30/10/2012 George Lucas sells Lucasfilm to Walt Disney for $4.05 billion
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As George Lucas was planning to retire, he sold the rights to Star Wars and Indiana Jones, including Lucasfilm's operating businesses in live-action film production, consumer products, video games, animation, visual effects, and audio post-production.