Re: Superheros at Disneyland? Disney buys Marvel (merged threads)
And Disney doesn't own Kingdom Hearts. Square-Enix created the game and licensed the Disney characters to create the story. Square-Enix also published the games. Disney just gets a royalty check.
Re: Superheros at Disneyland? Disney buys Marvel
Originally Posted by disneyfann121
I kind of got the feeling that Disney's purchase of Marvel was a move to try and boost their D23 Expo potential. On their own, Disney's answer to ComicCon is doomed to poor results (based on their already providing discount tickets to employees).
The fact that ComicCon has EVERY aspect of comics, including films, publishing and merchandising, available from EVERY studio, publisher and merchandiser, only points out the limits Disney faces, with JUST their film/publishing/merchandising properties to fill their Expo with.
So, next year (IF the D23 Expo survives, and IF the Marvel deal goes through), they can hype all the Marvel properties to help fill out their previously anemic expo exhibits.