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While the headlines talk of the box office possibilities connected to Walt Disney's (NYSE: DIS  ) $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, the opportunity for merchandising sales through Disney's theme parks and 350-plus worldwide retail stores may be even larger. Watch the video below now to find out why licensing and merchandising are such important earnings drivers for the House of Mouse.

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Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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