Dec
14
2017
6

Mouse eats Fox.

It is official:

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment).

[blah blah blah they’re totally doing a streaming service]

Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

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Dec
08
2017
4

I TOLD YOU ALL MARVEL/DISNEY NEEDED TO BUY 20TH CENTURY FOX TO GET THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

I told you all back in JANUARY: “I’m starting to think that the only real solution here is to have Marvel and/or Disney invade Fox, conquer it, and annex outright the F4 and X-Men properties.”  And, do you know what happened?  I WAS RIGHT.  It’s looking like a done deal (Via Allahpundit): Marvel/Disney is going to acquire 20th Century Fox as soon as the lawyers finish doing… whatever it is that they do.

And after that, geez, Marvel/Disney gets the one thing that they needed to keep the MCU interesting for the next ten years: new superheroes and villains that aren’t derivative of the original ones. They’re not going to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel; in fact, they already have.  Marvel did the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Freaking-Man because the Fantastic Four and the X-Men had already been sold.  Funny how that worked out, huh?

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Nov
29
2017
15

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer.

They’re gonna to get away with it.  They’re gonna [expletive deleted] get away with it.

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Nov
06
2017
5

Tweet of the Day, The Next Stage Of The MCU Is Gonna Be LIT edition.

Joe, I feel, gets right to the freaking point of the matter:

X-Men, too. And, hot damn! Deadpool. Assuming that the talks don’t fall through, of course. But if they don’t… oh, wow, watching the Mouse try to get a handle on the Merc with the Mouth would be epic. EPIC. They’d fall over themselves trying to thread that particular needle.

Oct
01
2017
1

Quote of the Day, Don’t Hold A Bow Like This edition.

It’s been… a while… since I held a bow, but… yeah: “Disney releases promotional photo of Hawkeye holding a bow like an idiot.”


(Photo by Disney)

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Sep
25
2017
1

Big Hero 6 TV show uses most of the original voice actors.

The clip looks fairly Disney (for good and for ill)…

…but this is nice: (more…)

Sep
05
2017
2

Director who directed “The Book of Henry” no longer directing “Star Wars IX.”

Sorry.  I thought that I should provide some possible context…

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

…since the above statement declines to give any whatsoever. As has been noted on Twitter, Disney has tossed three directors on two Star Wars films this year; clearly, the Mouse is King Stork, not King Log. Did Trevorrow’s critical and (almost certainly) financial flop have anything to do with that?  I dunno; it depends on your opinion of Disney.  I think that it’s at least reasonable to assume that The Book of Henry at least destroyed whatever margin for error the director would have had. Disney is unlikely to take any chances, as this corporate training video from the 1970s will demonstrate: (more…)

Aug
08
2017
4

Disney partially pulling out of Netflix to start own streaming service.

I’m not sure how this will play out.

Disney on Tuesday said it will be pulling its movies from Netflix and will launch a Disney streaming service of its own in 2019. It also said it will launch an ESPN streaming service early next year.

To help do all that, Disney will acquire a majority of BAMTech, the streaming technology company owned by MLBAM, the internet company owned by Major League Baseball. Disney already owned a stake in BAMTech but will pay $1.58 billion for an additional 42 percent.

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Jul
18
2017
--

So, Big Hero 6 is coming to Disney XD.

I tentatively have hope for this Disney series.  Big Hero 6 was an excellent cyber-prep flick and I’m a sucker for Better Super-Heroing Through Applied Chemistry.  A television series might serve to get my kids more enthusiastic about science and technology and so forth — OK, OK, I want to watch it on my own.  Sue me. (more…)

Jun
27
2017
1
Jun
07
2017
3

The Disney/Pixar ‘Coco’ trailer.

Looks like they’re looking at the Day of the Dead… from the other side. It looks like it might be endearing. And spooky without being horror. Works for me.

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May
15
2017
2

…And they were never heard from again.

Don’t tell me that the Mouse doesn’t have wetwork squads.  Seriously, don’t tell me. I don’t want to be involved.  I’ve already attracted too much attention by linking to this article:

Disney’s upcoming Johnny Depp film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been pilfered by ransom hackers seeking payment from the studio. The hackers have demanded an enormous amount of money be paid to Bitcoin. Disney is currently working with the FBI and will not pay.

Seriously, if you never hear anything about this story in the future, well, look at the title.  Maybe said title ended up being pretty freaking ironic there, don’t you think? Or perhaps ‘prophetic…’ no, really, I don’t want to be involved.

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