Disney Buys My Blog For $2.5M; JJ Abrams In Talks To Direct Modern Philosopher Movie

Mickey TogaBig news from The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers: Mickey Mouse is wearing a toga!

I have spent the day in negotiations with lawyers from The Walt Disney Company, and I can now happily announce that I have sold them the rights to my blog for $2.5M!

Disney intends to continue the blog, will turn some of the stories in theme park rides (Who wants to go for a ride on Gary the Gargoyle?  Who’s up for a visit to the Hall of Singing Snowmen?  Are you ready for the A-Maine-Zing Zombie Maze?), and plan to make TV shows and a ton of movies based on my characters!  J.J. Abrams is in talks to direct the first of the films, and your favorite Modern Philosopher/Screenwriter will write the script!

This has truly been one of the happiest, most exciting days in my life.  I started this blog five months ago, and it has been a thrill getting to know you all and to discover that my silly stories made you laugh.  I promise to still pop in from time to time, and part of my deal is that I get to meet with the Disney blog writers once a week to discuss content.

DisneyThank you all for your kindness, your advice, and your comments.   I have made many friends here, and I hope that Disney allows me to keep them, but the deal pretty much says that they now own everything associated with the blog.

I hope that you will all continue to follow the blog under its new ownership.  Disney has promised me that it will still be set in Maine, but the characters might also travel to places like Anaheim, Orlando, and Paris.

I wish you all well, and hope that you will continue blogging.  You never know when someone might offer you $2.5 million dollars for all your hard work!

Happy April Fool’s Day!!!


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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48 Responses to Disney Buys My Blog For $2.5M; JJ Abrams In Talks To Direct Modern Philosopher Movie

  1. Bill Hayes says:

    I would comment and congratulate you, but that could become Disney Property. My lawyer is out of town this weekend and without his advice, sadly, I cannot comment.

  2. reocochran says:

    Awesome future for you and your film making endeavors! Now, I should tell you that my news is almost as great, I have Random House publishing two children’s books and my murder mystery with a movie contract rights signed by none other than,…Steven Spielberg. But, wait, now that you are even more rich and famous…maybe you are interested?

  3. What great news! Congratulations…oh, gotta go. Johnny Depp is at my door for our hot date! Toodles!

  4. Val says:

    How do I know you’re in America? Not the Disney, no. The fact that here in the UK, April Fools day is long gone! 😉

  5. I always said that mouse had class. Happy April Fools!

  6. grannyK says:

    Fantastic as always! I nominated you for the versatile blogger award http://wp.me/p2E0IW-aw

  7. List of X says:

    It would be so much cooler if Disney actually fell for this prank 🙂

  8. Drops of Ink says:

    Reddit here you come. Bwahahaha 😉

  9. Brilliant! Good one 🙂

  10. filbio says:

    So, the Disney Borg has assimilated you too? Resisitance is futile.

  11. I love the sound of those rides! I’ve bee wanting a ride on a gargoyle ever since I feat came across your blog.

  12. GreedyFrog says:

    Only $2.5? I think they ripped you off. Sorry…. 😀

  13. doodlinggal says:

    Now wouldn’t that be a dream come true? Sorry it didn’t really happen but you never know….

  14. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on The Return of the Modern Philosopher and commented:

    Happy April Fool’s Day. Thought I’d share my post from April 1 of last year!

  15. Nice to dream isn’t it…..
    Who knows. Build it and they will come

  16. Dear Blog Occupant, I’m Royal Prince Vldnsko, from the country of Slobbovia, and would like to share my wealth with you. If you would send 2M Disney Dollars, Duck Bucks, Mickey Moolah to PO BOX 31247, Secaucus, NJ 19547. PS, I think we could be related.

  17. kayladean says:

    Hey, I’d watch it. LOL

  18. lilmisstrendypants says:

    Sounds legit.

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