Of all the “Big” stories going on in the news like the US Presidential Election or the hurricane/super storm on the East Coast or continued back and forth from economists arguing about the state of the economy and jobs in this country, nothing could compete with this “Death Star” sized story. The Disney acquisition of LucasFilm has far-reaching effects for anyone who considers themselves a “Nerd” in the truest sense of the word, but I wanted to list a few of the effects that most people might not consider from this merger.
1) It wasn’t too long ago that Disney acquired a little company called Marvel and then began flooding the market with visual effects laden comic book movies that made them a ton of money. You can now expect the same with Star Wars, and the same cookie-cutter vapidity in the content as well.
2) According to Wikipedia, “Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, video games, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire Lucasfilm’s portfolio of entertainment technologies.” This means that in addition to Star Wars, Disney will own other little known fan favorites like Indiana Jones and Willow, as well as ILM, Skywalker Sound, and all the many successful video game titles produced by Lucas Arts over the years.
3) Oh, did I mention Industrial Light and Magic? Disney already acquired Pixar several years ago and now they just bought out their only major competitor. Am I the only one who sees this as a problem?
4) I don’t know if they’ll go so far as to remodel Epcot center to look like a giant Death Star, but I think it’s a safe bet that Jar-Jar Binks will have a physical presence in Disney theme parks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he get’s his own animated adventure. The range of marketing potential for them is astronomical. This is of course above and beyond the crap that is sure to be flung in all directions for each of the 3 new Star Wars movies they announced. The movie Space Balls has never been more applicable.
5) Who needs the Hobbit when Disney can throw together a new Willow movie trilogy for twice the cost. That is until they buy the rights to Lord of the Rings as well.
And who is to blame for all this? You are. Everyone who went and saw Avengers or Iron Man or Captain America. Everyone who brought their kids to see whatever brainwashing animated piece of garbage they released over the past 20 years. Everyone who continued to spend their hard-earned vacation money at Disney’s wasteland theme parks, and Christmas money on toys, games, video games, and DVD’s featuring everyone’s favorite animated characters. You are all to blame.
Of course, it’s not too late. You can redeem yourselves.
STOP GIVING THEM YOUR MONEY.
Stop going to the movies. Stop buying their DVD’s. Stop buying their toys. Teach your kids that there are better ways to spend their time and your money! Say NO to Disney!
We must not let this continue. There are very few things more important than taking a stand for your own individuality and against this kind of insult to creativity and competition. Disney was once a great company that inspired a generation, but now that generation’s kids don’t even question the level of manipulation they’re being exposed to.
You have the power. Please, just say NO.