Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finally..."The Juggernaut Returns" In Digital

Disney has provided me with comp copies of X-Men vol. 3 and vol. 4 on DVD. The release date is September 15, and you can find an episode listing here. I'll write more about them in the future, but I just wanted to point out that these volumes have cardboard sleeves with raised figures and foil effects. It seems appropriate to me.


Mother Goose said...

I shudder at the thought of Disney owning marvel. The day X-Men team up with goofy and Mickey, that's the day I drop the toaster into my bath water. Hell hath frozen over.

Teebore said...

I don't think Disney owning Marvel is really going to be that big of a deal; Disney makes more money in a year selling Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream bars in its theme parks than Marvel makes publishing comics, so unless Marvel does something REALLY bad, publicity-wise, I'm pretty sure Disney will more or less ignore the publishing branch of Marvel and just soak up the money they get from X-Men lunch boxes and Spider-Man backpacks.

Look at it this way: Time Warner owns the Looney Tune characters and the DC characters, and it isn't like you see a ton of Batman/Bugs Bunny team-ups. I figure Disney/Marvel will probably be a lot like Time Warner/DC.

As for the X-Men cartoon, I'm way more excited than I should be to get these next two volumes. Do they complete the series, or are there a couple more DVDs yet?

Matt said...

I don't think this completes the series. I believe there's a dozen or so more episodes, though I could be wrong.

I was flipping through the channels the other night, and I came across the Disney XD station. I know Disney has always had a pretty big library of Marvel animation from the Toon Disney days, but I never remembered them having quite so many as they do now. The night's line-up included (but not in this order): "The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Spider-Man" (90's series), "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends," "X-Men Evolution," "X-Men" (90's series), "Fantastic Four" (2000's series), "Fantastic Four" (90's series), and "The Incredible Hulk" (90's series)!

I was wondering if this was a way of acknowledging the big acquisition, or if their weekend line-up always looks like that...!

Teebore said...

I was wondering if this was a way of acknowledging the big acquisition, or if their weekend line-up always looks like that...!

I don't know about always, but it's looked that way, in one form or another for at least the year or so I've had Dish and thus the Disney XD channel.

In fact, the success Disney has had with the Marvel 'toons on that channel has been cited in some places as a motivating factor behind Disney's acquisition of Marvel.

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