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Disney buys Marvel!

Post by Octane on Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:31 pm

$4 billion investment from Disney.
.http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/corporate/2009/2009_0831_DISNEY_AND_MARVEL_ENTERTAINMENT.html

Stunned. Brain rebooting due to system error.

OMG the implications on that one...

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by The Scream Man on Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:23 pm

if Pixar makes an animated marvel movie, it will be themost awesome thing of all time.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by TheMyth on Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:40 pm

hmmm, this may not be a good thing.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by Dabigfella on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:24 am

some interesting points:

Everyone knows that this deal is about the movie business, but what about the rest of the Marvel businesses?

Comics fans, in addition to Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter keeping his job, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada checked in to let his Twitter followers know that all is well in the comics biz. “Everybody take a deep breath, all your favorite comics remain unchanged and Tom Brevoort remains grouchy.”
MTV speculates about the video game possibilities. Marvel characters in Kingdom Hearts, anyone?
BudgetTravel notes that this sets up an excellent twist in the Theme Park Wars, since Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, featuring Marvel characters, is DisneyWorld’s biggest competition in Orlando.
And what about the toys? As you might expect, there’s not a single mention that I could find anywhere, but MarketWatch points out what those who already read the fine print already knew – all existing licensing deals will be honored but will be reevaluated when they expire. For those keeping track, that means we still have two more years remaining on the Hasbro / Marvel deal.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by simmo on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:45 am

Longer on Hasbro isn't it? I thought they re-upped another 5 years on that deal.

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Post by The Scream Man on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:50 am

i thought they had as well actually.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by TheGoodDr on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:16 am

Ohhhhh, another FIVE years?!?!?!? Sad

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by fuzzcat on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:26 am

So my dreams of Dis-vel saying to Mattel 'You've done such a bang up job on the Toy Story figures, we'd like you to do Marvel figures in the DCUC style' is just that - dreams?

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by fuzzcat on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:28 am

As for the comics though (the only OTHER Marvel thing I am passionate about), I trust Joe Q on this - just as WB tends to leave DC alone, Marvel will operate 99.98% independent of Disney's interference in their catalogue and editing.
In my opinion............

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by TheSweetestThing on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:33 am

I read on another board, someone said they'd pay money to see a movie focused entirely on the hulk smashing through high school musical. I like his style.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by Mahzian on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:49 am

i vote for Goofy on the x-men, i mean Pluto was a dog but he couldnt talk like Goofy, therefore Goofy is a mutant!

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Post by TheSweetestThing on Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:37 am

I think pluto is the mutant - why can't he speak? The rest of the animals can...

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Post by Mahzian on Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:13 pm

oh yeah good point!

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by NiteOwl on Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:57 pm

I know, and plus an animal having an animal for a pet is just too weird. Another thing, Mickey has no shirt and Donald doesn't wear any pants....... what kind of example to kids is that?

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by ragericho on Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:46 pm

buzz light year vs ironman.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by drspleen on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:49 pm

TheSweetestThing wrote:I read on another board, someone said they'd pay money to see a movie focused entirely on the hulk smashing through high school musical. I like his style.

hahaha, "Hulk school musical"! Love it! thumbs up 2

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by Steve Holt on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:23 pm

what a day, break up with girlfriend, and Disney buys Marvel

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by TheSweetestThing on Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:26 am

Oh man, that bites! Hope you're holding up ok.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by Steve Holt on Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:40 pm

TheSweetestThing wrote:Oh man, that bites! Hope you're holding up ok.

i'm trying to hold up, but i keep thinking about donald duck vs the punisher and i cry.



oh wait............nevermind.


no i'm ok, could be better.

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by TheSweetestThing on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:13 pm

Hehehe, like I said - Hulk smashes...well, take your pick - could be anything from the Disney realm, really. That'll make you feel better. Wink

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Post by Steve Holt on Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:18 pm

spiderman vs captain hook

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Re: Disney buys Marvel!

Post by PBO on Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:17 am

Punisher vs Old Yeller.
A touching story of how Frank Castle makes young Travis shoot his dog so he can take the painful first steps to manhood.

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