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

DAK1928

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On the latest episode of Disney Dish, Jim Hill hints that attractions based on The Simpsons (specifically Treehouse of Horror during Halloween) are being explored for international parks.
 

seascape

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On the latest episode of Disney Dish, Jim Hill hints that attractions based on The Simpsons (specifically Treehouse of Horror during Halloween) are being explored for international parks.
WDW should add a Horror option to their Halloween offerings. MNSSHP is great but having another option, making 2, would even be better. Disney should do this before Universal gets around to offering a second party. Fox assets givs Disney the horror options to compete with Universal without having to pay third parties for the rights.
 

bartholomr4

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I hope Sinclair is able to raise the money for this sale. And then goes bankrupt because of it. Good luck!
It's interesting they are raising the money, but don't have regulatory approval yet. Based on timing the Regulatory approval isn't likely until the end of the year. They are being audited based on a failed merger and the regulators took on some water during that event.
 

Darkprime

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Emma Watts is staying at Fox/Disney, also Kevin Feige has been given control of every Marvel Fox property, including Deadpool.
Wow thats big. Wonder what convinced her to stay? Either way great for Disney. Always good to keep talent. And yea not surprising to hear the Marvel stuff is now officially under Feige given the F4/Mutants announcements at comic-con.
 

seascape

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Emma Watts is staying at Fox/Disney, also Kevin Feige has been given control of every Marvel Fox property, including Deadpool.
I hope they announce Deadpool 3 at D23. I think Disney needs to show they are using the assets they spent 52 billion on.
 

mab7689

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I hope they announce Deadpool 3 at D23. I think Disney needs to show they are using the assets they spent 52 billion on.
It was 71, after they had to revise the deal to fend off Comcast. Gives them even more of a reason to utilise the acquired IP. As well as Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool in the MCU, I want them to utilise the Star Wars Original Trilogy rights to release the theatrical cuts. That will win over some fans who turned on them during The Last Jedi.
 
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seascape

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It was 71, after they had to revise the deal to fend off Comcast. Gives them even more of a reason to utilise the acquired IP. As well as Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool in the MCU, I want them to utilise the Star Wars Original Trilogy rights to release the theatrical cuts. That will win over some fans who turned on them during The Last Jedi.
You forgot to subtract the Sky money they received from Comcast.
 

the.dreamfinder

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So i'm kinda confused what does this mean?
Theaters across the country won’t be able to book screenings of “The Sound of Music”, “Alien” or other Fox classics. This is a big deal because lots of chains like Landmark and mom and pop theaters also screen first run films; which Disney doesn’t tolerate under its rules which will now apply to Fox titles.
 

bartholomr4

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Comcast Earnings today. Reported 78 cents a share vs 69 cents a share last year, on lower revenue. If you remove adjustments due to the Hulu transaction (Comcast doesn't contribute to Hulu losses any more, and a $1 billion dollar value adjustment based on the guaranteed future value they will get from Disney )..... If your remove this adjustment, Comcast earned 68 cents a share this year vs 69 cents last year. Parks revenue was a bright spot for Comcast, up 7.5% year over year.
 

ABQ

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..... also Kevin Feige has been given control of every Marvel Fox property, including Deadpool.
Really need to see they have agreed on a contract extension soon. Of course, as Marvel is at critical mass and very much at risk of tipping over, changing the head would lead to a collapse. Feige seems to have a vision that will hopefully allow it to persist, certainly new character involvement will help.
 
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