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Old 01-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by mattsdragon View Post
Where is the contract?

I want to read it, and I'm too lazy to google it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by MJMcBride View Post
it must bother Universal to some degree that for every t-shirt they sell Disney gets some money

and every ride is helping Disney synergy to some degree
This sort of thing goes on in a lot of areas of the media buisness. Take Harry Potter for example. Universal is making a bundle from the theme park rights, Disney makes money off Potter because they own the TV broadcast rights (through ABC/ABC family), and a lot of people get access to ABC family through Comcast which owns Universal.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Horace Horsecollar View Post
Universal's license for Marvel characters does not have an expiration date.

Universal has exclusive theme park rights "East of The Mississippi" for the Marvel characters it is now using and other characters associated with them. As long as Universal's Marvel Super Hero Island at IOA is "operated and maintained in a first class manner consistent with the highest standards of the theme park industry" and Universal continues to pay the licensing fee, Universal has the these rights forever.

Disney could expand Marvel into Disneyland immediately if the company wished to.

And Disney could expand Marvel into Walt Disney World immediately, if the company only used characters that are not being being used by Universal and are not heroes or villains associated with those characters.

Universal is doing an excellent job operating Marvel Super Hero Island at IOA. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is now even more amazing with digital 3-D projection.
Thanks, you answered an argument between my son and I (who just ended the College Program). He told me about Disney / Marvel plans.

My argument: There is no way Universal or any other company would have built any 100 to $300 Million ride with the possibility the character could be pulled out under their feet.

I am certain you are right - I am vindicated!
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