Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has announced named former Warner Bros. President Alan Horn as chairman of Walt Disney Studios, replacing Rich Ross, who abruptly resigned in April following the disastrous box-office performance of John Carter.
This morning, the two entertainment titans completed the process of merging in New York City with a stock holder vote, changing the face of comics for 2010 and the foreseeable future.
The nephew of Walt Disney and a powerful force in the Disney company lost a
battle to cancer, perhaps ending the family-controlled aspect of one of the world's
most powerful entertainment companies.
The stockholder vote to finalize the proposed $4 billion deal between the media giants has been scheduled to take place by the end of the year, with the expected result making the House of Ideas a part of the House of Mouse.
You all know comics retailer Brian Hibbs isn't once to mince words. Well, today Hibbs shares his thoughts and opinions on the Marvel/Disney sale in an open letter to the Walt Disney Company.
"Batman" movie producer & comic writer Michael Uslan and Jonathan Friedland, Disney's VP of Strategic Communications, spoke with CBR about the landmark deal that brought the House of Ideas to the House of the Mouse.
Rob Liefeld, Dan Vado, Mike Carey, Jason Aaron and Jeff Parker are just some of the comics professionals who shared with CBR their reactions to the news that the Walt Disney Company is to acquire Marvel Comics.