EDITORIAL: What Should Disney Buy Next?
In the last couple years; Disney has brought The Muppets, Marvel, and now LucasFilm which includes both Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Disney is spending money like there is no tomorrow. Disney, here are 10 suggestions on what to buy next. Some suggestions most likely can't happen, some can, and some are fun. Click to check out what Disney should buy next to join the House that Mickey built.
In case you don’t know, Disney brought LucasFilm. Disney now has the Star Ware and Indiana Jones franchise. Over the past couple years; Disney has brought the Muppets franchise, Marvel comics, and now LucasFilm. Disney isn’t just taking over the game but changing the game and making it their own. I have come up with some suggestions that Disney could buy next. Some aren’t possible, some are for cool, some are for fun, and some needs to happen. Let’s get started.
1. The Rest of Marvel
Dear Fox & Sony, Disney just brought the entire Star Wars and Indiana Jones universes for 4.2 Billion dollars. If you think you can get something like that for giving Disney X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man your dead wrong. Before Disney buys another universe, they need to get all of the licenses back in one universe before focusing on another. We comic book fans have wanted Disney to buy the other characters in the Marvel universe. Now that Disney brought Star Wars I strongly feel they can get the other characters back and have a complete Marvel universe. I suggest giving FOX 2.5 billion for the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four and give Sony 1.5 for Spider-Man.
2. The Three Stooges
Recently the Farrelly brothers directed, wrote, and produced a Three Stooges movie. While the movie got mixed reviews, the film is also considered a flop. As someone who saw the movie I thought it was pretty good and I saw it with my dad and he grew up a Stooges fan and he loved it. Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso were praised for their portrayals of Larry, Curly and Moe. The Three Stooges is one of the greatest comedy acts of all time. In this generation they need a breath of fresh air to keep up with today's family entertainment and who's better for it than Disney. Maybe replay some of the older Stooges shows as well as making a new Three Stooges show with the Farrelly brothers help.
3. Rights To A Halo Movie
Wouldn't it just be awesome if not only Disney had Star Wars but Halo. For anyone thinking that Halo maybe too violent because of the M rating, I have always disagreed with the rating. Beside blood there is no reason Halo should have gotten the M rating. Disney should try to make the film PG-13. Even though the last movie Disney made off of a game wasn't a success, they still held true to the game. Halo has been trying to get an adaption for a long time now and Disney could be a good home for the movie.
4. Rights To An Adaption of Stephen Colbert’s I AM A POLE (AND SO CAN YOU!)
Comedian, writer, political satirist, actor, and TV host Stephen Colbert wrote a children's book called I Am A Pole (And So Can You!). Children's writer Maurice Sendak praised the children's book. During a interview of Sendak by Colbert, Colbert gave a draft of the book with Sendak, to which Sendak stated "The sad thing is, I like it!" Colbert has said that while it’s a children's book, the book is "the perfect gift to give a child, or grandchild, for their high school or college graduation. Also, Father's Day. Also, other times." Using Pixar to adapt an animated movie with Colbert starring, directing, and producing, this movie could be a hit. Tom Hanks narrated the book in an audio tape so he could also be involved.
5.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Please save this franchise for being ruined from Michael Bay Disney. With the exception of the new show, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven't made as much as a impact in children's life's as some of us 80s and 90s babies. The last time the Turtles were really used was in the 2007 TMNT. The Turtles need a comeback and making them aliens is not the right way. For the most part, Disney has let Marvel do their thing and not change it. If Disney buys the Turtles they need to bring them back to their classic roots.
I want a Transformers movie focused on the Transformers and not humans. In movies like Toy Story, Monsters INC, Cars, and A Bugs Life humans were either a back sit to other characters or humans weren't used at all. The Transformers need to focus on the robots and not the humans. Disney not only needs to buy them but make sure Michael Bay doesn't come close to this film. Keep Michael Bay as far away from the Transformers like keeping Jerry Sandusky as far away with a child.
7. Angry Birds Developer Rovio Entertainment
The company behind the hit mobile game, Angry Birds, could be brought by Disney. The most simple reason why is because of the fact we will see an Angry Birds Star Wars themed game. Knowing how big that will be, it is likely there will be sequels. If they make more Star Wars Angry Birds why not join Disney. They could also make Marvel, Muppets, and other Disney themed Angry Bird games.
Snoopy is without a doubt the coolest cartoon dog every. You can hang with Scooby but I'm a Snoopy fan. As a kid, I loved the Peanuts cartoons. Linus is probably my favorite character on the show. I could list many reasons why but to keep this article going let’s just say I carried my blanket everywhere too. In a world where it seems as those children are losing their innocence with many bad influences in the media, Peanuts was always the cartoon that spoken in religious terms, spiritual and had kids speaking like adults having common sense. In the last decade, nothing new has come from Peanuts besides the fact they still have their comic strip. Recently it was announced a Peanuts movie will come in 2015. While I am happy new Peanuts entertainment is coming out, we still need more. Having a new cartoon series that is produced with Charles Shulz's son, Craig, his grandson, Bryan, and Cornelius Uliano writing and being on board could be great. Just no CGI. Also a Snoopy/Mickey crossover would be amazing.
9. Family Guy
Sure this one is unlikely because of the shows mature humor, the fact the show is owned by FOX and can't see this happening on a Disney channel but did you see the clip? Wasn't it cool? A man can dream. Yea.
As a diehard DC fan, I beg. Please buy DC Disney. Sure WB's owns them but money talks. I'm tired of defending WB's. While I'm remaining optimistic about the Justice League movie, nothing yet has screamed that the movie will be good. All WB's wants to do is make movies similar to Nolan's Batman series. While I love Nolan's Batman, I want some different. Not the same song and dance. Please Disney makes a deal. 7 billion on the table for DC and I promise WB's will take them. If you don't want to make life action DC movies because you have Marvel, let Pixar made animated DC movies for film. We've seen the photos of what if Pixar made Justice League and they looked awesome. Last night I wrote an editorial in the heat of the moment and now having some time pass from it I just feel that I shouldn't have wrote it and I have no confidence in WB's getting Justice League right. I have confidence in WB's making a Justice League movie, just not making it good. I have confidence in Superman and Batman but nothing about anyone else. I've defended you too long WB's. While I've grow up a DC fan, and will see DC movies if they get good reviews, I'm tired of defending. I'm not declaring myself a Marvel fan but I am joining the light side bandwagon with Disney. You know what really grinds my gears? You WB's. Frick you.
That is 10 suggestions that Disney could buy. What are your thoughts and feelings? Do you want to see Disney buy a couple of these suggestions are do you think they got enough franchises right now? Comment below. Peace.
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