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Should Disney buy Felix the Cat?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ToonGeek, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    should disney buy out felix the cat, disney did say they wanna buy out another character, my suggestion would be felix, plus he'd make another great character for disney, and disney will probaly use him more, his magic bag of tricks could need it, plus disney is using oswald more, felix could be good too!!, so what do you think?, should disney buy out felix, please tell me in the comments below
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    For God's sake, stop trying to sell everything to Disney, people!
  3. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    I think they should still focus on Oswald. Adding another character on seems like a bit much.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay... why would they? Is this a real thing? And why would they?
  5. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    I agree. Give us a source to work with here.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There is no call for Disney to buy him because there's no desire.

    They bought Pixar to make Movies, They bought the Muppets because Eisner always wanted to own them, they bought Marvel for basically merchandising reasons... all big powerhouses bigger than Felix.
  7. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Felix and Betty Boop are both darlings of the merchandise licensing industry, yet there's little public interest to see them in new projects. I don't see any interest from Disney to purchase them, nor do I see any likelihood that their ownership would want to part with them. Eventually all brands in the world will be owned by two or three global corporations. Why rush it? :coy:
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Awesome new avy, Jamie! :cool:
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  9. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Aw, thanks. The Acme folk needed a profile picture so this is what I came up with. ;)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Heh! My thoughts exactly.

    I seriously hate that all Felix and Betty Boop stand for are that they're some cute little things from a retro era that we no longer care about in media. I mean, at least Felix had that wonderful Saturday Morning series. All Betty Boop gets are those crappy unauthorized 200 Cartoon DVD's. I wanna see something official with a retrospective. That was some of the Fleischer Brothers' best work. Some of their color stuff (that doesn't involve Popeye or Superman) is very beautiful to look at, but vapidly written.

    I just hate when cartoons just become flaccid T-Shirts or cute little collector's crap with all their meaning and substance removed.
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  11. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    HUH, This IS OFF TOPIC But, Someday When I (Hopefully) Become An Animator My One Disare Would Be To Buy Felix The Cat From Classic Media, That Stupid No Good Company Ruins The Crap Out Of Cartoons, And IF They Still Own Him, My Desire Would Be To Buy Him Out Of That Company, And I Faked My Age Also, I'm Acatully 15, Sometimes I Wish I Was 25.
  12. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I love Disney stuff too, but the question one should really ask is - why should they or some large corporation own everything? My only concerns are content and quality. Ownership has no bearing on how something will turn out. :coy:
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    I think Disney has shown they know that the best way to treat their properties is to leave them alone and let someone else take care of them. I almost keep forgetting that Disney owns Marvel, because their meddling is very very low. There's Marvel stuff at the Disney Store... that's the only thing I can see. That and their idiotic aversion to having things as Happy Meal prizes, yet putting them on candy wrappers (No Avenger's Kid's Meal anywhere!?! Really?!). Other than that, I don't notice any distinct problems, other than small rights issues regarding cartoon ownership (i.e. Sony's Spectacular Spider-Man, Film Roman's X-Men Evolution, and hardest of all, Warner Brothers' old 1960's Hanna Barbera Fantastic Four cartoons). DC, being under Warner's control is lucky to have 90% of DC comics media owned by Warners anyway (Super Friends and various Ruby-Spears productions were due to the Turner merger).

    Still, there's no call or need on either part of Disney or whoever owns Felix for this to happen.
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Hopefully? Why are you saying hopefully? Of course you'll become an animator if you want to!
  15. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    I for one am a huge Disney fan, but there is no need for every cartoon character to be owned by Disney. Plus as mentioned there's probably no interested on Disney's part, cause let's be honest, if there was, Felix probably would be under the ownership of Disney by now.
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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thinking back on it, it's a bit ironic that he didn't try to buy out Sid & Marty Krofft as well, since he ended up becoming like a vehicle for them in some cases, because he green-lit a number of their shows for ABC, and kept wanting them to do more and more shows... but then again, the Kroffts knew better, because it was Walt Disney himself who told the two of them NEVER SELL ANYTHING YOU CREATE BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE TRY AND TAKE EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER WORKED FOR RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER YOUR NOSE.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Because he was an expert on doing that and taking credit for everyone else's work. At least, hypocritically after he lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

    Oswald actually bugs me for one reason.

    As someone who loves studying animation and all the weird old tales of how things came about, I HATE that everyone thinks Oswald just came out of the Epic Mickey game. Him and Phantom Blot. I mean, Phantom Blot was on Ducktales, and I'm sure everyone in the US has seen every episode of Ducktales at this point.
  18. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    With all the reboots and reissues, how come Ducktales hasn't been relaunched? I loved that show!
  19. kyunkyua

    kyunkyua Active Member

    I was born after Ducktales. Sorry. *shrug*
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ducktales? I'll do you one better...

    Why are there no American projects for the Duck family? There's ample opportunity for them to do an animated version of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. If they can shove it into a single episode of Ducktales, they can surely make a 90 minute animated movie. I want to see more DTV Mickey and co productions. If they have those Italian Tinkerbell comics the basis of those DTV CGI movies, why not Duck Avenger, Double Duck, or Wizards of Mickey films too? At least something that isn't a kiddy Dora-esque preschool show. Would you know Super Goof only was animated for a House of Mouse episode?

    Even if Marvel just reprints some old Scrooge McDuck/Donald Duck comics somehow. Even something Magazine format, altered to be more like Italian Disney magazine Topolino.

    It's high time for the Duck Family to get its due in the US.

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