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TH Creative
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Jay & Silent Bob's Stash at Disney Springs

Published: February 28, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Picture a dark alley ... Somewhere in Southern California ... A Disney rep in a trench coat leans against a brick wall ... Two figures approach ... One wearing an overcoat and a ball cap (backwards) ... The second can't stop chattering ... and chattering ... and cchattering ... The trench coat dude produces a lease ... A storefront at the new Disney Springs ... An opportunity for a Secret Stash .... Pimping the Marvel line .... East of the Mississippi ... Does Universal ramp up the legal team?

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Robert Niles
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Published: March 1, 2014 at 12:54 AM

If Disney could get away with Marvel-wrapped monorails running up to the front gate of the Magic Kingdom (inside the toll booth), I doubt that Universal's "theme park" rights contract would keep Marvel from Disney Springs, provided that it remains a freely accessible location.
Phil B.

Published: March 1, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Doesn't the Universal/Marvel contract only prohibit use of those characters in the Disney parks alone? This was my impression, especially after the monorail wraps as Robert mentioned. The MK line was fine but the Epcot line was prohibited since those trains make an exploratory run through the park before allowing passengers to disembark at the station. I would be curious to see if Universal would react in any legal way to a large Marvel Universe store with interactive experiences and possible meet and greet opportunities at Disney Springs. I'd love to see a store like that, and it would definitely be a must see for me at the new Disney Springs district once finished.

I remember reading rumors about Disney possibly utilizing the La Nouba facility to create a brand new live show featuring the Marvel characters at DTD as a way to get the IP on property in a physical way. I wonder if those live, traveling World of Marvel shows they have been developing could also be a way of developing such a show that will rely on many of those effects and character costumes if they ever decide to give Marvel a permanent live show at Disney Springs.

PS-Props on the Jay & Silent Bob ref

TH Creative
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Published: March 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Related: I am pretty sure that Disney owns the rights to 'Clerks.'

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