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Once Disney takes over 21st Century Fox next year, it seems movies in production or in the can will still see the light of day. Beyond that, things get a bit iffy. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, things are starting to solidify around Disney’s plans for Fox. With the shareholder… read more

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No one has been quite sure how the purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney would play out, but it’s looking as though it may go smoothly. Writing an op-ed for the Washington Times, Department of Justice antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said it’s “a victory for American consumers.” He went on to add, it “should be heralded… read more

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It appears that what Mickey Mouse wants, Mickey Mouse plans to get. Even if that means spending way more money than he originally planned to. Disney has been in the process of buying 21st Century Fox for $52.4B for some time now. Then Comcast decided to spoil the party by offering $65B in an all-cash transaction.… read more

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It seems that Comcast is a bit more than serious about scooping up 21st Century Fox. While it seemed as though the merger with Disney was a done deal, Comcast finally made its formal offer for the Murdoch owned company, putting in a big of $65B. Currently, Fox has a meeting on the books for… read more

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21st Century Fox shareholders now have a date to decide the fate of the deal with Disney, and it’s coming up fast. The studio has set an investor meeting for July 10 where a vote will be held to determine the future of the company. The first order of business will be to decide if… read more

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If everything goes according to plan, the Disney and 21st Century Fox deal could wrap up by Summer 2019. But there are still hurdles to go. First announced in December 2017, estimates placed the deal being wrapped up in 12 to 18 months. Some analysts found this timeline conservative, but it seems it may have… read more

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After years of rumors and false starts, it appears we are finally going to get a live-action Star Wars TV series. Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that Jon Favreau had been tapped to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service expected to launch in 2019. No other information… read more

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You know that saying about how you should learn to walk before you run? Apparently, no one at Disney is familiar with this. Following up on its latest earnings announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the company is working on “a few” television series based on Star Wars. All of them are destined for… read more

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Disney was considering an animated version of its infamous Haunted Mansion ride for television, but, sadly, it won’t be happening. Shannon Tindle (Kubo and the Two Strings) recently revealed a demo of an opening animation for a Haunted Mansion pilot. And now that it isn’t going forward, man am I bummed. Apparently, the project took… read more

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Should the Disney acquisition of Fox go through, the movie theaters better get used to sending them checks. One of the biggest hurdles to the Disney/Fox merger is how much of the box office the company would now control. Going by just the currently announced films, the schedule is insane. Before you look through it,… read more

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Disney announced on Thursday its intentions to buy numerous assets from 21st Century Fox, but that doesn’t mean it’s definitely happening. After numerous rumors, Disney and 21st Century Fox made their deal official on Thursday morning. Listening into the investor’s call shortly after the announcement, Disney execs stated they expected it to close within 12… read more

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Comcast has apparently pulled up stakes and has left Disney alone to in the run to purchase 21st Century Fox. According to sources speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Comcast has pulled out of the talks due to Disney returning to the table and regulatory concerns. The feeling is a Comcast/Fox deal would have been… read more

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