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  • Is Disney's Big-Game Hunting Paying Off?

    Compared with the sizable acquisitions Disney CEO Bob Iger has made in the past, his $500 million-plus payout for Maker Studios last week seems downright thrifty. But the purchase not only moved Disney-watchers to question Maker's value, it also had...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' Teams with Lucasfilm For 'Star Wars' Episode

    CBS' geek-fueled "The Big Bang Theory" and Lucasfilm are collaborating for a special "Star Wars" episode. "The Big Bang Theory" has teamed with a group of special effects technicians from Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic to re-create Dagobah, the...
  • Ed Catmull's 'Creativity, Inc.' is a thoughtful look at Pixar

    Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
  • Disney's Marketing Force is with 'Star Wars Rebels' Oct. 13 Launch

    The marketing force is strong with "Star Wars Rebels." Disney will promote the Oct. 13 launch of the new animated series on Disney XD starting Sept. 29 with a one-hour film "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion," available first for users of the Watch...
  • 'Star Wars: Commander' Invades Mobile Phones

    Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm have launched "Star Wars: Commander," a game for mobile devices. "Commander," launching on Apple devices first, is a free-to-play combat strategy game in which players choose whether to fight for the Rebel Alliance or the...
  • Piece of Mind: LCF holds a special-effects place in his heart

    Piece of Mind: LCF holds a special-effects place in his heart
    Flipping through vintage Valley Suns in late July to assemble items for the August “10-20-30” history articles, my eyes fell on a story published Aug. 20, 1964 that featured a local 17-year-old filmmaker who had directed and produced four 10-...
  • Can U.K. Keep Up With Demand Due to Amped-Up Incentives?

    As Hollywood struggles to keep a leash on runaway production, recent tweaks to already robust U.K. film and TV tax incentives have created a boom in Blighty. "We have an unprecedented amount of inquiries we are dealing with," says Adrian Wootton, chief...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Here's how ILM gave them a new look

    How do you build a better turtle? Or, to be more specific, a better teenage ninja turtle? Since its dawn as a comic book in 1984, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has continually evolved. The latest movie, which opened Friday, has pushed...
  • Judge shoots down settlement in Apple, Google hiring collusion case

    Not so fast.  A federal judge on Friday rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in which they were accused of secretly agreeing not to hire each others' employees. The $324.5 million deal was part of a case that...
  • 'Star Wars: Force for Change' Charity Raises $4.26 Million

    The Walt Disney Co., Lucasfilm's and Bad Robot's "Star Wars: Force for Change" has raised $4.26 million to support children and families in need around the world. The fundraiser, which ended July 25, will use the money to help the United Nations...
  • Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' May Be Marvel's Most Important Movie

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" may be the most important film in Marvel Studios' history. Its $94 million domestic debut this weekend astounded box office prognosticators who were predicting an opening in the $65 million to $70 million range, and demonstrated...