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I brought this up with a friend and was reminded that Mighty Mouse would stomp a mudhole in Mickey's ASS. Which I think is an excellent point. :drool:

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Danger Mouse beats them all. ;)

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You just kicked my childhood in the nads.

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Now its time for cake!

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LMFAO! Never even heard of Danger Mouse, by the way. But I have a feeling he'd bend over like a bitch if Underdog showed up. :drool:

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Danger Mouse is the James Bond of anthropomorphic heroes.

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We should have a best mouse poll.

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I agree, we should! And I nominate RC since his polls are the funniest. :drool:

Danger Mouse has an eyepatch so he automatically takes a level in badass. LMFAO

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I was just reading about The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made in amidst all the D23 Expo stuff and I realized that now there's the potential for a Marvel Comics and the Muppets to have property crossover. Even a whole Marvel Comics based Muppet movie wouldn't be out of the question...

X-Muppets: Kermit the Frog as Cyclops; Ms. Piggy as Jean Gray/Marvel Girl; Fozzie Bear as The Beast; Gonzo the Great as Iceman; Bunsen Honeydew as Professor X;

Thor: the Swedish Chef as Thor (just think about it) might work best as a short, or in an Avengers based Muppet movie.

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Speaking of Disney's answer to Comic Con, did you attend it? Does Comic Con have anything to be afraid of?

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I don't know -- I was just browsing through all the reaveled info that ComingSoon had posted. I doubt it'll faze Comic-Con though, judging from the articles D23 seemed entirely centered around Disney.

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I think they can coexist although if this continues to become an ongoing trend, the company may just forgo attending Comic Con altogether which may mean no Marvel Comics presence.

As a stockholder, I'm pretty happy with the decisions that the company has made over the last year. From bringing in Spielberg & DreamWorks to the acquisition of Marvel Comics and the expansion of Fantasyland* as well as the upgrade for Star Tours, it sounds like Disney has finally stepped out of the shadows of the Eisner era and moving out into the 21st Century.










Thanks J.K. Rowling!*

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Over the last few years of reading first hand accounts from people who have attended SDCC [some who have attended for years] the Con has gotten massively huge. I've even seen people that live in and around the San Diego area comment on how difficult it could be for them to attend much less those who travel across the US and the world.

For all the sorts of things that get shown at Comic Con it's probably best that there is another event somewhere & somewhen else in the country to give companies more opportunities to show their wares AND more opportunities for average Joes to attend such events.

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Universal Studios has the rights to theme park Potter. So what does Rowling have to to with Disney's Fantasyland?

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I figured it would be obvious..

If Rowling hadn't licensed Harry Potter to Universal, Disney never would have invested in the Fantasyland expansion.

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I don't believe the two correlate. These things takes years if not half a decade to plan out, my wife works for an engineering/design firm and it is always surprising how far in advance to any sort of construction these types of projects have been planned out. Fantasyland has been in need of a face lift. It is more likely that Disney was in the planning stages for reworking Fantasyland at the same time Universal became interested in a Harry Potter theme possibility.

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You don't know how Disney works then. They're about ready to have their dominance in the area challenged for the first time since both parks occupied the area. Disney would have never considered a project of size in an already existing park of it's size and age if it wasn't for the looming threat of Harry Potter at Universal.

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Okay. Whatever then.

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Well you wanted to argue the facts. Having friends in management and having an invested interest in the company gets me in the know and I've known for a while that they were getting intimidated by Universal's Potter plans.

Fantasyland was rumored to be part of their plans for a while but so was an expansion of Hollywood Studios to make it more Pixar/Lucasfilm centric as well. There was also a Night Kingdom idea that would be similar to the Disney Institute but more of a niche park where people would pay $200 a ticket to have the park to themselves at night and do cave spelunking or scuba diving or whatever the park had to offer. That was part of the reason why Pleasure Island was closed down last year because management had plans to make this the counter for Harry Potter but the recession killed the project because of how much a specialty the idea was, the price of tickets, and the park at minimum would cost $350M to build.

Edited by Wally Q, 18 September 2009 - 12:16 AM.




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