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Looking at Lucasfilm - Behind Steven Spielberg's "Indy V" decision

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr starts off this week’s episode by talking about how much he’s been enjoying watching Season Seven of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Disney+. Then Jim Hill talks about the many factors that contributed to Steven Spielberg’s decision to not direct “Indiana Jones V.”


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How The Child AKA Baby Yoda made a big splash at this year’s Toy Fair (which was held late last month at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC)

Why it wasn’t ‘til 14 months after The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. that the Mouse finally secured the rights to make new “Indiana Jones” movies

How Marvel Entertainment’s practice of using its comic books as sort of an incubator for characters & storylines that Marvel Studios then using as fodder for films is supposedly being viewed by Lucasfilm as the template for “Star Wars: The High Republic”

What film did Steven Spielberg opt to shoot instead when the release date of “Indiana Jones V” got pushed back from July 19, 2019, to July 10, 2020

How George Lucas’ affection for the “Thunderbirds” sci-fi series from the 1960s impacted the character design on the CG version of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”


released March 4, 2020
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Dan Zehr


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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