Disney Shows How It’s Done, Preps 3 Marvel Properties for ABC


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What does ABC and ABC Family have in common with Marvel?  Both are owned by Disney.  The house that the mouse built is using it’s newly acquired property factory and developing three television shows.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Disney CEO Bob Iger let it drop they’re working on some television shows.

WSJ:In the past year-plus you’ve made two splashy acquisitions: Marvel and Playdom. How are the integrations of those two companies progressing?

Iger: {With Marvel} we’ve taken back distribution, or bought back distribution {Viacom Inc.’s} Paramount, for some critical franchises. Notably, Iron Man 3 will be distributed by us, and Avengers. We’re developing three live-action series for ABC and ABC Family. You can buy Marvel products at Disney Stores. And we’re working on Marvel games.

The Examiner says word has leaked the three shows are based on Cloak & Dagger (which fits the ABC Family demo), The Punisher and a new show based on The Hulk.

This is how it’s done folks.  Compare that with Warner Bros. and it’s years of a television network and owning DC comics and we have Smallville and, well, that’s it.