Tag: Marvel

Disney’s Iger characterized Maker as a “unique acquisition opportunity”

Animation, Headlines
In Disney’s Q1 2015 earnings call with investors on Tuesday, company chairman and CEO Bob Iger said there has been “huge growth” in the streaming video numbers for Maker Studios since it was purchased by the company last spring in a deal worth up to US$950 million. He did not cite any figures to illustrate the increases. In spite of his bullish assessment, Iger characterized Maker as a “unique acquisition opportunity” that didn’t necessarily suggest a change in direction for the company overall. (more…)

‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ The Most Pirated Films of 2014

Disney’s ‘Frozen,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘Gravity’ and Paramount’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ top the list of most pirated films in 2014. Disney’s Frozen, Warner Bros.’ Gravity and Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street topped the list of most pirated films in 2014, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio. The German company compiled the data for the period between January 1 and December 23, 2014. (more…)

Action toys transform Hasbro’s second quarter

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Boys toys are driving up sales for the second-largest toy maker in the US. Hasbro has reported an 8% increase in its second quarter revenue, driven by increased demand for Transformers and Marvel products. Overall, company revenues were up 8% to US$829.3 million for the three months ending in June. Earnings were US$33.5 million, down slightly from US$36.5 million in 2013. (more…)

Marvel announces new drinkware partners

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Marvel has announced several new US licensing collaborations in the drinkware category, including deals with Thermos and Zak Designs. The new products will include Marvel characters from the Avengers and Spider-Man franchises, including designs inspired by the theatrical releases of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Marvel’s newest team, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. (more…)