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Disney Buys Marvel


The Walt Disney Co. is going to by Marvel Entertainment Inc. for about $4 Billion in cash and stock, according to Most of the character, approximately 5000 of them, will transfer over. This includes many of Stan Lee’s creations such as Spiderman and X-men.

Disney has said that this merger will benefit Marvel, as it will help them in the global distribution process as well as friendly relationships with distributors in selling Marvel based products. Disney also hopes to benefit in improving its allure to young males, as it usual market appeals more towards girls (Hannah Montana, The Jonas Bros.). Another possibly team up is the production of Marvel based Pixar films, as Pixar films in general turn out to have a big draw in movie revenue.

Marvel currently has deals with other movie studios, that Disney will honor if the transaction goes through. (For example, Iron Man 2 will be released by Viacom’s Paramount Pictures in 2010; Spiderman 4 will be released by Sony’s Columbia Pictures in 2011).

The board of directors of both companies have agreed to the transaction. It still needs approval from the majority of Marvel’s stockholders, as well clear an antitrust review before it can be officially settled. The deal should be closed by the end of the year.

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Editor’s Note: Personally, I think this deal can go either way. It might piss off many people, but there could be potential in this deal that would make Disney even more lucrative. Nevertheless, we can all agree that the mighty Disney Corporation has gotten all the more powerful. Voice your opinions in the comments below.

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  1. Comments  DarkKnightH20   |  Tuesday, 01 September 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Oh wow. I wonder what new superhero movies we can expect now…Mickey Mouse Fight Club?

  2. Comments  Wrathie   |  Tuesday, 01 September 2009 at 2:17 PM

    IRON DUCK!!!!

  3. Comments  Foose   |  Tuesday, 01 September 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Fuck 21st century Disney. They’re so desperate that they hire Hanna Montana, Zac Effron, and buy out Pixar because they ran out of classics (i.e. Aladin, Mulan, etc) Maybe one GREAT thing that came out from 21st century Disney was Pirates of the Carribian, and that was based on a theme park! Pixar, bought by Disney, deserves its own credit for the movies like Up!, The Incredibles, etc because Pixar runs on its own steam (Even if the ‘steam’ is what they smoke to make such classics from weird ideas)

    Disney’s a dying breed, and I feel sorry for Stan Lee. Even though Disney’s marketing is global and widely known, its just time to step down for Disney.

  4. Comments  Foose   |  Tuesday, 01 September 2009 at 4:11 PM

    and I’d rather glue my ass cheeks together and try to take a shit, or have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in my ear, or eat a road kill skunk then down it with beer than watch some bull shit creation of this… newly-coming-out-of-the-closet Disney

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