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  1. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    No love for The Ugly Dachshund? I loved that one! Anything with Suzanne Pleshette was a winner in my book, and she was brilliant in the Bob Newhart Show. :D Disney used to do these movies perfectly. As you say, they weren't masterpieces, but they were great for the Disney brand and cemented it...
  2. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Exactly. Especially when that same audience reaction plays out worldwide. Americans avoided The Marvels just as much as Mexicans and Frenchmen and Koreans. You can't blame a vast right-wing conspiracy for that. You must simply acknowledge that the movie was not what the audience wanted to see...
  3. TP2000

    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    Good question. My first thought is that a Secretary of State does not receive Secret Service protection? Or do they? Of all the articles I'd read and stories I'd heard about Dr. Kissinger and his famous Disneyland visits, it seemed like he just went there on his own, driving up the Santa Ana...
  4. TP2000

    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    First Lady Rosalyn Carter last week, and now Dr. Henry Kissinger. RIP Dr. Kissinger. This is certainly the month for 1970's icons to go, isn't it? :( For you young'uns, Henry Kissinger was a titan of diplomacy and American goodwill. He almost single-handedly opened up Communist China for the...
  5. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Exactly. The issue is not that Disney is putting 2SLGBTQQIA+ characters into movies aimed at teenagers and adults, it's that Disney is putting that content (in a pointless and pandering way, so no one really wins) into movies aimed at young children. I'm not a parent, I barely made it through...
  6. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    The bigger problem Disney has, in my opinion, is their ridiculously bloated budgets on their lavishly funded and staffed Burbank corporate campus. (Plus a second one up in Emeryville for Pixar, just in case) The five blockbusters you cited are great examples of that. Plus I threw in The Little...
  7. TP2000

    Wish (Walt Disney Animation - November 2023)

    My new favorite word to use for this ongoing box office trend is brutal. It's just brutal for Disney. Brutal, brutal, brutal! Wish is a disastrous flop, and looks like it will get beat easily at the box office by Trolls Band Together. Brutal.
  8. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Does that shadowy group of "powerful people" in the USA also explain the miserable box office results overseas for Disney's mega-budget tentpoles too? Why did Wish only get a $2 Million opening weekend in Mexico, when Super Mario Bros. had a $27 Million opening weekend in Mexico? Wish only had...
  9. TP2000

    News 'Encanto' and 'Indiana Jones'-themed experiences at Animal Kingdom

    There's no new information on any of those fronts. And there might never be. But at least he has tight pants, a runners build, and a winning smile! You wanted actual park expansion and investment?
  10. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    And yet you started posting here at 11:39AM Pacific Time, and posted 16 different times from 11:49AM until close of business at 5:00PM Pacific, then posted another half dozen times after close of business into early evening. Does your employer know you are posting online in a Disney fan forum...
  11. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Agreed. I would have just called it "Planet of the Apes: Charlton Heston's Revenge".
  12. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    I take it you've got an HR manager looking over your shoulder while you type? Tell her I said hi. ;) What made the Marvel brand so powerful and profitable in the first place? Hint: It wasn't going after teenage girls. Disney bought Marvel in 2009 to have a brand that would appeal to teenage...
  13. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Marvel must also produce the right kind of content to pull in the young male demographic that made Marvel such an enticing buy for Disney 15 years ago. Disney already has (had?) the girls and their moms with the Princesseses and cutesy animated movies and Mary Poppins-type content. Marvel and...
  14. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Here's how that matchup looks for Wish vs. Trolls, with a very weak opening for Wish not looking like it will find legs in the next week or two. Universal made Trolls Band Together on a production budget of $95 Million. Trolls should break even, barely. But Wish was made with a budget more...
  15. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    The numbers are out for Monday, AKA Box Office Brutality in Burbank... Wish had an unusually steep drop off from the weekend, down 83%, likely owing to kids back in school. The Marvels is cooked, stick a fork in it and send it to Disney+ "for free!". Next Goal Wins is going to lose money even...
  16. TP2000

    Incandescent lighting frequently used at WDW

    It was a 3,400 square foot home with 4 bedrooms, den, formal dining room, etc. and I replaced every single bulb in every single fixture (I hired a guy to do the ceiling and exterior fixtures, not included in the bulb costs, but I can still unscrew a light bulb in a desk lamp thank God so I did...
  17. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Possibly, but that doesn't explain why the Gen Z demographics have collapsed for Marvel, which is theoretically the studio for teenage boys and young men. 40% of the audience for Captain Marvel in 2019 was aged 18-25 19% of the audience for The Marvels in 2023 was aged 18-25 Meanwhile, that...
  18. TP2000

    Incandescent lighting frequently used at WDW

    I did the same thing about 2 years ago in my old home. But it cost $400 to switch over the house to LED, which is a cost it would take me at least 7 or 8 years to recoup via monthly electricity bills. And then about a year ago I sold that old house and moved to a brand new house in a new...
  19. TP2000

    Captain Marvel 2: "The Marvels" -- Nov 10, 2023 Theatrical Release

    If there's anything that males aged 14 to 25 love more than Marvel superheroes, it's cat videos. And subversively ironic cute cat videos at that, dressed up in capes and meowing a lot for the camera. That young male demographic loves those kind of cat videos, even more than the...
  20. TP2000

    Disney at the Box Office - So what happens now?

    Thank you for the laugh! 🤣 And agreed, the mega-budgets and bloated cubicle farms that now clog Disney's Burbank campus must be reduced. Slimmed down. Rethought. Realigned for this new and far less reliable free market of consumers with plenty of other choices. And finally, have you seen this...
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