Monday, November 5, 2012
Is Disney Now Trying To Acquire Hasbro?
Rumor has it the company is in talks to acquire Hasbro, the world’s largest toy and game company. Hasbro brings with it a significant amount of licences in addition to the lucrative merchandising, such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Tonka, Nerf, Clue, Candyland, My Little Pony and almost everything you can imagine.
According to MTV, who first reported the news, “serious discussions are happening at the highest levels” between the two companies.
It’s totally conceivable that Disney sees the company and those properties/films, etc. as something they can just grab and cherry pick in one fell swoop. Conversely, Hasbro’s problems of trying to get studios to make the movies would be over. Disney would own them all. Problem solved.
Of course, there are surely a few lingering properties out there too. Such as Sony’s deal to make a Tonka based film.
It sounds like a plausible scenario, one that we’ll likely have to wait to see.
Read More: http://www.slashfilm.com/after-pixar-marvel-and-lucasfilm-is-disney-now-trying-to-acquire-hasbro/
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