Disney Ain’t Done Yet After Pixar and Marvel BuyoutPosted 4:42 pm on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Disney is looking for more after acquiring Pixar and Marvel. I guess having The Avengers and The Incredibles aren’t enough. Bog Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, is looking to “buy either new characters or businesses that are capable of creating great characters and great stories.” This happened during the investor’s call this week.
Hmm, so what else is there to buy for the mighty Disney empire? If Disney wants to reign supreme in the comic character market, it should acquire DC. The problem with that is that Time Warner owns it. Well, what if Disney wants to reign supreme in the animation department? It should acquire DreamWorks, but we all know that’s not likely to happen. Oh I know, Disney should start snatching up the rights for cool video game properties.
The call, according to the Disney Bog, was mostly Iger talking about expanding into Asia and tapping into characters that are popular there. Here’s an idea, how about instead of using the money to buy out other characters or businesses, the company can use its money to create cool and new Disney characters. Well, it ain’t the Disney model, since a lot of its past movies are based on previous works.
Source: Disney Blog
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.