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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:06 am 
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The new Hollywood Reporter cover is really something! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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I guess there is no more 21th century Fox? Watch out for facehuggers and aliens in the parks now.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:42 pm 
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And now for some sad news:

http://deadline.com/2017/12/analyst-say ... 202227891/


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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It may not be as bad as it sound, at last not for all of the employees. Now when streaming services like Netflix and Amazon continue to grow and expand, they are looking for more people with the right skills and experience, and will probably welcome those who lose their jobs at Fox.


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FOX was always going to take a hit in this scenario. That's how these things work sadly.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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That Hollywood Reporter cover is freaking hilarious.

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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 pm 
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What will happen with the animated features that Fox was supposed to produce?

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/dis ... 55428.html

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Fox Animation had recently signed a deal with Locksmith Animation to create a new cg feature every 12-18 months. Locksmith’s first project, Ron’s Gone Wrong, which is set to be animated at Double Negative, is slated for release on November 6, 2020.

And just last week, Fox signed a two-year first-look deal with Stoopid Buddy Stoodies, in which the Burbank, California-maker of Robot Chicken would develop animated and hybrid family film projects. Their first project in development through the deal is called “Untitled Sword Project.” The future of that deal is now up in the air.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Mickey ate Nick Wilde! :P


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like The Sound Of Music will have receive any special treatments from Disney.


uh, they barely give their own classics special treatments on blu-ray these days.

so they might keep Fox as a separate production label and not the other way around like I feared? well I hope so. So I guess this new Fox label will be like their new version of Miramax, where they can make more adult aimed films and television? funny that almost a decade ago they got rid of Miramax b/c they wanted to keep the company's attention focused only on family friendly fare, now they're back into the teen/adult game. We'll see how that goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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This is somewhat scary.

When Disney acquired The Muppets, it wasn't that bad. They helped save a struggling franchise from obscurity, and it turned out Jim Henson had planned on selling to Disney before he died.

When Disney acquired Pixar, it worked for both parties. It gave Pixar a permanent home where their films could always get proper exposure, and in turn, they taught Disney how make cool animated features again.

It was when Disney acquired Marvel when things started to get screwy. It was not like they NEEDED Spiderman or the Avengers. Nor did they NEED Star Wars when the purchased LucasFilms.

What in God's name does Disney REALLY need from acquiring 20th Century Fox?

At some point, Disney is going to get too big to sustain itself. They've become a hungry octopus that's snatching up whatever it can!

It's going to be weird thinking of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, and Archer as Disney characters.

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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Semaj wrote:
What in God's name does Disney REALLY need from acquiring 20th Century Fox?


It's the industry adapting to new times. Disney was just the first. Soon other giants will follow and try to swallow up smaller and independent units to be able to compete with VOD and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Those who don't adjust will be left behind. As they say; "content is everything". In a pre-streaming era, Disney wouldn't have needed Fox. Maybe they would have wanted it, but they didn't really need it. But now they need as much content as possible to compete with others and more established names in the new industry. This will both give them a bigger library, and it will prevent their competitors from grabbing the content themselves. If Disney hadn't done it, someone else probably would. Of course all these new services will eventually be a jungle and difficult to navigate through, and the smaller ones will disappear and we should end up with a limited number of larger ones, just as we did with the old movie studios and video rental chains. Unlike conventional television, where you can make a deal with several different production companies and show movies and shows from numerous studios, the streaming services will keep the rights for themselves. In an environment like that you need to grab every opportunity you get. It does makes you think of the seagulls in Finding Nemo, but that's how it is.
Plus it allows them to expand into new territories, and the X-Men universe and eventually Fantastic Four will finally be reunited with Marvel.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Rumpelstiltskin wrote:
Semaj wrote:
What in God's name does Disney REALLY need from acquiring 20th Century Fox?


It's the industry adapting to new times. Disney was just the first.


But it seems like the fans don't want to change with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Funny that almost a decade ago they got rid of Miramax b/c they wanted to keep the company's attention focused only on family friendly fare, now they're back into the teen/adult game. We'll see how that goes.

I know, right? The main difference is that Miramax mostly made standalone arthouse films whereas Fox made a lot of blockbuster films which have/can become lucrative franchises.

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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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After Disney-Fox Deal, Will Blue Sky Studios And Fox Animation Continue To Exist?
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/business/disney-fox-deal-will-blue-sky-studios-fox-animation-continue-exist-155428.html

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The silver lining is that it’s hard to see how Blue Sky, a well established and relatively successful operation with a desirable production pipeline, could shut down overnight. Even if Disney chooses not to hold onto the studio, the company would be an attractive option for other companies to buy. Prime candidates include Sony, Warner Bros., and Paramount, all of whom could benefit from another creative pipeline for animated features. Or perhaps Blue Sky becomes a major studio’s service shop, in the vein of Sony’s Imageworks, and produces animation for a variety of clients. The latter would play up the studio’s strengths, which have historically been on the technical and craft sides.

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Another question that looms is what will happen to Fox’s other feature animation initiatives. It’s important to remember here that Blue Sky Studios is just one part of Fox Animation, and the company had an ambitious slate of projects in development.
Fox Animation had recently signed a deal with Locksmith Animation to create a new cg feature every 12-18 months. Locksmith’s first project, Ron’s Gone Wrong, which is set to be animated at Double Negative, is slated for release on November 6, 2020.
And just last week, Fox signed a two-year first-look deal with Stoopid Buddy Stoodies, in which the Burbank, California-maker of Robot Chicken would develop animated and hybrid family film projects. Their first project in development through the deal is called “Untitled Sword Project.” The future of that deal is now up in the air.



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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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One thing that I consider to be positive is that Disney now have the production rights for most Marvel characters. Sony still has Spider-Man, but they have made a deal with Disney, and the German company still have Fantastic Four for now (but not the distribution rights). As most are aware of, you need to keep making movies to keep the rights. If too many years pass, the rights will return to the owner. But now when most have returned to Marvel (Disney), they don't have to make them on a regular basis any more. Which is a good thing, because flooding the market with Marvel superhero movies could eventually cause the audience to grow tired of them. That could happen sooner or later either way, but not because too frequent titles just to keep the rights.


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Now a Democratic senator is calling for an investigation on the deal:

https://www.recode.net/2017/12/17/16787 ... er-hearing


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Now a Democratic senator is calling for an investigation on the deal:

https://www.recode.net/2017/12/17/16787 ... er-hearing

Democrats don’t have enough power right now to actually do anything, unfortunatelythanks to election riggage last year. It is scary to see so much power in the hands of one company. They were already trying to control coverage of their actions recently with LA Times, I think it was? When they decided to punish them for receiving criticsm by way of refusing to allow them to review the new Star Wars. And of course they were trying to get a greater percentage of the money theaters receive earlier this year. Since both of those incidents happened before this deal, I can only imagine what they'd have the audacity to do now.

I wouldn’t have been surprised to see them buy Fox News with the rest and then CNN, too, so they control the news when Bob Iger runs for president.

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This is relevant again. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Does this mean now that all those movies made by 20th Century Fox for years and YEARS are now officially Disney movies now?!? Because I've seen it on this article on Chronique Disney: https://www.chroniquedisney.fr/fil-10-FOX/20th-century-pictures.htm.

It's French language, but it does give you an idea of what I'm talking about. Does this mean that now Disney's history has to be rewritten entirely to incorporate these old movies?


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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I don't think it's that big of a deal. Warner Bros. has owned the pre-1986 MGM and RKO libraries and they were never re-written as WB movies. I just see this as Disney having their online version of Turner Classic Movies.


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 Post subject: Re: Disney Buys Fox
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Sicoe Vlad wrote:
I wasn't aware of this, even though I saw the thread a few weeks ago, but I thought it was a fake or a joke. Then I saw on Facebook the official announcement on Good Morning, America. This is very exciting. I wonder if the classic films in Fox's library, like The Sound Of Music will have receive any special treatments from Disney.


Every 5 years, FOX releases a new home video of The Sound of Music with a bunch of extra features. Hopefully this tradition continues with Disney, especially since the movie airs once a year on ABC and is always treated as a special presentation every year.


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