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I still wonder if the original contracts had language in them that was not transferable. If the contracts were with 20th Century Fox (which it sounds like they were), and Disney was relieved of responsibility as a result of the sale, then it would make sense that the payments would stop.

Fuskie
Who thinks if this were the case and the writers' lawyers knew it, then this could all be a PR campaign to guilt the company into voluntarily taking on a financial obligation out of pressure rather than a matter of law...

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