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Turner Licenses Basic Cable Rights To Star Wars Saga!

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Turner has licensed the exclusive linear basic cable and companion ad-supported on-demand rights to Star Wars. The multi-year deal with Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox applies to ten movies set in the Star Wars Universe and includes  includes the network premiere windows to last year’s record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this year’s highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Turner Licenses Rights to Iconic Star Wars Film Collection

One of the Most Successful Movie Franchises of All Time Comes to TNT and TBS Through Agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for 10 Films, Including the Network Premieres of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Next Three Star Wars Theatrical Releases

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Global media company Turner has entered into multi-year licensing agreements for the Star Wars movie collection through unprecedented domestic deals with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox that grant TNT & TBS the exclusive linear basic cable and companion ad-supported on-demand rights to Star Wars. The agreement with Disney for 10 films includes the network premiere windows to last year’s record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this year’s highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens in theaters on December 16, 2016. The Disney agreement also includes five of the six original classic Star Wars films, as well as the network television premieres of the next three yet-to-be-released movies.  The installment that launched the franchise, Star W ars: A New Hope, comes to Turner through a separate arrangement with 20th Century Fox, thus making Turner the only company with basic cable rights to all 11 titles in the collection.

“The Star Wars movies and characters are beloved across generations, captivating audiences and breaking box office records around the globe for nearly four decades,” said Deborah K. Bradley, executive vice president of networks optimization, content strategy and commercialization for Turner. “Through this deal, TNT and TBS will be the exclusive basic cable home of one of the most iconic, enduring and valuable movie franchises of all time, giving viewers the chance to watch this amazing collection from the very beginning.”

The Star Wars movies will come to Turner beginning Tuesday, September 20, when TNT kicks off six consecutive nights of the original classic films (complete schedule below). The movies will also air in December, in conjunction with Disney’s theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. TNT is set to premiere last year’s blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens in early 2018, followed in 2019 by this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


TNT presents the original six Star Wars films over six consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope

Saturday, Sept. 24
10:45 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
1:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
4:55 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Sunday, Sept. 25
5:15 a.m. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
8:15 a.m. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
11:20 a.m. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
2:25 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
5:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
8 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
2 a.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


The Star Wars Saga

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) rescue Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.

Star Wars:  Revenge of the Sith
Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. The sinister Sith Lord seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.

Star Wars: A New Hope
Young farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.

Star Wars:  The Empire Strikes Back
The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Imperials, while Luke (Mark Hamill) trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke must battle Darth Vader and learns the shocking truth of his past.

Star Wars:  Return of the Jedi
The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
As Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is missing when the galaxy needs him most.  It’s up to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a desert scavenger, and Finn (John Boyega), a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things and, in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.


About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, Star Wars and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.


About The Walt Disney Studios

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures.  The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Marvel Unleashes Next Wave of Adult Coloring Books Arriving This Fall!

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You’ve read the comics. You’ve experienced these iconic and groundbreaking stories. Now it’s time to experience the Marvel Universe like you never have before – as a coloring book! Marvel is pleased to announce its next wave of Adult Coloring Books featuring some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, stories and artwork to delight fans the world over! The Marvel Universe has action, power, excitement and adventure. Now all it needs is YOU!

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How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Your First Look at STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!

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How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March!

Sneak Peek after the jump!

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Harrison Ford To Preview Star Wars-Themed Lands on The Wonderful World of Disney 60!

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if you’re excited about the Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, then you will want to be watching The Wonderful World of Disney 60.

Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, will be giving viewers an exclusive preview during the show.

The Wonderful World of Disney 60 will air on ABC on Sunday, February 21st (8/7C). Follow the jump for details.

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Star Wars Cast Covers Stayin’ Alive! (No, Really!)

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In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the folks at The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon put together a video of vintage Star Wars characters to create a cover of the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive that you really need to see to believe.

Warp on over to the other side of the galactic break to check it out.

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Bluefin Debuts Ronin Boba Fett Star Wars Figure!

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Boba Fett is back… sort of. Bluefin introduces the Ronin Boba Fett Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figure – incorporating elements of authentic samurai aesthetic – in stores in time for the holidays.

And, coming in January, 2016, the Daisho General Darth Vader figure. Follow the jump for details.

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Movie News: Star Wars, Fast and Furious, Top Gun 2, The Dark Tower, Preview Reviews for Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News features a great mix of all different kinds of films. The show opens with a round of Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down where the hosts discuss the future of the Star Wars and Fast and Furious franchises, Val Kilmer’s return for Top Gun 2, who will direct Mission: Impossible 6, and more!

From there the episode concludes with preview reviews with two sequels of sorts: Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Art Exhibit To Benefit UNICEF!

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From November 13-15, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosted a Star Wars art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists.

Now, the featured art pieces are being auctioned off to raise money and awareness for UNICEF. Follow the jump for details – and a look at a few of the pieces available.

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Star Wars Invades American Music Awards!

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Star Wars will invade the 2015 American Music Awards when platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix (above) will perform John Williams’ legendary Star Wars score with a full symphony orchestra.

The 2015 American Music Awards, hosted by Jennifer Lopez, will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 (8/7C) on ABC. For further details, follow the jump.

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Bluefin Presents Tamashii Nations’ Feudal Star Wars Figures!

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If you’re looking for something a little different – a little out of the ordinary – for your Star Wars collection, you should check out the new highly detailed, feudal-Japanese takes on popular Star Wars characters created by Tamashii Nations for the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line.

Presented by Bluefin, two figures – Samurai General “Taisho” Darth Vader and “Ashigaru” Stormtrooper are available now, with “Ronin” Boba Fett, “Daisho” Darth Vader, “Teppou Ashigaru” Sandtrooper and “Akazonae” Imperial Guard to roll out beginning in December. For details, follow the jump.

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