Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney Buys Marvel

If they leave it alone the way WB leaves DC alone, we'll be fine. Lots of higher budget cartoons and dvds. But they're not WB. they're Disney and Disney has a very strong sense of their brand. Which does not include blood. If you think the Marvel characters are watered down and whored out now, wait six months.

There's a positive note here. Ten years ago, Marvel was bankrupt. They were being passed from investor to investor. The fact that they're worth 4 billion now says a lot. About Hollywood.

6 comments:

Cromely said...

They often avoid blood on the Disney branded products, but they have done plenty of "non-Disney" stuff through Touchstone pictures. So all is not lost.

mylife2live said...

Disney bought Pixar three years ago, and let them do their thing. They may do the same here.

And I believe Sony owns Spider Man and Fox owns FF, so Disney doesn't have total control...yet.

Jon Clarke said...

Sony and Fox own the LICENSE for Spidey and X-men movies, but now Disney owns the characters. BIG difference.

Mo Diggs said...

First Disney ruins Times Square now this?

mylife2live said...

It can't be all that bad. Maybe a team-up with Mickey and Goofy is just what the Spider Man franchise needs.

dave said...

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/09/01/disneymarvel-mash-ups-here-are-some-of-our-favorites