Wednesday, September 2, 2009

G-MAN's Soapbox: Disney Buys Marvel Comics

As you probably know, Disney has bought Marvel Comics for $4 billion dollars. Here's the Cinematical article.

"It's a shocking deal no one saw coming in a million years. According to an official press release from the Walt Disney Company, Disney has bought Marvel Entertainment for the hefty price of $4 billion. Under the deal, Disney gains control of more than 5,000 Marvel characters, and Marvel gains their massive marketing infrastructure.

"This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories," said Robert A. Iger, President aof The Walt Disney Company. "Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney."

--Elisabeth Rappe, Cinematical

My thoughts on it? To tell you the truth, even though this is Disney, the same people who are responsible for the current teeny-bopper craze (which I hate the craze with a passion), I don't think that we need to worry.

I mean, Disney owns Miramax, & Miramax has released Tarantino films like "Pulp Fiction" & "Inglorious Basterds", & Disney hasn't interfered with those films. Also, TouchStone pictures is a studio that was made to release films too inappropriate for the Disney name.

IN CLOSING: People need to calm down about this. If Disney hasn't messed Miramax, or TouchStone, then I don't think that we need to worry about this.

This is "The G-MAN" signing out!

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