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Hasbro Denies Rumors Of Disney Buyout Talks

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 7, 2012 at 6:58PM

Okay, so Mickey Mouse won't own your entire childhood yet. Yesterday, rumors surfaced that Disney was going to wash down the purchase of Lucasfilm by buying Hasbro as well. But alas, that doesn't seem to be the case.
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Okay, so Mickey Mouse won't own your entire childhood yet. Yesterday, rumors surfaced that Disney was going to wash down the purchase of Lucasfilm by buying Hasbro as well. But alas, that doesn't seem to be the case.

According to the folks over at the Providence Journal (via /Film), CNBC analyst David Faber reached out to their sources at the toymaker about the proposed buyout and they said there's "absolutely nothing going on that they are aware of at all, in any way, shape or form." And well, that's about it.

Essentially, the thinking goes that firstly, Disney just spent $4 billion dollars, so they probably don't have much more money kicking around to buy another pop culture behemoth, and secondly, untangling the current rights issues Hasbro has tied up with other studios would be too much hassle. And yes, that sounds about right. So for now, "Hungry Hungry Hippos," "Monopoly," "Ouija," "Action Man" and whatever other movies they have brewing won't fall into the Disney roster. Not to mention "Transformers"...

The takeaway from all of this? Those movies are still going to happen anyway, which is a depressing enough thought as it is....

This article is related to: Hasbro, Walt Disney


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