Sep
14
2019
5

Disney+ raiding old Marvel cartoon libraries?

Yes! Well, at least in the Netherlands:

Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Plus may be the new home of some classic Marvel animated television shows. A free trial version of the service in the Netherlands revealed a host of animated shows on the service. Disney has not yet confirmed if these titles are Netherlands exclusive, or if the titles will be available in other countries.

The titles showcased include X-Men ’92 Spider-Man ’94, Spider-Woman ’79, Spider-Man ’81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ’94, Fantastic Four ’94, Incredible HulkSilver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited.

Although the only reason why I can imagine that they wouldn’t would be for rights reasons. Seems like a no-brainer; not to mention, an instant nostalgia bomb. I can’t wait to see how much Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, the beloved show of my youth, actually sucked! I’m more worried that Incredible Hulk will, though. Nostalgia is a two-bladed weapon.

Aug
23
2019
3

OK, fine: the remake of LADY AND THE TRAMP maybe makes sense.

It’s a mix of live-action and CGI, which is maybe what they would have done with the first Lady and the Tramp if they had the tech for it. Only maybe: I’m not sure when Disney was really capable of suchlike things. But I can sort of see an artistic reason for wanting to remake this one.

I mean, sure: they want to make another mint off of this movie. That’s the prime reason for the remake. But the rationalization isn’t so bad, this time.

Aug
23
2019
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Oh, hey, THE MANDALORIAN trailer.

Some of you know you want to see this.

THE MANDALORIAN is gonna be rolled out with the rest of Disney+, of course. So it’ll be up in November. No idea of whether or not it’s gonna suck, of course. You’d think that they’d try to have it not suck, but this whole situation is fraught. Just generally… fraught.

Aug
23
2019
3

Disney+ announcing more Marvel shows.

Presumably at least some of them are going to be animated, because the three in development being announced are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. I dunno about Moon Knight, but even today a stretchy shape-shifter and a Big Green Gal would challenge an episodic series*. Having animators just makes more sense to me.

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Aug
23
2019
9

Do people find the Sony/Disney Spider-Man thing interesting?

I do, myself — but mostly in the context of how they’re eventually going to settle up. …Did I write about this? Oh, right, only on Twitter. Short version is that Disney wants a lot more money out of the Spider-Man/MCU synergy thing, and Sony doesn’t want to give them any. Hard to fault either of ’em, really. Disney did a lot of the heavy lifting for Sony’s product*, but Sony’s product is pretty damned good and Disney has a reputation for being a kind of aggressive black hole when it comes to revenue.

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Aug
06
2019
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Tweet of the Day, Volgus Zil-Disney, The Traveler Has Come edition.

Or The Doom that came to Comcast:

Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark.

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Jul
21
2019
6

Some interesting MCU Phase 4 stuff to unpack.

And before anybody says anything: look, folks, they’ve been setting it up for a bunch of movies now that people besides Thor can wield Mjolnir. As I understand the comics, if they follow them then Jane Foster will eventually become a Valkyrie or something anyway. At any rate, they haven’t even started filming Thor: Love and Thunder; none of this is gonna be written in stone.

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Jun
29
2019
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Alien Nation project put on hold by Disney.

Well, this is odd.

Disney has decided hit the pause button on Fox’s remake of 1988’s science-fiction thriller “Alien Nation.”

:snip:

The “Alien Nation” movie project is being put on hold rather than being put into turnaround, three months after Disney completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets.

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Jun
25
2019
6

Filming has begun on the Black Widow movie.

GeekTyrant has a link to the Twitter account that leaked some pictures from the set. Short version… she’s dressed in black and has red hair. Braided, which means that it’s longer than average.

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