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« on: August 31, 2009, 01:33:56 PM »

Not sure how I feel about this one.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 02:16:34 PM »

as long as they don't fuck up the X-Men comics I'll be fine with it.  I don't see them changing much of anything, and eagerly await the Mickey Mouse/Wolverine crossover.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 02:36:48 PM »

I for one am looking forward to seeing the inevitable Miley Cyrus / Spider-Man duet, the mutants of waverly place TV series, and the suite life of the x-men on deck.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 02:40:46 PM »

Well that's very interesting. Wonder what will happen to Universal Studios? They have a ton of Marvel rides and stuff. I'm sure that's the driving reason for this deal.  icon_eek
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 02:51:04 PM »

Perhaps this will lead to some Marvel stuff showing up on ABC?

And my vote for wacky crossover goes to Darkwing Duck vs. Punisher.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 02:53:37 PM »

I see next to no changes happening, to be honest.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 02:58:10 PM »

Now, we wil get MARVEL CHANNEL!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 05:12:40 PM »

3D CG Marvel Movie made by Pixar  drool

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 05:15:18 PM »

Yeah.... I think a Dr. Strange / Rescue Rangers movie would be AWESOME!

Now THAT'S some Cheddah!
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 05:28:24 PM »

Wasn't Marvel almost bankrupt at some time in the past? Did the movies really turn them around this much?

In either case, good for them.
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2009, 05:45:56 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 31, 2009, 05:28:24 PM

Wasn't Marvel almost bankrupt at some time in the past? Did the movies really turn them around this much?

In either case, good for them.

I'm way too lazy to check but yes I think the success of all their movies turned them around. Iron Man made a killing at the box office. Disney is king at reselling things in new packages so I would expect to see re-releases of tons of Marvel stuff.  thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2009, 07:05:34 PM »

It up at Kotuko Mickey vs Wolverine: Revenge of the Mouse
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009, 01:38:18 AM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on August 31, 2009, 02:40:46 PM

Well that's very interesting. Wonder what will happen to Universal Studios? They have a ton of Marvel rides and stuff. I'm sure that's the driving reason for this deal.  icon_eek

Yeah I'm curious about that too.

Found this commentary on it, sounds like Universal might still have the rights to use the characters in their park.  Pretty crazy for Disney to own them, but Universal be able to use them.

http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/200908/1370/
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 03:42:35 AM »

I didn't read the article yet but I would imagine that Universal bought licensing rights to use Marvel for a set period of time. Disney buying out Marvel wouldn't invalidate any kind of contract that they had before so it makes sense. When the contract ends they are hosed though. Question is how long do they have the contract? smile

*edit* Read the link and they make it sound like the contract didn't have a end date. This will end up with Universal lawyers vs. Disney lawyers I think. I've got my money on the Disney lawyers. slywink
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 05:06:40 AM »

I don't know the history of Disney - do they usually integrate companies in?  I thought they do some but not completely.  For example ABC, ESPN, GO.com, were all acquisition - but Disney somewhat left them alone.  So here's hoping that they just infuse a lot of cash for Marvel and have them continue making good products.
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2009, 05:28:57 AM »

Does that mean The Incredibles are now part of the Marvel line?
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2009, 05:43:00 PM »

Quote from: Zero on September 01, 2009, 05:06:40 AM

I don't know the history of Disney - do they usually integrate companies in?  I thought they do some but not completely.  For example ABC, ESPN, GO.com, were all acquisition - but Disney somewhat left them alone.  So here's hoping that they just infuse a lot of cash for Marvel and have them continue making good products.

If it's anything like Pixar then they won't mess with things at all. I don't see this really being any different. I'm sure you will see more Marvel stuff for sale though which can't be a bad thing. slywink
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2009, 12:23:53 PM »

All kidding aside, Paramount's reminding people they have the next 5 Marvel Studios flicks locked up under contract (including Iron Man 2 and 3, and Thor), though it sounds like Disney wants to -- once that contract's over -- take over the distribution rights. Then that might be the point at which fans might start fretting about "Disneyfication" of the Marvel film properties. I could see Disney creating another separate movie label because sticking "Disney" on, say, a Punisher movie, might be a hard sell.  icon_razz
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009, 01:57:30 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2009, 02:36:42 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 02, 2009, 12:23:53 PM

All kidding aside, Paramount's reminding people they have the next 5 Marvel Studios flicks locked up under contract (including Iron Man 2 and 3, and Thor), though it sounds like Disney wants to -- once that contract's over -- take over the distribution rights. Then that might be the point at which fans might start fretting about "Disneyfication" of the Marvel film properties. I could see Disney creating another separate movie label because sticking "Disney" on, say, a Punisher movie, might be a hard sell.  icon_razz

and Sony still has Spider-man, and I hear there's another Fantastic Four movie in the works at Fox.

as for creating another movie label they could just use Miramax or Touchstone.
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2009, 03:17:33 PM »

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LOL...saw that this morning.  Classic.
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2009, 03:47:11 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on September 02, 2009, 03:17:33 PM

Quote from: Moliere on September 02, 2009, 01:57:30 PM


LOL...saw that this morning.  Classic.

Yeah. Very strong!  thumbsup
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2009, 01:47:31 PM »

Disney Marvel mashups:

http://www.screenjunkies.com/movienews/disney-marvel-mashups-gallery



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