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Disney, Marvel And Westport

“06880” reader Richard Stein writes:

blog - Disney“The blockbuster deal of Disney aquiring Marvel has Westport connections.  Avi Arad and his son Ari are the behind the scene owners of Marvel.

“They used to live on Minuteman Hill, but left for the West Coast years ago.  If you look at any Marvel Film they are listed as producer or executive producer. 

“Ari went to Green’s Farms Academy in the early ’90s.  Arad also used to be behind the Harley Davidson Cafe.  I believe his original fortune was ‘Teddy Ruxpin.'”

That sound you hear is all those Westport creative types suddenly adding the Arads to their list of networking possibilities.