Okay, as is well known, Disney is planning on buying 20th Century Fox, getting the rights to the Fox film library, including a number of animated films.
However, I’m a little fuzzy about the legal details about some of the film rights, and wondered if someone could enlighten me.
Now, I think I’m safe in assuming any film that was produced by Fox, a Fox subsidiary, or a studio owned by Fox would become Disney’s. But I’m a bit puzzled about films that Fox merely distributed—for example, Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards.
And according to wiki, Fox actually did fund the production of that film, but I pretty much know jack-all about the nitty gritty of film finance and production practices, so I don’t know how that effects film rights and ownership.
So, help me out…what other animated Fox films does Disney get a claim on? Ferngully? Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure? Fire and Ice?