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    Harry Potter and DIsney Channel

    Ok so someone explain how can Harry Potter be shown on Disney Channel. I mean isn't it a WB film tied with the park that shall not be named? I was just amazed by this fact, could someone explain it to me?

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    There is a park named Voldemort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannabeminnie View Post
    There is a park named Voldemort?

    Thats what I call the other Orlando park.

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    yes Shamu is an evil evil being!!! Of course not Seaworld is more of the forgotten middle child I'm talking about the evil one.

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    I have wondered this myself. I'm guessing Disney Channel bought rights to play the Harry Potter movies on their channel. I wish DC would go back to the good old days when they actually played Disney shows and movies. And I hate the fact that they stopped playing old disney cartoons.
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    i don't mind it its not that bad i like it the way it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandogirl View Post
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    Disney Channel and ABC won the rights to air ALL the Harry Potter films way back before the 1st movie opened. They paid quite a sum for the rights (and special interviews with the 3 leads, as well as sneak peeks at the upcoming films.) Disney saw this as an early step towards a deal that would eventually bring HP to Disney World...

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    My dad(he grew up in th 70's) said they only had 3 channels(ABC, NBC,PBS) and he said every Saturday(maybe Sunday)night they showed a classic Disney movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dude22blue View Post
    Ok so someone explain how can Harry Potter be shown on Disney Channel. I mean isn't it a WB film tied with the park that shall not be named? I was just amazed by this fact, could someone explain it to me?
    The movies are all WB films, but if you think about it, WB is actually much closer tied to Six Flags (seeing as WB once owned them) than they are to Universal. So I think it really just comes down to "How much is it going to cost for me to put an attraction based on your characters in my park?" or "...to put your movies on my television network?" And if you actually look at how the films have been shown on the Disney Channel this month, they are shown on one day only (two showings each film, one right after the other), leading me to believe that perhaps they purchased only limited rights to show the movie during a certain time period. Now I'm not in that business, so I don't know how that kind of thing works, but that would be my guess.

    On a bit of a side note however, I do love Harry Potter, and am quite glad to see it coming to Universal. I honestly think it to be a better fit over there, despite my love of all things Disney. But anyway, one thing I did notice about how the Potter films were shown on the Disney Channel this month was that they were not edited in any way to fit into their normal 2-hour movie block that they usually make their movies fit into. They kept them in their original format (except for the commercials, of course), and showed them over a 3-hour block instead (or 6-hours, if you count that they were shown back to back).
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    May I just add disney has not made a half decent show since........cant even remember
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    This is kind of on the same lines as this subject.
    Yesterday, I saw two commercials on ABC and NBC. The one on ABC was advertising the Shrek Holiday Special (Shrek is owned by NBC) and the one on NBC was saying that The Incredibles was coming on on Thanksgiving (The Incredibles is of course owned by Disney). I just thought that it was odd that two competitors were showing each other's movies.
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    It should be called the "Anything but something actually made by Disney Channel" lol

    & the reason behind the cross-advertising is undoubtedly money. But then it's no wonder some people expect to see Shrek in WDW. tsk, tsk. Even my teachers have trouble keeping studios straight all the time anymore cuz they've all gotten so shooken up.
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