Feb
10
2015
7

The Mouse pries a couple of Sony’s fingers off of Spider-Man.

The news in the first sentence may be normally problematic, but it’s made up for by the second one:

In the wake of its deal to co-produce Sony’s next “Spider-Man” movie, Disney has delayed the release of four upcoming Marvel superhero movies to make way for it.

Sony and Disney said Monday that they will co-produce the next “Spider-Man” film, marking a new creative direction for the character, which will be released by Sony on July 28, 2017.

Forgive me for saying this, but I’d delay the Ms. Marvel movie and Thor sequel in order to get Spidey in the rotation of a sensible Marvel Universe franchise as early as possible, too.  …I’d make a sardonic comment about the new Spider-man movies right now, except that I haven’t seen them.  No, I don’t know why that’s stopping me, either.

Via @MelissaTweets.

Jan
26
2015
13

Let it go, State Department. …Yes, I am a bad man for that.

Missed this when it came out: apparently a State Department guy (Admiral Robert Papp, the Special Envoy to the Arctic*) asked a chief minion over at Disney to go do some global warming agitprop.  The Mouth of Mouse’s response? “The Disney exec had a very “perplexed” reaction and apparently told Papp they’re in the business of “optimism and happy endings.””

Translation: …dude.  Do some demographic research**. We’re not going to tick off the people who are still committed to producing replacements of our target audience.  Notice how Disney largely*** stays out of this stuff? That’s precisely why. They like money. They don’t much like getting in grudge matches with the parents of said target audience.

Via @NoahCRothman. (more…)

Jul
14
2014
2

I pretty much randomly came across this one.

Old, but this is pretty funny, especially given that it’s from the actual Mouse itself.

Apr
19
2014
11

Tweet of the Day, IT MUST BE MINE edition.

This is not actually happening.

Dammit.

Via @AoSHQ Headlines.

Moe Lane

PS: I regret nothing.

Apr
12
2014
8

Tweet of the Day, This Is A Portent edition.

I dunno a portent of what, yet, but there’s some definite portent-like activity going on, there.

Sep
28
2013
2

New trailer: “Frozen.”

This is not a flattering movie trailer.

The thing is, Frozen was done by the same people who did Tangled, and those people presumably did this trailer: (more…)

Mar
07
2013
5

Wow. It worked! The Internet broke George Lucas!

There’ll be no living with it now.

The criticism got to Lucas. He found it difficult to be creative when people were calling him a jerk. “It was fine before the Internet,” he says. “But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ ”

Well, the most obvious answer there is: you don’t.  Instead, you sell your intellectual property to Disney, which has this weird idea that you’ll sell more product if you produce product that people want to buy.

Nov
21
2012
11

All hail the Soulless Corporate Behemoth! #starwars #disney

The rumor is that they’re tapping the Guy Who Wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the Guy Who Wrote Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class to do the scripts for the upcoming Star Wars movies.  Apparently The Mouse likes to makes a metric [expletive deleted]-ton of money off of geeks: who knew?

Thanks, guys.  Mind you, we still need to reform that absurdly punitive copyright scheme that the Mouse has inflicted on the country.

Moe Lane

Via:

Oct
30
2012
14

Walt Disney to acquire LucasFilm (and it’s worse than you think).

This news is undoubtedly going to have people screaming “DO NOT WANT” for some time, but let me really piddle in your corn flakes: you know all those Star Wars parodies?  All those great ones?  You know how they’re all over the place, largely because George Lucas has the laudable quality of being generally tolerant of people playing in his sandbox?

You notice how that doesn’t happen so much with Disney products?

Yeah.  There’s a reason for that.

Moe Lane

PS: Also: hey, how long can Disney keep its intellectual property out of the public domain?  That’s right, kids: forever!  Or they’ll die trying.  Amazing what you can accomplish when you have the resources to buy a couple of Senators and a bunch of Congressmen…

Jan
30
2012
6

#rsrh You know, I *was* going to buy “The Muppets” when it came out…

…on DVD: but now I will not.  Because while I don’t watch Fox News (or any other cable station), and while I don’t care whether Eric Jacobson likes Fox News or not, I am offended that Eric Jacobson presumed to express his opinions using the character and voice of Miss Piggy.  Note that I am assuming that this was ad-libbed; if it wasn’t, then it means that the one I should be offended by would be… the Walt Disney Company.

Put another way: does this represent the official opinion of the Mouse, or was it just an unfortunate incident coming from a rogue puppeteer?

Jun
18
2010
3

Tangled: the trailer.

I dunno. There’s something about this one that gives me the vaguest, faintest hope that it might not suck. Possibly the way that the hair was used?

Oct
31
2009
1

“…AND SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!”

Plumcake of Manolo for the Big Girl – which is a fun read, by the way – has a post up on Disney Villainesses; it features Ursula of The Little Mermaid (which is my favorite Disney film) and Yzma of The Emperor’s New Groove (which is apparently everybody’s second favorite Disney film).  Plumcake, alas, had to give Yzma an honorable mention on account that she wasn’t really scary; which is true, but irrelevant.

Third favorite?  Mulan, probably: I like heroines with good tactical sense.

Moe Lane

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