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Exploring the Legacy of Former Disney CEO Bob Iger and How the Company Changed Under His Watch

Robert Iger served as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company for just under 15 years. It’s hard to emphasize exactly how massive an impact Iger made in his tenure at Disney, one which concluded quite abruptly on Tuesday, when he announced   that he would immediately transition into a new role as executive chairman before stepping down permanently in 2021. An air of mystery surrounded the announcement, because while Iger’s contract was up at the end of next year, there was little expectation that...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Steve Jobs, Disney, Features, Fox, United States, Sony, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios, Bob, North America, Pixar, Disneyland, Lucasfilm


Star Wars' Dee Bradley Baker Tells Us What He Loves About Ahsoka, Rex, and Clone Wars' Enduring Legacy

The Clone Wars is back, which can only mean a few things: One, some of our favorite Star Wars characters in the galaxy have returned. Two? It’s all about to end rather tragically for most of them. But Rex and Ahsoka will come out of the Clone War...mostly unscathed, and for the voice behind the former, their…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Streaming, Rex, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka, Disney Plus, Ahsoka Rex


Will Yoda (or Maybe Even Baby Yodas) Be a Part of ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’?

Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program featuring interconnected stories told across multiple platforms and set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. The company released a trailer that gave us a behind-the-scenes look at story sessions with various writers involved the program, and now some concept art in that video has fans wondering if Yoda is going to play a role in these stories. Take a look at the screenshots and judge for...
Tags: Books, Movies, Comic Books, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, McCaig, Iain McCaig, Baby Yoda, Baby Yodas, Star Wars: The High Republic, The High Republic, Yodas


Report: Steven Spielberg Will No Longer Direct Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones is coming back for a fifth adventure—this we’ve known for ages, as the film’s been in a long development process. But now as it begins to slowly come out of that process, it’s going to be doing so without the man that has been behind the camera since the very first movie in the franchise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones 5, James Mangold, Longer Direct Indiana Jones


BREAKING: Steven Spielberg Departs Indiana Jones 5; James Mangold in Talks To Helm

BREAKING: Steven Spielberg departs Indiana Jones 5; James Mangold in talks to helm After years of time in development hell and Harrison Ford (The Call of the Wild) revealing a potential production start date in two months, Indiana Jones 5 has seen a surprise development as longtime franchise helmer Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One) has exited the project, with Lucasfilm currently in negotiations with James Mangold (Ford v. Ferrari) to take over, according to Variety. RELATED: Indiana Jone...
Tags: Movies, Matt Damon, Ferrari, Ford, Oscar, Christian Bale, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Tom Cruise, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Logan, Lawrence, Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison


Analysis: What Bob Iger did to change the way we watch movies (hint: it was a lot)

For better or for worse – and those designations will be different from different perspectives – Bob Iger changed the way big Hollywood changed its biggest businesses during his 15 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Robert Iger (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle) Iger wasn’t the first executive to recognize the value of intellectual properties. Indeed, Disney was built on the slim shoulders of a popular cartoon mouse and the backs of fairy tale-princesses. But Iger more than any other s...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Sport, Ap, Tom Hanks, Fox, Netflix, Soccer, Long Beach, Iger, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Hulu, George Lucas, Burbank, Marvel Entertainment


Innovate or Die: Disney’s Iger writes his last act as idea man

Bob Iger, in a flash, went from CEO to idea guy. On Tuesday he suddenly called it a career as CEO of Walt Disney Co. The only drama was his timing: There are apparently no health issues, personal scandals, company financial problems or unhappy shareholders to blame. He stepped down from perhaps the most wanted job in Corporate America on his own terms. It’s a stunning move that virtually nobody saw coming. Sure, he was working on his last contract with the company through 2021. And at age 69, wh...
Tags: Business, Florida, Hollywood, Corporate America, Disney, America, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Iger, Lucasfilm, Anaheim, Walt Disney Co, Eisner, Bob Iger, ABC ESPN


Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position

The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him. Under Iger’s tenure since 2005, Disney expanded aggressively in movies, theme parks, and other entertainment verticals...
Tags: TC, Star Wars, Media, Disney, Tech, Ap, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Sony Pictures, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Marvel Studios, Jake Coyle, Marvel Entertainment, Robert Iger, Bob Iger


Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Down, Capping His Career With Disney Plus' Epic Launch

Disney CEO Bob Iger stepped down as CEO today, effective immediately. "Iger -- who spent his entire career at the company and will leave with Disney's titanic transition to streaming with Disney Plus as the legacy capping his tenure -- will remain chairman of the Walt Disney Company until the end of next year, and Disney's head of parks, Bob Chapek, is now CEO," reports CNET. From the report: "With the successful launch of Disney's direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of 21st Centur...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Time, Disney, Tech, Fox, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Espn, Bob, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Hulu, Cnet, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek


‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Revealed: Everything You Need To Know About Project Luminous

Last night at an event held at Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm revealed Star Wars: The High Republic, a new publishing program which will feature interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in a section of the Star Wars timeline not yet explored in canon. We were there in attendance to learn all about this new era and how it might change the future of Star Wars storytelling. What is Project Luminous? Initially teased at Star Wars Celebration in 2019 as “Project Luminous,” Star W...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Texas, Movies, Sci-fi, Ireland, Sequels, San Diego, Mathew McConaughey, Lucasfilm, Kylo Ren, Lando, Luca, Padawan, Daniel Jose Older, Skywalker


The High Republic, a New Era of Star Wars Storytelling, Is Here

“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.”Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Daniel Jose Older, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland, Project Luminous, Old Republic Before, Star Wars The High Republic


In True Star Wars Style, a Very Silly Hashtag May Have Just Revealed an Intriguing Clone Wars Secret

Only a franchise as gleefully dumb as Star Wars could drop a major tease via the medium of...secret emojis?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Emoji, Lucasfilm, Hashtags, Darth Maul, Star Wars The Clone Wars, 100 Soft, Mandalorians, Disney Plus


Video: We Hacked ‘Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run’ And Experienced A Secret Chewbacca Mode

The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride has been open in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for nearly 9 months now, but it has only been recently discovered that the attraction has some secret unlock-able alternate modes. Below, learn about Chewbacca mode (or otherwise called the Wookiee mode or Chewbacca hack), a new way of riding the attraction that is only available if you know the secret code. It’s not uncommon for game developers to hide hidden alternate modes or Easter eggs in video games...
Tags: Movies, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Chewbacca, Video Blog, Hondo, Hando, Fandom, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, Wookiee, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Hondo Ohnaka


How Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Long Hiatus, and The Mandalorian, Made It Even Better

There’s no way producer Dave Filoni ever thought Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be back. If he thought for a second that might happen, he certainly wouldn’t have spent the last six years telling fans what he had planned to do. He also probably wouldn’t have resurrected several of the show’s major characters in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Disney Plus


Lucasfilm Hires Sleight Director J.D. Dillard to Develop a Star Wars Movie

Lucasfilm Hires Sleight Director J.D. Dillard to Develop a Star Wars Movie For a while, it’s been looking as though the future of Star Wars rests squarely on television. But now that the Skywalker Saga has wrapped up, Lucasfilm is in need of a new story to fill the franchise’s void on the big screen. And it sounds like they’ve just taken the first steps toward making that happen. Via The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has tapped J.D. Dillard to develop a new Star Wars film. Unfortunately, it...
Tags: Movies, J.D. Dillard, Lucasfilm, Matt Owens, Movie News, Star Wars


New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Coming From ‘Sleight’ Director and ‘Luke Cage’ Writer

According to a new report, Lucasfilm has hired Sleight and Sweetheart director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Matt Owens to develop a new Star Wars movie. Here’s what we know so far. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a new Star Wars movie is in the works from Dillard and Owens. THR says it’s still unclear if Dillard will direct should the project move forward. It’s also currently undecided whether this movie will be released theatrically, or made specifica...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Rian Johnson, Luke Cage, Kiersey Clemons, Owens, Hollywood Reporter, Weiss


New ‘Star Wars’ Movie in Development With ‘Sleight’ Director, ‘Luke Cage’ Writer

Lucasfilm is developing a new “Star Wars” feature film with “Sleight” writer-director J.D. Dillard and “Luke Cage” writer Matt Owens, Variety has confirmed. The project is still in its very early stages, and all further details — characters, location, time period within the “Star Wars” creative galaxy — remain a mystery. That includes whether Dillard would […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Lucasfilm, Luke Cage, Dillard, J D Dillard, Matt Owens Variety


The Final Season of ‘The Clone Wars’ Will Cross Over Into ‘Revenge of The Sith’

It seemed like The Clone Wars has been raging on for a long time. The Star Wars animated series that covers the three years between the prequel films Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has been on and off the air for more than a decade. It was only a matter of time before the series, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 2008 and has started airing its final season on Disney+ this year, would reach the events of Revenge of the Sith. And supervising director Dave...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Mace, Rex, Lucasfilm, Cartoon Network, Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka, Filoni, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Mace Windu


Seems Like Star Wars: The Clone Wars Will Cross Into Revenge of the Sith After All

Star Wars fans know Revenge of the Sith begins with the end of the Clone Wars. So, most people assumed The Clone Wars TV show would end before that, or at least right at that moment. But if there’s one thing you should never do in the world of Star Wars producer Dave Filoni, it’s assume anything.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Mace Windu, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Revenge Of The Sith, Disney Plus


Clone Wars Is Back, and Thank God, It's More Clone Wars

Some thought this day would never arrive, but here we are: after years away, thinking it was gone for good, The Clone Wars has returned. And as far as it’s concerned, it’s like it never went away.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, TV Recap, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Clone Wars Recaps, Clone Wars Recap


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Actor Dee Bradley Baker on Returning to the Front Lines

Tomorrow, something Star Wars fans thought may never happen finally arrives: For one last season, The Clone Wars will make its explosive return. But although we can’t wait to see Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan again, the show is kicking off with its focus rightfully on the rank-and-file heroes of the Republic, the clones…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Streaming, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Voice Acting, Disney Plus, Anakin Ahsoka


How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was made represents a far greater change, perhaps the most important since the green screen. The cutting edge tech (literally) behind “The Mandalorian” creates a new standard and paradigm for media — and the audience will none the wiser. What is this magical new technology? It’s an evolution of a technique ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Media, Disney, Tech, Andy Serkis, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Tunisia, James Cameron, Ilm, Santa Monica, SFX, Industrial Light And Magic, American Cinematographer Magazine


Ahsoka Tano’s Voice Cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Doesn’t Mean She’s Dead, According to Dave Filoni

Ahsoka Tano is one of the most popular new characters to emerge from the Star Wars animated universe — with one of the coolest character designs. So why hasn’t she made it to the big screen? Well, she sort-of has with a sight unseen cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but in a way that devastated fans of the character. However, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka’s creator and the mastermind behind the acclaimed Star Wars animated series like The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, suggests that Ahsoka’s a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Luke, Palpatine, Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni


Hasbro's Baby Yoda Animatronic Is Too Cute and Somehow Only $60

Baby Yoda was definitely the break out star of The Mandalorian, but it also looks like he’s the breakout star of this year’s Toy Fair too. A slew of Baby Yoda toys just dropped at a Disney event today, but of all of them, this animatronic plush by Hasbro is the highlightRead more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Streaming, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Animatronics, Toy Fair, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Toyfair 2020


New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Reveals Luke Skywalker Had a Secret Yellow Lightsaber

Audiences got a first glimpse of the rare yellow lightsaber on the big screen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Rey revealed her own personal lightsaber at the end of the film, emitting a golden-yellow hue. It was a stark contrast to the blue and green lightsabers that Jedi Masters had wielded in the past, or the red lightsabers of the Sith. But a new Star Wars comic has revealed that this isn’t the first time a major Jedi Master has wielded a yellow lightsaber. Luke Skywalker, who unti...
Tags: Movies, Comic Books, Sci-fi, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Luke, Skywalker, Jedi, Rebel Alliance, Silva, Maz Kanata, Anakin, Star-Wars


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Heads Home Next Month

Scooch over those eight other Blu-rays or DVDs. It’s time for the Skywalker Saga to fill up that last slot on the shelf...well, unless you buy the giant nine-film box set version instead, that is.
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, 4k, Lucasfilm, Blu Ray, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Star Wars Bits: The Clone Wars Returns, WWE Superstar Sasha Banks to Appear in The Mandalorian, an Excerpt From the Upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelization, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this Friday on Disney+! Learn about Ashley Boone Jr. and the critical role he played in launching Star Wars An excerpt from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization A glimpse at deleted scenes from The Rise of Skywalker WWE Superstar Sasha Banks to appear in The Mandalorian Freddie Prinze Jr. on his voice cameo in The Rise of Skywalker And more! Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this Friday on Disney+ ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Dave, Lucasfilm, Abc News, Gina Carano, George Lucas, Alex, Kenner, Lucas, Kylo Ren, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Stewart


The Mandalorian Will Still Roll Out Weekly When Disney+ Comes to Europe, Which Seems Dumb

The delayed international rollout of Disney+ means that The Mandalorian’s biggest twists and turns have already been plastered all over the internet, if only so Disney can sell us on some very bad Baby Yoda merchandise while promising that the better stuff will be on the way eventually. So news that international fans…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Clip: The Cavalry Has Arrived

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars: The Clone Wars clip: The cavalry has arrived A few days ahead of the highly-anticipated premiere of the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney+ and Lucasfilm have debuted a new clip showing the cavalry has arrived in the form of Clone Force 99, also known as The Bad Batch. The clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer: Meet Clone Force 99, AKA The Bad Batch From Dave Filoni, director and executive...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Rex, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Padmé Amidala, Matt Lanter, ComingSoon, Dave Filoni, James Arnold Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Ahsoka, Sam Witwer


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 7 Clip: Captain Rex Meets Clone Force 99

The seventh and final season premiere of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars arrives this Friday, and Disney+ is kicking things off with a bang by introducing a skilled and deadly new group of Clone Troopers called The Bad Batch. The “defective” experimental squad has some mutations that make them stand out from the rest of the troopers, and Captain Rex is a little leery about their tactics when he meets them in a newly released Clone Wars season 7 clip. Watch it below. Star Wars: ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Rex, Lucasfilm, Video Clips, Grand Army, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ahsoka Tano, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, Galactic Empire With the Republic