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Which of these two major entertainment mergers do you think is weirder?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
So W-B owns the rights to Ted Turner's properties?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner

Time Warner mergerTurner Broadcasting System, Inc merged with Time Warner, Inc. on October 10, 1996, with Turner as vice chairman and head of Time Warner's cable networks division. Turner was dropped as head of cable networks by CEO Gerald Levin but remained as Vice Chairman of Time Warner. He resigned as Time Warner vice chairman in 2003 and then from the board of directors in 2006.

On January 11, 2001, Time Warner was purchased by AOL to become AOL Time Warner, a merger which Turner initially supported. However, the burst of the dotcom bubble hurt the growth and profitability of the AOL division which in turned dragged down the combined company's performance and stock price. At a board meeting in fall 2001, Turner's outburst against AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin eventually led to the latter's announced resignation effective in early 2002, being replaced by Richard Parsons. In contrast to Levin who as CEO isolated Turner from important company matters, Parsons did invite Turner back to provide strategic advice although Turner never received an operational role that he sought.[21] The company dropped "AOL" from its name in 2003. In December 2009, AOL was spun off from the Time Warner conglomerate as a separate company.

Turner was Time Warner's biggest individual shareholder. It is estimated he lost as much as $7 billion when the stock collapsed in the wake of the merger. When asked about buying back his former assets, he replies that he can't afford them now.[22]

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parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:27 pm
@JGoldman10,
I hope you realize tsarstepan is talking about Ted Turner the person and not Turner Broadcasting the company.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:28 pm
@parados,
No one likes a diehard.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:32 pm
Does Time Warner own Turner Broadcasting or vice versa?
parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:35 pm
@JGoldman10,
http://able2know.org/topic/169421-1#post-4545101

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acquire

You keep asking the same question that has been answered quite clearly.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:37 pm
@JGoldman10,
Here.. read this...

http://www.timewarner.com/our-company/about-us/
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 03:42 pm
@parados,
Good enough.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 03:55 pm
Super Looney Tunes worked for WB and DC. Seeing something like Disney 'Toons as Marvel Superheroes is a bit weird:

Mickey Mouse- Spider-Mouse?
Donald Duck- Captain Ameriquack? Donald did do his part on the warfront in WWI and WWII-this would suit him.
Pete- the Incredible Bulk?
Horace Horsecollar- Iron Horse? lol
Goofy- Daredoofus?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 08:14 pm
What does TRON Legacy have to do with the Marvel Universe? Do they REALLY expect people to take Marvel seriously when they start doing CRAP like this?:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/MAvericker/TRONLEGACYMARVEL1.jpg
http://www.reviewstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/tron-legacy-spider-woman.jpg

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:26 pm
No comments about the TRON Legacy variant comic book cover promotional tie ins?
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