Disney buys Marvel-first step in more Marvel cartoons on DVD?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jason_V, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    635
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    This one caught me by surprise: Disney Acquires Marvel for $4 Billion

    With a little luck, now that they're under the same umbrella, we'll be able to get things like Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Hulk, Silver Surfer and the rest of the 'toons on disc. At least, I assume one of the entities owns the show and they saw how well the X-Men series has been selling...
     
  2. Kevin Martinez

    Kevin Martinez Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    2
    I just want to see a complete Tick set with the omitted episodes. Everything else is gravy.
     
  3. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    0
    They haven't even gotten all the Disney Afternoon stuff out yet and when they do, it is a season or volume a year.
     
  4. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2001
    Messages:
    2,695
    Likes Received:
    5
    Well...I'm hoping this leads to a re-release of the '67 Spiderman boxset that was pulled before I could get myself a copy.
     
  5. Cheetah

    Cheetah Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    4
    I have the Spider-Man '67 collection but I'm still waiting for a complete release of The Marvel Super Heroes from 1966 in addition to Hanna-Barbera's 1967 Fantastic Four series.
     
  6. The Obsolete Man

    The Obsolete Man Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Same here. Omnipotus is no longer a problem!

    The only other thing I want to see is Disney leave the comics alone.
     
  7. Mark Talmadge

    Mark Talmadge Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,379
    Likes Received:
    1
    has nothing to do with tv. all this is is feature film production for live action and animated feature films.
     
  8. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    635
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    I'd like think that since Marvel and Disney are under the auspices of the same company now, Disney will see it's to their advantage to release the Marvel content they control. Maybe they will. Maybe they won't. I'm hopeful. After all, they did see the wisdom is getting animated X-Men on the shelf.
     
  9. The Obsolete Man

    The Obsolete Man Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Those X-Men cartoons were released just a few months ago, IIRC.

    I wonder if this deal was already in the works when it was decided upon to release those sets?
     
  10. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    635
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    Quote:
    According to Deadline Hollywood, this has been in the works for a LONG time.
     
  11. mdnitoil

    mdnitoil Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    22
    Real Name:
    Scott
    It's funny, my reaction was the complete opposite regarding any deep catalog Marvel product. given Disney's crap track record with their own deep catalog stuff, I figured this was the kiss of death for the Marvel stuff.

    In my opinion, they didn't purchase Marvel for the product that already exists, they purchased them for the stable of characters and the product yet to be produced.
     
  12. Mark Talmadge

    Mark Talmadge Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,379
    Likes Received:
    1
    Jason, I think you're confused. Disney will not have any influence over what Marvel publishes in its comic book publishing arm. I suspect that the only influence that Disney is going to have over Marvel is, more than likely, to be able to create live action or animated projects involving Marvel characters.

    Disney has been suffering from the same glut as it has had to deal with for the past few decades and rather than innovate their company, they've operated in the same way as they have operated since the 1930's. Now, with the purchase of Marvel Entertainment, Disney has a chance to expand their customer base by producing a whole new area of entertainment.

    Disney has the ability to produce new live action movies and animated films and television shows based on characters created and owned by Marvel Comics. This would open up a whole new range of Marvel characters and also allow Disney to open up theme parks at Disney World based on these characters. Imagine Spiderman and Mickey Mouse teaming up together in a special to help disadvantaged kids or orphens ... I think the main reason for the purchase is the ability to release projects to home video (DVD and Blu Ray). Disney is also allowing the current contracts with other studios to run their course but they have also expressed interest in being able to release Marvel superhero movies and animated projects to DVD and would also allow Disney to cross-promote Disney DVD's with Marvel DVD's.
     
  13. Jason_V

    Jason_V Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    635
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    I never, ever said Disney acquired Marvel for the back catalogue. Not once. In fact, it would make no sense for them to buy Marvel when they have the rights to various series already.

    All I am postulating-hoping, wishing, praying, whatever word you want to use-is that since Marvel and Disney are together now, the light bulb will go off in someone's head to start putting together sets of the old content as a tie-in to new movies. They did a couple Spider-Man discs when those movies hit; there were two X-Men compilations when those movies came out; and proper volume sets of X-Men were released as tie-ins with Wolverine. It would logical, business sense to have Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends ready for the next Spider-Man movie. A better Fantastic Four set for the reboot movie. And so on.

    Likewise, I'm not saying anything about the comic books proper. I don't read them, never have and have zero interest in them. Again, this is my speculation and hope. Nothing else. I've seen no one mention the existing programs in official interviews. But with the success of the X-Men sets, someone has to be thinking about it somewhere in the chain of command.
     

Share This Page