ghost

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    How can you possibly make an entire film about this topic when we have seen very little of what SW looks like with Disney at the helm.
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  6. ifleninwasawizard Force Ghost

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    I wonder if they'll stamp the Disney logo all over the posters and everything. Back when they were advertising John Carter I felt like the really prominent use of the Disney logo took away from whatever atmospherics they were trying to create. Of course there were a lot of others problems, but at the time that really stood out to me.
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  7. TX-20 Force Ghost

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  8. Charles Widmore Jedi Padawan

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    "Do you mean corporately fueled rather than artistically?"

    Yes. They need to recoup their investment, and as fast as possible.
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  9. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Yikes.
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  10. Leoluca Randisi Jedi Grand Master

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    I love Disney, and I hate The People VS George Lucas because I worship George Lucas. I also worship Steven Spielberg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:
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  11. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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  12. Rabs Force Ghost

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    I personally love the Tron films, thought John Carter was just okay, and the Pirates films are enjoyable for what they are. So I'm optimistic that Disney wont ruin Star Wars.
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  13. GenericUsername123 Jedi Knight

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    Lucas selling to Disney is in reaction to his haters. Disneyfication will happen. Lucas will be blamed for it, but the hate for his work was off the charts, so why bother? In the end, Disneyfication might even help the legacy of his later work, in contrast.
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  14. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    His selling of LucasFilms to Disney was by no means "revenge on the haters". He simply acknowledged that he's getting old, and he won't be around forever. He needs someone to hand the lightsaber down to, so to speak. He clearly trusts the people of Disney to handle his baby, and they trust him, as he's still involved to a degree.

    If he really wanted to diss the haters, he would have simply abandoned it. The fact that he still talks about it and works on the ST shows that he still cares
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  15. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    It's already started happening with the mind-boggling decision to cancel Clone Wars in favor of Rebels.
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  16. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I don't think it was cancelled so much as concluded. There was really nothing else to show, was there? Ahsoka left the Jedi and she was more or less the main focus of the show
  17. darklordoftech Chosen One

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    I'm worried that everything will be McQuarrieized to the point that the finished OT is suppresssed.
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  18. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Rex, Darth Maul, Ventress, Cad Bane, and more. There were lots the show had not been able to wrap up.


    Sent from my R2 unit
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  19. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Disney is not a group I fear "ruining" Star Wars because they're the company which generally goes with this "formula":

    * Hire ridiculously famous already established writers/actors/producers for $$$
    * Merchandise the crud out of it
    * Rake in more money than they spend.
  20. Padme's Love Slave Jedi Master

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    The People vs. George Lucas is a waste of time. It's just a compilation of what's been said on message boards since the late 90's. It also claims to not take sides, but only features one brief positive segment.
  21. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Yeah, I wasn't too impressed - I think the filmmakers did attempt to make an even-handed doco about the backlash, but the subject matter itself was too strongly skewed towards the usual ranting. I don't think anyone came out of it looking good.
  22. GenericUsername123 Jedi Knight

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    I think by telling them what Star Wars is about and consulting, he's giving them no excuses when they do rip the heart out of it and turn it into a failed propaganda tool of the Empire. He's giving them a chance, but knows they will fail. All they put out is pro-tyranny propaganda, and they have close ties to the government. I think backlash may very well ruin Disney's cred it gained from Marvel movies. Star Wars is the proton torpedo that will take down the mouse house.
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  23. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Uhhhh....
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  24. GenericUsername123 Jedi Knight

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    At least that's what I would do if I'd made an anti-establishment movie warning people about tyranny that everyone crapped on while simultaneously applauding the death of liberty.
  25. Sarge Chosen One

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    Somebody needs a fresh layer of tin foil under his hat.
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