THOR’s alien world to hit Disneyland on Friday

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It seems that the Marvel Heroes are gradually sneaking their way into the Disney theme parks—at least in California, where the spectacular Marvel booth displays at San Diego Comic-Con have been ported over into Disneyland displays. According to the Disney Parks blog, the Thor throne and other Asgardian stuff will appear in the Innoventions area, […]

Disney launches toyetic shonen Avengers cartoon in Japan

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The main reason Disney acquired Marvel was to finally break open the boy market bank, and their simple plan worked pretty well. They’re even conquering Japan, it was just announced, with “the first Japanese Marvel animated television series targeted at boys.” It’s called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers. “Disk” wars, eh That sound highly, highly toyetic.

Asgard is Promised to Open at Disneyland in November

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As spotted by good ol’ Kevin Melrose over at Robot 6, it appears that Disney are lining up for another Avenger appearance at Disneyland, to tie in with the upcoming Thor film.

Marvel and Disney are getting weird

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D23, Disney’s own proprietary fan access, media blowout event is coming this weekend. It’s Disney’s own little Comic-Con and they typically save some big announcements for it. It’s only held every other year, and this time out there WILL be a Marvel announcement, as shown by this teaser and the caption: This weekend, only at […]

SDCC13: Watchtower: Road Trip!

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Henry “Hemi” Barajas gave you the particulars on the DC/KIA Justice League Sorento custom design, but there are many more Comic-Con car events happening!

Licensing world round-up: Princesses are king but Avengers are for boys

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As we mentioned in the previous post, the Licensing Show’s wrapping up today and there are always some lists and announcements and other observations that are very germane to where our world is going. It all starts with the product which leads to advertising which leads to media and here’s what we want. Some stats […]

Disney announces two mystery Marvel films for ’16 and ’17

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While some of us reading this will be chewing gruel in a rest home by then, Disney has just announced two as-yet-unnamed Marvel films for the future: UNTITLED MARVEL FILMS We’ve also announced dates for two UNTITLED MARVEL films (5/6/16 and 5/5/17), in line with Marvel’s successful tradition of opening films in early May, including […]

More Disney layoffs: ESPN sheds hundreds

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Disney continues its road to profitability by cutting staff, this time at ESPN, where as many as 400 people lost their jobs in a cost-cutting measure to offset increased licensing fees for various sports. Although ESPN is sort of a fiefdom of Disney, it is still subject to the same kind of bottom line boosting […]

Disney rejects Tony Stark alcoholism storyline from Iron Man 3

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It seems Disney has wimped out from using the famous “Demon in a Bottle” storyline in Iron Man 3. A few scenes in Iron Man 2 suggested that Tony Stark’s partying was a little out of control, but the hero can’t take a fall this time out.

Patton Oswalt Pitches a Star Wars/Marvel Crossover Movie

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Patton Oswalt has been rather busy over the last few weeks. When not convincing the World that he should be cast as The Penguin in the next Batman movie, he’s appearing in Parks and Recreation, and delivering a message of unity. And that message of unity is for the union between Star Wars and Marvel. […]

Don Rosa on retiring from making comics

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Indie and Disney master Don Rosa has posted online the final chapter of a bio intended for a collected edition of his works. after it was rejected by Disney. Rosa explains his decision to retire from drawing comics last year as the result of both the psychological effects years of working, his failing eyesight, and some ongoing difficulties with how Disney deals with it’s comics licenses. It’s an entertaining read — especially for ow his early years intersected with those of his hero, Disney artist supreme Carl Barks, but it’s also not hard to see why Disney may not have been thrilled to publish it.

Have some Mary Blair Peter Pan concept art

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In honor of the release of the 60th Anniversary edition of Peter Pan, here’s a brief Disney supplied sildeshow highlighting some of the concept art by the great Mary Blair.

George Lucas On The Disney Sale In His Own Words (Video)

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Not one, but two videos have popped up with George Lucas talking about sending his intellectual properties and sundry companies over to Disney.

Coming Attractions: Disney: Fall – Winter 2013

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______________________________________________________________ A quick list of non-Marvel titles being offered by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Rick Riordan, a unique sketchbook, a Tim Burton graphic novel, and Marvel U, A 2 Z! (There are lots of media tie-ins to “Wreck It Ralph”, but nothing of interest, just the “art of” book: 9781452111018.) — — Hyperion Book CH Kane […]

Ike Perlmutter profiled…from a distance

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A few details of Ike Perlmutter’s moves within the Disney hierarchy leak out in thisprofile in the LA Times, by brave writer Dawn C. Chmielewski who gets, naturally, zero cooperation from Disney, Marvel, or Perlmutter. Ike is of course Marvel’s legendarily cheap—and successful—CEO, who has begun to make his influence felt inside the Magic Kingdom, as shown by the rumors of some epic battles that Chmielewski’s uncovered:

Quote of the day, Carl Barks edition

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“I have spent 17 years in the dark, wondering what the readers of my stuff really wanted,” wrote Barks to Willits. “It would be an enlightening experience to talk to one. In the event you phone, my wife will answer the call, my hearing aids which are okay for ordinary conversation are shuttery for telephonic jazz.”