What if SF would lose there Looney Tunes

Wednesday, June 18, 2003 4:51 PM
What would SF do if they Time Warner decided to charge way to high of a price for the use of the Looney Tunes trade mark. How would a large chain such as this deal with the lose of there idenaty (Bugs Bunny). Would they simply look for another cartoon or other well known character to take its place. And if so who or what. Or would they invent a new character.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:19 PM
Would it really make a difference. Who said you need a marketing licience to suceed?

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:23 PM
WB wouldn't decide to just start charging way too much anyhow. Why mistreat one of your biggest license sellers by charging too much? WB would more than likely realize this is a bad idea, since SFI is paying them to advertise their stuff. It could be said about the DC license too. In all reality, would you stop going to a park cause Bugs and Daffy weren't there anymore, or stop riding a coaster cause the theme changed? I think not...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:47 PM
Though I would not see this occuring anytime in the near future, it is not unusual for companies that have a mutual agreement to part company over unusal disagreements.

What do I think SF would do? Just get another group of characters. I think, if it's done right, SF could be successful with an in house brand of cartoon characters with a cool animal type mascott etc. Then again SF doesn't have the greatest reputation for getting things right. Or do they. I guess that's a whole other story (no pun intended!)......

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:52 PM
Well, I for one would loan my right foot to help kick 'em out.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:53 PM
I am not saying that WB would simply give up the only major marketing they got, were in they are paid by someone to advertise there product. I was jsut wondering what you think they would do. This is hypothetical not realistic.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 5:59 PM
The current contract that SF has with AOL-TW legally can't be changed or amended until it runs out. There is something like 47 years left on it.

The Looney Tunes, DC Comics, Hanna Barbera characters all fall under that agreement.

I'm not sure what kind of agreement is between Paramount and AOL-TW. I'm guessing that it was struck some time BEFORE the then TW bought up the Hanna-Barbera properties.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:04 PM
Quite simply because every big chain needs an iconic character to bring in the tots, think about it look at the top five chains:

Disney-The biggest profit maker of them all has the most sucessful product line of them all, quiencidence? Maybe but hey there you are. Also dont forget the MGM film vault.

Universal-Marvel, Universal pictures film vault, Woody Woodpecker, Barney, Curious George and Docter Seuss. In order to compete with Disney for tots Universal bought a slew of marketing rights.

Cedarfair: Peanuts, come on who cant love Snoopy?

Paramount: Paramount backlot and Hanna Barbara.

Six Flags: Warner Bros.

There you are I dont know if it is linked exactly but all five have huge marketing collections.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:07 PM
Also add Nickelodean to Paramount's mix.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:09 PM
oops forgot about that one, thanks.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:47 PM
What if Six Flags didn't have Looney Tunes? It would make my job in kiddieland at SFEG a lot easier not listening to the cartoon music all day.

I think it would be pretty bad for SF if they lost the Looney Tunes. First off, they would have to change the way ALL the kiddielands looked and how they were all run. Then the attendence probably would decrease if it wasn't replaced by something.

But like it was said before, Time Warner isn't going to just jack up the prices, they are making money off of the contract too.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:52 PM
Of course it could be like some of these ballparks out there that thought they had great sponsors and now where are they? Seriously though most people don't realize this but Cedar Point only started using the Peanuts Characters sometime around ten years ago if even then. There were never Peanuts characters wandering around or pictures when I went there as a kid three or four times a year.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 7:03 PM
Disney also has Milne's Winnie the Pooh and Henson's Muppets. For how long, though, is the real question.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 7:33 PM
OT: It should be THEIR not THERE. THERE = location, place, noun, pronoun. THEIR = possesive adverb

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:34 PM

CPfanatic said:
Seriously though most people don't realize this but Cedar Point only started using the Peanuts Characters sometime around ten years ago if even then. There were never Peanuts characters wandering around or pictures when I went there as a kid three or four times a year.

No there wasnt, there was the Bernstein Bears. BB was a big part of my childhood in the 80s but I guess it has slowed in recent years, but at the time of CF choosing the BBs it was a good decision, when they bought Knotts they got by default their Peanuts licencing agreement.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:42 PM

yeah-right said:
The current contract that SF has with AOL-TW legally can't be changed or amended until it runs out. There is something like 47 years left on it.

I'm not sure of the years left, but I know it's a really long contract. I don't think they'll drop the Looney Tunes characters soon!

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