Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

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  1. TEG macrumors 604

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    It has just been reported that Disney has purchased the right to The Muppets from Jim Henson Company.

    Story at Quicken.com


    If this isn't a sign of the Apocolypse, I don't know what is.

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  2. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Well, at least the JH Co retains the rights to non-Muppets stuff like Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Farscape, Fraggle Rock, etc.

    But Disney? the Muppets? Come on, Eisner, do you really think that's a substitute for Pixar?
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ouch....and after Comcast's bid was denied, you have to wonder if that had anything to do with it...

    Ah nuts :(

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    > TEG

    I think I slept through the 8,300 other posts about the signs of the appocalypse -- but this is as bad as DEI selling rights to their signature properties to Petty Enterprises. :(
     

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  5. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    that sucks. disney is way to boring to own a great property like the muppets.
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Nah, this has been in the works for over a year. The Henson company was half owned by EM.TV which was having serious solvency problems. Disney wanted the Muppet Movie properties but not the rest; that's how the family got involved in buying it out. Disney already had so many rights on Muppet stuff that their value would be pretty limited to anyone else.
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    well that's truly sad. such a huge bit of Henson's company...
    umm... brian... sounds like your ass is pwned, seriously. partner nothing. they may have you make movies for them, they may cut you out entirely...

    paul
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    Isnt that sign missing the word Lack? sorry for the off post.
     
  9. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    yeah... that is kind of depressing... hopefully the companies will remain as autonomous as possible...
     
  10. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    Disney is swollowing a poision pill. Look for more debt payments and aquasitions soon. My guess? Disneyland Paris debt buying, more large theme park construction, and others.
     
  11. TEG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    Yes, we all know that the CIA headquarters is named after George H. W. Bush, please let it drop. He was a war hero, and a dedicated Agent.

    TEG
     
  12. Blackhawk macrumors member

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    Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    Speaking of Disney and new construction, I recently read that they are already building a new Theme Park in Hong Kong on one of the small Islands nearby.
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Re: Re: Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    Unlike his son... :rolleyes:
    How long was he Director for anyway?
     
  14. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    in other news, strange noises were heard coming from Jim Hensens grave today. scientists believe the sound is due to his body having some sort of twitch that is causing him to constantly roll over.

    those bastards... the muppets?? i can feel my childhood being raped and beaten by Disney.
     
  15. TEG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    He was Director for One Year
    After being in the House of Representitives for one term.

    Don't even bring Up George W. Bush.
    I don't want a flamewar.
    But none the less, at least George W. took economics. (He is following the basic rules of Economics)

    TEG
     
  16. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    i know disney and henson had a working relationship in the past, but to be honest, i'm not a fan of much that has been done with the muppets since jim henson died. i don't think the henson film company had much more direction than disney the past decade or so.

    still, it hurts to think kermit et al are being absorbed.
     
  17. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    Yeah, the basic rules of economics. "Lower costs + same prices = more profit. Cheaper labor (i.e. foreign) + cheaper materials + machines = lower costs" And where does that leave us....

    And I can't think of anyone's signature that is more flame-worthy than yours
     
  18. TEG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Actually what I ment, was...

    To get out of a recession/depression in a reasonable ammount of time you MUST go into debt to rebuild the economy, then you use the upturn to pay off the debt. Also, the recession was started in 1999 therefore it is Clinton's fault, not Bush's.

    TEG
     
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    if you guys don't knock it off this is gonna get sent to the political forum... or the wasteland.
     
  20. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Now THAT'S a signature worth discussing!
     
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Re: Re: Re: Sign of the Apocolypse #8301

    If you want the nitty gritty, it was the investors putting their money into companies that never showed a profit...

    And what is there to discuss about QCassidy's sig? It's common knowledge. :D
     
  22. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Nooooooooooooo!!

    I feel the same way...

    How disney, HOW ARE YOU GOING to ruin the muppets?

    A new new muppets show?

    God damn them.

    WHY?!?!?


    arg.

    :mad:
     
  23. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    MrMacman thanks for siding over here on the light side... most people i've told about this were pretty indifferent about it! this kind of crap pisses me off so much.

    my local college news paper had a satire on this today about how George Lucus bought the Star Trek franchise and how they were going to mix the two and stuff... it was pretty funny.

    glad to see some people care about the muppets!
     

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