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The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978 — Page 3

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All the pre-ESB Star Wars toys were copyrighted to Fox as well.

A snag might be if Lucas put a HS clause in the Disney deal. There is also the possibility of having to license the Jefferson Starship song. Disney might not want to pony up for it. That kind of thing has plagued The Muppet Show, which has yet to have all five seasons released on video.
There could also be actor residuals involved. Nobody was thinking of home video when the contracts were signed.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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I dunno about the special but the Strips and other things of that era were also copyrighted to Black Falcon which was the Lucasfilm licensing division at the time.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!

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Yeah, I recall the Black Falcon name appearing on bed linens and towels and wondering what it was. IIRC, the Marvel comic was copyrighted to Fox in the early days.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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With no Star Wars movie this holiday season, Disney missed a great opportunity to make a new Holiday Special.

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I don’t know. Such an endeavor could end up looking like something out of Scrooged. 😛

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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They could do it. Just go without canonical story addition and more variety show and celebrity appearances. Get the 501st to deliver some toys to hospitals.

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Jar Jar saves Christmas 😛

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I was a big fan in 1977, saw SW at least 5 times in the theater.
But I can’t remember if I saw the Holiday Special (when it aired) or not.

Memory loss after the first viewing of the HS is quite common. 😛

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Loving the new look, layout and content for SKot’s http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com 😃
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?