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Disney is Buying Marvel
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LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31) - The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is acquiring Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including favorites such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

Disney said Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash, plus 0.745 Disney shares for every Marvel share they own. That values each Marvel share at $50 based on Friday's closing stock prices.

Marvel shares jumped $10.09, or 26 percent, to $48.74 in trading before the market opened. Disney shares fell 70 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $26.14.

Disney said the boards of both companies have approved the transaction, but it will require an antitrust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.

Disney CEO Robert Iger said the acquisition combines Marvel's "strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters" with Disney's "unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties" and ability to maximize value across multiple platforms and territories.

http://money.aol.com/article/disney-buying-marvel-entertainment/647124

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Why the long face? What's so bad about disney owning more awesome stuff? Disney is awesome. Well..except that stupid hana montana crap.

But either than that. The cartoons and movies are all good ._.
Right? Riiight?! *is a stitch lover*
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I thought teletoon already did all the new remakes of those hero's o-o Oh well interesting on what Disney will come up with.

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Kippu wrote:

Why the long face? What's so bad about disney owning more awesome stuff? Disney is awesome. Well..except that stupid hana montana crap.

But either than that. The cartoons and movies are all good ._.
Right? Riiight?! *is a stitch lover*


Disney is awesome. But I just hope it doesn't go all "THAT'S SO SPIDERMAN" or "THE SUITE LIFE OF WOLVERINE AND CYCLOPS". ):
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:


Kippu wrote:

Why the long face? What's so bad about disney owning more awesome stuff? Disney is awesome. Well..except that stupid hana montana crap.

But either than that. The cartoons and movies are all good ._.
Right? Riiight?! *is a stitch lover*


Disney is awesome. But I just hope it doesn't go all "THAT'S SO SPIDERMAN" or "THE SUITE LIFE OF WOLVERINE AND CYCLOPS". ):


ahaha.. thats funny =) .
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I want to see hannah montana shoot lasers from her eyes!!!
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this simply cannot be. must be a nightmare
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i just hope they dont screw marvel over with their cheesy crap. i like my action packed superheroes and their drama.
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all the heroes are gonna be family friendly now..and they won't have any crude sexual humor. bummer.
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Now there is going to be crossovers, Mickey Mouse is going to be the new leader of the
x-men, Dr. Doom will have a side kick and its pluto. D:

I despise Disney with a passion. With their subliminal messages and what not.
They're corrupting the minds of young impressionable children, and that really pisses me
off. What amazes me if they are becoming more powerful every moment. Apparently they're
trying to take over Youtube as well.

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Posted 8/31/09
This can't be true... Disney craps everything up. Just look at high school musical
I love marvel and I sincerely hope you're only joking and the article's a prank...
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Sunnyxx wrote:

This can't be true... Disney craps everything up. Just look at high school musical
I love marvel and I sincerely hope you're only joking and the article's a prank...


I do too! Those comics were my childhood. I wish I was joking and as far as I know, the article is real. ):
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Seriously? I love Marvel im hoping if the article is true that Disney wont change it into stuff like High school musical
Posted 8/31/09
Well.
From the current trend of everyone hating something once it joins Disney, this will fuck them over.
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First with Disney XD (with the failed internet emote acronym), now this??
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