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So, would you be okay if Disney bought Nintendo?

Yes because Pixar and Marvel are fine and/or Nintendo is in bad shape.
1 (11.1%)
No because they would make everything too kid-friendly, and I would probably want to stage a coup d'etat.
2 (22.2%)
It could be good, it could be bad, but I don't think we'll know for sure.
6 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 9

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« on: September 27, 2012, 10:23:12 PM »
Disney has Pixar, the Muppets, and Marvel, but what would happen if they bought Nintendo?  Would they ruin any franchises?  Would they save any franchises?  Can you see the future?  Is there any way of knowing?

Here are two musical predictions as to what might happen if Disney suddenly bought Nintendo.

Version 1.0: What Negative-Thinking People might Think would Happen

An ensemble of Nintendo characters dances with creatures from Bambi.  Colonel KR, himself, in full knightly battle gear, pops out of a bush and starts singing these words:

Gather everyone from far and near.
No more things that would cause children fear.
We have some good news you’ll love to hear:
We’re all obligated to bring cheer!

Now Bowser’s emotions all are shared.
Yoshi is drunk off of fresh air.
Ganondorf believes in playing fair.
Pikachu is braiding Samus’ hair.

Too much violence can be bad taste,
So Kirby and Link bake fresh cupcakes.
Mario will dance and Donkey Kong sings.
Olimar wears a purity ring.

We’re a happy family for kids
’Cause we all forgot who Spyro is.
Say goodbye to heroes who are tough.
We can never play it safe enough!

Version 2.0: What Positive-Thinking People might Think would Happen, Lion King Style!

(Me): *Random African-sounding nonsense.*

(Backup Singers): *Random African-sounding nonsense.*

An array of Nintendo characters slowly gathers at small cliff where Captain Falcon is standing.  Peach and Colonel KR, again in full knightly battle gear, are standing behind him expectantly.

(Backup Singers): Disney-Nintendo, Disney Nintendo x ∞.

(Me): On the day that they first signed that contract
And Nintendo became Disney’s tool,
Disney gave to Nintendo the tax cuts they needed.
Nintendo got tons of money to blow
IN THE CONTRACT FOR LIFE!

On that note, Captain Falcon holds up a baby-sized adult Mario with Mickey Mouse ears on his hat.  The characters below rejoice by acting like monkeys.  In the case of Donkey and Diddy Kong, they just act like themselves.

Great things await all,
And Pixar will make films
About SSB Brawl.

The other Nintendo characters bow in submission to the awesomeness of Mickey Mario.

There is no downside
To getting your hopes up
For the awesomeness
OF THE CONTRACT FOR LIFE!

(Me and Backup Singers: AWESOME!)

Okay, that’s all said and done.  Let’s look at both sides of this possible future event.  On the one hand, Disney has a reputation for “Disney-fying” many non-Disney franchises in its wake.  One the other hand, when Disney bought Pixar, everyone said it would be a disaster, but we got Cars and WALL-E; and when Disney bought Marvel, everyone said it would be a disaster, but we got The Avengers.  It’s also true that Nintendo’s kind of in bad shape in its struggle against the iPhone/iPad/Droid game rage, so maybe it needs support from a “big brother,” but what if Disney took that role too literally…?

So, what’s your take on this possible future event?  Can we even be sure what will happen if Disney does buy Nintendo?  I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 10:34:25 AM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 10:32:57 PM »
Mushroom Kingdom Hearts
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BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 10:38:44 PM »
Hahahaha what
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 11:33:31 PM »
If Disney buys Nintendo (which it won't) then I quit.

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On the one hand, Disney has a reputation for “Disney-fying” any non-Disney franchise in its wake. 
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One the other hand, when Disney bought Pixar, everyone said it would be a disaster, but we got Cars and WALL-E; and when Disney bought Marvel, everyone said it would be a disaster, but we got The Avengers.

How can you say they have a reputation for "Disney-fying" anything when you give evidence to contrary immediately after?

Also Disney had nothing to do with the Avengers. That was being made before they bought Marvel. Marvel's been planning it for a long time now.

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It’s also true that Nintendo’s kind of in bad shape in its struggle against the iPhone/iPad/Droid game rage,

It is?

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so maybe it needs support from a “big brother,” but what if Disney took that role too literally…?

It does?
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 11:36:53 PM by The Chef »

« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 02:24:41 AM »
maybe epic mickey would be a good game.
As a game that requires six friends, an HDTV, and skill, I can see why the majority of TMK is going to hate on it hard.

« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 05:58:40 AM »
Any video game based on their movies would be better.

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 07:01:52 AM »
These may be relative to your interest:








“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Captain Jim

  • TwinklyMuffin
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 07:56:25 AM »
No! I don't want that!

BriGuy92

  • Luck of the Irish
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
Why are there songs
Why are you in them

And on the topic of "what if Disney bought Nintendo"... Do they, in fact, "need help from a 'big brother'"? I was under the impression that they were doing fine on their own. But should this hypothetical event ever happen, I'm thinking nothing would happen. I don't know exactly what you mean by "disneyfying non-Disney franchises," unless you want to call old fairy tales "franchises" now. I'd guess that they wouldn't even use the Disney name. At least not all the time.

Heh, can you imagine... "SportsCenter, a Disney production." That just sounds silly.
Know the most important contribution of the organ Fund science girls type. It's true!

« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 09:35:15 AM »
If Disney buys Nintendo (which it won't) then I quit.

How can you say they have a reputation for "Disney-fying" anything when you give evidence to contrary immediately after?

Also Disney had nothing to do with the Avengers. That was being made before they bought Marvel. Marvel's been planning it for a long time now.

It is?

It does?

What is it with you and your habbit of attacking every part of everything I say?  Shut up!

Maybe I should have said many franchises, not any.  I was trying to present both sides fairly.

I know Disney had nothing to do with The Avengers.  I'm just saying that, at the time, some Marvel fans were worried that Disney might step in and change things in mid-production.  Thankfully, they did not.

Have you even read the article, "Nintendo is Killing Itself?"  For a big Nintendo news reader like you, Chef, I can't believe you're unaware of Nintendo's financially weak state (Aw yeah!  Nailed him!  Go Colonel!  It's your birthday!  Go Colonel!  It's your birthday!).

And BriGuy92, Disney is big on musical numbers, so, why not have fun?  I composed the lyrics to these song parodies, so, by nature, I'm in them, Hitchcock style!

Awesome pics, Luigison!
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 10:06:31 AM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

Deezer

  • Invincible
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 10:36:58 AM »
TheColonelKR, if you reply like that, you're just going to make it worse.

« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 10:44:05 AM »
TheColonelKR, if you reply like that, you're just going to make it worse.

True.  I shouldn’t be stooping to his level, but could you please at least tell him to stop attacking every part of my statements even when they aren’t arguments aimed at him?  Not everything on this site is about him, and this thread has nothing to do with any specific member, but he sure likes making it that way.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 10:52:48 AM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 11:10:58 AM »
A hate to pull a bobbysq (no offense bobbysq) but..


Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 11:18:37 AM »
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I know Disney had nothing to do with The Avengers.  I'm just saying that, at the time, some Marvel fans were worried that Disney might step in and change things in mid-production.  Thankfully, they did not.

That isn't what you said at all.

And "Some Marvel fans" tend to be pretty stupid. Fans of anything tend to be pretty stupid, really.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 12:19:38 PM »
ColonelKR you are crazy. You're a crazy person. You say crazy things.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 12:43:52 PM »
ColonelKR you are crazy. You're a crazy person. You say crazy things.

You take that back.
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 12:45:22 PM »
That isn't what you said at all.

And "Some Marvel fans" tend to be pretty stupid. Fans of anything tend to be pretty stupid, really.

Just telling me that everything I say is wrong won't get you anywhere.  It might not be how you interpreted what I said, but it is what I meant.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 12:48:39 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

BriGuy92

  • Luck of the Irish
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 02:11:59 PM »
If what you meant is "some people got worried, but not everyone," then why did you say "everyone got worried"? I think The Chef probably interpreted what you said that way because that's what you said.
Know the most important contribution of the organ Fund science girls type. It's true!

« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 02:12:20 PM »
If what you meant is "some people got worried, but not everyone," then why did you say "everyone got worried"? I think The Chef probably interpreted what you said that way because that's what you said.

I was being facetious.  Man, some people can be so uptight!
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 02:14:43 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 02:18:33 PM »
A hate to pull a bobbysq (no offense bobbysq) but..
You're doing it wrong. The text you entered indicates that you did not type in a response only to have it cleared by a mobile phone browser glitch that clears the post you typed (and in some rare cases replace it with commas), leaving only the quote.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2012, 02:30:28 PM »
I was being facetious.  Man, some people can be so uptight!

And some people can be so crazy
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2012, 02:33:15 PM »
And some people can be so crazy

I told you to take that back.  That was mean, and you know it.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 02:35:22 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2012, 02:44:39 PM »
Sorry.

Happy birthday, by the way.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2012, 03:05:05 PM »
I'm actually sure Nintendo can handle themselves. They worked under no one for over 100 years. I think they will be fine without Disney. Also, Disney couldn't even buy the copywrite for Mario and Luigi.
"Floor ice cream gives you health!" - Pit, Kid Icarus Uprising.

« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2012, 05:13:51 PM »
Sorry.

Happy birthday, by the way.

*The Colonel just rolls his eyes.*
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2012, 05:19:10 PM »
* Luigison just rolls his eyes
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2012, 06:16:17 PM »
Super birthday trivia: September 28th, ColonelKR's birthday, is also the birthday of Naomi Watts, Mira Sorvino and Janeane Garofalo! Dunno who they are, but hey!

Edit: It is also the birthday of a friend of mine, which I admit I would've totally forgotten. Thanks for reminding me.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 06:21:01 PM by BP »
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

David

  • Trusts the fungus
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2012, 06:35:44 PM »
Disney buying Nintendo would be far better than when Disney bought Marvel... I really don't want cruddy Marvel junk mucking up Disneyland, and I know it's only a matter of time...
Let's do the Mario, all together now!

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2012, 06:38:48 PM »
A picture with Deadpool and Goofy, on my birthday, is all I need.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2012, 11:05:35 PM »
Super birthday trivia: September 28th, ColonelKR's birthday, is also the birthday of Naomi Watts, Mira Sorvino and Janeane Garofalo! Dunno who they are, but hey!

Edit: It is also the birthday of a friend of mine, which I admit I would've totally forgotten. Thanks for reminding me.

Dude!  I did not mean today was my birthday!  Saying, "It's your birthday" is a common chant used in sports rallies, etc., much like, "Who's your daddy?"  You need to catch up on your colloquialisms.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 11:07:36 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2012, 11:10:57 PM »
You're doing it wrong. The text you entered indicates that you did not type in a response only to have it cleared by a mobile phone browser glitch that clears the post you typed (and in some rare cases replace it with commas), leaving only the quote.

Is this better? Or, th,is,,,,?

I dont' internet on my, phone, so merely cop,ying it is as clo,se as I can get, get
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2012, 11:23:23 PM »
Dude!  I did not mean today was my birthday!  Saying, "It's your birthday" is a common chant used in sports rallies, etc., much like, "Who's your daddy?"  You need to catch up on your colloquialisms.

You need to learn to spot sarcasm, like badly.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2012, 11:34:20 PM »
omg

I always just thought the episodes of Rocket Power were supposed to cover several years, because it was always Otto's birthday

My mind is blown
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2012, 11:37:28 PM »
wat if aple bouhgt nintedno nd made liek an ipod advcne or somthin guys

« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2012, 11:48:07 PM »
You need to learn to spot sarcasm, like badly.

I thought at first that he was being sarcastic, but that birthday trivia thing was pretty convincing, and then I thought that he misread my facetiousness.  You need to stop flogging me for my flaws, like REALLY BADLY.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 11:54:26 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

Kimimaru

  • Max Stats
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2012, 01:06:16 AM »
Guys, please act appropriate. Topics usually get derailed, but not this badly.
The Mario series is the best! It has every genre in video games but RTS'! It also has a plumber who does different roles, a princess, and a lot of odd creatures who don't seem to poop!

« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2012, 05:10:49 AM »
I don't think Disney would change too many things. Nintendo doesn't deviate too far from a lot of the family-friendly ideals that Disney typically hold, and I think Disney would pretty much leave them alone, thank goodness. Even more mature series like Metroid wouldn't come under threat, surely?
If my son could decimate Lego cities with his genitals, I'd be [darn] proud.

« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2012, 08:09:53 AM »
The only bad thing would be that we would get games Disney forced Nintendo to make.
Of course, they might demand that a big D gets put on the top\side (forgot how it's supposed to go) of the Wii U.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 08:47:43 AM by bobbysq1337 »

« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2012, 08:32:09 AM »
The only bad thing would be that we would get games Disney forced Nintendo to make.
Of course, they might demand that a big D gets put on the top\side (forgot how it's supposed to go) of the Wii UThe only bad thing would be that we would get games Disney forced Nintendo to make.
Of course, they might demand that a big D gets put on the top\side (forgot how it

Why did you say the same thing twice and stop partway through the second time?  Is that a reference I'm not getting?
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2012, 08:47:58 AM »
Fixed

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2012, 10:09:15 AM »
It's called: He posted from someplace other than a computer and thus has difficulties formatting his posts properly.

« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2012, 10:32:34 AM »
It's called: He posted from someplace other than a computer and thus has difficulties formatting his posts properly.

I can always count on Chef.
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2012, 01:33:04 PM »
It's the reason for his custom title, Col.

« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
It's called: He posted from someplace other than a computer and thus has difficulties formatting his posts properly.
The scientific name is Dipostium.

Kimimaru

  • Max Stats
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2012, 09:00:56 PM »
I think Disney might ruin most Nintendo franchises, especially Zelda and Metroid because they're made for a more mature audience. I bet they would make Samus a little girl and completely change the general Metroid plot by making Samus a flower gatherer and removing a Metroid's ability to suck the life out of something.
The Mario series is the best! It has every genre in video games but RTS'! It also has a plumber who does different roles, a princess, and a lot of odd creatures who don't seem to poop!

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2012, 09:08:01 PM »
The Black Cauldron, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire all say hi.

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2012, 09:52:56 PM »
So do Touchstone, Miramax (until 2010), Soapnet, ABC, and ESPN, incidentally.
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2012, 10:55:12 PM »
I think Disney might ruin most Nintendo franchises, especially Zelda and Metroid because they're made for a more mature audience. I bet they would make Samus a little girl and completely change the general Metroid plot by making Samus a flower gatherer and removing a Metroid's ability to suck the life out of something.

Wow... that's a little extreme, although I did once imagine a series of Nintendo-themed parodies of Disney shows like "Samus Aran-tana" and "The Suite Life of Ness and Lucas."
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 10:57:27 PM by TheColonelKR »
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2012, 07:53:54 AM »
If I'd eaten anything today, reading that last thing would have shown it to me again
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2012, 07:59:00 AM »
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2012, 06:05:36 PM »
If I'd eaten anything today, reading that last thing would have shown it to me again

Took me a while, but I got what you mean by that...unfortunately.
"I'd love to tell jokes... but you'd probably just laugh at me." -- Scott Burns, the One True Voice of Bowser

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