Marvel shareholders approve Disney merger

Yay! (we are DIS shareholders. See our previous post on the merger here)

Julia Boorstin:

The deal will give Disney Marvel’s more than 5,000 characters and its licensing, comic book and movie business. Disney’s paying $4.3 billion dollars for the company, a price that’s risen along with Disney’s stock price since the deal was announced in August; stockholders receive $30 per share in cash plus .745 Disney shares for each Marvel share.Now we’ll be watching to see which Marvel Characters Disney pulls out and puts in the spotlight and when the comic book characters will start showing up in the theme parks. One place Marvel’s characters are sure to show up fairly soon is Disney XD, a new successful cable channel targeting boys.

The deal ties Disney to rival media giants, as Marvel is committed to deals with other media companies. Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment are in a joint venture for Spider-Man merchandise, and Sony is making Spider-Man 4, due out in 2011. Marvel also has a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures for its next five films, including “Iron Man 2,” (expected to be the biggest film next year) and “Thor” .. . And Marvel characters are licensed to Universal Orlando’s theme parks, which are owned by Blackstone and GE’s NBC Universal….

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December 31, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Wall St. Comments off.

‘Toy Story 3’ Official Trailer 3

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November 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons. Comments off.

POTC 4: On Stranger Tides – Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack – Summer 2011…

Love Captain Jack. Our previous post on POTC 4 here

Courtesy of laudepp126x

WKOWTV

To announce the big news, Johnny Depp sailed onstage upon a pirate ship at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday to announce the upcoming fourth installment of the Disney franchise

Depp, dressed as his pirate alter-ego, Capt. Jack Sparrow, announced the news to about 5,000 fans at the D23 Expo.

Depp will reprise his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, scheduled to hit theaters in summer of 2011.

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September 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Update: When Mickey met Spidey: Disney acquires Marvel Entertainment!!!

Some peeps don’t get the deal! Can;t believe it, DIS has issues with the young boys, they have the girls, but the boys are into Marvel comic book heroes not Mickey, NOW they will have the means to keep boys too! So here are the Runaways, Where the Boys Are…..

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WSJ is live blogging the investors conf call now, see here

Scroll down for updates!

Oh the awesomeness is sooooo….awesome! My shares will rise High! The movies and theme parks will be better, stronger, faster, oops thats the Six Million Dollar Man but you get what I mean! Bob Iger you’re my hero!

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Update 2: FD– I just bought more shares, so I am ‘talking my book’, lol!

Update: Details on the deal. I am soo excited, MiM wolds are colliding, in a fantastic way!

Walt Disney CEO and president Robert Iger told CNBC Monday that Disney’s deal to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock was good for both companies.

“Disney’s global reach can enhance what Marvel is already doing,” said Iger. “It was the perfect opportunity for Disney to buy an attractive property. It was a good price for them and us.”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…

August 31, 2009. Tags: , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural. 1 comment.

Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Teaser Trailer…

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July 24, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Supernatural. Comments off.

Toy Story 3 Teaser Trailer….

Release Date: June 18, 2010 (Disney Digital 3-D)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Director: Lee Unkrich
Screenwriter: Michael Arndt
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger, Ned Beatty, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Plot Summary: The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in “Toy Story 3.” Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings.
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dropped off at a day-care center after their owner, Andy, who is fond of his toys, departs for college.

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May 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Market Update: Bear Market Rally on a tear…up 300 on Dow…uptick rule…

It’s a bear market rally and the financials are leading the way…

DOW up 319 to 6866

S & P up 37 to 714

NASDAQ up 75 to 1343

Crossing wires now; Barney Frank says he expects uptick rule to be restored within a month, awesome :0) leading rally higher….

March 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Finance, Popular Culture, Uncategorized, Wall St. 1 comment.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Cruise: The Legend Lives On…

Ohh much fun for Family Vacation at Spring Break !! Register at  Disney:

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Event: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend Lives On

Event Date: March 8 – 12, 2009

Event Location: Disney Wonder

Consult your compass and set your sights on the seas to the east as the Pirates of the Caribbean commandeer Disney Cruise Line and Castaway Cay. Embark upon Disney Wonder March 8 – 12, 2009 as we venture to world’s end & beyond on a journey to uncover hidden treasures of pirate legend and lore.

This adventurous voyage into pirate territory will be led by Lee Arenberg and Marty Klebba, pirates that not only sailed the seven seas, but lived the legend of the Caribbean.

Dare to set sail with the Pirates of the Caribbean and become a part of the legend…

To book this legendary sailing with Disney Cruise Line, please contact Disney Cruise Line Reservation Center at 1-800-951-3532 or your local travel agent.

February 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

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