Started by Anthony, December 18, 2011, 04:41:32 PM
QuoteThe entire reason so many fans have rebelled against the franchise mania – Cars here, Toy Story there – is it illustrates an underlying insecurity at Disney that they won't be able to get people in the gate without a movie property they can slap up there to assure people. This condemns Imagineering to a spiraling circle of mediocrity, and ensures that they are not allowed to produce something that wows or surprises us like Pirates, or Mansion, or Western River Expedition.
Quote from: "ed-uk"I haven't read the article yet but i will do later. All I can say is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and what that franchise has done for Universal. If Disney had built Harry Potter and not Carsland and Avatar, how would fans react to that? Harry Potter isn't an original idea from Universal but nobody says anything about that except what a huge success it's been. Cars is an original idea created by Pixar which Disney happens to own.
QuoteThat said, I think the way they're expanding Disney California Adventure is fantastic. Everything they're building is so lush and lavish. They may not be building anything particularly original, but they are building stuff that's attractive, and environments you'd want to be in.
Quotethe parks were about providing you with the resources to create and develop your own dreams. Its floating down the river on Pirates of the Caribbean wondering about the days of swashbuckling, it's about spooky nights at the Haunted Mansion (I always think of Stephen King at the mansion and wonder what great story he could create from it), it's about climbing to the top of a tree and wandering how people survived such adventures, it's about steaming down the Mississippi on the Molly Brown with a big fat cigar in your mouth, it's about wondering about the history behind the guestroom doors at the ToT, it's about flying through space.......... it's about whatever you want it to be about.......... it's about using your imagination The parks were about imagination, but more importantly, they were about my imagination, and that of my children.Where Disney has failed dismally in recent years is that they have forgotten to help our children use their imagination in the same way we did. Disney parks appear these days to be absolutely about the promotion of products, not the promotion of the imagination.
Quote from: "davewasbaloo"Not one based on California. One based on Utah or deleware, yes, I would agree. But geographically, California has more diversity than europe, and a very rich and diverse history too. Cowboys and indians ,miners, railway builders, immigrants from around the world, movies, agriculture, science and tech, gangsters, heavy duty war effort, the beat movement, the happy movement, human rights activism, earth quake, floods, a wealth of themes that many parks have borrowed from.
Quote from: "Alan"Personally I don't have a problem with Cars Land. I think the end result will be great and very popular. But, it is an odd choice. Cars isn't the best film going, so to dedicate an entire land to it will seem like a really bad idea decades from now (as Michael says in his article).