Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4B, ‘Star Wars’ Episode 7 slated for 2015 release
Acquisitions » Lucasfilm joins Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC under Disney banner.
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Coincidentally, Lucas owned the startup that later became Pixar, before he sold it to Apple’s Steve Jobs in 1986 for about $5 million. When Jobs sold Pixar to Disney, he became Disney’s largest single shareholder with a 7.7 percent stake. Those shares are now held in a trust.
Disney shares were not trading with stock markets closed due to the impact of Superstorm Sandy in New York. They closed on Friday at $50.08.
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