Mar 292019
 
 March 29, 2019  Posted by  Business

Adam Levin writes:

On March 20, The Walt Disney Company completed its purchase of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition added huge properties like The Simpsons and National Geographic as well as film blockbuster franchises to Disney’s star-studded stable that includes Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Pixar, the Muppets, and a decades-long catalog of major intellectual properties.

While major acquisitions and mergers often give rise to anti-trust issues–and this one was no exception, the transfer of properties with complex privacy policies, and how that works going forward has not been a big topic of discussion.

Corralling such a massive amount of children’s and family-friendly entertainment under one roof may seem, at least on the surface, like a world-friendly move, but to quote a song from Disney’s 1995 direct-to-video sequel, “Pocahontas 2”–“things aren’t always what they appear.”

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