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#42

So I had been wanting to see this movie and now we have word that it’s been picked up by Netflix:

But I’m more interested in news that it’s currently showing in select US cities! I don’t know for how much longer but, has anyone seen it already? I’d be tempted to take the train to NYC and catch a showing while I can.

From the trailer, the idea of a man fed up with the potential end of the world unloading a chaingun into Jupiter’s Red Spot is fucking hilarious/awesome.

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#43

Disney announced some time last year that they’ll be starting a new premium streaming service called Disney+. Frankly, I didn’t think much of it since every Hollywood studio is chasing that $treaming trend (they also already have a free service for their TV networks called DisneyNOW), but today, Bob Iger made an interesting announcement about the service:

The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a “vault” and brought out basically every few years will be on the service.

This is fascinating. If they hold true to their word, Song of the South and Disney’s other obscure films could be on there. I just hope they don’t get cold feet.

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#44

I’ve never really understood the whole “Disney Vault” thing, yeah, you’re artificially increasing scarcity, but, on the other hand, there is so many other things out there to watch, why waste your time freaking out about those few films? They’re good sure, but so too are hundreds of other movies.

Yet another thing I didn’t get as a kid.

It also took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out my confusion over the whole “Wait, if this is Episode 4 of StarWars, what happened to episodes 1-3?” when I first saw it on TV. (I’m 4 years younger than ep 4!)

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#45

The “vault” lets you “re-release” something in a way that, in effect, means a large group of people will watch it around the same time. That generates its own media buzz and discussion, far greater than the long tail.

It creates a media hype train. A small one, but it’s still useful.

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#46

that’s kinda all there is to it. Yes, there is literally more hours of content than you could watch in a lifetime, but Disney has a reputation behind theirs. I’m constantly shocked at how many famous films aren’t available on any streaming service simply because they are classics and people will still pay for them. Just yesterday I wanted to watch the Blair Witch Project and I can’t even stream a two decades old movie on any streaming service without shelling out an additional fee.

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#47

15 characters of YAR!!

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#49

Im getting some serious tonal whiplash from this article. A sentence mentioning how paying 70+ billion dollars to a company will cause 4000 people to lose their jobs is sandwiched between paragraphs of how excited everyone is about x-men crossovers

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#50

WGA tells thousands of Hollywood writers to fire their agents.

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#51

The Mouse Guard movie is real. It’s legit. It had big names on it. It was going to start actual production in two weeks. Then Disney finished buying FOX and canceled the whole thing just now.

Still, it seems like it could find a new home.

If I was rich, I would hook it up with Cartoon Saloon.

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#52

If I were rich, I’d personally executive produce this. It’s guaranteed to make $$$$

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#53

170 million though! That’s a big risk. I think Spider-verse was cheaper to make by like 80 million.

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#54

I wonder how much it actually costs to make a movie if you get down to brass tacks and say “we need to produce this film”, isn’t more than half a movie’s budget marketing?

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#55

Not sure how that math all shaked out, but at least with box office tracking sites like boxofficemojo.com, they report “production budget” which does not include marketing

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