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Posted byRick and Morty1 month ago

Comcast drops pursuit of its bid for 21st Century Fox assets

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7.7k points · 1 month ago

You come at the Mouse, you best not miss.

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They should have aimed for the head.

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"I can do this all day."

- Captain Disney

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snap

40% of movies disappear from established streaming services

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Community1.2k points · 1 month ago

Mr. Netflix, I don’t feel so good

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That hit me harder than the movie.

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192 points · 1 month ago

The trick is to learn to pull a Mary Poppins in space.

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113 points · 1 month ago

Is he cool?

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Hell yeah he’s cool!

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That part hit me harder than the funeral

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Yondu = Mary Poppins = Returning

So if Mary Poppins can return, we can use the transitive property to calculate that Yondu will return.

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97 points · 1 month ago

I don’t know what’s happening...

I don’t what’s happening, Mr. Netflix!!

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I don't wanna go...

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I don't wanna subscribe to another streaming service...

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136 points · 1 month ago

40%?

/r/thanosdidnothingwrong will be very disappointed in that number.

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82 points · 1 month ago

Those are rookie numbers.

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Gotta pump those numbers up, by 10%

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44%?

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Listen here you little shit

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60 points · 1 month ago

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That doesnt seem perfectly balanced...

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Hmm why did torrent traffic jump by 40%

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105 points · 1 month ago

"Comcasts never fought me twice"

-Disney Odinson

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34 points · 1 month ago

Hell Disney could probably loan them money to out bid Disney

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Well the head, shoulders, not the toes, not the toes.

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Fire!

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We need to make the bad man take a long nap.

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33 points · 1 month ago

- Thanos

- Michael Scott

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Aka reddit.com

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The only one who can fuck with Micky is apparently Netflix

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213 points · 1 month ago

Apparently, Marvel is going to removing their movies and shows to a homegrown streaming service soon. It's a bummer, because the Netflix shows are some of the only "dark and gritty" comic properties I can stomach.

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Ugh.... yet another streaming service. the way things are going is everyone wants their own and we're going to be paying an arm and a leg to get access to all the shows we want.... it's no different than cable and their packages. Actually probably worse, at least on cable they're all in the same place and have the same interface.... having to switch between hulu netflix amazon cbs all access etc etc etc is a pain in the arse.

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I'm just gonna stick with Netflix and Amazon and other than that pirate things. I can't even get Hulu in my country. The whole point of all this was meant to be to stop pirating, as people will pay for things if they're more convinient than pirating (like Steam and Spotify)

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Definitely gotta be careful with the number of things we subscribe for. Recurring expenses can bleed people dry if you aren't vigilant.

Even if you make good money, once you go beyond the big things from your monthly budget like savings & retirement savings, rent/mortgage, insurances, debts/loans, and the medium things like utility bills, phone bills, internet bills, you only have so much leftover each month that you can realistically use to feed yourself, keep gas in your tank, buy things you like, go out and have fun, save for vacations, etc.

If you then start to add in a handful of media subscriptions/services, gym/club memberships, or a sneaky big thing like a regular smoking/drinking habit, you quickly start running out of leftover money for planned things or even spontaneous things.

Habitual spending, recurring expenses - they're the killer. I think a lot of broke people aren't broke because they buy a new TV every now and then, they're probably broke because they underestimate the recurring expenses, and every little or big recurring expense they have is probably bigger or more frequent than it needs to be, if it even needs to be there at all.

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You do that and you're going straight back to the pain in the ass cable was. Aka paying 500 channels when you only watch one.

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Piracy will be making a strong comeback, it's already showing with game of thrones

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Yep they can get themselves fucked. My main motivator is ease of access. The more hoops I need to jump through the more likely it is I'll just say fuck that and pirate whatever I want.

I'd happily pay semi decent cash for one solid streaming service with everything on it.

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118 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Homegrown Hulu. Pretty sure the Netflix shows stay at Netflix.

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Netflix looks like they knew this was coming and have acquired all of the ‘Millar World’ properties, including the comics themselves.

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31 points · 1 month ago

It's not like they'll be crossing over any year soon due to the drastic shift in tone they both have. Which is kind of a shame since that means we'll never see Spider Man ever interact with any of the other NYC street heroes on the big or small screen.

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Mickey comin' Mickey comin' y'all

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44 points · 1 month ago

Omar comin!

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8 points · 1 month ago

Parent comment is up for 6hrs, and still you're the only one who caught the reference to The Wire.

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I’m just as surprised as you are. I almost said “Mickey comin!” Instead but was also worried that no one would get it.

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Oh, indeed

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The Wire11 points · 1 month ago

Oh indeed.

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Yeah Disney will now own over 40% of the whole entertainment sector what could go wrong? /s

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207 points · 1 month ago

And I still find myself glad that Comcast didn't get it.

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120 points · 1 month ago

Says a lot about Comcast, when you know you'd rather get fucked by the long dick of The Mouse instead.

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At least the 15 inch dildo that Disney fucks you with has some nostalgic stickers on it so you can reminisce about your childhood.

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At least Disney will go slow and let you use lube, so you have a chance to enjoy it.

They would like to keep their PG-13 rating after all. :P

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129 points · 1 month ago

Well at least they're cock-blocking Comcast... I guess.

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It's better then Comcast, that's all that matters. I can live with every movie being owned by the same company. I can't live with all the internet being controlled by one company.

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424 points · 1 month ago · edited 29 days ago

That's a gross misrepresentation and even if it wasn't, so what.

The 40% figure that gets thrown around is just false. Disney's market share is 21% and Fox's is about 13%, so it's really about 34%. This is also just based on last year's numbers. Disney has been killing it lately, but that hasn't always been the case and different companies have had surges at different times. By the way, NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, holds 15% of the market. So either deal you prefer, you're creating the largest studio by far. Not sure why people think Comcast at 28% of the market is sooooo preferable to Disney at 34%.

And let's just clear up the fact that from an antitrust perspective, there are many industries in which the market share is far more dominant than 40%.

The film distribution industry is currently made up of the "Big Six" which consists of NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Viacom, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney, and Fox. This in and of itself is a misnomer because Lionsgate, not one of the "Big Six" actually has a better market share than Viacom at this point. So, you could argue 7 studios that have a piece of the pie of film distribution.

If you look at the industry historically, at different points the number of "majors" has shifted. In the beginning there were really three major studios. Then for much of the 60s and 70s it was the "Big Five." At one point there were about 7, and now it's 6, and if Disney acquires Fox it'll be back to 5 again. An industry that has 5 major competitors is generally considered a pretty robust, healthy industry, and again, for many years there were 5 major studios.

So in context this doesn't seem so scary. It's been this way before and it was probably inevitable it would happen again. By the way, you can compare to other industries where there are far less competitors. How's the rideshare industry looking? There's Uber and Lyft. How about operating systems? Microsoft or Apple. How about your cola choice? Pepsi or Coke?

Or a direct comparison in entertainment, we can talk about the music industry in which the "Big Three" dominate everything - Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros. Recognize any of those names from the film industry?

The other reason this isn't a big deal is because as you can probably tell by now you calling this the "whole entertainment sector" is dead wrong. It doesn't tackle TV where their market share is far less. Or music where, unlike the other major companies, they have basically no presence.

Nor does it even begin to address the market that people actually care about now, which has grown insanely large over the past few years and will soon become what people think of as "entertainment." Film distribution doesn't consider the Netflixes of the world, whose share of the streaming market is closer to 75%. Think of how much Netflix and other streaming services have taken from film and TV studios that used to be the only game in town. If you define the market in that way, to include them, Disney's market share is even less.

The other point is that the film industry is in this situation because the industry has had a lengthy number of mergers already throughout its history. From studios merging like Disney and Fox are doing now, to outside massive, massive companies acquiring a film studio - like AT&T and Comcast (those deals, by the way, were subject to intense antitrust scrutiny because those companies actually control your connection to the internet or TV where people consume the content that the studios produce. Disney doesn't have that).

So 40% of the "whole entertainment sector" isn't even remotely close to accurate. It's not even 40% of just the film market and even if it was, so what. It doesn't make it illegal.

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Just a small point:

The reason they are referred to as "The 6 Major Studios" is not based on market share, but distribution reach. The 6 majors all have worldwide distribution capabilities.

Mini-Majors like Lionsgate have domestic and some international capabilities. But they require partnering either with a major studio or selling off some international territories in order to achieve a worldwide release.

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Holy shit. Someone who actually gets it.

Fox was for sale. Either Comcast buys them and adds them to the slate of NBC Universal et al. or Disney does.

AT&T is in the process of buying Time Warner which includes HBO, WB, DC Comics etc...

We're better off with Disney going the route of building content before someone like Verizon decides to by Disney and own the content and the pipeline which is a much more dangerous game to play IMO.

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3.8k points · 1 month ago

Does this now mean Deadpool can be in Kingdom Hearts?

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1.2k points · 1 month ago

Asking the real questions.

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362 points · 1 month ago

I mean the musical ended with him as a Disney Princess. He is definitely one of the Princesses of Light.

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I understood that reference.

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I don't

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Holy fuck. Thank you for sharing that, that was a video I didn't even know I needed.

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30 points · 1 month ago

Deadpool in MvC was pretty clean and still entertaining

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But was it simple and clean?

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140 points · 1 month ago

Great, now the game is going to get pushed back another 8 years

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So itll be out in 10?

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Yes. It will be out in 2110

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*3110

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🎵in the year 3535 kingdom hearts III has still not yet arrived🎵

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Great, see you guys in 2230

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Didn't need movie rights for that.

Xenomorph though

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95 points · 1 month ago

Xenomorph Queen, Neytiri, Meg Griffin, Toranga Leela, Hailey Smith, Lisa Simpson, and the female wooly Mammoth from Ice Age are the new princesses of heart.

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And Sid is your party member.

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Roger would be the princess over Hailey

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A boss battle with Sora and baby legged Norted-Deadpool, Let’s make it happen Square Enix.

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Yes, on a team with Hank Hill.

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Its time I show you the power of the heart and this here Keyblade, I tell ya hwat.

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No, it's not magic that it runs on, but pure, efficient propane energy.

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Bwahh

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.1.7k points · 1 month ago

One step closer to Avengers 5: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe.

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487 points · 1 month ago

And then it’s over. No more MCU. Go out on a high note.

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199 points · 1 month ago

They’d probably go full Heroes Reborn with it.

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165 points · 1 month ago

And just like that, no feet were ever seen in the MCU again. And everyone had pouches. So many pouches.

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And all the men have unrealistic roided out bodies.

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Normal people can’t draw hands, but he couldn’t draw feet.

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Who are we kidding? They're going to milk every last penny out of MCU. It'll go out with a whimper, not a bang.

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I dunno about that, but it would open up the Deadpool/Thanos storyline.

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Also gives us a chance for MCU X-men.

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Leading to a Cable vs Thanos battle?

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Eventually we will get a dead pool kills the literature world movie once Disney buys all publishers

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The joy of Comcast losing vs. watching the growing entertainment monopoly that will eventually screw everyone over harder

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1.3k points · 1 month ago

Yeah, either way, consumers are losing. Comcast is a terrible company, and I would not like to see them get ownership of Fox's assets. On the other hand, Disney controlling even more of the entertainment industry isn't going to be good in the long run either. Of the two, I think that Disney is better, but I still don't like it.

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541 points · 1 month ago

The US needs trust busters to return with a vengeance in general

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What we need is sane copyright law so one company doesn't get an eternal "temporary monopoly" on the entire cultural language.

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173 points · 1 month ago

Hopefully the movie entertainment industry will come up with a new company or two who aren't total douchebags and restore the balance once again... One can hope right?

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414 points · 1 month ago

Disney owns the rights to all properties dealing with restoring balance.

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That's why new properties need to be created by new companies. How many more Marvel/ Star Wars/ Pirates of the Caribbean movies are people gonna watch before they get sick of them?

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122 points · 1 month ago

Decades and decades

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55 points · 1 month ago

Nope. In decades, they’ll just start remaking, remakes of the originals.

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43 points · 1 month ago

Wait, The Force Awakens wasn't a remake of A New Hope? /s

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This, but without the sarcasm tag.

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There are 30 Godzilla movies. You tell me.

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I'm waiting for a rom com in the marvel universe. Honestly would love a proper super hero themed rom com. Or a western movie revolving around superheroes.

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13 points · 1 month ago

Deadpool isn't rom com enough for you?

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According to Star Wars it to 3 back to back movies to give them fatigue

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If that happens Disney will just buy them. Remember Pixar? Pixar had superior animation tech to Disney so Disney partnered with them for a while until they were eventually bought in 2006.

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44 points · 1 month ago

For real you would need someone who would turn down truckloads of cash on principle. I definitely wouldn't be able to turn down early retirement just so I could stick it to Disney

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That's the shitty part about being an artist. Either you're wealthy enough to bankroll yourself until you make it big, or you suffer through poverty until you get lucky enough to catch some attention. When you've put in so much hard work, it becomes really difficult to turn down boatloads of cash, even if it's to sell your work to somebody who might corrupt it.

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27 points · 1 month ago

Disney was supposed to bring balance to the entertainment industry! not dominate it so much that even this meme is owned by them

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A24

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I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve turned down being acquired by Amazon.

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74 points · 1 month ago

Yeah at least Disney's corporate culture seems to be "We are going to give you such an awesome experience that you don't care how much it costs." Compared with Comcast's "Fuck you, we're Comcast. Pay us."

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The thing is Comcast has a much longer history of screwing people over and not caring if people hate them or not. Disney makes a lot more money from merchandise then the movies themselves so I don't really see it as big of a problem. Also it's not like independent films can't be made still and new technologies are making it easier and cheaper to do every day.

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Yeah. Comcast has much larger reach too, with their ISPs and such. If Disney forms a movie monopoly and stops making quality films, then I'll just go back to watching indie films, playing games, or reading books. If Comcast forms a monopoly then they can control the internet.

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The ironic thing was that Comcast tried to launch a hostile takeover of Disney back in 2004, during the chaotic power struggle at the House of Mouse between Michael Eisner and Roy Disney. Eisner dismissed Comcast’s bid and threatened to buy Comcast in retaliation. Bob Iger succeeded Eisner as CEO the next year, but there’s been bad blood between Disney and Comcast for a long time.

Combined with Comcast’s other failed bid to buy Time Warner Cable, it looks like the cable giant is getting shut out of the big leagues. It’ll soon be just Disney, ATT/Time-Warner, Comcast/NBC Universal, and Viacom/CBS.

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Comcast tried to launch a hostile takeover of Disney

Eisner dismissed Comcast’s bid and threatened to buy Comcast in retaliation.

agar.io IRL

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55 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Didn't something similar happen with VW and Porsche? Headlines stated Porsche wanted to buy VW and all of a sudden VW owns Porsche.

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35 points · 1 month ago

No, the VW-Porsche thing is even weirder, I've been trying to figure it out for years and just can't get my head around it. It's my understanding that they each basically own half of each other (oversimplification). The Wikipedia is an interesting but confusing read. I still don't understand which one really owns the other, and Porsche maintains relative independence within the group. It's weird.

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No. Porsche (the company) owns VW (the company) and VW (the company) owns Porsche (the brand). It's jerkoff-accounting intended to screw with people, kind of like Kmart (the company) changing their name to Sears so that everyone thinks that Sears owns Kmart instead of the other way around.

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10 points · 1 month ago

What is that?

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addicting web game where you float around as a cell accumulating mass and survive by absorbing other players with less mass than you

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121 points · 1 month ago

They threatened to buy Comcast in retaliation? That's so funny to me for some reason. Like, "gotcha motherfucker, now I'm going to try to buy you right back"

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Eisner was notorious for being a megalomaniacal, ruthless tyrant during his 21 year reign at Disney. There’s a great book called Disney War chronicling his tenure as CEO and Roy Disney’s campaign to dethrone Eisner. Among the interesting tidbits: routinely humiliating Bob Iger (then Disney president) at Board of Directors meetings with sarcastic asides: “Bob? You think Bob is going to be CEO? Bob will never succeed me.” (Bob Iger was sitting right next to Eisner).

Snapping at another board member for siding with Roy Disney’s attorney over succession plans: “What, you act like you’re having his baby or something?”

Roy orchestrated a coup which resulted in 40% of shareholders withholding support for Eisner’s renomination as Chair, forcing him to relinquish the chairmanship of Disney and then retiring a year later.

But to be fair to Eisner, it was really him who rescued Disney from bankruptcy and irrelevance and turned it into the most powerful entertainment empire in the world. The animation movies renaissance started under Eisner. Eisner engineered the purchase of Capital Cities/ABC and Miramax. And revitalized the theme parks. And forged the initial partnership with Pixar. He also famously feuded with the Weinstein Brothers, Steve Jobs, the Disney family. Bob Iger, who by all accounts is a more calming, less conniving figure than Eisner, is essentially building off his predecessor’s achievements.

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Pixar was a bit of a mistake. Disney should have owned them outright much sooner, instead it ended with basically a very expensive merger between Disney and Pixar.

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As someone who used to work in the animation industry, understand that Pixar not being owned by Disney is why we got the great films we did, and very few sequels, if Disney owned them outright, toy story 2-10 would've been the order of films. Once Pixar merged the sequel machine started cranking more outright. The big 5 original films might never have been if the mouse owned the reigns from the get go, as it was Steve Jobs who was bleeding money for the first 5 years so they could get pre production of toy story, Nemo, and a bugs life off the ground.

Note: a lot of other factors have occurred over the years to change the state of Pixar, it has been over 20 years. Pixar revenue share is at one point saved Disney , just saying the Eisner run mouse corp was very cut throat, and might have killed Pixar before Toy Story was even finished. Before the Renaissance of Disney animation, little mermaid/mouse detective, beauty and the beast and lion king all were started out of off lot (they were kicked out of the original animation building) in basic small offices that were falling apart. The 80s/early 90s were extremely volitile for animation.

Edit:spelling

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Not really, Pixar's creative freedom would have been stifled under Michael Eisner.

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The Ultimate "no u"

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759 points · 1 month ago

Comcast needs to rendered OBSOLETE!

Laughs in Matt Hardy

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They will DELETE your bandwidth if you're not careful.

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64 points · 1 month ago

Eater of bandwidth.

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35 points · 1 month ago

They hid their precious bandwidth in The Pyramids of GGGEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Before they find it, they must be DELETED!

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23 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Brother Elias. I knew you'd come.

First... You procured the Astonishment Workshop and then the Battles of the Incandescent Bodies. Now, you have conquered the Cast of Communications to finally aquire the Fox of the next 100 years past 2000 AD. WONDERFUL!!!

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Holy shit the Hardy boys are still a thing?

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49 points · 1 month ago

YYASSSSSSSSSSSSSS The Boys named Hardy from The Lake of Reincarnationnnnnnn

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They came back to WWE last Wrestlemania.

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Fuck, /r/squaredcircle is leaking....

WONDERFUL!!!

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Yeah, I'm guessing Comcast got a message from Disney saying, "It won't matter, you're next."

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139 points · 1 month ago

If/when Disney buys Comcast, will my internet service get better or worse?

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114 points · 1 month ago

Giant douche or a turd sandwich?

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It just means that when you get throttled, the modem goes "ga-hyuk!" first

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Goodbye theatres. Welcome expensive Disney streaming subscription.

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Disney is going to bleed cinemas dry, then blame pirates for cinemas shutting down, then somehow use the anti-piracy angle to ensure nothing ever enters the public domain ever again.

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So... boycott all Star Wars and Marvel films?

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Everyone: Nah!

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181 points · 1 month ago

You either die a superhero or live long enough to become the villain.

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What if you pull an Anakin and do something good before you die?

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But it's a good trick!

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Man I know children can be obnoxious, but you don't have to call killing all of them a good thing.

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I mean I'm certainly not going to miss out on Papa Thanos part 2.

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They’re already bleeding small theaters dry. They had to show the Last Jedi for 3+ months no matter how many screens they had.

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Right. This speeds up the bleeding process...

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16 points · 1 month ago

It wasn't 3 months it was 3 weeks but yes they have been doing that more than any other studio

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Goodbye theatres. Welcome piracy

FTFY

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Less ways to consume content legally always leads to an increase in piracy.

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But then you wouldn't mind paying expensive subscription to theatres instead to get all Disney movies + other?

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Been saying that for years.

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And now Disney owns all of this

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That is a great graphic showing all the things that Disney now controls, but why in the world does Titlemax have it? Got to go get a title loan on my car to afford it all?

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154 points · 1 month ago

Cast Jesse Eisenberg as Awkward Wolverine

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10 points · 1 month ago

I'd pay money to see that.

Better than X3.

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I want to watch this now

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Michael Cera would be better

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Wolverine: "Um, well, I'm invincible sooo..." Narrator: "He wasn't."

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Maybe we should kiss

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10 points · 1 month ago

To uhh... teach em a lesson

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Buy Disney Stock. Around $110 a share

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Bought a good amount back in February, finally starting to pay off. They’re just about to pay a 84 cents per share dividend too

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Now all movies are Disney, John Spartan

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It would've been hilarious if they raised it slightly just to play chicken with Disney a little bit more and cheese them off as having to pay extra again.

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CFO's hate multi billion dollar bidding wars. What of disney recants and they are stuck with a 80 billion dollar bill

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104 points · 1 month ago

From a business standpoint, they're better off going for Sky. There is value in owning that company 100% as it can grow into something substantially more. 21st Century Fox is only downhill from here.

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fox isn't really that valuable as a company but their assests are a fucking goldmine. They've got prestigious ips as far back as entertainment goes.

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46 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Sky's a good investment for Comcast. Even if you ignore the fact that they're an internet and TV provider for a lot of consumers, their licensing deals alone are too juicy to pass up. What, you've got a lot of major sporting events (so much so that I've genuinely seen pubs in the UK use the fact that they have Sky Sports as a marketing tool), a large chunk of prestige US TV- particularly a lot of HBO's output- and a wide array of movie exclusivity for TV broadcast. Those are things people give a shit about on a human level. That moves on up to a business goldmine if they don't fuck up and a great breakthrough/growth (not aware on Comcast's current UK situation) into European markets

Edit- just wanted to clarify: I meant that it's good for Comcast and Comcast alone. The consumer is still getting fucked

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What, you've got a lot of major sporting events (so much so that I've genuinely seen pubs in the UK use the fact that they have Sky Sports as a marketing tool)

This is largely because, thanks to the Premier League, Sky Sports is bloody expensive (£18/month for one channel, £28 for the whole package), so people just watch it at the pub because it's cheaper. They love screwing over their customers, and that's only going to get worse under Comcast.

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From what I understand, the reason why Comcast has been a little desperate trying to buy Fox and other assets like Sky is that it’s pretty much saturated the US market with no serious area for future growth. The only way Comcast can grow is to break into overseas markets, which is what Sky can give them. And I think Fox has some kind of network in India.

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20 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Fox already owns 39% of Sky which is being included in the Fox assets. Essentially Comcast is bidding on the 61% controlling share of Sky. I work for Sky, I prefer Disney.

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Comcast helped raise Fox's price. I think their job is done. * puts down tinfoil hat *

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29 points · 1 month ago

Actually it was a good idea. Disney was forced to pay more so they won't be able to buy anybody else for a while

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Well considering how much they own already, they won't be able to buy much after this anyway

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15 points · 1 month ago

Sweet! Star Wars box set here we come!

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Yay! I’m excited to finally get good fantastic four and X-men movies.

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Or just the ability for people to say "mutant" in the MCU

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94 points · 1 month ago

What's wrong, You don't like enhanced?

:D

/s

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106 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Would be really cool if they explained it like Prof X was using Cerebro to hide the mutants from avenger/shield, but when the snap happened he died and that's how mutants became exposed. Also civil war 2 could be Avengers vs Xmen

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51 points · 1 month ago

Gets dicey when you realize scarlet witch and quicksilver are Magnetos children...

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I imagine they will introduce mutants in a new way, like something happens that causes people to obtain the mutant x gene. Although, that would make a lot of people irrationally angry.

level 7
19 points · 1 month ago

You some major cosmic event like the snap? Yeah, I think that's how they will introduce mutants. It's also already established that the infinity stones brought out powers in Scarlett Witch so it makes a lot of sense for a lot of mutants to start showing up.

level 7
7 points · 1 month ago

They'll put it in fish oil.

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38 points · 1 month ago

like Prof X was using Cerberus

Professor X has a connection to the three-headed hound that guards the entrance to Hades? Wow!!

j/k I think you meant Cerebro.

level 6
10 points · 1 month ago

Autocorrect strikes again

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Enhanced aren’t mutants. They’re mutates.

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30 points · 1 month ago

For those curious of the difference, mutants are born with their powers, revealing itself in their adolescent years. MCU mutates were granted their powers by an outside force (Scarlet Witch by Hydra experimenting with the Mind Stone for example)

level 6

Peter got bit by a radioactive spider, Banner was exposed to Gamma radiation, etc.

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Theres been some good xmen movies though?

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