Disney levels up with massive Fox acquisition.

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FILE – In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013, file photo, an entrance to a parking garage at 20th Century-Fox studios, an entity owned by News Corporation, is seen in Los Angeles. Disney announced Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it is buying a large part of Fox, but the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles will remain with the Murdoch family. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

The Walt Disney Company announced earlier today (Dec. 14) that they have reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox; it’s movie and television divisions. This includes Fox’s cable channels and back catalog of both movies and TV shows.

Some of the highlights to this merger include X-Men, Deadpool, Avatar, the Simpsons…

What’s a Disney owned Deadpool going to look like? Hmm…

Don’t worry! So far, Disney’s acquisitions have been a positive thing. Like, back in 2012 when they bought Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise for $4 billion… the Disney/Star Wars movies are pretty great! Plus, now we can buy awesome Star Wars merch from the Disney store, which is a definite added bonus.

The Walt Disney Co. bought Pixar for $7.4 billion back in 2006, and Marvel in 2008 for another $4 billion.

This latest buy also puts Disney in the game with major rivals Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. How? The Hulu connection! They will receive Fox’s majority stake in the already established online video streaming service which has a whopping 32 million users.

“The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before.” – Bob Iger, Disney CEO

Fox News, the Fox broadcast network and the FS1 sports cable channel were not included in this 54.2 billion dollar deal nor was the 20th Century Fox lot in Hollywood.

Some major Fox television shows that will now become Disney properties include: The Simpsons, Empire, Gotham, Family Guy, New Girl, Bones, Prison Break, Glee and more.

As for the major motion pictures which currently have new additions in the works or maybe could see new life with sequels, we’ve got: Avatar, X-Men and X-Men origin stories, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Independence Day, Home Alone and Die Hard.

Ok… who doesn’t want a new Home Alone??


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