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Why Disney trembles in fear

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 18th 2009 5:02PM
Marvel ZombiesOne question I've had with the Disney acquisition of Marvel is how the House of the Mouse is going to deal with certain un-P.C. franchises. The one which came to mind was the comic series Marvel Zombies, which deals with an alternate Earth in which all superheroes were turned into flesh-eating undead and consumed the rest of the world's populace.

While I don't think I"ll be getting my answer anytime soon (perhaps the zombies will simply get locked in the Disney vault), some animator decided to redo the introductions to the 1960's Marvel Comics television cartoons in the zombie style. The original cartoons were essentially stop-motion comics of the original Lee/Kirby works. It's rather impressive how accurately the animator duplicates and parodies the original intros.

These videos can either be taken with humor or disgust as Zombie Captain America decapitates several soldiers and the heads of Norse Gods are thrown around. I leave it to you to judge for yourself. The videos are after the jump.

[via Topless Robot]

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Good points: It seems that the only people who know about Disney's offerings aimed more towards adults, such as Miramax, are the people who complain about them. :)

September 20 2009 at 6:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Unfortunately, there have been a lot of "Oh noes, Disney's gonna kid-ify Marvel" posts all over the place. Apparently, many people are completely unaware of Disney's more adult-oriented holdings.

No, Marvel isn't going to become a full-time version of The Super Hero Squad Show, even if that is people's knee-jerk reaction when they see Marvel and Disney in the same sentence.

Still, the vids are interesting.

September 19 2009 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't really care about the Marvel Zombies franchise since obviously wants to make me barf

September 19 2009 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah, a little research before you write a piece would have saved me from wasting my time reading this. Sadly, there have been a handful of irresponsible posts like this one lately.

September 19 2009 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Have to agree with almost everyone. If you look into the subject you are writing on even for only a few minutes this could have been a better post. Just a few, it won't hurt too much.

September 19 2009 at 7:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm tired of the "Disney is too kiddy for marvel" stick. If they weren't too kiddy to release titles like Pulp Fiction, Princess Mononoke, and Kill Bill, then I doubt Zombie spidey will put a blip on their radar other than it'll probably become a lot easier to find.

September 19 2009 at 3:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You're a little out of the loop for a columnist, aren't you, Brad?

September 18 2009 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This article can be explained in only two words: scare tactic. As other users above have already stated and shown, there's no basis for any thought along these lines of change. In other words, somebody doesn't like comics and thought that they might try to influence others to their way of thinking kinda like that argument a few years ago thats been ongoing that video games cause kids to act out violently.

Instead of actual reporting on whether or not Disney actually plans on doing anything, we get two random videos off the internet that somebody most likely non-affiliated to either group made. Nice job.

September 18 2009 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marc Bowker

As others have pointed out, Disney owns a number of companies that produce R rated content. They've also expressed no interest in messing with Marvel publishing. Let's hope that it stays that way.


September 18 2009 at 9:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Disney owns some very adult companies. It is not surprising they aquired this company as well, and it is doubtful it will have any effect upon their family style entertainment companies.

September 18 2009 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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