Disney: Make Mine Marvel

Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion has word that the Walt Disney Company is set to purchase Marvel Entertainment for approximately $4 billion USD in cash and stock. This values Marvel at $50 per share, 29% over Marvel's closing stock price on Friday. Word is: "The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies. " Thanks Neutronbeam.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Sep 1, 2009, 07:21
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Sep 1, 2009, 07:21
Sep 1, 2009, 07:21
 
It is also worth remembering that Disney bought Pixar, and that Lasseter is now effectively running Disney's animation studios.

There is the possibility of animated marvel movies.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 21:55
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 21:55
Aug 31, 2009, 21:55
 
One thing is for sure. Super-Heroes will be copy-righted forever.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 19:48
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 19:48
Aug 31, 2009, 19:48
 
The obvious question...does this mean Howard the Duck can go without pants again?
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 14:54
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 14:54
Aug 31, 2009, 14:54
 Cutter
 
We'll see. It just seems sort of odd is all. I could really care less as I'm not a comic book nut or huge Marvel fan anyway. But that is funny, Wolverine with NERF claws.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 14:39
Beamer
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 14:39
Aug 31, 2009, 14:39
 Beamer
 
And let's not forget Disney produced the most recent Turok.


Wait, no, let's forget that.
That nearly toppled their interactive group, amongst other failures. They've had troubles with computer games since Stunt Island.



Should be a cake walk, see you when you're done!
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 13:44
Exe
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 13:44
Aug 31, 2009, 13:44
Exe
 
http://blog.al.com/nightlife/2009/08/why_the_disneymarvel_merger_is.html

Pulp Fiction
Clerks
Trainspotting
Tombstone
Quiz Show
Grosse Point Blank
The Sixth Sense
The Joy Luck Club
The Piano
The Crow
The Royal Tenenbaums
Good Morning, Vietnam
Dead Poets Society
The Ref
The English Patient
Shakespeare in Love
Chasing Amy
The Others
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Gangs of New York
Chicago
The Hours
Kill Bill
There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men

these movies parent companies (miramax, etc..) are owned by Disney.. So I don't really see a problem...
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 13:18
Kxmode
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 13:18
Aug 31, 2009, 13:18
 Kxmode
 
Marvel Vs. Capcom Vs. Disney

Wolverine and Donald Duck FTW
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 13:12
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 13:12
Aug 31, 2009, 13:12
 
Marvel Vs. Capcom Vs. Disney

This.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 12:59
Beamer
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 12:59
Aug 31, 2009, 12:59
 Beamer
 
Kind of amazing to think Marvel was virtually worthless 10 years ago.

In 1997 they ran out of cash. Flat-out. They had borrowed over $100 million and ran out of that. They were within days of hanging a "closed" sign on the door and liquidating. They had so much debt that they could have been purchased for nearly nothing. They had gone bankrupt, restructured, and come out even weaker than before.

In 2001 the stock was trading under a dollar.

It was around this time that Avi Arad came in and threw a hail mary to Hollywood. It was caught, fortunately, in part due to the Spiderman film rights finally being usable (they'd been in dispute.) It took until around 2004 for Marvel to shake off all of its debt. It was still in trouble, with aggressors pretty much taking advantage of its weak situation in those years.

But, in 2001, the company was worth probably 1% of what Disney paid. It probably could have been purchased for under $100 million.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 12:42
Kxmode
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 12:42
Aug 31, 2009, 12:42
 Kxmode
 
Kind of amazing to think Marvel was virtually worthless 10 years ago.

I wouldn't say that. Their characters are staples of American culture. Spiderman, Xmen, Iron Man, Dare Devil, Punisher, and so forth.

Their current portfolio has worked well for girls, but they bought Marvel because they needed to target the boy demographic.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 12:12
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 12:12
Aug 31, 2009, 12:12
 
Maybe that'll mean the end of Stan Lee cameo's in everything marvel. Jesus that's annoying. Get over yourself Stan.

Stan did cameos in the comics all the way back in the 60s, so I view these as keeping true to the source. I'd miss them if they went away.

I think my two favorites are recent ones: The second Hulk where he drinks the soda, and the second FF movie where the wedding bouncer doesn't believe who he is.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 12:06
Beamer
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 12:06
Aug 31, 2009, 12:06
 Beamer
 
It'll be interesting to see if Disney tanks Marvel now. My bet is it will inside 5 years.
No more real violence and dark morality tales. Wolverine's claws will be made of NERF foam, and so on.

Well duh.
I mean, Marvel has been doing so well, with comic book sales declining year after year, and hasn't become mostly a stable of characters being licensed out to film production companies.

And Disney is notorious for neutering everything. I mean, look how Lost has no violence and no death. And that new Bruce Willis movie, Surrogates, will likely be as family friendly as Life Aquatic, Clerks and No Country for Old Men.

And damn, isn't it annoying how often they have Mickey and Donald announcing games on ESPN?
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:57
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:57
Aug 31, 2009, 11:57
 Cutter
 
Maybe that'll mean the end of Stan Lee cameo's in everything marvel. Jesus that's annoying. Get over yourself Stan. It'll be interesting to see if Disney tanks Marvel now. My bet is it will inside 5 years.
No more real violence and dark morality tales. Wolverine's claws will be made of NERF foam, and so on.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:52
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:52
Aug 31, 2009, 11:52
 
StarJammers will have cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and team with Johnny Depp to fight the Skrulls on a ghost ship
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Re: The REAL question
Aug 31, 2009, 11:45
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Re: The REAL question Aug 31, 2009, 11:45
Aug 31, 2009, 11:45
 
Is this good news or bad news & who is the winner in this deal?
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:42
PHJF
 
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:42
Aug 31, 2009, 11:42
 PHJF
 
Marvel Vs. Capcom Vs. Disney
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:41
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:41
Aug 31, 2009, 11:41
 
I'm waiting for the first official Mickey Mouse dressed as Wolverine and Minnie as Storm.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:37
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:37
Aug 31, 2009, 11:37
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Howard the Duck and Donald Duck.

NOW you're on to something.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 11:34
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 11:34
Aug 31, 2009, 11:34
 
I want this to spark the return of Marvel Team-up:

Captain America and Hannah Montana.
Howard the Duck and Donald Duck.
Antman and the Seven Dwarves.
Namor and Nemo.
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel
Aug 31, 2009, 10:58
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Re: Disney: Make Mine Marvel Aug 31, 2009, 10:58
Aug 31, 2009, 10:58
 
It's a surprising move and not one I think is necessarily for the better.
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