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No More Luxo :-(

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by hazelrah, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. hazelrah

    hazelrah Member

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    "The Pixar Lamp will no longer perform on Pixar Place across from the Toy Story Midway Mania! queue. The lamp, known as the unofficial mascot of Pixar, was part of a test that began last summer."

    Not sure if that was from their blog, or from an internal announcement. Such a shame, since that character was a very cool animatronic. But maybe that's what the TSM rehab is for, to install him in the ride itself.
     
  2. OnWithTheShow

    OnWithTheShow Member

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    I believe it is because of the lawsuit.
     
  3. Azerin

    Azerin Active Member

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    Never was working when we were there... seemed to have a lot of technical difficulties so this wouldn't surprise me... but sad to hear they might be getting rid of him :(
     
  4. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    It is a great animatronic, although it seems to have been plauged with reliability issues since day one.

    It certainly looks as though it was intended to be permanent. The integration with the tree lighting and the platform - it all looks very deliberate since day one of Pixar Place.
     
  5. coolmark18

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    Oh thats a real shame. Makes a cute little addition to Pixar Place.

    What lawsuit is this?
     
  6. Figment632

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    Well this stinks it was such a nice little addition it DHS!
     
  7. Captain Chaos

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    Lampmaker Luxo ASA was suing Pixar for trademark infringement beause they were going to include a working Luxo Jr. lamp in the special Up Blu-Ray DVD bundle pack.... That lawsuit was settled though, Pixar, Disney, and Luxo ASA reached an agreement and Luxo withdrew the lawsuit....
     
  8. Figment632

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    So why would they get rid of it.
     
  9. imagineer boy

    imagineer boy Well-Known Member

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    Ugh... can Disney get ANY animatronic working these days!? :brick: And it was such a nice animatronic too. :mad:
     
  10. djkidkaz

    djkidkaz Well-Known Member

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    Can you confirm this?
     
  11. EpcoTim

    EpcoTim Well-Known Member

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    Confirm an observation??
     
  12. Figment632

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    lol that what I was thinking but can anyone confirm that Luxo is gone for good?
     
  13. BrerFrog

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    I have never seen him and I was looking forward to seeing him on my next trip. Oh well. :(
     
  14. Figment632

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    Don't get too sad this has not been confirmed yet.
     
  15. IWant2GoNow

    IWant2GoNow Well-Known Member

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    Same here. That kinda sucks... :(
     
  16. hazelrah

    hazelrah Member Original Poster

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    I still hold out hope that they will at least keep the animatronic somehow by moving him into TSMM, which they should do even if all he does is sit there.
     
  17. djkidkaz

    djkidkaz Well-Known Member

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    I was asking him to confirm the story, not his observation.
     
  18. Figment632

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    I will sign on to the HUB when I get home I guess :shrug:
     
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    This better be one of those infamous "Late April Fool's" jokes...
     
  20. NewfieFan

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    Wow, this really makes me sad! It was such a nice little touch to Pixar Place. And he was so cute with his little dance routine! We just got to see him for the first time the beginning of March. We watched him twice actually! My kids were jumping up and joy for joy b/c they thought he was so cute! We all commented on how Disney goes the extra mile to add these little touches!

    What the heck Disney? Why??????

    :( :mad: (Sad and mad!!!)


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