Disney posted quarterly earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday amid strong revenue growth in its media networks business and its theme parks. But earnings slipped from a year ago, given higher programming costs at ESPN.
And, big news "Star Wars" fans: Disney, which announced it would buy Lucasfilm last year, plans to make spinoff movies based on characters in addition to the three sequels it had previously announced, CEO Bob Iger told CNBC in an interview after the earnings report.
After the announcement, the company's shares rose in extended-hours trading. (Click here to get the latest quotes for the company's shares.)