No more officially endorsed Star Wars parodies coming from Family Guy

Lucasfilm backed three specials from 2007 to 2010, but according to Family Guy exec Alec Sulkin, “the new regime is a little more difficult to deal with."
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There will be no more Family Guy Star Wars parodies, the creative team behind the Fox show revealed at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The show ran three Star Wars specials - Blue Harvest (2007), Something, Something, Something Dark Side (2009) and It's A Trap (2010) - and each was officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, who went as far as to tease Blue Harvest at a Star Wars Celebration event.

The only condition Lucasfilm set was that the characters had to look exactly like they do in the movies.

When asked if Family Guy was preparing a take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seems Disney's ownership of the brand is bringing an end to the parodies.

“The new regime is a little more difficult to deal with,” said Family Guy executive producer Alec Sulkin.

“Before we were just dealing with Lucasfilm. Seth [MacFarlane] had a good relationship with them. It’s not that Seth has a bad relationship with Disney, but they’re a bit more rigid.”

Rich Appel, executive producer, added: "They’re a little more careful now that they’re rolling out new movies.”


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