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    Disney acquires Marvel ent.

    please no, god no...make this all a bad dream!!!

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    "LOS ANGELES – The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E. Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.
    Analyst David Joyce of Miller Tabak & Co. said the acquisition will help Disney appeal to young men who have flocked to theaters to see Marvel's superhero fare in recent years. That contrasts with Disney's recent successes among young women with such fare as "Hannah Montana" and the Jonas Brothers.
    "It helps Disney add exposure to a young male demographic it had sort of lost some balance with," Joyce said, noting the $4 billion offer was at "full price."
    Disney said Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash, plus 0.745 Disney shares for every Marvel share they own. That values each Marvel share at $50 based on Friday's closing stock prices.
    Marvel shares jumped $10.17, or 26 percent, to $48.82 shortly after the market opened. Disney shares fell 47 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $26.37.
    Disney said the boards of both companies have approved the transaction, but it will require an antitrust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.
    Disney last made a big purchase in 2006 when it acquired Pixar Animation Studios Inc., the creator of the "Toy Story" franchise, for $7.4 billion in stock.
    Disney CEO Robert Iger said the latest acquisition combines Marvel's "strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters" with Disney's "unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties" and ability to maximize value across multiple platforms and territories.
    Marvel earned a net profit of $206 million last fiscal year, up 47 percent from a year earlier, on revenue of $676 million, as it took movie production in house instead of just cutting licensing deals."

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    Damn, that's it, Marvel is finished! I wish Disney wouldn't try to push their influence on Marvel, but that's what Disney does. Expect to see the "Disneyfication" of our favorite childhood characters. Why Stan, why??
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    Dammit! What's next? Disney hiding Mickey easter eggs in every Marvel movie??! ::sob::

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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Punisher will be Dead for sure now NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great! Now every Marvel comic-based movie will have a happy ending.
    It will work out in the end. If it doesn't, then it's not the end.

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    Miley Cyrus as Phoenix. Yay. :/

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    This is a sad day ..... just when comic book films from marvel were getting good . Now that is going all down the drain
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    Mickey Mouse Buys Spiderman


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    Y>es, heard about it, dunno what to think about it and all we can do is to wait and see for the moment.
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    in a high pitched voice. you hear mickey mouse saying "you will be assimilated resistance is futile."

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    I can only imagine the Punisher standing over a dirt bag with a gun... with his famous one liners... then right as they show him squeezing the trigger... BAM! Puppies and kitties coming flying outof the barrel and "It's a Small World" ring tone pops on...
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    I hope this doesn't change anything with the HT/Marvel figures.

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    HT is doing the Disney Pixar "UP" Figures so no i do not think it will change the license. All i can see now is fairy dust trailing behind Captian Americas Shield as he throws it.....Consider it the end of True Marvel Character Creativity as we know it.
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    Gotta admit tho, that's a huge lineup: Disney, Pixar, Apple (sorta through Jobs), and now Marvel. And now for some fun with a couple iconic images:

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Disney acquires Marvel ent.-punishermickey-jpg   Disney acquires Marvel ent.-ironapple-jpg  

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    RIP
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    A tiny bit of comfort:
    Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter will continue to oversee the Marvel properties...

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    I hope the comics will remain the same; as for the movies? I think they can use some Disney money.

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    weird thing is: last week my wife referred to Wasp as Tinkerbell.

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    my marvel stock shot up over 9 bucks per share today!!!

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    Boycott Disney!!!

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    Does this mean they will do Wolverine on Ice now??
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    Let's hope Disney has a dark side with their current project Prince of Persia.. maybe a glimps of things to come with the future Marvel releases.


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    The deal will go bust when they find out about Tony Stark in a drunken 3 way with Snow White and Cinderella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Six View Post
    Miley Cyrus as Phoenix. Yay. :/
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    well before hannah montanna and the crapper brothers, Disney made animated family films that really resonated with people. IE The lion King was based on a Shakespeare masterpiece, and thus it's incredible success. However those people behind the second golden age of animation (1990s) are long gone. My only fear is that Disney will turn our Marvel characters into one dimensional kid-friendly and campy superheroes. Marvel characters have such great potential, but with disney secretly behind the wheel I doubt they will fulfill that potential. And there is no way in hell disney will ever approve another punisher movie.

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    This puts the potential XMEN:First Class in a whole new light.

    I watch alot of the Disney young adult shows with my kids...I can see a XMEN movie with Miley Cyrus,Selena Gomez,Zac Efron..you get the picture.

    But that Rico kid from Hannah Montana would make a great beak!!
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    Dude, you guys worry over nothing. DC was bought by Wanrer Bros and did Batman and up fighting Marvin the Martian? No, instead we got Batman Animated, The Batman, superman Animated and justice LEague Unlimited, I cant see Disney chanching anything at Marvel, it only means that Marvel has more cash now, thats all.

    Disney has a "hands off" rule with Pixar going on and so far that works very well so I pretty much doubt that there will be any huge changes at Marvel as of now.
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    We refer to most of these posts as jokes
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    hooooray, i welcome and look forward to steamboat wolvie.

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    name one GREAT action movie from Disney, and i mean with gore/blood and violence and the good stuff or sex/love scenes. i cant think of anything.
    even pirates of the caribbean lack those.
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    Watch this:

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    And that as well:

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