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  • Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

    Bloomberg.com: U.S.

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    Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

    Dreamworks is the anti-Pixar.... not thinking Disney will sign a deal with them.

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      Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

      It is my understanding that this deal would not include distribution for the animation division, just movies and TV.
      "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

      "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



      "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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        Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

        My heart stopped for just a second. Why did Universal back out? This would have been the best decision they've done in awhile!!


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        • #5
          Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

          Note to Iger-

          MAKE THIS DEAL!

          Yeah, I know it is a lot of money, and we are a bit short... But let's be honest here... Our studio is sputtering... I think it is because when you lost the Weinsteins; you, Mr. Iger, lost some of your movie deal making juju...

          But creating a relationship with Dreamworks right now makes a LOT of sense... Even if it is only as a distributorship partner...

          I do realise there are some problems doing this, however... We can discuss those later.

          Thank you.

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            Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

            Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
            My heart stopped for just a second. Why did Universal back out? This would have been the best decision they've done in awhile!!
            Story is, during negotiations, DreamWorks asked for more money. Universal said no, DreamWorks secretly approached Disney, Universal pulls out.

            That's at least my understanding.
            "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

            "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



            "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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              Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

              Now, if I see Shreck in IASW...:bang:

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                Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

                I wouldn't mind seeing Mr. Roger Rabbit return.
                "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                  Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

                  Originally posted by stitchon View Post
                  Dreamworks is the anti-Pixar.... not thinking Disney will sign a deal with them.
                  Dreamworks is the anti-Eisner
                  Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever

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                    Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

                    Dreamworks animation is separate from Dreamworks Studios. Outside of that, Disney would distrute all of Dreamworks live-action and tv programming. So any future Spielberg film would come from Disney, like his Lincloin biopic. Also two huge people involved with Roger Rabbit are at Disney now, Robert Zemmeick and Steven.
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                      Re: Universal backs out of DreamWorks deal, DreamWorks talking to Disney

                      Spielberg Deal With Disney for 6 Years, 30 Films, FT Reports

                      By Sylvia Wier

                      Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is close to announcing a six-year, 30-film distribution deal with the Walt Disney Co., the Financial Times reported, citing no one.

                      The deal may be announced as soon as tomorrow, the newspaper said. Cash is involved in the transaction, though it will be in the form of a loan rather than an equity stake, the newspaper said. The FT put no value on the transaction.
                      Bloomberg.com: Worldwide
                      "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                      "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                      "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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