Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 10:44am CST

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Per CNBC analyst Tom DiChristopher Disney could be a major obstacle standing in the way of Hasbro's purchase of DreamWorks Animation. In other words Disney must approve this deal! Hasbro has a very lucrative contract with Walt Disney to produce toys based on their Star Wars and Marvel Comics properties. Senior Analyst Steph Wissink at Piper Jaffray estimates that 25 to 30 percent of Hasbro's business is tied up with Disney. Hasbro owning Disney's biggest rival animation studio could present a huge problem.

After DreamWorks' recent box-office disappointments, including "Turbo" and "Rise of the Guardians." CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, also held talks with another potential buyer, Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank.

We will keep everyone updated on this story as it develops and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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This article was last modified on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 11:09am CST

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Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621632)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on November 13th, 2014 @ 10:52am CST
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Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621638)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on November 13th, 2014 @ 11:02am CST
Disney should just buy Hasbro.

Then they could have Emma's yellow VW bug on Once Upon A Time turn out to be G1 Bumblebee.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621650)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on November 13th, 2014 @ 11:35am CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:Disney should just buy Hasbro.

Exactly! I don't understand all the fuss.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621655)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 13th, 2014 @ 11:55am CST
Nah, see, first Hasbro buy Dreamworks, then Disney buys Hasbro, then Disney buys back Saban, then Disney makes a deal with Bandai that forces them to join with Hasbro, then Disney buys Bandai and merges it with Hasbro, then Tomy gets merged with Disney's new Hasbrandai, then Warner Bros and Universal merge with each other, then Mattel and Lego merge together, and all three go at each other trying to eat the other two in a three-way free-for-all of Disney vs. Warnerversal vs. Mattego. 8-}
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621659)
Posted by mooncake623 on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Nah, see, first Hasbro buy Dreamworks, then Disney buys Hasbro, then Disney buys back Saban, then Disney makes a deal with Bandai that forces them to join with Hasbro, then Disney buys Bandai and merges it with Hasbro, then Tomy gets merged with Disney's new Hasbrandai, then Warner Bros and Universal merge with each other, then Mattel and Lego merge together, and all three go at each other trying to eat the other two in a three-way free-for-all of Disney vs. Warnerversal vs. Mattego. 8-}



I could see this happening =X
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621660)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:03pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Nah, see, first Hasbro buy Dreamworks, then Disney buys Hasbro, then Disney buys back Saban, then Disney makes a deal with Bandai that forces them to join with Hasbro, then Disney buys Bandai and merges it with Hasbro, then Tomy gets merged with Disney's new Hasbrandai, then Warner Bros and Universal merge with each other, then Mattel and Lego merge together, and all three go at each other trying to eat the other two in a three-way free-for-all of Disney vs. Warnerversal vs. Mattego. 8-}


You forgot the part where Disney buys Florida from the U.S, (for me that's a dream come true).
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621661)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Nah, see, first Hasbro buy Dreamworks, then Disney buys Hasbro, then Disney buys back Saban, then Disney makes a deal with Bandai that forces them to join with Hasbro, then Disney buys Bandai and merges it with Hasbro, then Tomy gets merged with Disney's new Hasbrandai, then Warner Bros and Universal merge with each other, then Mattel and Lego merge together, and all three go at each other trying to eat the other two in a three-way free-for-all of Disney vs. Warnerversal vs. Mattego. 8-}


You forgot the part where Disney buys Florida from the U.S, (for me that's a dream come true).
Maybe they already have and we just don't know it yet. ;) :twisted:
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621666)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CST
i really hope disney doesnt let this happen, id hate to see dreamworks go down the toilet cause of hasbros idiocy. Now disney buying hasbro im all for cause marvel has done really well since they were bought & star wars is looking the same so far.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621668)
Posted by Optimizzy on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:i really hope disney doesnt let this happen, id hate to see dreamworks go down the toilet cause of hasbros idiocy. Now disney buying hasbro im all for cause marvel has done really well since they were bought & star wars is looking the same so far.


so I take it you havent seen Star Wars Rebels?


My problem is that Disney is not trying to make anything new anymore. Yes, it's famous for breathing new life in old fairy tales but it was new life. Now, they have bought other peoples creativity and plan to milk it until we hate it. Star Wars used to be a group of special movies that were important. Now they are just a cash cow that will always been on the air or in the theaters in some way while there are still people to buy tickets. Yeah, they may be good movies, but its still a dillution.

I don't want them to own hasbro because its good for SOMETHING to not be owned by disney.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621669)
Posted by Optimizzy on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CST
you know. I thought Turbo was disney. Silly me. But really. Disney takes Marvel and Star Wars from Hasbro. That's bad yeah. But really? Hasbro is pretty much the king of those kinds of toys right now. Dumb decision on Disney's part. Especially when dreamworks has NEVER been a threat to them.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621670)
Posted by Peridot on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
We need a name for the Disney/Hasbro/DW merger that will inevitably happen.
Disasbro Works?
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621675)
Posted by UltraPrimal on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:48pm CST
The title made me think of Mickey Mouse in the Pope's garments sprinkling holy water on Hasbro and Dreamworks. "...in nomine Patris et fillii et Spiritus Sancti..." :lol:
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621677)
Posted by Evil Eye on November 13th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CST
Oh GOD no. Anything that increases Disney's ownership over everything (that isn't Japanese anyway, as Japan seems to be the only place where businesses will tell Disney to get stuffed) is a baaaaad idea.

Also, whoever it was that said Disney should buy Bandai...not gonna happen. 1, Bandai is Japanese, so they're out of Disney's reach anyway. 2, Bandai is so enormous that even Disney couldn't afford to acquire them. Mickey Mouse can't defeat Gundam I'm afraid. Or Kamen Rider. Or Godzilla. Or any of the other millions of franchises Bandai owns (and unlike Disney, they don't have a reputation as insufferable legal pricks). Bandai is going to live forever- I'll wager a lot longer than Disney.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621679)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:i really hope disney doesnt let this happen, id hate to see dreamworks go down the toilet cause of hasbros idiocy.


You'd rather watch Dreamworks continue to go down the toilet on their own? (The Croods? Turbo? Mr. Peabody and Sherman?) Dreamworks Animation is to Disney what the Go-Bots were to Transformers.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621680)
Posted by mooncake623 on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
Delta Magnus wrote:Oh GOD no. Anything that increases Disney's ownership over everything (that isn't Japanese anyway, as Japan seems to be the only place where businesses will tell Disney to get stuffed) is a baaaaad idea.

Also, whoever it was that said Disney should buy Bandai...not gonna happen. 1, Bandai is Japanese, so they're out of Disney's reach anyway. 2, Bandai is so enormous that even Disney couldn't afford to acquire them. Mickey Mouse can't defeat Gundam I'm afraid. Or Kamen Rider. Or Godzilla. Or any of the other millions of franchises Bandai owns (and unlike Disney, they don't have a reputation as insufferable legal pricks). Bandai is going to live forever- I'll wager a lot longer than Disney.



I think he was just joking about Disney buying Bandai... but you're dreaming if you think Disney can't buy Bandai. Disney is so much bigger than bandai it's not funny. Disney has a market cap of 153.51 billion dollars, Bandai 5.17 Billion
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621681)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:i really hope disney doesnt let this happen, id hate to see dreamworks go down the toilet cause of hasbros idiocy.


You'd rather watch Dreamworks continue to go down the toilet on their own? (The Croods? Turbo? Mr. Peabody and Sherman?) Dreamworks Animation is to Disney what the Go-Bots were to Transformers.

There is no saving dreamworks. If anything them buying DreamWorks will improve them.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621686)
Posted by Evil Eye on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:27pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Oh GOD no. Anything that increases Disney's ownership over everything (that isn't Japanese anyway, as Japan seems to be the only place where businesses will tell Disney to get stuffed) is a baaaaad idea.

Also, whoever it was that said Disney should buy Bandai...not gonna happen. 1, Bandai is Japanese, so they're out of Disney's reach anyway. 2, Bandai is so enormous that even Disney couldn't afford to acquire them. Mickey Mouse can't defeat Gundam I'm afraid. Or Kamen Rider. Or Godzilla. Or any of the other millions of franchises Bandai owns (and unlike Disney, they don't have a reputation as insufferable legal pricks). Bandai is going to live forever- I'll wager a lot longer than Disney.



I think he was just joking about Disney buying Bandai... but you're dreaming if you think Disney can't buy Bandai. Disney is so much bigger than bandai it's not funny. Disney has a market cap of 153.51 billion dollars, Bandai 5.17 Billion


Disney is quite big, but given Bandai's location and the large amount of faith and support they have from their consumer base (coupled with the generally more independent attitude Japanese companies tend to have) I don't think Disney could buy Bandai, mainly as Bandai could easily turn them down and survive without them, and also as Disney would not have enough to gain from the buyout to compensate for the huge expenditures they'd have to make to buy them.

TL;DR: Disney COULD buy Bandai but they won't and if they did it wouldn't go well for them.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621687)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CST
All this just looks and sounds like everyone playing a very big game of monopoly. Wonder if they are playing with Bumblebee's fuzzy dice? >:oP Really, though, if that's the case then Hasbro are literally playing their own game, which means Disney don't need to buy Hasbro, they just need to buy monopoly, thus winning the game by buying the very game they are playing. There's possibly an Inception joke in here somewhere...but I can't make it that far. :DANCE:

Shame I'm not in on it, I kill it at monopoly every Christmas. The Transformers version, of course :BOT:
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621689)
Posted by Aladar on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:36pm CST
I can see great things coming from this but also disastrous things can come from it. Disney, if they own Star Wars, should buy Hasbro. However, if they did, in spite of how much I love my Mega Morphers Buzz Lightyear decked out in his "Techno-Gear" Disney should leave Transformers alone. Sure that might sound like some elitist comment, and I accept that. My reason for it though is quite simple. Disney messed up a lot of things. Inspector Gadget, Underdog, people's minds in the long run these days. They did do good things with other properties like Marvel. Hell I want to see BH6 but my point stands. I just don't want to see Transformers go downhill. Thank you I am Groot.
Re: Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal (1621691)
Posted by mooncake623 on November 13th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CST
Delta Magnus wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Oh GOD no. Anything that increases Disney's ownership over everything (that isn't Japanese anyway, as Japan seems to be the only place where businesses will tell Disney to get stuffed) is a baaaaad idea.

Also, whoever it was that said Disney should buy Bandai...not gonna happen. 1, Bandai is Japanese, so they're out of Disney's reach anyway. 2, Bandai is so enormous that even Disney couldn't afford to acquire them. Mickey Mouse can't defeat Gundam I'm afraid. Or Kamen Rider. Or Godzilla. Or any of the other millions of franchises Bandai owns (and unlike Disney, they don't have a reputation as insufferable legal pricks). Bandai is going to live forever- I'll wager a lot longer than Disney.



I think he was just joking about Disney buying Bandai... but you're dreaming if you think Disney can't buy Bandai. Disney is so much bigger than bandai it's not funny. Disney has a market cap of 153.51 billion dollars, Bandai 5.17 Billion


Disney is quite big, but given Bandai's location and the large amount of faith and support they have from their consumer base (coupled with the generally more independent attitude Japanese companies tend to have) I don't think Disney could buy Bandai, mainly as Bandai could easily turn them down and survive without them, and also as Disney would not have enough to gain from the buyout to compensate for the huge expenditures they'd have to make to buy them.

TL;DR: Disney COULD buy Bandai but they won't and if they did it wouldn't go well for them.



No one says this is happening. It was a joke someone posted but if Disney wants to do it, they can. If it will work out well or not... who knows, certainly not you.

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