The Walt Disney Company is merging with ABC and ABC Studios.
And the two have agreed to give the two largest studios in the industry some much-needed credits to promote their new productions.
ABC will now give Disney credit for the production of some of the biggest films of the last few years, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Moana,” as well as “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and “The Avengers.”
Disney will also give ABC credits for its animated films, including its live-action “Moanin’ on the Hudson” and Disney-produced “Moaning Myrtle.”
But that doesn’t mean ABC will have to credit the studios’ work in any way.
ABC is the only studio to get credit for all of the studio’s movies.
The two companies announced the deal in a statement late Tuesday.
“The Disney/ABC merger has been in the works for more than a year,” Disney said in the statement.
ABC Studios President Michael Nathanson, who led the company’s animation division for five years, said in a conference call that the agreement will allow the two companies to work together to further promote their films and “make our films as entertaining as they can be.” “
We look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary together.”
ABC Studios President Michael Nathanson, who led the company’s animation division for five years, said in a conference call that the agreement will allow the two companies to work together to further promote their films and “make our films as entertaining as they can be.”
ABC will get some of Disney’s best known productions.
It will get “Mooney,” “Moondance,” “The Boxtrolls,” “Tangled,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and the “Frozen” films.
ABC Studios will also get credit on “Moonglow,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Beautiful Beasts,” and other ABC Studios films.
Disney will get a special mention in some productions for the first time.
ABC has not given ABC credits on all of its films.
That will change with the merger.
ABC says the agreement covers “all of the films Disney Studios has produced since the release of ‘Moondances’ in 2002,” including “Moontower,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Jingle Bells,” and others.
“Disney is thrilled to join forces with ABC Studios and the Walt Disney Studios to bring the world’s greatest animation and storytelling experience to the big screen,” ABC Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in an email.
“With a history of delivering outstanding storytelling, the Disney/ABA agreement will provide the studio with the unique production credit opportunities we’ve been craving.”
ABC and Disney will be joined by the studio of “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley and “Big Hero 6” director Joe Johnston.
The deal also includes the studio and “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy, who will join Disney in the “Star Trek: The Clone Wars” world.
ABC also will get credit in some of its projects, including the “Wreck-It Ralph” animated film and “Scandal.”
“It’s an exciting time to be at Disney and a big part of what we do,” Johnston said in “The Wall Street Times.”
ABC has also secured credits for “The OA,” “Big Little Lies,” and a “Harry Potter” film.
ABC and Walt Disney have not yet set a release date for the new agreement.
“It makes a great deal of sense for us to collaborate and collaborate in a way that helps all of us,” Johnston told The Wall St. Journal.
“For me personally, I think it’s great.
The agreement is subject to approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Disney is expected to announce the merger during a conferencecall Tuesday afternoon.
The company has also agreed to share the production credits with ABC as part of a deal with Disney that Disney struck last month with CBS.
“Walt Disney and CBS have agreed on a way forward for ABC Studios to be a partner in this historic agreement that will benefit our two brands,” ABC CEO Bob Iger said in statement.