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POLL RESULTS: Marvel Disney Coverage on Newsarama: (4 comments)
POLL: Marvel Disney Coverage on Newsarama
Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:53 PM
Newsarama has some unbeatable coverage on the Marvel / Disney merger. Among the highlights:
10 Questions about the merger
8) What happens to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park?
Marvel/Disney: The Animated View
"Disney has been trying to do comics for a while," he said. "It's gotten to the point where there were times their booth was virtually ignored at last year's Comic Con. Now they have Marvel, a team that certainly knows how to sell comic books. Marvel's comics and graphic novels are some of the best selling titles in the industry."
More Marvel/Disney Details
The Disney execs then opened the call up for questions. Singer was asked about the cost savings in this deal: "One thing that's important to note is that this deal is not motivated by cost savings or redundancies," Singer said. "What I think drives that is the synergies over time."
Marvel/Disney Industry Reaction
Industry insider Jeff Katz knows the power Marvel has in Hollywood after serving as an executive producer on this summer's blockbuster, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the Marvel property-based movie that now has two spin-off movies in development. The former 20th Century Fox executive has seen so much potential in comic book properties that he left Fox last year to start his own film/comics production house, American Original. He said the Disney/Marvel deal reflects a growing trend in Hollywood to consolidate efforts and cut redundancies.
1932: Martin Goodman starts the magazine publishing business that will later become Marvel.
Op/Ed: We Should Have Seen it Coming
Common Ground: Were there ever two guys that represented the common man more than Mickey and Spidey? Mickey always wants things to be perfect, whether it's a Christmas tree or a vacation; Spidey always wants Aunt May to be okay and for his dates to go right. Invariably, something (Pluto chasing Chip and Dale, the Green Goblin) gets in the way, and things end in disaster. Sure, our plucky heroes always pick themselves up and try again, but they sure do have tough luck.
POLL: The Marvel / Disney Merger
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posted Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 12:03 AM (#49134)
posted Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 05:26 AM (#49138)
I think this will lead to great things, and as I've seen mentioned here and there regarding this, it is important to remember that The Disney Corporation bought marvel, not Disney Animation Studios - Disney also owns ABC, ESPN, and several movie studios / production companies, and there's nothing to indicate that The Disney Corporation has any intrest in mucking up the investment they've made in a company that's been acheiving phenominal success on its own over the past few years
posted Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 10:00 AM (#49140)
Does this mean I finally get to see X-Men On Ice? Or a whole new take on Beauty & The Beast?
I had too much sugar today...
posted Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 02:41 PM (#49146)
Disney buying Marvel will change Marvel. you don't spend $4,000,000,000.00 and say "oh you go do your own thing" those who insist Disney has nothing to do with the running of companies like Pixar and ESPN are perhaps a little blind.
But for my part I am naturaly skeptical anytime there's a reduction in the number of companies provideing media.
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