The FOX and the Mouse: What does it mean for movies?

When Disney announced their intent to acquire a large chunk of 21st Century Fox on December 14, cinephiles and television enthusiasts alike released a harmonious d’oh! Although the deal could take more than a year to close (if regulators approve), I think we are all left wondering what this merger could mean for the future of media consumption. Domestic box office attendance in 2017 is reported to have been the lowest in 25 years. With Disney simultaneously planning their own streaming service, could this merger signal the death of theatre going as we know it?

  • The death of cinema has long been predicted. Perhaps with digital media, the demise of movies can be expected. This topic is timely. – Munjeera 5 years ago
  • Definitely interested to see what the writer comes up with, not only in terms of how the merger will affect cinema, but how it will affect both companies and their fans. I'm already seeing memes, comments, and so forth rejoicing over the fact that Anastasia could be considered an official Disney princess, for one. I see some potential new fandoms and fan culture popping up here. – Stephanie M. 5 years ago
  • If Anastasia becomes a Disney princess, so should Esmerelda from Hunchback. But I digress... – Munjeera 5 years ago
  • Digress all you want; she is my favorite honorary princess and I agree, she should be made official. – Stephanie M. 5 years ago
  • Perhaps also talk about the Murdoch empire and their recent run in with regulatory authorities in England. – derBruderspielt 5 years ago

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