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Disney will search outside of Marvel and Pixar for more great characters

08.11.2011

Is Disney going to conquer the world? It's going to happen, I know it.

If Disney wants something they just get it no questions asked. They're like that one kid who steals from his mom's purse but is too cute to get in trouble for taking like $5.

Disney is no stranger to acquiring outside characters, they've been doing it for awhile now. But Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger is willing to go to infinity and beyond to obtain the characters. Basically according to The Disney Blog, Iger will continue to, “buy either new characters or businesses that are capable of creating great characters and great stories.” The blog states that Iger is talking about diving into Asian tales and putting a Disney twist on those.

However, if Iger finds another source that is hoarding an awesome roster of characters, he'll nab them up if it's worth the time. More characters means more movies. More movies means more cash. More rides at theme parks. More merch. You get it.

Source: The Disney Blog

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11:25PM on 08/12/2011
These bastards are on a rampage and won't be stopped until every last movie, music, stage, and book property is firmly in their control. Is there such thing as a monopoly when talking about media companies? They are shameless devourers of everything we ever cared about and someone or something needs to intervene asap
These bastards are on a rampage and won't be stopped until every last movie, music, stage, and book property is firmly in their control. Is there such thing as a monopoly when talking about media companies? They are shameless devourers of everything we ever cared about and someone or something needs to intervene asap
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10:30AM on 08/12/2011
is that first sentence meant to be sarcastic? i was under the impression that disney has already conquered the world. anyways a darkwing duck rises would be nice.
is that first sentence meant to be sarcastic? i was under the impression that disney has already conquered the world. anyways a darkwing duck rises would be nice.
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6:29AM on 08/12/2011
I am confused. Why should I remotely care about this?
I am confused. Why should I remotely care about this?
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11:45PM on 08/11/2011
"what does that mean for the Spidey and Hulk rides over at Universal's Islands of Adventure?" Disney has to honor all contracts signed by Marvel. They did come to an understanding that Disney can put no Marvel rides in Florida or anything east of the Mississippi if I remember. You'll see Marvel at Disneyland everywhere else.
"what does that mean for the Spidey and Hulk rides over at Universal's Islands of Adventure?" Disney has to honor all contracts signed by Marvel. They did come to an understanding that Disney can put no Marvel rides in Florida or anything east of the Mississippi if I remember. You'll see Marvel at Disneyland everywhere else.
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8:42PM on 08/11/2011
MuffMan81 beat me to it but yes, Disney should just focus on obtaining the properties Marvel doesn't have (definitely including the Fantastic Four). For one, it would make Avengers 2 incredibly bad ass to have Spiderman, Wolverine, the Thing or the Silver Surfer on the team and second, Marvel Films being in charge of their own characters will guarantee they will be handled properly. I couldn't give a damn about Iron Man, Thor and Captain America before those movies and now I'm retroactively a
MuffMan81 beat me to it but yes, Disney should just focus on obtaining the properties Marvel doesn't have (definitely including the Fantastic Four). For one, it would make Avengers 2 incredibly bad ass to have Spiderman, Wolverine, the Thing or the Silver Surfer on the team and second, Marvel Films being in charge of their own characters will guarantee they will be handled properly. I couldn't give a damn about Iron Man, Thor and Captain America before those movies and now I'm retroactively a fan. I can only imagine what they would do for characters I actually love!
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10:14PM on 08/11/2011
Trust me, I want to see FF done right. But they've failed twice (Galactus? A f*cking cloud?!! Seriously?). Whereas Spider-Man and X-Men have produced their own respectful (somewhat) films. In order to make the MU continuity work, they need to have all of their horses in one stable. A novel thought would be a cross-over between different film houses, but we know that will never happen. We really need an Avengers movie with Spider-Man in it.
Trust me, I want to see FF done right. But they've failed twice (Galactus? A f*cking cloud?!! Seriously?). Whereas Spider-Man and X-Men have produced their own respectful (somewhat) films. In order to make the MU continuity work, they need to have all of their horses in one stable. A novel thought would be a cross-over between different film houses, but we know that will never happen. We really need an Avengers movie with Spider-Man in it.
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8:20PM on 08/11/2011

Do whatever it takes.....

too buy back the movie rights for X-Men and Spider-Man. Don't worry about FF. But take some of the Billions of dollars that POTC has earned and reacquire those rights. Then start branching out into lesser known entities. Until Marvel has complete control over the direction of those characters, the subsequent sequels will continue to be substandard (and prequel's) I'm just sayin'.
too buy back the movie rights for X-Men and Spider-Man. Don't worry about FF. But take some of the Billions of dollars that POTC has earned and reacquire those rights. Then start branching out into lesser known entities. Until Marvel has complete control over the direction of those characters, the subsequent sequels will continue to be substandard (and prequel's) I'm just sayin'.
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8:08PM on 08/11/2011
If Disney bought Marvel, what does that mean for the Spidey and Hulk rides over at Universal's Islands of Adventure? I'm genuinely curious how that works...
If Disney bought Marvel, what does that mean for the Spidey and Hulk rides over at Universal's Islands of Adventure? I'm genuinely curious how that works...
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7:51PM on 08/11/2011

find more?

how about CREATE more, huh?
but hey, at least they're saying they're looking to buy people that can create more, that's cool.
how about CREATE more, huh?
but hey, at least they're saying they're looking to buy people that can create more, that's cool.
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7:42PM on 08/11/2011
Disney has already covered most of the fairy tale characters, so it makes sense they are looking for some new ones. I'd rather not get a bunch of direct-to-video sequels of already popular characters. Besides, Tangled was great and if Disney keeps delivering movies of that quality I'm all for it.
Disney has already covered most of the fairy tale characters, so it makes sense they are looking for some new ones. I'd rather not get a bunch of direct-to-video sequels of already popular characters. Besides, Tangled was great and if Disney keeps delivering movies of that quality I'm all for it.
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8:15PM on 08/11/2011
Unnecessary straight to dvd sequels like Aladdin-Jafar may need Glasses?
Unnecessary straight to dvd sequels like Aladdin-Jafar may need Glasses?
7:26PM on 08/11/2011
More characters. More movies. Less sequels? Oh...ok, Disney.
More characters. More movies. Less sequels? Oh...ok, Disney.
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8:09PM on 08/11/2011
I think that also means more sequels on these new franchises. lol
I think that also means more sequels on these new franchises. lol
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