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    Attention

    Please keep an eye out for a post from "Mr. Iger the CEO of Disney" saying

    From: Robert A. Iger
    - Date: January 4th 2007
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    - Dear Kim Possible Fans,
    -
    - It has come to our attention, that the Kim Possible series has been a
    - major hit amongst today's young audience. And of course we do not
    - take this matter lightly.
    -
    - In 2005, as a response to your thousands of letters and e-mails, we at
    - Disney decided to extend the series of Kim Possible and add another 22
    - episodes, thus ignoring the "65 episodes" rule here at Disney.
    -
    - Althought the fourth season was once again a hit, the ratings of the
    - fourth season were lower then the third season, and we concluded that
    - the fourth season would be the final season of Kim Possible.
    -
    - There will be an official press release during the upcoming month,
    - explaining all there is to know.
    -
    - Kind Regards,
    -
    - Robert A. Iger
    - CEO Disney International



    This post has been spotted on several web forums (in several languages) and the latest one has appeared on RS.net only a few minutes ago.
    I have performed an IP Trace on the poster of these messages and unless the CEO of Disney is currently in Amsterdam, the message is a fake.

    Thank you for your attention.
    KPFW Admin

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    Thanks for the heads up Wallace. Not to bust anybody's chops, but the reference to the letter writing campaign would have been a dead give-away, even without the IP trace. Additionally, almost the entire staff of the show has moved on to other ventures with other corporate entities. They simply wouldn't be able to leave their current jobs without breaking their contracts, which would be professional suicide.

    I would like to be proven wrong, but this thing sounds about as authentic as the phony memo about the President allegedly written by his ANG commanding officer.

    If people really want box sets, or the distant hope that the series returns, the key is in buying things like the existing DVDs (listed on Amazon, should anyone care to buy them) rather than the email and related correspondence campaigns. As Steve Loter pointed out, the sale of the DVDs had been disappointing and hence no additional DVDs, save the one produced in Europe since then. This underscores the primacy of the German TV deal in the very existance of a fourth season. I think most of us would like to see boxed sets, probably the only way to get them is to buy copies of the extant DVDs for every kid within the target audience range that we know. Even then I don't know if there are enough people in the internet fandom to produce enough momentum, financially, to rekindle Disney's interest. It might, however cause the recipients of the DVDs to desire more and increase sales, hopefully also inducing an interest in their friends.

    Given the economic viability of secondary and tertiary marketing that one sees in things like Hannah Montana (primary marketing of the show, secondary of the concerts, tertiary of the CDs and other merchandise) KP will have a major uphill battle. Not because Disney is run by a group of stray Vogons, but simply because it is accountable to it's stockholder, who would like to make a buck on their investment.
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    Thanks for the heads-up, wallaceb. jeriddian and I will keep an eye out for this user should he/she show up on GJA. We'll deal with him if he does.
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    It's sad some people have nothing better to do with their time than to restore false hopes perhaps in some and scorn in others.
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    Sadly, some people just aren't very bright and find stupid ways to waste their time (as well as the time of others). It's a shame...
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    My thanks to Wallaceb for this head up as well. I also note that they got the year wrong too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Wallace. Not to bust anybody's chops, but the reference to the letter writing campaign would have been a dead give-away, even without the IP trace. Additionally, almost the entire staff of the show has moved on to other ventures with other corporate entities. They simply wouldn't be able to leave their current jobs without breaking their contracts, which would be professional suicide.

    I would like to be proven wrong, but this thing sounds about as authentic as the phony memo about the President allegedly written by his ANG commanding officer.

    If people really want box sets, or the distant hope that the series returns, the key is in buying things like the existing DVDs (listed on Amazon, should anyone care to buy them) rather than the email and related correspondence campaigns. As Steve Loter pointed out, the sale of the DVDs had been disappointing and hence no additional DVDs, save the one produced in Europe since then. This underscores the primacy of the German TV deal in the very existance of a fourth season. I think most of us would like to see boxed sets, probably the only way to get them is to buy copies of the extant DVDs for every kid within the target audience range that we know. Even then I don't know if there are enough people in the internet fandom to produce enough momentum, financially, to rekindle Disney's interest. It might, however cause the recipients of the DVDs to desire more and increase sales, hopefully also inducing an interest in their friends.

    Given the economic viability of secondary and tertiary marketing that one sees in things like Hannah Montana (primary marketing of the show, secondary of the concerts, tertiary of the CDs and other merchandise) KP will have a major uphill battle. Not because Disney is run by a group of stray Vogons, but simply because it is accountable to it's stockholders, who would like to make a buck on their investment.
    True enough. Besides, Kim Possible's "day in the sun" as Disney's current hot property has passed (sad to say, but it's true). There was quite a bit of merchandising in the stores in 2003 and 2004 - toys, games, dolls; not to mention the music CDs and DVDs - and the public (myself and ncnu included! :P) went through the stores and bought it. Now that shows like "High School Musical" and "Hannah Montana" are pulling in big ratings, it's only understandable for Disney to want to cash in on their popularity while it lasts.
    (Side note: I hope Miley Cyrus got a clause in her contract that allows her to get paid for every time her likeness appears on any "Hannah" merchandise - I know I'd insist on such a clause if I were in her shoes...)
    So, as much as we'd like to see more "Kim Possible" episodes, or even just boxed DVD sets of all her episodes, I'm afraid lunchmeat's right. All we can do is buy copies of Kim's existing DVDs for kids we know (or other KP fans who don't have them yet) in an effort to make an economic statement about KP's popularity. I guess that's about all we can do right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Wallace. Not to bust anybody's chops, but the reference to the letter writing campaign would have been a dead give-away, even without the IP trace. Additionally, almost the entire staff of the show has moved on to other ventures with other corporate entities. They simply wouldn't be able to leave their current jobs without breaking their contracts, which would be professional suicide.

    I would like to be proven wrong, but this thing sounds about as authentic as the phony memo about the President allegedly written by his ANG commanding officer.

    If people really want box sets, or the distant hope that the series returns, the key is in buying things like the existing DVDs (listed on Amazon, should anyone care to buy them) rather than the email and related correspondence campaigns. As Steve Loter pointed out, the sale of the DVDs had been disappointing and hence no additional DVDs, save the one produced in Europe since then. This underscores the primacy of the German TV deal in the very existance of a fourth season. I think most of us would like to see boxed sets, probably the only way to get them is to buy copies of the extant DVDs for every kid within the target audience range that we know. Even then I don't know if there are enough people in the internet fandom to produce enough momentum, financially, to rekindle Disney's interest. It might, however cause the recipients of the DVDs to desire more and increase sales, hopefully also inducing an interest in their friends.

    Given the economic viability of secondary and tertiary marketing that one sees in things like Hannah Montana (primary marketing of the show, secondary of the concerts, tertiary of the CDs and other merchandise) KP will have a major uphill battle. Not because Disney is run by a group of stray Vogons, but simply because it is accountable to it's stockholders, who would like to make a buck on their investment.
    True enough. Besides, Kim Possible's "day in the sun" as Disney's current hot property has passed (sad to say, but it's true). There was quite a bit of merchandising in the stores in 2003 and 2004 - toys, games, dolls; not to mention the music CDs and DVDs - and the public (myself and ncnu included! :P) went through the stores and bought it. Now that shows like "High School Musical" and "Hannah Montana" are pulling in big ratings, it's only understandable for Disney to want to cash in on their popularity while it lasts.
    (Side note: I hope Miley Cyrus got a clause in her contract that allows her to get paid for every time her likeness appears on any "Hannah" merchandise - I know I'd insist on such a clause if I were in her shoes...)
    So, as much as we'd like to see more "Kim Possible" episodes, or even just boxed DVD sets of all her episodes, I'm afraid lunchmeat's right. All we can do is buy copies of Kim's existing DVDs for kids we know (or other KP fans who don't have them yet) in an effort to make an economic statement about KP's popularity. I guess that's about all we can do right now.
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    Hmmm... fake esays for Hannah montana tickets and now this? Kim possible fans lying about things like this are not true fans and they obviouly got nothing from the series what-so-ever... sad

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    Probably just someone pulling the FFF crew's collective chain (no, it wasn't me, I'd come up with something more believable if I were into that sort of practical joke). I wonder if anyone actually bought into this.
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