Star Wars

When Will Disney Build a Star Wars Land?

Disney hosted its D23 fan club expo over the weekend, and while Star Wars fans had hopes for major news, little was revealed about its plans for the iconic sci-fi franchise.

'Star Wars' Spinoffs Will Make Lucasfilm Even Bigger for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger told CNBC on Tuesday that his company didn't shell out $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm to merely put out a new "Stars Wars" movie every other year: Disney is also working on other theatrical properties based on "Star Wars" characters.

Market Minute: Disney's Stock Shines Even as Earnings Decline

Disney won over more fans on Wall Street with its latest quarterly performance, despite a slight drop in its earnings. Disney digested higher programming costs at its ESPN television network and dealt with a less appealing line-up of home video releases in its movie studio.

Disney to Buy "Star Wars" Producer for $4.05 Billion

Walt Disney has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the "Star Wars" franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that adds one of the most beloved franchises in entertainment history to Disney's lineup.

Should the Government Give Colleges Value Report Cards?

More students and parents are approaching higher education like any other big investment -- one that requires serious research. Trouble is, the data can be hard to find -- and what's available isn't always trustworthy. Should Washington step in?

Why Are LEGOs So Expensive?

It's a question that echoes across the Internet, on blogs and message boards, and in the content of a specialty wiki called Brickipedia: "Why are Legos so expensive?" Our search for an answer starts in Denmark, and ends in the playrooms of countless children around the world.

A Midnight Boost for Big-Budget Movie Openings

Midnight movie screenings used to be the domain of cult classics. But in recent years, midnight openings of blockbuster films like Eclipse, The Dark Knight and Avatar, have proven it a strategy that can boost both ticket sales and buzz.

2009 comebacks: The cinematic future

When Star Trek debuted in 1966, it offered an idealistic, utopian vision of mankind's future. From the kicky, space-age costumes to the integrated,...