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News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

Basically besides U.S. and EU approval getting a lot of news, what other countries approval is newsworthy? I am aware India is one of the biggest to approve it but they seemed to not get a lot of news attention.
 

Razor85

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Basically besides U.S. and EU approval getting a lot of news, what other countries approval is newsworthy? I am aware India is one of the biggest to approve it but they seemed to not get a lot of news attention.
The only major country left is China.
 

bartholomr4

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The only major country left is China.
In an interview with CNBC this evening, Iger said there are "only a few countries left". He anticipates a quicker than forecast completion of the approvals, as in June he had said it would take a year. The CNBC reporter asked if Iger thought the trade war would get in the way of Chinese approval, and Iger said "No, I don't see that happening, and I expect a decision from the Chinese Government without any political interference"
 

wdwfan4ver

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I am referring to former poster Ford91Exploder. Some people called him Ford Explorer in the past. He was on here up to May of this year. I said he was banned due to information WDWmagic mentioned in June.

He is the one that always had an ax to grind with Disney and a lot posters got sick of. Members here claimed he was blatantly lying and making up “facts.”
 

The Moles Family

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Disney Streaming Service, now officially named Disney+, looks to be pushing National Geographic as the primary Fox presence on there.

https://preview.disneyplus.com/
I think the Nat Geo stuff makes sense to be on there as it gives more variety to appeal to families.

I wonder what’s going to happen to IP like Avatar. I believe in the cinema Disney will end up rotating the release of the sequels with Star Wars one every other year. But then does it then go to Disney + but under the Fox banner?
 

PB Watermelon

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I think the Nat Geo stuff makes sense to be on there as it gives more variety to appeal to families.

I wonder what’s going to happen to IP like Avatar. I believe in the cinema Disney will end up rotating the release of the sequels with Star Wars one every other year. But then does it then go to Disney + but under the Fox banner?
Iger said Disney Plus is going to be "laser-focused" on family content. I imagine the Fox content with R-rated sex and violence and profanity would be headed to Hulu.
 

Progress.City

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With the Fox Merger, I wonder if Disney would actually have enough IP content for (dare I say) a fifth gate at WDW or (more realistically) a third gate at DLR. With Comcast/Universal preparing their own third (and possibly fourth) gate(s) in Orlando, the question of additional Disney “gates” becomes more realistic, especially if the new Uni gates are proven successful.
 

Bocabear

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But does Disney need any Fox IPs? I would say absolutely not! There are tons of properties not represented in the Disney parks that are on brand and would add to the framework of the parks...I can't think of a FOX franchise that would actually add to any of the parks in a meaningful way without looking like what the Paramount parks did years ago...
MAybe the Walt Disney Companyy could open a separate Fox themed park? but as it is, they have 4 theme parks needing capacity to meet demand... a 5th Gate would not help...
 

MisterPenguin

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With the Fox Merger, I wonder if Disney would actually have enough IP content for (dare I say) a fifth gate at WDW
Nope.

Fox IP has relatively little IP that is:
  • family friendly,
  • immensely popular, and,
  • as high in quality as what Disney already has.
Disney has a whole host of their own IP (including the family-friendly IP of the other studios they purchased) to launch a 5th gate, especially if franchises now get whole lands. But, as we've discussed in the 5th gate thread, WDW has 3 parks to prop up to compete against their own MK juggernaut before they cannibalize those three other parks for a new fifth one.
 

bartholomr4

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With the Fox Merger, I wonder if Disney would actually have enough IP content for (dare I say) a fifth gate at WDW or (more realistically) a third gate at DLR. With Comcast/Universal preparing their own third (and possibly fourth) gate(s) in Orlando, the question of additional Disney “gates” becomes more realistic, especially if the new Uni gates are proven successful.
I could see the third gate in Anaheim if they buy the Angels Stadium and tear it down..... In FL, I think they just expand the size of existing parks, which is more "cost" and "time to market" effective than another gate addition..... Either way that's a long train coming though, and I think Iger is going to be focused on the OTT Video streaming for the next two years, then retire. I would think his successor (who will have huge shoes to fill) will need to take these on....
 

PB Watermelon

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Iger said Disney Plus is going to be "laser-focused" on family content. I imagine the Fox content would be headed to Hulu.
With the Fox Merger, I wonder if Disney would actually have enough IP content for (dare I say) a fifth gate at WDW or (more realistically) a third gate at DLR. With Comcast/Universal preparing their own third (and possibly fourth) gate(s) in Orlando, the question of additional Disney “gates” becomes more realistic, especially if the new Uni gates are proven successful.
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