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  • I think in 2017: Disney is to buy Metro Goldwyn Mayer after Disney-MGM Studios existed in Disney World until 2007.

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    • Eh...by now I say either Sony or Warner Bros will buy MGM (because MGM worked with WB on The Hobbit and Sony worked with MGM on the James Bond series).  I just can't see Disney buying MGM, MGM is a bit too mature for the likes of Disney and also haven't worked on animation in years.

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    • I agree. If I were to put my money on the next Disney acquisition, I'd bet on Electronic Arts.

      Disney is barely breaking even at best in the Video Game industry. EA is a leading video game company, the "Disney" of video games. They have a diverse portfolio that ranges from family to adult games.

      They've considering acquisition offers before, but none of them have ever gotten through to final negotiations.

      Disney also tends to cozy up to companies they plan to acquire. With Pixar, they distributed the movies, with LucasFilm, they had theme park deals. Disney has "cozied up" to EA with that 10-year Star Wars contract.

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    • EA could also help boost Disney Intereactive as well, since most of EA's staff would be moving there (a la Pixar's staff's transition to Disney's Feature Animation).

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    • Exactly. If they do buy EA, I'd assume Disney Interactive would be closed and devs would be moved over to EA.

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    • I don't think it will exactly be closed (Pixar didn't close down when that was bought), but I'd expect EA to probably shrink.  Of course remember, EA has a lot of divisons (such as Dreamworks Games and Popcap).

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    • That's true. They'd probably only keep the profitable franchises going (The Sims, EA Sports, etc)

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    • What would be the point of renaming Disney-MGM Studios if they could just buy MGM?

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    • After a year; the discussion returns with a new update: if you are a Disney or MGM fan, check this out:

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      I've made this campaign a short time ago called "The Disney MGM Campaign"; it's about, once again, that Disney should buy MGM (as we discussed it before last year) later in 2015.

      It should include distribution rights to James Bond 007 under Walt Disney Pictures, just after the release of Spectre; in which become the last Bond film released by Columbia Pictures.

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    • It should include distribution rights to James Bond 007 under Walt Disney Pictures, just after the release of Spectre; in which become the last Bond film released by Columbia Pictures.

      As much as I love 007, it's too mature of a franchise to be under the Disney name.  Maybe it could be release with Touchstone as that is Disney's more "mature" studio for films.  Also, it's always quite posible that Sony (Columbia) looks into renewing their contract with MGM.

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    • even with the United Artists name for the future, MGM and Disney has all the James Bond, All Dogs Go To Heaven, the Secret of NIMH, Rocky and the Pink Panther. the United Artists brand is now a disney division. Mickey Mouse now runs MGM/UA.

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    • If Disney buys MGM, then The Wizard of Oz will finally be theirs. Disney has always wanted that (Return to Oz, Oz the great and Powerful, Once Upon a Time)

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    • All Dogs go to heaven 4 and The Secret of Nimh 3 are going to be produced by Disney under the MGM/UA Brand.

      James Bond, The Pink Panther and Rockey now belong to Disney as of 2015.

      will the secret of nimh series called "N.I.M.H. Mice Kingdoms" air on disney junior? you know the show sets before the film.

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    • NO!

      Disney won't have "The Wizard of Oz"!

      Warner Bros, will still own it because Ted Turner bought the MGM library in 1986.

      MGM owns their post-1986 library.

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    • Hi, I'm an independent game developer and I have a friend who used to work in the Disney Online division of Disney Interactive. Back in 2011 to 2012 Disney Interactive went through many corporate changes and new management. There were many problems throughout the divisions that eventually led to massive amounts of workers being laid off and the closure of many of Disney Online's services. Mainly Pixie Hollow, Pirates Online, and Toontown Online were the most notable. Disney Interactive was known for making Educational Games for the PC throughout the late 90s and the early 2000s for younger audiences. However the gaming industry for that particular audience has since moved to Mobile Gaming and in 2014 Disney Interactive made attempts to enter the Mobile Gaming market but ultimately failed. From my understanding the Disney Online division had intentions of moving its services to Mobile Capable game engines. However, management was not very fond using engines that they do not own.  At the beginning of 2016 Disney Interactive quietly laid off most of its in house development staff and has since then abandoned in house development of games. Disney Interactive only publishes games such as the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Now they have other companies develop games for  them and they publish the game.

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    • All of this crap is false..

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    • Let me reword that, they no longer develop games in house for PC, and Consoles. They continue to produce mobile games, but the profitability is starting to shrink. All Self Publishing efforts in other ends of the gaming market were ceased last May.

      Disney Interactive has also merged with its consumer products unit,

      I have listed sources that have confirmed my friends information below.  

      The following is confirmed as true

      - Most of the Disney Online division's services were cut to focus on Mobile gaming as said in Toontowns, Pirates, and Pixie Hollows closing FAQ which says:


      According to the Closing FAQDisney's reasoning for closing the game was as follows:

      The Walt Disney Company is committed to offering high-quality, entertaining play experiences in both online virtual worlds and mobile apps. At this time, we are shifting our development focus towards other online and mobile play experiences, such as Club Penguin and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps. We deeply appreciate your enthusiasm and loyal support for Toontown Online and sincerely hope you will continue to enjoy the large variety of online and mobile play experiences Disney offers - with more to come soon!

      –Closing FAQ, [1]

      Disney Interactive Laid off 700 workers in 2014.

      Disney Interactive Laid off most of its house development team after the closing of Disney Infinity.

      Confirmed By:

      http://www.cartoonbrew.com/games/disney-shuts-infinity-will-lay-off-300-employees-139525.html

      http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/disney-interactive-lays-off-700-employees-1201126908/

      http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-disney-merging-interactive-and-consumer-products-units-20150629-story.html

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6nBBsWGqHo

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    • Warner Bros. keeps MGM's pre-1986 until 2019, when Lionsgate merges with MGM.

      Disney merged with Eon. MGM sold 007 to Disney. United Artists is sold to DHX Media.

      MGM's post-1986 library is handeled by Disney from 2015 to 2019.

      in 2020, MGM merged with Lionsgate to from MGM/Lionsgate Entertainment Company.

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    • MGM has been around just about as long as Disney...

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    • Arik069 wrote: Warner Bros. keeps MGM's pre-1986 until 2019, when Lionsgate merges with MGM.

      Disney merged with Eon. MGM sold 007 to Disney. United Artists is sold to DHX Media.

      MGM's post-1986 library is handeled by Disney from 2015 to 2019.

      in 2020, MGM merged with Lionsgate to from MGM/Lionsgate Entertainment Company.

      No, no, no Time Warner buys MGM/UA would be better. Disney doesn't need MGM.

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    • Orange Mo wrote:

      Arik069 wrote: Warner Bros. keeps MGM's pre-1986 until 2019, when Lionsgate merges with MGM.

      Disney merged with Eon. MGM sold 007 to Disney. United Artists is sold to DHX Media.

      MGM's post-1986 library is handeled by Disney from 2015 to 2019.

      in 2020, MGM merged with Lionsgate to from MGM/Lionsgate Entertainment Company.

      No, no, no Time Warner buys MGM/UA would be better. Disney doesn't need MGM.

      Time Warner only owns MGM's pre-1986 library, NOT the post-1986 library. Disney wants to handel the james bond (007) film library since December 2015.

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    • this is so fake lol. Warner Bros. would never give up MGM's old library. They would lose ownership of the MGM cartoon characters and the pre-1948 cartoons.

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    • Orange Mo wrote:
      this is so fake lol. Warner Bros. would never give up MGM's old library. They would lose ownership of the MGM cartoon characters and the pre-1948 cartoons.

      Warner was NOT losing it's pre-1948 cartoons. Warner keeps the pre-1948 cartoons away from Disney's MGM.

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    • Arik069 wrote:

      Orange Mo wrote:
      this is so fake lol. Warner Bros. would never give up MGM's old library. They would lose ownership of the MGM cartoon characters and the pre-1948 cartoons.

      Warner was NOT losing it's pre-1948 cartoons. Warner keeps the pre-1948 cartoons away from Disney's MGM.

      Well if Disney bought MGM before Turner bought it then Disney would own the pre-1948 toons.

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    • but then Warner Bros. merges with Disney.

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    • Arik069 wrote:
      but then Warner Bros. merges with Disney.

      Then Disney would own "Harry Potter". The horror!

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    • Disney does not need Warner Bros! Disney owns enough stuff

      Pixar

      Marvel Studios

      Lucasfilm

      20th Century Fox

      Blue Sky

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    • If Disney acquires Sony Pictures, MGM, Warner Bros., Dimension and Miramax.....

      If Universal acquires CBS-Viacom (like what the Ryan the Super Internet Guy said), Lionsgate, Discovery Communication and DreamWorks (the studio, not the animated studio that is bought already)......

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    • Yeah, but like what I said Disney owns enough studios!

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    • Oh.

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    • I personally don't think Disney would wanna buy MGM. They're just gonna have to let Warner Bros. buy MGM.

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    • Frankly I don't think Disney is going to buy another Film studio (e.g. Warner Bros., Sony Pictures)

      But I wouldn't mind (although I doubt this would happen) if Disney buys the The Jim Henson Company. It is my personal wish that the rest of Henson reunites with the Muppets under the Disney roof ‘cause the media world is getting smaller, and Disney could utilize the Henson library and brands for their streaming ambitions, but that's just me.

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    • I heard Disney's selling off FoxNext because they'd bring their licenses to video games rather than make them.

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    • No, WARNER BROS. should buy MGM.

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