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Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion


money.cnn.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase comic book and action hero company Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.

The deal pairs a comic book publisher that just recently began to produce its own movies with one of the largest international media companies in the world.

"This is perfect from a strategic perspective," Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger told CNNMoney.com. "This treasure trove of over 5,000 characters offers Disney the ability to do what we do best."
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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Just one more step to bring us closer to being under the complete control of the 'MegaCorporations'! As if the 'House of Mouse' didn't already own enough of the media, like ABC for example, now they will own even more! And does this mean that Marvel will lose it's dark edginess because it doesn't fit with Disney's wholesome image?

It's only a matter of time before everything is owned by a handful of Corporations, including us!

'Nuf said!

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[edit on 31-8-2009 by JaxonRoberts]



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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Great.... Now all the cool characters from my childhood will suck on the big screen.

I'm still waiting for Disney to Buy MTV.

[edit on 8/31/2009 by FoxStriker]



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:41 PM
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Oh please dear God Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!. This would be one of the worst things to ever happen. I enjoy things from both groups but it's like putting ice cream on pizza just not a good idea.



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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It's ok!

We don't need to enforce anti-trust laws.

Eventually we'll just have one giant entity controlling everything.

So which will it be....GIANT government or a GIANT corporation.

Both sound like GREAT ideas to me.

Socialism and capitalism at it's best!!



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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What wholesome image? Was it not Disney who bought into the adult ppv market?



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 04:57 PM
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I think ESPN is the biggest thing Disney owns, influence wise. The amount of people they influence with that channel is enormous. Espn drives the whole sports world.

All of it is driven by ESPN, all of it. They have zero competition.

The sports world is something that's overlooked by most CT's. However if you look at where all the info on sports comes from. It's right there at ESPN, it all flows from what they say.

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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ah crap! marvel makes brilliant films. compared to subliminal. racist. stupid slapstic. disney. these are the people who brought us the horror of highschool muscical



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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And does this mean that Marvel will lose it's dark edginess because it doesn't fit with Disney's wholesome image?


It's quite possible. However, it's equally possible that Disney realizes that the company is profitable because of the dark, edgy material it produces. Guess we'll just have to wait and see on this one, but I'm certainly hoping for the latter of the two possibilities.


TA



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by MR BOB
ah crap! marvel makes brilliant films. compared to subliminal. racist. stupid slapstic. disney. these are the people who brought us the horror of highschool muscical


OK, this post somehow put the idea of 'X-men: The Musical' in my head and I threw up a little in my mouth! What I really want to know is how this is not a violation of the anti-trust laws? The media is now dominated by only 8 media companies:


Mother Jones magazine reports that by the end of 2006, there are only 8 giant media companies dominating the US media , from which most people get their news and information:

•Disney (market value: $72.8 billion)

•AOL-Time Warner (market value: $90.7 billion)

•Viacom (market value: $53.9 billion)

•General Electric (owner of NBC, market value: $390.6 billion)

•News Corporation (market value: $56.7 billion)

•Yahoo! (market value: $40.1 billion)

•Microsoft (market value: $306.8 billion)

•Google (market value: $154.6 billion)

Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Google are newer media companies compared to the other “traditional” 5 players.
Source.

If this is the face of Capitalism, gimme some more of that socialist agenda, please!



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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I find this quite sad...

It's been a while since I read Marvel comics but I don't think Disney is going to be a good influence.

And seriously, when does this merging/buyup crap stop?
When one company owns everything?

That can't be good...



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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In the words of Glenn Beck blood is shooting out of my eyes. Disney can only totally screw this up. As for X-Men the musical that would be quite an abomination. Lol After that they'll do a remake with Spider-Man as an actual spider.



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?

I heard this on the way home and I almost passed out.

What is wrong with this world.

*goes and hides under a blanket and leaves you with the sound of muffled sobs*


Added rant: Stan Lee builds this incredible empire to sell it to the three fingered fist in the iron glove?

UGH



I need more emoticons.



[edit on 31-8-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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The only thing that could come out of this is that if Mouseschwitz buys something and it is good, they tend to leave it alone, like Pixar.



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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Well, considering all the artists who have struck out at Disney for their crappy pay and treatment of employees, the question is whether we will see sex scenes embedded within the new Marvel movies they will be making.

I wonder which characters they might introduce and just how violent or non-violent these movies will become because Disney has a terrible track record of screwing up anything which has a good thing going when it comes to movies the have to "Disnify" them which is the same as neutering the industry.

[edit on 31-8-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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someone needs to make a graphic illustration of Spiderman putting on a mickey mouse hat.. but wait.. the micky mouse hat's black coloring is .... DRIPPING down his face and becoming long moving threads that cover his face! soon his whole body!

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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someone needs to make a graphic illustration of Spiderman putting on a mickey mouse hat.. but wait.. the micky mouse hat's black coloring is .... DRIPPING down his face and becoming long moving threads that cover his face! soon his whole body!

what's Spidey to do?!!
find out next week!



oh .. and if this isn't the time to say it.. then I don't know when is...

EXCELSIOR!

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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Aghh. I read about this earlier. I actually never could have imagined DISNEY buying MARVEL... that's quite unfortunate!
I enjoyed Marvel's characters...I did not enjoy Disney's...
They are just so different from one another...how could they possibly mix well?

Sigh...



posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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$4,billion?

I find it amazing.

1 man has the power to fix the worlds problems.
Provide health, food, water and education to every man women and child on the planet.
He could become a saint, someone that is remember for all of eternity for changing the world for the better.

Instead, he buys a comicl book producer.

So he can have more money, and more power.

We truely are totally messed up on our priorities.




posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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On the bright side.

I hope Stan Lee enjoys retirement. He worked hard for it.



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