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What A Difference Five Months Makes. Are You Listening Disney?

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With the news now official  and various websites yesterday claiming that The Clone Wars has no home on any of Disney's channels, and the shows remaining episodes to be released on Blu-ray at best or worse on-line, the reaction on the internet was anything but positive for the studio.  What a difference five months makes.  

Back in October when the news broke that Disney had bought Lucasfilm for just over $4 billion dollars, the majority of fans and in particular Star Wars fans sang a collective "hooray" and thought the company and the Star Wars franchise were in good hands.  We were promised more movies, more spin off movies and that Star Wars was forever, at least in the eyes of Disney.  Fast forward five months and the confidence shown towards Disney from fans has diluted somewhat.  

First the 3D re-releases cancelled, then no news from Lucasarts on Star Wars 1313 or anything for that matter and now the situation on The Clone Wars.  To me it's the equivalent to a friend coming along and tidying your display of collectibles and moving all your cherished prized acquisitions to the back to make way for something you will receive in a few years time.  Yes, it will be great when we get it but in the mean time our display is looking a little empty.

I wonder if Bob Iger or his team of fan relations are looking at the internet right now and seeing what damage to our confidence in Disney, and in particular the handling of Star Wars their recent decisions have made?  Below is a snippet of fan comments from various websites from October when the news broke that Disney were taking over Lucasfilm and yesterday when the news broke that The Clone Wars has finished.


  • "Wow!  Excellent news."
  • "Best news ever!"
  • "Can't see Disney interfering too much..."
  • "Great news.  Its not in Disney's interest to ruin the franchise."
  • "Disney knows how to entertain better than almost anyone. I feel good about this!"
  • "As long as The Clone Wars TV series survives, I am fine with the situation!"
  • "Really excited. "
  • "Disney done a good job with Marvel so Star Wars is in good hands"
  • "Can't wait for Star Wars VII.  Bring it on."
  • "The best studio to take over Lucasfilm and Star Wars."


  • "Alienating fans is not the right way to start things off..."
  • "Good start Disney, very good start..."
  • "Speaking as a long time Disney fan...this is disappointing. I have a feeling many people in Disney want the show to live, but narrow minded fools sitting behind their desks call the shots. Pitiful"
  • "Forget Episode 7 now."
  • "I honestly would rather see more Clone Wars than episode 7."
  • "Wow, way to make a first impression, Disney. Douche bags."
  • "First the 3D releases, 1313 not looking good and now this.  What's going on Disney?"
  • "Disney are prequel haters."
  • "This only hurts Disney in the long run."
  • "Disney's done nothing but screw things up."

I put the question out there to Disney.  Wouldn't it make more sense to keep The Clone Wars on TV for at least one more season?  Think of the positive effect this will have on your image and restore out faith in the company and give us a story where we all lived happily ever after?

Rob Wainfur



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