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Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds is basking in the glow of a 7-year-old Star Wars fan and aspiring Jedi Knight named Colin Gilpatric, who found himself with a tremendous dilemma. When he grows up he wants nothing more than to be a fully fledged Jedi, but more than that, he wants to be a married Jedi raising his own family of young Padawans.

There’s just one problem. According to Star Wars canon, Jedi are forbidden to marry because such personal attachments can be fraught with danger and lead Jedi to the Dark Side. But Colin wasn’t having it and decided to go to the source to solve this problem. He wrote a letter to George Lucas asking the creator of Star Wars to change this solemn rule so that he may fulfill his dreams without losing himself to the Dark Side and becoming a Sith.

Lucasfilm replied to Colin’s entreaty, providing him with some sage guidance and a pretty awesome pile of Star Wars swag to boot. The Force is strong with Colin and he and his dreams are going to be just fine.

Click here to watch a video of Colin receiving his package from LucasFilm and getting the good news.

[via the always awesome Rusty Blazenhoff of Blazenfluff]

since purchasing star wars, disney has...
  • created what is rumored to be a female force-using stormtrooper-armor-wearing imperial inquisitor played by gwendoline christie, therefore fulfilling in one fell swoop every single dream I had as a little girl who was way too cool to want to be princess leia and who couldn’t decide whether she wanted to be a sith lord or a stormtrooper or a grand admiral and instead decided she wanted to be all of them
  • made the main hero of the new movie female
  • in the remaining major announced roles, continued to have non white-ablebodied-male casting decisions OUTNUMBER white-ablebodied-male casting decisions, with the vast majority of the latter being return characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
  • released or announced multiple storylines via books, films, etc that do not revolve solely around jedi vs sith and feature “normal” people
  • released or announced storylines with a variety of Imperial characters that they have so far managed not to blindly vilify in the black-and-white good-vs-evil mentality of a five year old
  • produced a new animated show that is, from what I hear, far superior to The Clone Wars
  • is still extremely early in establishing New Canon after invalidating the EU/Legacy storylines and yet has already announced a lesbian character, therefore making me feel a little less bitter about them decanonizing my gay mandalorian grandpas
  • DIDN’T CAST BENDIBOOP CUSTARDSNATCH IN EPISODE 7
  • PLANNED A HAN SOLO MOVIE
  • PLANNED A BOBA FETT MOVIE
  • PLANNED A FUCKING HAN SOLO MOVIE

ok disney i forgive you for canceling the 1313 game

what the hell did i just watch

what is this gem

how did i not know about this

even tho it came out months ago

why did i have to discover it on tumblr

did i miss the marketing campaign

or was there no marketing campaign

i mean the animation is crazy

and the singing and voice acting are incredible

it’s like moulin rouge mixed with a midsummer night’s dream mixed with jane eyre

like where the f did this silly masterpiece come from

and how was it such a flop

i’ve fallen head first into this fandom

butterfly bog 5eva amirite

WELP AT LEAST TUMBLR LOVES YOU, STRANGE MAGIC!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Second Teaser // by Lucasfilms (2015)

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Disney’s ‘Strange Magic’ Has Record-Breaking Bad Debut

Cartoon Brew:

Strange Magic opened in seventh place with an estimated $5.5 million, which makes it the all-time worst-opening ever for an animated film in 3000+ theaters, as well as the 7th-worst opening for any film playing in 3000+ theaters. The previous record holders for the weakest animated film launches in 3000+ theaters were The Wild Thornberries (2002) with $6.01 million and Quest for Camelot (1998) with $6.04 million.

Disney treated the film as if it knew it would bomb, and didn’t publicly announce the existence of the film until last November, just two months before the film’s release. Disney used its Touchstone label to distribute Strange Magic, a brand that they rarely use for animation, except for when they have no other options. The only other recent animation releases on the Touchstone label have been The Wind Rises and Gnomeo and Juliet.

It was produced at Disney’s Lucasfilm Animation Singapore with the assistance of Industrial Light & Magic.

Hypocritical animation-fans on Tumblr:

Tumblr: We need a movie with a female protagonist who is strong and badass, but relatable, pretty and not sexualised!

Me:

Tumblr: We need a movie with POCs in major roles!

me:

Tumblr: We need a movie with more than two important female characters who all look different!

ME:

There’re also FIVE important male characters who all look different:

And don’t even get me started on interspecies/interracial romance:

Tumblr: …THERE’RE NO GAYS IN IT!

me: Still, this movie did a lot of things you demanded, but you’ve ignored it!

Tumblr: GEORGE LUCAS SUCKS!

me: Oh shut up! All you want is to complain! I’m so done with your shit!