Sunday, March 01, 2015

Our Robot Friends

Making like Rosengrantz and Guildenstern before death.

Disney XD has picked up Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, an animated take on the six Star Wars movies. The limited series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year.

Force Awakens opens galaxywide Dec. 18.

But this is not an ordinary Star Wars in 22 minutes. The conceit is that the movies are being retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story. ...

This could be good ... or something less.

We've all learned that Legos can mean Big Bucks. And the Mouse is nothing if not synergystic -- allowing one part of the Disney empire to buttress another.

I smell a new stream of cash flowing the company's way.


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