Iger: Working on `Star Wars' Attractions at Parks

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Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger comments on the release date for "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the planned expansion of "Star Wars" attractions at Disney theme parks. He speaks with Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

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I plan to start with earnings but then you had to release the release date for the new star wars film, december 18, 2015 area tell us the back story on how you decided to make that the date for the new film?

This is obviously one of the most important films we are working on right now.

One of the things that was very important to us is that we give the creative team, jj abrams and his writing team the time to design, write and produce the film so we can optimize quality, so we can create a great film.

Very important.

We consider the summer of what he 15, but alike with the changes we made in the writing team that that was going to create a bit of a russ -- a bit of a rush.

So christmas money 15 became the date.

Happens to be the date which "avatar" was released, so we like that area hopefully that brings him good luck even though that was not our film.

Christmas is a good time for a film like star wars which will have obvious interest for young people and old people alike three no doubt.

These films up to be an anchor for the disney empire.

There's been so much discussion about the exciting things you referenced last quarter coming at disneyland.

Some people wondering if tomorrow land becomes star wars land.

Anything new you can share on that front?

What's the only thing i can share which is there is a fair amount of development going on at disney a matching earring right now to expand the star wars presence in california and orlando and eventually other parks around the world.

We have star wars another theme parks, in france and in tokyo.

We have not made anything specific as far as what will be in shanghai or what we are adding to hong kong after we build an ironman attraction.

It's probably likely that star wars will be more than in just our two domestic parks.

They had earnings today.

The star wars release date and

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