Disney 'unintentionally' tied to gambling industry.

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  1. Rumors Rocks

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    Gambling Debate Entangles Disney in Florida http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/us/gambling-debate-entangles-disney-in-florida.html?_r=0

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    Disney World in Florida. The Walt Disney Company has long argued that gambling tarnishes the state’s family-friendly brand.

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    Iron Man and other characters owned by Disney appear on slot machines.

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    A slot machine featuring the Disney-owned Spider-Man.

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    A casino in Coconut Creek, Fla., owned by the Seminole Tribe, which has seven large and small casinos in Florida. State lawmakers are preparing to decide whether to allow Las Vegas-style resort casinos, which the Walt Disney Company opposes.

     
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  3. Son of Gadsden

    Son of Gadsden Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the

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    Disney does not own Spiderman.

    Sony does.
     
  4. Sosai X

    Sosai X Vaguely grouchy

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    Spider-man is owned by Marvel. Disney purchased Marvel, totally and outright. Sony has a licence with Marvel that gives it certain rights to produce and market the Spider-man films and related merchandise. Disney has a legal obligation to honor Sony's pre-existing contract with Marvel. However, when that contract expires, Sony will lose those rights, and they will return to Disney entirely.
     
  5. Son of Gadsden

    Son of Gadsden Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the

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    I'll take your word for it.

    I was under the assumption that Sony owned all rights, but google searches are showing "movie only" rights. I hadn't seen anything relating to Spiderman around anything Disney thus far, so I assumed that was the case.
     
  6. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

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    The Disney Store sells plenty of Spiderman merchandise, I've bought some for my son so I can verify that Disney does, in fact, have rights to Spiderman.
     
  7. Rumors Rocks

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  8. Son of Gadsden

    Son of Gadsden Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the

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    Well, I learn something about this odd Marvel situation every day.
     
  9. Tonka's Skipper

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    I don't see Disney at all humiliated! It nothing more then a fact of existing licenses and waiting for them to expire!


    Frankly this is a big to do about nothing, the article like some many articles trying to make a issue where there isn't really nothing, writes a title that implies Disney is running a casino or betting polar!:confused3

    The article admits that the licenses and contracts are expiring and will not be renewed, but continues to comment implying Disney is somehow responsible for the pre Disney contracts and isn't stopping it. Yet they present no evidence that Disney could stop it.

    Seems Disney has always demonstrated that they are not into gambling and this is proved by the DCL with no casinos on there ships!

    Lets face it folks, the media loves to try and tear down anything with the name *DISNEY*, and when they have nothing or some minor thing, they make it up to seem like they have something!


    These type of articles are why so many people rank the media and so called journalist right down there with used car dealers and swamp land real estate sellers.


    AKK
     
  10. andysomma1

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    The title of this thread is a bit harsh, me thinks!
     
  11. Chuck S

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    This article makes no sense. Disney is not humiliated. Allowing Marvel characters on slot machines while opposing legalized large casinos state wide really isn't even a conflict of interest.

    Large Las Vegas style casino resorts would be travel destinations, competing with Disney for Florida tourist dollars. Since there are already casinos on Indian reservations, Disney may as well try to get a little piece of that pie through licensing. Reservation casinos are really not a major destination. Most states have them already, they really are not a major player competing for interstate tourist dollars, nor are they a family destination vacation.
     
  12. wiigirl

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    Me too....
     
  13. boreas154

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    Odd that their spokeswoman made such sweeping statements regarding the use of Marvel characters on slots. This was a more recent acquisition by Disney. I know all to well that the casino we have up here has a number of Oz machines that are in the most highly visible floor space.

    Just seem odd that they would talk about letting Marvel expire, yet allow Oz (which I believe is Disney alone).
     
  14. ParrotBill

    ParrotBill Yo ho, yo ho, a parrot's life for me

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    I would like to question the meaning of the word "content" on this packaging, and I hope we have something better to look forward to. Hoping the sequel is NOT "Disney Princess Superheroes."
     

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