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Looking at Lucasfilm - Does it have to be called “Star Wars​”​?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the phased opening of the Disneyland Resort may impact this year’s Star Wars Celebration as well as Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite. They then look back at how 20th Century Fox’s market research almost tripped up George Lucas’ chance to make “A New Hope” at that Studio


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

What Lucasfilm & J.J. Abrams did to let John Boyega know -- in the wake of his BLM speech in Hyde Park -- that they had has back

How Bryce Howard’s daughter’s concern about The Child made Jon Favreau rethink how “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” handled that character

When they were offered Episode IV back in 1973, what was Universal Pictures’ main concern about the project

Which memorable set-pieces from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” were originally supposed to be in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

How yesterday’s cancellation of both Coachella & Stagecoach for all of 2020 doesn’t bode well for this year’s Star Wars Celebration


released June 11, 2020
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Dan Zehr


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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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