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WORST TaleSpin news EVER :(

Written by steet :



 

EDIT on August 2012 : Looking back at this, I obviously overreacted, due to the disappointment. It appears we'll probably never know the "real" reason behind the cancellation and various problems of the Disney / Boom Studios comics.

 

Newsflash : TaleSpin is NOT A DISNEY AFTERNOON PROPERTY!!!

No love for TaleSpin. Thank you Disney
http://forums.boom-studios.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2509

What could appear to be a joke, is unfortunately the horrible truth : Disney considers TaleSpin as an entirely separate licence. So yes, forget the fact that TaleSpin was the FIRST show CREATED FOR the Disney Afternoon. Disney wants to "rewrite history" (woo-hoo! or not)

What does this mean? Boom Studios will NOT be able to publish any TaleSpin comics, as they "only" own the Disney Afternoon licence. And it will most likely be the same for any company which gets the DA licence in the future.

So yes, Disney is basically KILLING TaleSpin THEMSELVES. We all thought the issue with TaleSpin was due to the lawsuit with Louie's voice, well we were wrong : the issue is from the inside.

ANY TaleSpin fan KNOWS that TaleSpin is NOT a Jungle Book spinoff. Clearly the people who decided this didn't actually watch the show. Or they want to force third parties to buy another licence just to make more money. In any case, there is no valid reason.
Why isn't CHIP'N DALE Rescue Rangers considered as a separate licence, with both characters coming from the Classics? Same question for Ducktales, which characters come from the Comics and which even got a Movie.

It seems TaleSpin is not the only series to suffer from licencing problems : no vynilmations of "Gummi Bears" will be produced, and the CEO of Boom Studios said it was a separate licence too. But the reason seems different (and more justified) : it seems the channel that used to air the show still has some rights onto it. At least it's not Disney THEMSELVES who are blocking out...

This isn't the first time a publisher encounters a problem with Disney licencing. SLG publishing published Gargoyles comics a few years ago, and had to stop when they needed to renew the licence, because Disney suddenly realized it was much more popular than they thought and raised the licence fees in a huge proportion (One has to wonder what was the benefit, since they had to STOP exploiting the licence?) I wouldn't be surprised if Gargoyles was also considered a separate licence.

I really hope the Disney folks gets to know how much all this is ultimately hurting the fans - their customers, the people who are more than ready to spend precious money on the best properties they have. What's the point of owning an amazing licence and never using it?
Ok, I'll be positive for a change: now that we've reached the far bottom, things can only get better, don't you think?

I also hope for a big misunderstanding. As much as the general opinion on Disney TV animation is bad nowadays, I think there are some great folks at Disney and I never expected them to do us such a crass. Am I over-reacting? Currently, I don't think so. Anyone from Disney, if you read this...please clarify this! Help us! I have faith in you. I know you can correct this mistake.
 



On a slightly brighter note, the TaleSpin vinylmation set released yesturday, completely sold out in 6 hours! (there were 1000 units total) At least this is a sign that the show is STILL very popular.

Also, all this makes me want to help on the Virtual Season project more than ever. I already stated I was practicing so that I can actually draw some of our fan comic. If you want to help us, check the forums!!! We can do it!




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March 23, 2011
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Hello, what news in this "TaleSpin thing", please? Thank you!

Aaron
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March 23, 2011
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Guys, it's not Boom's fault they're not doing Talespin. Believe me, after the success of Darkwing Duck, they know that there's money to be made on Disney Afternoon comics. And it's not a matter of not wanting to put the money toward getting that book added to their license; they can certainly afford it. It's just business.

Disney is currently restructuring their publishing, especially now that they own Marvel, the biggest comic publisher in the world. Boom has the deal that was in place before Disney's acquisition of Marvel, but further licenses are simply not up for grabs while Disney consolidates it publishing in-house.

I definitely would not stop buying Disney comics because there's no Talespin on the horizon. The only way to get a Talespin comic is to continue to support the DA comics in general; when the licensing embargo is lifted, Boom or Marvel will be looking at previous sales numbers on those properties to determine whether a Talespin book would be successful.

March 10, 2011
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Yet another reason for me to hate Disney. DC comics rewrite their history all the time. But its fiction so its ok. How they going to tell me that I never saw Tale Spin on the Disney Afternoon back in the early 90s? *Sigh*

March 09, 2011
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Steety that was funny. :mdr: It reminds me of Anton, when he flips on those who don't care about him. It's true though. lol

March 09, 2011
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At least the guys at Boom Studios have a sense of humor lol

http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/106-marco-d-alfonso

March 08, 2011
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I thought about this...I guess that considering Boom lost the Pixar licence when Disney decided that Marvel should release Pixar books instead, the same thing could happen to the Disney Afternoon books...

But I would NOT bet on it. Pixar does not have the same popularity (even if the Boom Pixar comics did not sell more than the Boom DA comics) And if they would, I'm sure they would just continue Darkwing Duck instead of trying TaleSpin.

March 08, 2011
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This makes me wonder if they do actually have bigger plans for it... Maybe the prompt sellout of the vynlmation will encourage something to become of the series.

March 08, 2011
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Hmmmm. What would Anton do if he saw this?

March 07, 2011
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Tummi => I agree that Boom obviously cannot do anything without the official licence. I'm not blaming Boom at any point here.

But I disagree that we should stay silent either. How could Disney bring it back if they don't know there are so many fans out there, who would be willing to buy such comics?

So yes, life's unfair, but I still believe in the possibility of reviving TaleSpin if we ACT. And I know I won't stop trying.

I'm not AT ALL satisfied with the other series getting comics because all the popularity they gain, means less popularity for TS (and GB); which will make things even harder for the future of these series. And if I kinda like DWD or DuckTales, I love TaleSpin SO MUCH more! It's just NOT replaceable.

Tummi
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March 06, 2011
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"BOOM doesn't have the gall to attempt work without an air tight Intellectual Property License."

So, you think Boom! should risk getting sued and/or jeopardize it's relationship with Disney and risk losing the licenses it does have? Just so you can have your comic? What are you ten? ░x░

Look, I really wanted a Gummi Bears comics, and according to this, that's not going to happen either. But do you don't see me or other GB fans throwing tantrums and acting like we're owed a comic from Boom! No. I know it sucks that some of us aren't getting our favorite shows made into comics, but you know what? Life isn't fair. It's unbelievably amazing that we're getting ANY of the DA title's revived.

Boom! Obviously can't afford the license. It's clear that they at least tried, but unfortunately they're just a small company after all.

I fully intend to enjoy Darkwing, RR, and now Ducktales, I'm very grateful to have at least some of the best shows of my childhood back.

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