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Disney's movie domination
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:18:14 PM »
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A Disney-Fox Deal Would Mean Far More Than Just 'X-Men' Joining Marvel
The combined might of Walt Disney and Fox could essentially rule the theatrical movie industry, for better and for worse.

it boggles the mind.



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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 07:48:58 AM »
and it comes to pass

Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/business/dealbook/disney-fox-deal.html
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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 08:23:37 AM »
So that would mean Disney owns ABC and Fox now, right? Can they own two major networks?


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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 08:28:36 AM »
So that would mean Disney owns ABC and Fox now, right? Can they own two major networks?

My understanding is that Disney is getting the cable channels (excluding Fox News/Fox Business) but not the broadcast channels.

So FX and FXX yes, your local affiliate no.
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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 10:57:08 AM »
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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 07:57:30 PM »
There is one thing I don't like about Disney taking FOX, and that's the impact it's going to have on Blu-ray prices. (Probably a short-lived problem with the way things are going, but for a physical-media-wanting person such a myself, it doesn't look good.)

See it used to be that most Blu-rays would be 15-17 bucks at launch, and then jump up to 20 and stay there until the market dragged them down to the bargain bin. Not so with Disney. When Disney would release one of their major animated movies, it would launch at $22, and then go up to $25, where it would stay for all eternity, unless it was more of a Pocahontas or Oliver and Company kind of release (The movies nobody but the collectors really want). Disney could do that because they were Disney, and people really want to own their stuff.

When Disney bought Star Wars, the same thing happened to those movies. You're still going to pay about $20 if you want Episode VII on Blu-ray.

The same thing is happening with the Marvel movies, although they've been more inclined to drop in price after a few months than the Disney and Star Wars releases were, but they still cost more than they would have back in the day.

Anyway, long story short, I really don't like what this is going to do to the Blu-ray market.


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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 12:59:43 PM »
Not So Fast, Disney: Could a Comcast/Fox Deal Derail Their Acquisition Plans?
http://www.slashfilm.com/comcast-fox-deal/

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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 11:15:26 PM »
Is Universal owning Fox all that much different than Disney owning Fox? What would make it better?
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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 06:36:01 AM »
Is Universal owning Fox all that much different than Disney owning Fox? What would make it better?

less of a monopoly i think,Disney owns enough.
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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 06:46:17 AM »
Not exactly a monopoly. There's lots of competition, still. It's just that Disney's picking up the big names.


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Re: Disney's movie domination
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2018, 10:00:39 PM »
Also, franchises under Disney find themselves subject to possibly unsuitable rules like this:

http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-bans-smoking-in-movies-2015-3
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Bob Iger said the company will "absolutely prohibit" the use of smoking in Disney films rated PG-13 and under at Thursday's annual shareholder meeting during a Q&A session.

Universal is obviously less competent than Disney (who isn't), but odds are they don't meddle quite so restrictively.

I'd agree with Midnight's Edge that this is all about streaming.  As the streaming services multiply and then eventually consolidate, the survivors (and likely big winners) will be those with a critical mass of popular IP (which Fox themselves couldn't achieve on their own):

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