Aug 31, 2009
Comics, disney, Marvel, news Comics
The Walt Disney Corporation will be puchasing Marvel Comics for about four billion dollars.
I can’t wait to see the new Danger Room ride at Disneyland or the inevitable Avengers/Junior Woodchucks team-up.
August 31, 2009 @ 7:56 am
August 31, 2009 @ 8:32 am
What is the source of that awesome “Anomaluromorpha Assemble” image?
August 31, 2009 @ 8:42 am
Honestly, I don’t remember where it came from. I’ve had it for ten years or more. (The “original” was, I think, the cover art for one of the mid-80s Marvel Super Heroes RPGs.)
August 31, 2009 @ 8:25 am
Is it wrong that the first random thought I had in my head related to this was Thor, Iron Man, or the Silver Surfer making an appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3 as a Summon?
August 31, 2009 @ 8:41 am
Stolen from Twitter:
First Disney/Marvel collaboration: Hannah Montana refuses to reveal secret identity, goes to war with Iron Man.
August 31, 2009 @ 8:09 pm
That made me LOL.
August 31, 2009 @ 8:41 am
I have to say that the first thought I had was Universal has a large amusement park miles from Walt Disney World, much of which is themed using Marvel characters – so does this mean Disney now gets a cut of all the Universal Islands of Adventure Admission tickets? That idea sorta amuses me.
August 31, 2009 @ 9:09 am
This might at least end the long-running legal battle of bills between Donald and Howard, which, over the years, has influenced how the latter can be depicted in comics.
August 31, 2009 @ 10:04 am
Uh oh, I smell the demise of the MAX line.
W. Blaine Dowler
August 31, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
I suspect the MAX line will survive. Buena Vista is the parent company that owns Disney, and it also owns Miramax, Touchstone, and Hollywood Pictures. I suspect this is a case of Marvel recognizing the source of profitable movies with huge marketing potential, and they decided to get a piece of merchandising and distribution for it. They’ve been used for home video distribution of Marvel titles for years.
August 31, 2009 @ 4:37 pm
Agreed. Let us not forget that everythign Quentin Tarantino has released has come out from Miramax, which is a fully owned subsidary of Disney. I wouldn’t think MAX isn’t that more extreme in its content than QT’s stuff.
September 1, 2009 @ 5:52 am
I meant it as tongue in cheek :)
At 4 billion I think Disney got them at a steal.
September 1, 2009 @ 3:30 pm
As long as the deal gives them the same sort of autonomy, as Pixar, we could have a win.
September 2, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
I see this as a big plus for Marvel reaching a younger audience. DC has had the younger demographics (under 12) locked down for ages with the Animated DCU – maybe Disney will be able to smoothly transition from the under 7s that they usually have a lock on via judicious use of the Marvel brand.
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