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March 18, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Update, Pixar Animation Studios Announces New 'Cars' and 'Incredibles' Films and More Studios Announcements

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Exciting studio news from Disney’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Portland, Oregon! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that Lucasfilm will start shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII" in mid-May. The film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will continue the "Star Wars" saga, taking place 30 years after the events depicted in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. While the hunt is on for three new young leads to join several familiar faces in the new film, fans will have to wait a little longer for word on who those characters and actors might be, as Bob confirmed the only official cast member so far is R2-D2.
November 8, 2013

Disney News This Week: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Star Emma Thompson Honored at TCL Chinese Theatre, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Release Date Announced, Disney Interactive Launches ‘Star Wars: Tiny Death Star’

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The weekend is off to a great start as Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" hits U.S. theaters today! So before you head to a local showing to Thor and Loki, check out the latest news from around Disney this week.
November 1, 2013

Disney News This Week: Demi Lovato Sings 'Let It Go,' 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Update, Disney Interactive Launches 'Stack Rabbit,' Fusion Debuts

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Happy November! With the announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama as the keynote speaker at "Veterans Institute" to our spotlight on the beloved Minnie Mouse, there was a lot to talk about this week on Disney Post. Check out the newsworthy updates from around the Company we didn’t get a chance to share below!
May 14, 2013

'Star Wars' Feature Film Production Returns to the United Kingdom

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Last year on the blog, we shared that production would begin on Star Wars: Episode VII, with a released date scheduled for 2015. Today, we're pleased to share that production of the film will take place in the United Kingdom.
January 25, 2013

J.J. Abrams to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Exciting news! We've just confirmed that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under theleadership of Kathleen Kennedy.