A Terror-rific Spirited 13th (ToT fans have lots to fear)...

MisterPenguin

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There could be a transfer of control clause...so that if it is sold, they can renegotiate/take back the rights. There wasn't a transfer of control clause for the Uni rights, so I doubt there is one here.

If Disney could somehow extricate Playstation and the Entertainment divisions away from Sony proper, this would be a more appropriate sized purchase than Netflix. They get tons of IP, including Spider-Man and a major foothold in streaming user households.
They get a whole bunch of IPs currently appearing at Universal! It might solve their Movie-Spider-Man problem, but it won't solve their park-attraction-Spider-man problem, and only give them more IPs they can't use in their parks.
 

Princess Leia

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Two things that I happened to just think of:
1. If Sony Pictures closes, this really screws the James Bond franchise... again...
2. Soooo, does this mean that the 21 Jump Street/Men In Black crossover is cancelled?
 

SJN1279

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They get a whole bunch of IPs currently appearing at Universal! It might solve their Movie-Spider-Man problem, but it won't solve their park-attraction-Spider-man problem, and only give them more IPs they can't use in their parks.
I think that Disney would do great things for Ghostbusters.
 

Cesar R M

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New development that might affect the Spider-Man movie rights and possibly leave them fully back in Disney's hands: Sony's looking into selling off their movie division.

http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/sony-is-weighing-a-sale-of-film-tv-business/

Apparently, everything's riding on the Emoji Movie's success. If they can get a huge franchise out of Patrick Stewart voicing a talking poo, they think they might have a chance to keep going.
Their animation division was doing fine with Hotel Transylvania.. why the hell would they need Emoji to survive? are they aiming that low?
 

Cesar R M

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The Trinitrons were the best TVs ever, but Sony TVs are trash now.
I don't think any division but Computer Entertainment is profitable anymore.
Thats something that baffled me. Why they insisted in cheapening their products and charge luxury prices on almost all their tech, but deliver subpar quality.
I know most Sony TVS are just rebranded cheaper units from other manufacturers.
I still remember when Sony kept shooting themselves in their foot with the rootkit music issue, then the proprietary cables for everything, the low quality on almost everything with big prices...
 

MisterPenguin

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I think Disney assimilating Sony entirely is a bad idea because that would just mean they'd retheme the Haunted Mansion and the Florida Tower of Terror to Hotel Transylvania.
Haunted Mansion would be better themed to 13 Ghosts... 12 are trapped in the house but there's always room for one more.

The Polynesian would get a salt-water wave-pool where you and your honey can roll around in the waves re-creating the iconic scene from From Here to Eternity while a European CM, pretending to be part Hawaiian and part Asian from Aloha, tells you about her proud island ancestry.

Tomorrowland gets the beloved Chappie's Great Escape as it is being chased by Robocop. TL also gets a mission to Mars back again with a Total Recall ride.

Adventureland gets the immersive one-IP treatment: Jumanji Land.

In Future World, you get edutainment regarding The Fifth Element in a Close Encounter of the Third Kind all the while it all being hushed up by Men in Black.

Morocco gets a M&G with Lawrence of Arabia and also Mr. Magoo from 1001 Arabian Nights. Frontier Land gets a M&G with Django Unchained. China gets a M&G with The Last Emperor.

Liberty Square muppets sings some numbers from 1776. Night of Joy puts on a production of Godspell.

We'll add "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl to the Main Street Loop and Rainy Day Parade.

Stuart Little will join Remy in the new Ratatouille ride. The claymation Pirates! will join PotC.

Peter Pan's Flight gets reskinned to Peter Pan (the 2003 movie).

Disney gets to build a super hero land in DHS avoiding the Marvel problem with not only the Incredibles, but also Hancock and The Green Hornet.

The Missionary will send some Jesuits to convert the Na'vi. Speaking of AK, there will be a scary ride added for Anaconda. They'll also get a North America section that has a A River Runs Through It, though, the only animals it features is trout.

The balloon in Disney Springs will be made from ladies' underwear as in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

And Tom Sawyer's Island will be left unsupervised by adults and rethemed to Lord of the Flies.
 
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doctornick

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There could be a transfer of control clause...so that if it is sold, they can renegotiate/take back the rights. There wasn't a transfer of control clause for the Uni rights, so I doubt there is one here.
Would the theme park rights be analogous? This situation is Sony selling its film division to another company while Uni was Comcast outright buying the entire Universal company. "Universal" still owns the theme park rights, it's just that Comcast owns Universal.

I've read online, though I don't know if it is just wishful thinking or reality, that Marvel would have to approve any sale of the movie rights to a different company.
 

lazyboy97o

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Would the theme park rights be analogous? This situation is Sony selling its film division to another company while Uni was Comcast outright buying the entire Universal company. "Universal" still owns the theme park rights, it's just that Comcast owns Universal.

I've read online, though I don't know if it is just wishful thinking or reality, that Marvel would have to approve any sale of the movie rights to a different company.
Universal Orlando Resort was not wholly owned by Universal until Comcast purchased the half owned by The Blackstone Group. The Marvel deal for Islands of Adventure was also with MCA Inc.
 

Soarin' Over Pgh

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Haunted Mansion would be better themed to 13 Ghosts... 12 are trapped in the house but there's always room for one more.

The Polynesian would get a salt-water wave-pool where you and your honey can roll around in the waves re-creating the iconic scene from From Here to Eternity while a European CM, pretending to be part Hawaiian and part Asian from Aloha, tells you about her proud island ancestry.

Tomorrowland gets the beloved Chappie's Great Escape as it is being chased by Robocop. TL also gets a mission to Mars back again with a Total Recall ride.

Adventureland gets the immersive one-IP treatment: Jumanji Land.

In Future World, you get edutainment regarding The Fifth Element in a Close Encounter of the Third Kind all the while it all being hushed up by Men in Black.

Morocco gets a M&G with Lawrence of Arabia and also Mr. Magoo from 1001 Arabian Nights. Frontier Land gets a M&G with Django Unchained. China gets a M&G with The Last Emperor.

Liberty Square muppets sings some numbers from 1776. Night of Joy puts on a production of Godspell.

We'll add "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl to the Main Street Loop and Rainy Day Parade.

Stuart Little will join Remy in the new Ratatouille ride. The claymation Pirates! will join PotC.

Peter Pan's Flight gets reskinned to Peter Pan (the 2003 movie).

Disney gets to build a super hero land in DHS avoiding the Marvel problem with not only the Incredibles, but also Hancock and The Green Hornet.

The Missionary will send some Jesuits to convert the Na'vi. Speaking of AK, there will be a scary ride added for Anaconda. They'll also get a North America section that has a A River Runs Through It, though, the only animals it features is trout.

The balloon in Disney Springs will be made from ladies' underwear as in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

And Tom Sawyer's Island will be left unsupervised by adults and rethemed to Lord of the Flies.
You sir, own the internet today. Bravo! The last one though, :hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:
 

Princess Leia

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Is it just me, or has Disney really ramped up their tv ad campaign? I understand the ads showing during their ABC programming, but they're on NBC too.
 

Quinnmac000

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Is it just me, or has Disney really ramped up their tv ad campaign? I understand the ads showing during their ABC programming, but they're on NBC too.
NBC has been getting high ratings on most nights for their programming (This is US, Blacklist, The Voice, Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football) compared to other public broadcasts so for maximum impact it would make sense to still air ads on a competitors network if it means larger reach.
 
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