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by Buzz Bumble
June 4th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Disney Infinity
Replies: 38
Views: 16417

Re: Disney Infinity

Not really. Disney owns all the rights and legalities, but the company operates as a completely separate standalone unit - it's own finances, board, management, etc. The same happens with Apple and a company they spun-off now called FileMaker Inc (originally called Claris).
by Buzz Bumble
June 4th, 2014, 5:43 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Family Guy
Replies: 139
Views: 67179

Re: Family Guy

One of the writer's in the automotive section of The New Zealand Herald newspaper is named Peter Griffin. :) (One of the Advertising Managers for the UK's MacFormat magazine used to be someone named George Lucas and, although not famous, their current Art Director is Steve Gotobed.)
by Buzz Bumble
June 4th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Disney Infinity
Replies: 38
Views: 16417

Re: Disney Infinity

That's what I meant by "semi-merged".

Although now owned by Disney, Lucasfilm is still completely independent. It's movies will remain as "Lucasfilm" products, not "Disney-Lucasfilm" or just "Disney" ... at least for now.
by Buzz Bumble
June 4th, 2014, 12:28 am
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Disney Infinity
Replies: 38
Views: 16417

Re: Disney Infinity

Marvel and Star Wars (and even the Muppets) are now part of the Disney family, but they still feel like totally different brands and properties. Technically those are still separate companies (so far). The new Star Wars movies for example may have "Disney" distributor logos replacing 20th Century F...
by Buzz Bumble
June 3rd, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: Around the Site
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 2
Views: 5955

Re: Forum update

They are robots. The best way to stop them will be to chnage the sign-up procedure - get rid of the simply to robotise question and have something mnore difficult to automate, and possibly even have the first five posts authorised by an admin before going "live" (although that of course means a lot ...
by Buzz Bumble
June 3rd, 2014, 2:45 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural

The real reason people want to know where the real Springfield is because the "spring" must be the Fountain of Youth since none of The Simpsons' townsfolk have aged a day in the numerous years we've been watching them on TV. ;)
by Buzz Bumble
June 1st, 2014, 10:11 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural

I didn't think anybody knew where the "real" Springfield is (although a few towns claim to be it) and it wasn't really anywhere - just a made up town for "any town" in America. BUT , you're right, apparently Matt Groening revealed the location in a interview ... sort of ... OK, why do the Simpsons l...
by Buzz Bumble
June 1st, 2014, 5:27 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Real Springfield to get Simpsons mural

"Real Springfield"?!?! There's something like a dozen places in America alone called Springfield. :)
by Buzz Bumble
May 30th, 2014, 8:52 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Anniversary of Mickey Mouse speaking
Replies: 0
Views: 5588

Anniversary of Mickey Mouse speaking

Mickey Mouse first spoke his first words 85 years ago this week. :) This is a brief item in today's local newspaper ... Mickey Mouse Cartoon Icon His first spoken words were "Hot dogs, hot dogs!" Mickey Mouse said them 85 years ago this week. Although Walt Disney's most famous character (and later t...
by Buzz Bumble
May 29th, 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 125034

Re: X-Men: First Class

... blame Singer, for jumping ship in the first place. I blame Bryan Singer (at least partly) for the Ron Moore's "re-imagined" Battlestar Galactica. When Singer was in charge it was going to be a proper sequel series to the original TV show, but he jumped ship to do a Spider-Man movie, and that's ...
by Buzz Bumble
May 28th, 2014, 2:47 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: DC Universe Animated Original Movies
Replies: 332
Views: 81674

Re: DC Universe Animated Original Movies

No, no, no, no ... we all know Catwoman is Batman's "love interest". :)
by Buzz Bumble
May 27th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 125034

Re: X-Men: First Class

That movie had zero character development period, :roll: By the time you have the fight scenes, the car chase scenes, the chase the baddie on foot scenes, the sex scenes, and the over-the-top explosion scenes, plus the half-hour of closing credits (thanking everyone from the tea boy and shoeshine g...
by Buzz Bumble
May 27th, 2014, 12:22 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: RIP Donal Levine - creator of GI Joe
Replies: 0
Views: 5654

RIP Donal Levine - creator of GI Joe

From yesterday's local newspaper (Monday, 26 May, 2014) ... GI Joe creator dies Donald Levine, the Hasbro toy company executive credited as the father of GI Joe for developing the world's action figure, has died aged 86. Levine shepherded the toy through design and development as Hasbro's head of re...
by Buzz Bumble
May 26th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 125034

Re: X-Men: First Class

So what? Quentin Tarantino has a foot fetish ... The freebie monthly magazine from one of the local electronics store chains (JB Hi-Fi) had for a while a humourous "How to Make a {insert filmaker or genre} Film" column in it, and back in March 2013 it was Quentin Tarantino. Among the things you wer...