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    The CGI Paradigm Shift

    You jest, but voice actors are a dime a dozen. Pay a few headliners to phone in their lines at a reduced rate so you can use their names in ads, and then hire a handful of generic voice actors for peanuts to play all the other characters.
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    The CGI Paradigm Shift

    Try five years. Maybe less. AI capabilities are advancing at an incredible rate.
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    The CGI Paradigm Shift

    The industry has dreamed of getting to this point since the first time someone powered up a Cray to add digital effects to the 1970's version of Westworld. We've been really close for a few years now, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if Disney and other studios finally push themselves over...
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    On layoffs, very bad attendance, and Iger's legacy being one of disgrace

    Disney absolutely does care whether DVC rooms are booked, if for no other reason than that they desperately need to reduce the number of 2021 points being banked into 2022. I knew bookings were low past December, based on the availability calendar, but as of a couple of days ago (and no, I am...
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    The Red Button Option

    This. Also the fact that, while he's got a decent track record regarding the parks, his info about the rest of the company is always laughably wrong. Nevertheless, his threads are generally amusing to watch and occasionally participate in. ;)
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    The Red Button Option

    Rise was not the first ride Disney created that uses this iteration of trackless technology. Rise's innovation was in seamlessly combining so many typically distinct elements (trackless vehicles, motion simulators, elevators, and the blaster and lightsaber effects, among others) into a single...
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    The Red Button Option

    You're mostly right, but there is a ton of NatGeo content in Disney+ that was acquired from Fox.
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    The Red Button Option

    Can I just say you are my hero? That has got to be the most well-researched and properly cited post in the history of this message board.
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    The Red Button Option

    I always assumed Disney deliberately let that park deteriorate so that they could buy the full stake in the park for peanuts.
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    News Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog - attraction discussion only

    The idea that Disney hired him to avoid a boycott is ludicrous. Nobody (very likely literally, but the Internet is too big to say for sure) was threatening to boycott Disney+ if they didn't create a show for him out of thin air.
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    Cash-Strapped Disney

    I stand corrected!
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    Cash-Strapped Disney

    Maybe it's changed in the last few years, but being chosen by a wand absolutely required a purchase. Touring Plans advises parents who don't want to purchase a wand to quietly ask the attendant not to pick their kid.
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    Cash-Strapped Disney

    To paraphrase Robert A. Heinlein's observations in Stranger in a Strange Land, all humor is at someone's expense.
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    Cash-Strapped Disney

    Scrap metal is always valuable. Normally, they'd sell these ships to downstream competitors (smaller cruise lines with the capital to refurbish an older existing ship but not enough to build a new ship), but they've mostly been forced to sell to shipbreakers at a significantly reduced price.
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    The Disney Parks Blog post says "In order to give as many guests as possible the opportunity to join the Resistance, each guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day."
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    Redd the Pirate to Receive Makeover

    I never said you had to be a woman to understand why the scene would be offensive. That would be ridiculous, given that I am a man. I said that if you were male and couldn't understand why some would find the scene offensive, that you should consider that your viewpoint is not the only valid...
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    Minnie Vans Gone For Good?

    Right, that's what he said. The transportation boats, which are what was referenced in the picture you quoted, do not require reservations and will be running. Recreation watercraft, which you tried and failed to rent and keep conflating with the ferry boats, will not be available.
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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    Being reported on many sites just means that lots of people still parrot whatever Clickbait posts without doing their own fact-checking.
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