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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
What if?
Poll: What if?
Umm...shut it right now and go away
Yes guy! Mickey Mouse, Pippin & Merry at the Green Dragon!
I don't answer these polls
Yes! Disney will put out more movies/cartoons/collectibles!
Son of a...! Disney will put out more movies/cartoons/collectibles!
I bet on the Broncos
I'm in if they re-name Space Mountain, the Lonely Mountain!
I need more coffee for this.
View Results (46 votes)

Tol Eressea

Feb 4 2014, 10:06pm

Post #1 of 14 (429 views)
What if? Can't Post

Recently, Disney has bought up or partnered with some fairly large franchises (Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones). What if - and this is of course pure speculation - the Tolkien Estate were to sell it all to Disney?

Beorn's Bees

Feb 4 2014, 10:16pm

Post #2 of 14 (299 views)
NO [In reply to] Can't Post

That would be the worst thing to happen to Middle Earth! No no no no NOOOOO!!!

Eowyn of Penns Woods

Feb 4 2014, 11:35pm

Post #3 of 14 (284 views)
Make that a Vader "Nooooooooooooooo!", and I'll second the vote. // [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 5 2014, 10:09am

Post #4 of 14 (256 views)
There's a button for that. ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post


Although ... Azog does look cute with Mickey Mouse ears.

Riven Delve
Tol Eressea

Feb 5 2014, 1:21pm

Post #5 of 14 (239 views)
Would you settle for [In reply to] Can't Post

or this one?


Werde Spinner

Feb 5 2014, 5:38pm

Post #6 of 14 (229 views)

Since the Darth Vader scream is already taken, I'll just settle for doing an impression of Emperor Palpatine.
*falls into the nearest elevator shaft with lightning radiating from my fingers* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Feb 5 2014, 7:37pm

Post #7 of 14 (210 views)
I'd probably go for the latter. [In reply to] Can't Post

Or how about this one I remember recently seeing? Laugh


Feb 6 2014, 8:58pm

Post #8 of 14 (200 views)
OMG no and no! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry Donry but I had to choose the first option above.

I was quite a geek fan of Star Wars a few years ago and I kind of took my distances when the news George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise came out.

I just don't like the direction that Disney wants Lucasfilm to go. Basically the Marvel formula ( tons of movies of various degree of quality are to be expected) the end of the litterature canon ect.

Of course I remain a fan of the saga and will most likely go to see the ''Sequel'' directed by J.J Abrams nonetheless though I have no expectation whatsoever.

I think we can be sure that the Tolkien estate will never sold LOTR to Disney. If I recall from The Letters Of J.R.R Tolkien by Humprey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien, the Professor had not much liking for Disney. (He made some criticisms about it, I can't remember which letter it was)

So, we are quite safe I believe. ;)

(This post was edited by sam90 on Feb 6 2014, 9:03pm)


Feb 8 2014, 11:09am

Post #9 of 14 (152 views)
nOOOOO [In reply to] Can't Post

...not disney. they would kill middle earth, they would over-franchise it. worse, Galadriel and Arwen would essentially be DISNEY PRINCESSES. aaaaaarg


Feb 8 2014, 8:48pm

Post #10 of 14 (145 views)
May I say [In reply to] Can't Post

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy evvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
Uh-huh! Not gonna happen. Please God don't let it happen. Disney is death to franchises. Leave us alone, precious! Leave us alone.


Feb 8 2014, 9:24pm

Post #11 of 14 (157 views)
I'm going to need some coffee indeed, if this happens! // [In reply to] Can't Post


The Shire

Feb 10 2014, 1:35am

Post #12 of 14 (166 views)
It might not be that bad. [In reply to] Can't Post

I know a lot of the above posters would hate it if this happened, but I don't think it would necessarily be bad. I like the Marvel movies for example and Marvel was bought by Disney in 2009.

I don't know how the upcoming Star Wars movies will be, but I'm excited for those as well even if they're owned by Disney.


Feb 13 2014, 9:22pm

Post #13 of 14 (109 views)
I voted yes [In reply to] Can't Post

But only because I am going to be really depressed after I get the last boxed set of The Hobbit and LOTR, and to a lesser extent, after finishing TABA.

Cuwen Maegmacil

Feb 16 2014, 11:37pm

Post #14 of 14 (100 views)
NO! NO! NO! NO! PLEASE DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm already so distraught that they bought Star Wars, Marvel and Indiana Jones! For them to own ANYTHING Tolkien related would be a worse calamity than PJ and co. bringing back Azog!!!
Are they not satisfied with having made Leia and Padme Disney Princesses that we would have to worry about Arwen, Galadriel, Eowyn and Tauriel facing similar fates?
(Screams with Frodo as he watches Gandalf fall off the edge of the bridge) No!!! (Panicked and exasperated screams) !!!!!!!

(This post was edited by Cuwen Maegmacil on Feb 16 2014, 11:41pm)


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