Why Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz are not part of Amazon’s MGM bargain. Today it became official that Amazon had bought MGM and its index of movies and TV shows for the stunning amount of $8.45 billion.
With the new arrangement at any rate a piece of the notorious James Bond establishment currently has a place with Amazon (however EON has effectively affirmed that intends to deliver No Time to Die dramatically will go on notwithstanding the Amazon bargain). Amazon additionally claims a piece of the Rocky establishment, which as of late has progressed forward with the Creed films. Burial place Raider, Stargate, Robocop, Basic Instinct, Silence of the Lambs, The Pink Panther and a lot more likewise now have a place with Amazon as a feature of the arrangement. On the TV front, Amazon obtains Vikings, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale among others. As well as loading their Amazon Prime assistance with MGM’s list titles, Jeff Bezos’ organization can obviously additionally consider growing new works from the IP they’ve gotten.
In any case, few out of every odd exemplary film stepped with the popular MGM thundering lion logo presently becomes property of Amazon. Indeed, a significant number of the studio’s most renowned movies incorporating Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain are excluded from the new arrangement on the grounds that, in truth, it’s been a long time since those titles really had a place with MGM. WarnerMedia indeed possesses those MGM titles and a lot more in the wake of obtaining them years prior when they purchased out Ted Turner, who himself had gained MGM’s index in a progression of arrangements. IndieWire affirms that WarnerMedia actually holds the rights to its MGM motion pictures.
Obviously Ted Turner started purchasing up each exemplary film he could get his hands on, harking back to the ’80s and utilized the acquisitions to dispatch his Turner Classic Movies organization, a portion of whose movies are currently spilled on HBO Max. The way that Amazon doesn’t have control of films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz without a doubt appears to be a minor side-note given that an announced 4,000 motion pictures and 17,000 TV shows do now have a place with the organization because of the $8.45 billion arrangement.
The uplifting news for enthusiasts of MGM’s exemplary movies like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz is that they don’t need to stress over Amazon endeavoring to redo or reboot them. No, Amazon won’t make a Singing’ in the Rain inheritance spin-off or a Wizard of Oz extended universe (in reality Wizard of Oz has effectively gotten enough unusual spin-offs throughout the long term). Also, there will be no Amazon-delivered Gone With the Wind prequel arrangement portraying the beginning of the O’Haras as the family originally settled the Tara manor. That James Bond/Andy Hardy hybrid is off the table now as well.