Over the past decade or two, The Walt Disney Company has bought quite a few properties, including Pixar, Star Wars, and, of course, Marvel. With these acquisitions has come an enormous amount of output. Movies, TV shows and series, theme parks, comics, books, and more. But here’s a question many people have asked, “When did Disney buy Marvel?” Read on below for the answer…
When Did Disney Buy Marvel?
First of all, before giving a precise answer to this question, we need to know exactly what we’re talking about.
After all, we know that Disney doesn’t actually have the rights to Spider-Man at present, and we don’t know when they might get those rights, if ever, from Sony.
So, what does Disney actually own when it comes to Marvel Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
As you can see in the infographic clip below, Disney owns a lot of the Marvel Entertainment brand.
Note: See the FULL version of this amazing infographic at the end of this article.
Here’s just a few of the things that Disney owns when it comes to Marvel:
- Marvel Entertainment
- Marvel Studios
- Marvel Film Productions
- Marvel Music
- Marvel Toys
- Marvel Television
- And a whole lot more…!
Now we have a much better idea of what we mean by the question, “When did Disney buy Marvel?“
Now, let’s actually answer that very question!
When did Disney buy Marvel? The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment on August 31, 2009, for $4.24 billion.
Read the original announcement in MarketWatch from 2009 right here.
Well, there you have it! Now, you can wow all your friends and family members with this new Disney and Marvel trivia knowledge.
When did Disney buy Marvel? 2009!
How much did Disney pay for Marvel? $4.24 billion!
You’re a regular expert at this point… 😉
For more fun facts, check out the full infographic below from TitleMax.
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