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(Deadline)   An analysis of the potential fallout from a Fox/Disney merger   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2017-12-07 09:26:41 AM  
Disney will own Family Guy.
 
2017-12-07 09:47:22 AM  
That would be horrifying, but I'm sure it will provide decent returns for their shareholders.
 
2017-12-07 10:07:55 AM  
This is the only fallout anybody that matters cares about:
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2017-12-07 10:09:37 AM  
Distribution rights for Star Wars (before it was Episode IV)?
 
2017-12-07 10:11:35 AM  
Sean Hannity dressed as the Little Mermaid who supports Ursula and whines about the fake news coming from King Triton?
 
2017-12-07 10:15:44 AM  
 
2017-12-07 10:17:03 AM  
Hey, so long as it gets me a 4K release of a restored theatrical release of Star Wars, I'm good with it.

Plus Doctor Doom in the MCU would be glorious.
 
2017-12-07 10:17:12 AM  
Disney gets a portfolio of content to stream in an expanding market for streaming content.

Murdoch gets TV stations to run junk on in a shrinking market for broadcast and cable television.

I don't see what Murdoch gets out of this unless he's just trying to maximize revenue on a lean business of talking heads.  It kind of makes sense.  Hannity, no matter how big his contract is, is much cheaper than a scripted show and old people have proven that they will spend hours listening to talking heads on a content delivery system (conventional television) that they understand.
 
2017-12-07 10:19:01 AM  

skyotter: Distribution rights for Star Wars (before it was Episode IV)?


That's the first thing that came to my mind too!
 
2017-12-07 10:24:30 AM  
Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.
 
2017-12-07 10:24:53 AM  
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2017-12-07 10:42:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Disney gets a portfolio of content to stream in an expanding market for streaming content.

Murdoch gets TV stations to run junk on in a shrinking market for broadcast and cable television.

I don't see what Murdoch gets out of this unless he's just trying to maximize revenue on a lean business of talking heads.  It kind of makes sense.  Hannity, no matter how big his contract is, is much cheaper than a scripted show and old people have proven that they will spend hours listening to talking heads on a content delivery system (conventional television) that they understand.


I've heard that Rupe's kids aren't as asshole-hypocrite about news distribution as he; and I'm wondering if this deal is some sort of intra-family dispute writ large.  The motives could vary depending on which party is really pushing the deal.
 
2017-12-07 10:49:02 AM  
Oh noes
So important
 
2017-12-07 10:57:10 AM  

skyotter: Distribution rights for Star Wars (before it was Episode IV)?


I wouldn't get your hopes up for a blu ray of the original theatrical version of Star Wars, pre the addition of Episode 4:  A New Hope to its title.  Nor would I hold out hope for blu rays of the original theatrical versions of Episodes 5 or 6.  As far as George Lucas is concerned, those versions don't exist any more.  The special editions are now canon.

I would venture a guess that his deal with Disney to sell them Lucasfilm included an agreement that those original versions NEVER see the light of day.

You're probably going to have to make due with your VHS copies, your Laser Disc copies, and your Limited Edition DVD copies for those versions.  Or get Harmy's Despecialized Versions.  Or the Silver Screen Edition of Star Wars, and the Grindhouse versions of Episodes 5 and 6.
 
2017-12-07 10:59:36 AM  
FTA: marrying the two brands could take awhile. You have the family-friendly Disney, which doesn't even do R-rated movies, and Fox, whose movie studio produces unapologetically hard R-rated features ... this is different from previous Disney acquisitions of family entertainment-focused brands like Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm ... While rare, Disney has made investments in edgier content...

Somebody must have forgotten that Disney owns Touchstone Pictures, who [co-]produced such family-friendly films as Ruthless People (R), The Color of Money (R), Good Morning, Vietnam (R), Pretty Woman (R), and Apocalypto (R).  [Complete list]

If they're okay with one of their studios producing a movie where decapitated heads are being used as footballs, I think they just might be okay with Deadpool.
 
2017-12-07 11:08:37 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.


Captain America-Human Torch team-up, both played by Chris Evans.
 
2017-12-07 11:18:30 AM  

skyotter: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.

Captain America-Human Torch team-up, both played by Chris Evans.


I would watch that.
 
2017-12-07 11:30:50 AM  

soporific: skyotter: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.

Captain America-Human Torch team-up, both played by Chris Evans.

I would watch that.


I would only watch it if Chris had to play both parts.
 
2017-12-07 11:32:00 AM  
I'd say you'd get less diversity in entertainment, but all the studios just copy each other already, so it's not like a merger will further limit them. Pretty hard to play it any more safe on that front.
 
2017-12-07 11:50:57 AM  
I will willingly let the world burn and the monopoly happen for a properly Blu-Ray/4k upgraded boxed set of the original Star Wars Trilogy with no Lucas re-edits. This is my price.
 
2017-12-07 12:00:50 PM  
Rapmaster2000:
I don't see what Murdoch gets out of this unless he's just trying to maximize revenue on a lean business of talking heads.  It kind of makes sense.  Hannity, no matter how big his contract is, is much cheaper than a scripted show and old people have proven that they will spend hours listening to talking heads on a content delivery system (conventional television) that they understand.
The best that I can figure is that Murdoch wants to get a payday for spinning off the other properties and wants Fox more of a pure-play operation. As the article said, Fox would retain stations, the Fox OTA nework, sport channels, and Fox News. Most of the large conglomerates have been spinning off or selling operations that are outside of the "pure play X" that the company is wanting to go to. GE spun off their Financial companies some years ago to focus on hardware. My old company spun off their IT/Systems Integration group to focus on hardware.
 
2017-12-07 12:23:19 PM  
Wait, there's gonna be a Fallout movie?
 
2017-12-07 01:06:11 PM  
This does put a smile on my face.
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2017-12-07 01:37:40 PM  
Well, with Disney pulling all Marvel and Disney movies off netflix after December 2018, you'd have to buy a 3rd streaming service unless they keep throwing it on Hulu.
 
2017-12-07 01:38:10 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.


As long as Disney kicks Dan Slott to the curb.
 
2017-12-07 03:36:50 PM  
I'm calling this now.  It's going to be a three way deal with Comcast that involves each of them acquiring an additional 15 percent of Hulu, Comcast getting a couple of cable channels and maybe some IPs that Disney doesn't want, and Disney getting theme park rights on Marvel on the East coast.
 
2017-12-07 04:24:38 PM  
As much as we complain that too few companies own too many of the things we like, bringing X-men into the MCU and (maybe) getting to someday see pre-SE Star Wars shouldn't prevent us from being truly bothered by this. When Disney owns all our entertainment, all our entertainment will have a Disney flavor. I like spaghetti. But I don't want it for every meal.
 
2017-12-07 05:18:47 PM  
 
2017-12-07 05:20:47 PM  
One upside: This would probably make the Disney streaming service worth the subscription fee.
 
2017-12-07 05:33:36 PM  
David Bowie-Life On Mars
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Mickey Mouse has had a cow, man!
 
2017-12-08 12:41:56 AM  

skyotter: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Spider-Man & the Human Torch?

Hulk vs Wolverine?

It appears Gotham is not a Fox production.

Captain America-Human Torch team-up, both played by Chris Evans.


I thought HT was now Black?
 
2017-12-08 12:47:56 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Well, with Disney pulling all Marvel and Disney movies off netflix after December 2018, you'd have to buy a 3rd streaming service unless they keep throwing it on Hulu.


After the merger they will own Hulu. Why would they do another service? It would eeem like the best play then is just to make Hulu their streaming service.
 
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