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Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 12:02 p.m.

What Will Become Of ‘Star Wars’?

Will we soon be seeing Mickey Mouse and Bambi square off against the dark side of the Force with lightsabers? In reality, Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm may be a good thing for the Star Wars franchise. Disney has shown with its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar divisions that it can keep its fingerprints off important film franchises. Naysayers would have you believe Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm can only mean one thing: Bambi and Mickey Mouse are sure to appear in future "Star Wars" movies taking up lightsabers against the dark side of the Force. Not so, say experts who've watched Disney's recent acquisition strategy closely. If anything, The Walt Disney Co. has earned credibility with diehard fans by keeping its fingerprints off important film franchises like those produced by its Marvel Entertainment and Pixar divisions/Ryan Nakashima, Sci-Tech Today. More here. (AP/Lucasfilm file photo)

Question: Are you lookiing forward to the continuance of the "Star Wars" under Disney with anticipation or dread?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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