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Unless someone can prove it’s going to hurt independent films from getting made and released or something, I doubt the Feds are going to care that much. Disney might have to shed some of it’s other assets, (they had to sell a local L.A. station they owned once they bought ABC) but the Fox film library is probably what they’re after.

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I for one welcome our new Disney overlords.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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Going to be honest–
Besides X-men, what popular movies/ franchises does 20th century own? This is actually a serious question. I have no clue.

Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? none holds them up except Allah. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. – Quran (16:79)

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Alien ?

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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Disney is no longer in talks to buy 20TH Century Fox. 😦

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They’re just teasing us, the sadistic bastards…

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YodaFan67 said:

Going to be honest–
Besides X-men, what popular movies/ franchises does 20th century own? This is actually a serious question. I have no clue.

Off the top of my head…

The Day The Earth Stood Still

A good chunk of Marylin Monroe’s body of work.

Alien and the Predator films.

The Die Hard movies.

Planet Of The Apes original films, tv series and reboot.

M.A.S.H tv series and film.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The 1960’s Batman tv series and feature film.

Every Irwin Allen 1960’s SF/fantasy tv show. Lost In Space, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Land Of The Giants Also his biggest and best disaster flicks such as the original *The Poseidon Adventure.

And a back catalog of old movies and tv shows as impressive as MGM or Warner.

Something I don’t think any of us have pondered before. Who owns the Holiday Special? Fox or Lucasfilm?

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Just what sitting on the bookshelf in front of me (and that Wook didn’t mention): Young Frankenstein, The French Connection, Independence Day.

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I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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YodaFan67 said:

Going to be honest–
Besides X-men, what popular movies/ franchises does 20th century own? This is actually a serious question.

A few more to add to Wook’s list, just from my personal collection:

Patton

Cast Away

Mrs Doubtfire

Home Alone

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"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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Miracle on 34th Street

All or most of the Shirley Temple films

Planet of the Apes

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SilverWook said:

YodaFan67 said:

Going to be honest–
Besides X-men, what popular movies/ franchises does 20th century own? This is actually a serious question. I have no clue.

Off the top of my head…

The Day The Earth Stood Still

A good chunk of Marylin Monroe’s body of work.

Alien and the Predator films.

The Die Hard movies.

Planet Of The Apes original films, tv series and reboot.

M.A.S.H tv series and film.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The 1960’s Batman tv series and feature film.

Every Irwin Allen 1960’s SF/fantasy tv show. Lost In Space, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Land Of The Giants Also his biggest and best disaster flicks such as the original *The Poseidon Adventure.

And a back catalog of old movies and tv shows as impressive as MGM or Warner.

Something I don’t think any of us have pondered before. Who owns the Holiday Special? Fox or Lucasfilm?

X-men
Deadpool
Kingsmen
The god awful chipmunk movies
Fantastic 4
Star Wars (1977)
That is all I can think of off the top of my head because you mention the ones I would mention
And yes Disney owns the holiday special because abc produced it

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So many titles mentioned. So many titles that rightly should be in the public domain.

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“This concludes our broadcast day. Click.” — Chip Douglas

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HerekittykittyX said:

And yes Disney owns the holiday special because abc produced it

It was made by 20th Century Fox Television and aired on CBS.

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Jim Smith said:

Disney is no longer in talks to buy 20TH Century Fox. 😦

My hopes just got dashed against the rocks like the waves in the seas 😦.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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Jim Smith said:

Disney is no longer in talks to buy 20TH Century Fox. 😦

I’m not surprised, Fox is like the only thing that matches their power.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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The fact that they were even talking about doing this says to me that the two parties will eventually hammer out some kind of deal over ANH.

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I think Disney should also buy back the rights to the clone wars from Warner Brothers so it can get a proper ending and so they own all of star wars.

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WB only distributed the theatrical TCW film and released the show on video. I’m sure all the rights have always resided with Lucasfilm.

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SilverWook said:

WB only distributed the theatrical TCW film and released the show on video. I’m sure all the rights have always resided with Lucasfilm.

Then why did they cancel the show when it was so close to being finished? 😦

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Disney pulled the plug not WB.

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No idea.

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