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

 
 
Reply Thu 17 Mar, 2011 09:35 pm
Turner owning Hanna Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros. animaton properties

or

Disney buying Marvel?

I think the former was kind of weird because the forst merger involved three different animation companies with three different styles of and approaches to animation. I guess it's good for business because Warner Bros. is helping to keep the H-B and MGM properties alive.

I think Disney bought Marvel in response to Warner Bros. owning DC Comics. DC and Marvel are rivals and so are Warner Bros. and Disney.

The Disney-Marvel merger is still taking some time to get used to-I hope they don't do some weird Disney-Marvel mash-ups or start Disney-fying Marvel properties.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2011 05:55 am
Was Marvel Comics in danger of going bankrupt?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2011 04:41 pm
No one here is or was a hardcore animation person?
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2011 04:45 pm
@JGoldman10,
sure, but i pay almost no attention to who makes them, if i like it, i like it

some of my fave stuff is japanese
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:09 am
@djjd62,
Disney characters and Marvel superheroes go together like oil and water.

At least when DC and Warner Bros. did Looney Tunes/DC superhero mash-ups it worked:

http://www.buyersmls.com/americantv/wacky/bugsbunny/bugs_comic.jpg
http://api.ning.com/files/HSSGfz*2oovGl5L9hLNnDQsv7VgQ9KXgSb4UXvOzFq50PuO8VXBllTgT3GsNwo7v/SupermanBugsBunnyCover3.jpg?width=387&height=600

NO-heard about these but I never read these.

I can recall seeing these:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2397027569_fe3c46bcaf.jpg

I remember seening Plucky Duck as Batduck on Tiny Toons:

http://www.megamink.co.uk/RS.2006.02.06.Batduck.jpg

I can recall reading some Batduck (Daffy as Batduck) stories in some of the old Looney Tunes comics.

As far as the Disney/Marvel merger, this is just what people were "dreading":

http://www.primaryignition.com/category/comicsnovels/page/10/
http://www.primaryignition.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/CaptainAmerica_612_TronVariant.jpg
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:27 am
Duck Dodgers as Green Lantern worked:

http://indigotribe.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/green-loontern.jpg?w=300&h=381
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:46 am
@djjd62,
I think Turner owning WB, H-B and the old MGM properties gives them an excuse to churn out a lot of crap these days. A lot of the stuff they do is for TV or direct-to-video.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:17 pm
@djjd62,
Was Disney buying Marvel inevitable? I know in the 80s to early 90s Marvel had some comics out based on Disney properties:

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/67044/1264298-marvel_graphic_novel____roger_rabbit___the_resurrection_of_doom__54___page_1_large.jpg
http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!BgbQBig!mk~$(KGrHqMOKj0EsIKF+WYcBLFSKfUw1Q~~_3.JPG
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9d/ff/1b09228348a0a1107c2bc010.L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I was a big Roger Rabbit fanboy-but I never read any of these comics.

http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mVaVJZUjVQOK6Wvqk7aKLsQ/140.jpg
http://www.wolfstad.com/dcw/images/COVERS/us_little_mermaid_limited_series.jpg
http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/c9c/c9c46af0-84fb-4b8e-bfb9-e8e1142cf76e.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0_ynVlwAg9U/R_mAMAOLkUI/AAAAAAAADMw/dmvCOXAceLs/s400/1dis.jpg

I just saw this:

http://towardsmecca.com/2009/08/31/what-to-expect-from-the-marvel-disney-merger/

This is TOO WEIRD for anyone to wrap their heads around. I know the media is having a field day with this. I don't care for Marvel too much and I am probably TOO OLD to care.
parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:23 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
Turner owning Hanna Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros. animaton properties

Actually Turner is owned by Time Warner.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:26 pm
@parados,
Didn't Ted Turner acquire the rights to the WB, H-B and MGM animation properties in the mid- to late-90s?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:33 pm
@JGoldman10,
No-I didn't read any of the Marvel-produced Disney comics I posted pics of.

Here's a link to info on all the Roger Rabbit-based comics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Rabbit_(comic_book)#Comic_books

Marvel produced a series of Ducktales comics:

http://webrevolutionary.com/price/img-large/18-issues-of-walt-disneys-duck-tales-comics-1990s_370467751103.jpg

Gladstone Comics had a series of Ducktales comics in the '80s:

http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/300w/775/167751/4202121_1.jpg

I am wondering if Gladstone:

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

had any correlation with Marvel?
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:41 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
Time Warner subsequently acquired Ted Turner's Turner Broadcasting System in October 1996
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 12:59 pm
@parados,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoon_network#History

In 1986, Ted Turner's cable-TV conglomerate acquired most of the pre-May 1986 MGM film and television library[1] (which also included Gilligan's Island and its animated spin-offs, the U.S. rights to a majority of the RKO Radio Pictures library, and the a.a.p. catalog which includes the pre-1950 Warner Bros. film library, the Harman and Ising Merrie Melodies except Lady, Play Your Mandolin!, the pre-August 1948 color Warner Bros. cartoons, and the Fleischer Studios and Famous Studios Popeye cartoons originally released by Paramount Pictures). In 1988, its cable channel Turner Network Television was launched and had gained an audience with its film library.[2] In 1991, it purchased animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and acquired its large library as well as most of the Ruby-Spears library.[3]

The promotional logo the network used from 1991-1992 before it began broadcasting had a cartoon character in a circle outline with the words "CARTOON" above and "NETWORK" below. It was intended to be the first logo, but was cancelled. By October 1, 1992, Cartoon Network was created as an outlet for Turner's considerable library of animation, and the initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of classic Warner Bros. cartoons (the pre-August 1948 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), the 1933-1957 Popeye cartoons, MGM cartoons, and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Up until 2009 when Cartoon Network started showing reality shows and live-action movies, the channel would broadcast cartoons 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The network's first theme was the Checkerboard theme with bumpers involving the Cartoon Network's first logo, used from 1992. Most of the short cartoons were aired in half-hour or hour-long packages, usually separated by character or studio—Down Wit' Droopy D aired old Droopy Dog shorts, The Tom and Jerry Show presented the classic cat-and-mouse team, and Bugs and Daffy Tonight provided classic Looney Tunes shorts. Late Night Black and White showed early black-and-white cartoons (mostly from the Fleischer Studios and Walter Lantz cartoons from 1930s), and ToonHeads, which would show three shorts with a similar theme and provide trivia about the cartoons. There was also an afternoon cartoon block called High Noon Toons which was hosted by cowboy hand puppets (an example of the simplicity and imagination the network had in the early years). The majority of the classic animation that was shown on Cartoon Network no longer airs on a regular basis, with the exception of Tom and Jerry and, as of March 14th 2011, Looney Tunes.

parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:09 pm
@JGoldman10,
And who owns Turner?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:11 pm
@parados,
So Ted Turner works for W-B or does he own them?
parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:12 pm
@JGoldman10,
http://able2know.org/topic/169421-1#post-4545101
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:15 pm
@parados,
Answer the question- DOES Turner OWN Time Warner?
parados
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:19 pm
@JGoldman10,
http://able2know.org/topic/169421-1#post-4545101

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acquire
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:24 pm
@JGoldman10,
Time Warner is a tad too big for Turner to own outright.

Quote:
Gordon Crawford, managing director of the Capital Group, which is Time Warner's largest shareholder,

http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2009/09/managing-director-of-time-warn.php
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
Thank you.
 

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