Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mickey Makes Moves On Russia...



The Mouse has acquired a forty-nine percent stake in the Russian Network, Media-One TV for the paltry sum of $233 million. This is to make sure that the Disney company has inroads for the products it makes on television. The company has had a presence in Russia at theaters for years now. The investment will be used so that Disney movies and television productions, as well as original Russian content can be shown in the former Soviet Union's biggest player...

All part of Iger's global strategy for getting the Mouse in every part it hasn't quite found an open door yet. Is this the end of Disney capitalism? I say "Nyet!"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or maybe you would say "Nyet."

Interesting post as always.

Honor Hunter said...

I would. Yes, I would...

And thanks for the compliment...

Crazy Ivan said...

Can anybody in Russia even afford HDTV let alone gas?

che Wha? said...

How dare you desecrate the Soviet Union's flag with that mark of Imperial Capitalism!

Disney has destroyed so many cultures with their manipulative marketing and greedy desires.

This blog becomes a joke more and more with post like this.

Justin said...

Che Wha makes a small point. Why not use the Russian flag instead of the Soviet flag? The Soviet Union was socialist and Russia is capitalist.

Anonymous said...

The old flag was better looking.

Matt said...

che wha? why would you read a Disney blog if you don't like Disney...

thanks for the post

blank stare said...

I'd say the reason Honor uses that flag is Russia is acting more and more like the old Soviet Union than a freely elected democracy that believes in capitalism.

Anonymous said...

Well according to the Cars 2 plot premises and choice of villain that's been circulating in house, Disney won't be doing too well in Russia in the near future. I'll just say that things veeeeeery heated between Lasseter and Disney Russia's rep during a presentation of the Cars 2 story in a global markets meeting a few weeks ago, causing Lasseter and co. to change the story a bit, though still not to a satisfactory degree.

...and I'll leave it at that.