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Postby Chuckman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:22 pm

Disney may in part be doing this out of concern that Comcast may try to acquire them, out pressure on them with their broadcast and internet access arm.
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Postby El Squibbonator » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:30 pm

Didn't they try to do exactly that in 2004? And get turned down?
Anyway, if you don't mind me making a wild-ass guess, I think Disney's next big acquisition is going to be. . . Sega. Here's why:
Here's why:

1. While Nintendo has become closely connected to Comcast/Universal lately, Sega has no particular affiliation to any other major corporation. It could easily be picked up by any company with enough cash without having to worry about pre-existing partnerships.

2. Out of all the guest-star video game characters in Wreck-it Ralph (Disney's movie about video games), the one who got the most promotion by far was Sega's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Eggman, Tails, and one of the zombies from House of the Dead also appear in the movie, whereas only one Nintendo character, Bowser, is shown. Ralph himself even appeared in Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed.

3. Disney seems to have a habit of acquiring corporations that are falling behind in popularity and giving them a new lease on life. When they bought Lucasfilm, it hadn't really been relevant as a film studio for years. When they bought Marvel, it was in second place in the superhero sweepstakes--DC was ruling the roost with the Dark Knight movies. Sega is in the same boat. It used to be Nintendo's arch-rival, but now it's just a content producer.

4. Universal Studios is going to be adding a Nintendo area to their theme park, with rides based on Super Mario Bros. games. What better way for Disney to compete than to get their hands on Mario's arch-rival Sonic?
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Postby Ray » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:39 am

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:40 pm

Called it.
In Fall 2019, when Disney launches their Streaming Service designed to directly compete with Netflix, one of their launch titles is going to be the first expensive live action Star Wars series.

http://deadline.com/2018/02/disney-streaming-service-launch-slate-star-wars-marvel-1202281846/

Disney, not wanting to be second place in any market, is not just going to rest on Star Wars. They're going to use the one thing they have at their disposal that Netflix does not have. NAME BRANDS! . Their streaming service will also launch with/soon feature a Monsters Inc. TV series (most likely to be animated by Pixar with the original voices), a live action Marvel series (which most likely will actually feature characters & actors from the movies in prominent lead or supporting roles & not just have someone show up in cameos or exist as a passing reference through dialogue).

Disney is going to hold back a couple already finished or soon to be finished movies that were intended for theatrical release to launch with the service and may very well have a few other BIG movies ready for launch.

Basically, Disney will own all.

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Postby Ray » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:57 pm

Monopolies are bad for everyone. Mmmkay?

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Postby Chuckman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:28 pm

If they start really blurring the lines between theatrical releases and television in terms of production value and casting, that's pretty much the end of movie theaters.

That may not give them the supremacy you expect.
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Postby robersora » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:17 pm

All I wanna know is, what that means for Kingdom Hearts 3, tho.
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