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Are The Classic 90’s Marvel Cartoons Coming To Disney+?

Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is set to have a huge lineup of Marvel content ready at launch. This includes new series such as Loki and WandaVision as well as the films in the MCU like Black Panther and Captain Marvel. But nothing can beat the classic Marvel cartoons from the 90’s. Fans of those shows might be excited by this news.

 

 

 

Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, those who have had early access to the streaming service has gone to Twitter to say that Disney+ plus will feature 90’s Marvel cartoons such as the original Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons. Other 90’s cartoons include Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four.

 

 

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The tweets came after Disney+ launched a free trial for the service exclusively in the Netherlands. According to the original source, there are even more classic Marvel cartoons on the service.

 

 

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We’re still 60 days away from the launch of Disney+, and the photos and tweets themselves don’t officially confirm anything, but the prospect of being able to stream these classic cartoons whenever you want is surely to get people talking.

 

 

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Disney Is Rebooting Several Fox Properties

 

 

 

Disney’s acquisition of Fox has led to a number of interesting developments, but the one on everyone’s minds is what will Disney do with Fox’s franchises.

Earlier in the year, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the company will try to incorporate Fox’s existing franchises into its portfolio. Most recently, the company reiterated that point with several announcements.

Specifically, the company announced that several Fox properties are being rebooted for their Disney+ streaming service. The four Fox franchises are Home Alone, Cheaper By The Dozen, Night at the Museum, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

 

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In addition, Disney has also said that they are looking at ways to reboot the Planet of the Apes franchise, though there is no word yet on whether it will be in theaters or on Disney+.

And of course, with the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties under their belt, Marvel is looking into trying to incorporate the famous teams into the MCU.

 

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Disney obviously expects big things from Fox, especially after suffering a stock loss due to several Fox bombs.

 

 

Are you excited for these new franchise reboots?

 

 

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Mouse Guard

Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Mouse Guard’ Adaptation

The Disney/Fox merger means that we’ll get many X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool movies to come. However, they’ll likely come at the price of other projects that were originally planned.

io9 reports that Disney just cancelled Fox’s adaptation of Mouse Guard, the hit Peter Davidson graphic novel about adorable, epic, warrior mice who battle the elements and the rest of the food chain, to protect their homes.

 

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Production on the $170 million motion-capture adaptation, expected to star Sonoya Mizuno, Andy Serkis, Idris Elba, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, was only two weeks away before cancellation. The Wes Ball feature was pitched as “Game of Thrones with mice.”

Disney has actually given the film’s producers, including Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes), permission to pitch to other studios. Potential homes include Paramount and Netflix, which currently has a production deal with Reeves. Therefore, there is hope.

 

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Disney Officially Owns X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool!

Its official: Disney and Fox have finalized their merger. According to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday morning at 12:02 AM, Disney has completed its over seventy-three-billion-dollar acquisition of Fox’s assets. These include: Fox’s TV and film studios, National Geographic, Indian TV network Star India, and Fox’s thirty-percent stake in Hulu. Meanwhile, a new division of Fox called Fox Corp will operate independently and continue to broadcast Fox News.

Mickey Mouse stands surrounded by characters the Disney Corp. now owns, such as Iron Man, Deadpool, Wolverine, and one of the blue cat people from Avatar.

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Well known properties/franchises that Disney now own include: X-Men, Deadpool, Avatar, Alien,and Die Hard. This a massive slate of properties added to Disney’s already impressive catalogue, considering they also own Lucasfilm and Marvel. It is estimated that with this acquisition, Disney will become the most powerful studio in the world, as its films will dominate the box office for the years to come. In a good year, Disney might dominate well over half of grosses and own over thirty-percent of total market share. This is staggering to think about, without even factoring in how this will change our streaming and television choices, especially with Disney+ on the way.

Still, it is exciting to think about potential crossover material, such as Deadpool meeting The Avengers or Wolverine appearing to help fight a threat such as Thanos. But it remains to be seen how this will affect films in general going forward, especially given Disney’s dominance of the genre now. We’ll keep our eyes out, but this is a very exciting and nerve-wracking deal. Earth-shattering, even.

 

 

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Anastasia

Cinderella Who? Anastasia Steals the Spotlight as the NEW Disney Princess

I love a technicality, and technically, Anastasia has become a Disney princess. On Thursday, Disney announced it had struck a deal to acquire Fox for $52.4 billion. Following the deal, most people have focused on the steps towards a Disney monopoly like no other: the merger means all the characters within the pages of Marvel Comics are finally under one cinematic roof. The merger also means that Anastasia, the heroine from the 1997 film of the same name, is officially a Disney princess. 

 

Despite always feeling like she should be a Disney princess, the movie came out of 20th Century Fox’s animation studios and could never really be on your list of favorite princesses, until now. I’m psyched to add her to my list of favorites, but the issue now is exactly where on that list she’ll land. She’s kind of a badass, you know.

 

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My favorite Disney princess has always been Mulan, but with this news, I’m not sure how solid that ranking is. Mulan and Anastasia have a lot in common, they’re two of the earliest examples of self-sufficient princesses who seek out their own adventures rather than just search for a prince to marry or stumble into trouble and expect a man to save them. These are the princesses that paved the way for stories with strong role models like Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, or Moana. 

 

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If you’re still on the fence, let’s talk about our newest Disney prince, Dimitri. As a child, he selflessly saves Anastasia and her grandmother. As an adult, he’s a con man with a heart of gold who looks damn good in a tux and can waltz with the best of them. Oh yeah, and did I mention he was voiced by John Cusack? Oops, probably should’ve mentioned that first. 

 

And then there’s the villain of the story – Rasputin! He’s such a creep in such a lovely, historically accurate way. 

 

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Seriously, this movie should be working its way to the top of your list, if it isn’t already.

 

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