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ITMC 01-04-2016 - George Lucas, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Zootopia'



Happy New Year! Anthony and I are back from our holiday hiatus and we're really concerned about George Lucas' happiness; as in his less than enthusiastic comments about Star Wars: The Force Awakens and, oh yeah, likening the Walt Disney Company to "white slavers." Bad form, George. To his credit, the Jedi master did retract the "white slaver" comment, calling it "very inappropriate." He then went on to praise Disney for their 40 year-long working relationship. Still, do you get the feeling George is just a little bitter over selling Lucasfilm to Disney despite pocketing $4 billion in the deal? We're concerned, George. We want to help. Let's talk about it in this week's episode of Inside The Mouse Castle. And while we're at it, let's talk about a few other things too. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is barreling through box office record after box office record. It's at $1.5 billion worldwide and climbing steadily. Will it break Avatar's all-time record? We think so. Bob Iger has confirmed what we pretty much al