So appearantly Bob Iger was spotted at Disneyland Paris today. Does anyone have info on this?
Trying to figure out how to shove Guardians of the Galaxy in there.Probably to trash any individuality Phantom Manor has and bring it up to code...
Do you know and have the ability to share whether Battle Escape will require 3D glasses? Understand if you cannot.Well, not necessarily that either...
They had plans to do it without the Song of the South characters.I like that Frontierland in Paris is all one land. No offshoots like Liberty Square, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch, heck, Galaxy's Edge, etc. It's all one land. The park still has five lands, not nine. In my opinion, that helps drive home the constrast between the different areas of the park.
Hopefully they're figuring out where to place a Splash Mountain.
Well then that's not Splash Mountain. But what would they have used or done instead?They had plans to do it without the Song of the South characters.
I think Splash Mountain is one of the best rides ever created, but I suppose I couldn't complain. The company heads today would never greenlight either of them anyway.Corrected.
That sounds plausible to me as Darkwing Duck came out soon after Batman in 1989, but do you have a source form where you learned this?Remember Gargoyles? The entire existence of that show is based on Eisner rejecting the idea of buying Marvel in the 90s because he had full confidence that Disney could make up their own superhero universe.
I had thought that Comcast had purchased Universal a year before 2009. So, yes they wouldn't have had as much money to completely buy Marvel before the Comcast purchase.Universal was the one to be bought in that period... not the one looking to buy a fledgling studio that needed financing.
You replied to a post that mentioned Marvel going bankrupt by saying "People weren't actually all that interested in 'comic book' stuff, that had been kind of cordoned off as niche and dying." I was pointing out evidence that I think goes against that idea.you are so far off in your comparisons its making my head hurt just trying to break it down in a way that even touches the remote place you are at.
The Marvel of 2008 was nothing like the Marvel of the 90s... nor even the Marvel of 5 years prior...
Maybe there is something to this that I'm not seeing. To me, if person x thinks 1: [Disney spending 4 billion dollars to buy Marvel is an obviously good idea due in large part to the large number of characters that have appeared in print and electronic media created by them that could appear in future movies and tv shows] then it still doesn't seem to make much sense to me for person x to think 2:[it is courageous for Disney to spend 300+ million dollars on one or more movies starring some of the characters from this print and/or electronic media].Well you weren't the guy signing on the line saying "yes, please go spend 300+ million dollars on unproven content" - so I'm sure the courage needed seems trivial to you.
]There was actually a mandate from Disney to create an action universe on the level of DC or Marvel comics.
I think Marvel has a fairly wide variety of things they have made comics about that they could make movies or tv shows about although not necessarily with all of them them as part of their MCU superhero series, but so far they've I'd say they have made modern style action-superhero movies and a space-science fiction action movie.That was an intentional short sighted decision made during the second half of the Eisner year. With the acquisition of these brands, Disney, both the company and the BRAND, have been hemmed into a corner, not unlike a multi brand car conglomerate like GM.
Disney hasn't endured for almost 100 years as General Entertainment, nor will it.
Marvel, the company, has always been a mess. Ike Perlmutter, who led the company out of bankruptcy in the mid 90’s, came from the toy world and he aggressively shaped Marvel into a boy’s brand because he can better sell toys one gender would want. The toys in turn influenced everything else at Marvel and how children see Marvel, regardless of the comics. Since the acquisition, Ike pushed hard against creating merchandising with the female characters like Black Widow and Gamora, arguing that their inclusion would be a turn off for boys. Obviously, this is super dumb, but Ike never thought Marvel had to change its MO.I think Marvel has a fairly wide variety of things they have made comics about that they could make movies or tv shows about although not necessarily with all of them them as part of their MCU superhero series, but so far they've I'd say they have made modern style action-superhero movies and a space-science fiction action movie.
#teardownthisparkWDSP next door could use a billion or so though. (Although we all know it will be Marvel Land)
That's a very interesting thought.I like that Frontierland in Paris is all one land. No offshoots like Liberty Square, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch, heck, Galaxy's Edge, etc. It's all one land. The park still has five lands, not nine. In my opinion, that helps drive home the constrast between the different areas of the park.
I thought the plan for Parisian Galaxy's Edge was gonna be putting in Discoveryland adjacent to Star ToursThat's a very interesting thought.
Another one of the blessings of DLP's underinvestment. The park is still as designed, so coherent, its distinct themes not watered down.
The contrast between the lands was deliberate, greatly helped by each land having its own lead designer. The downside is that the different lands feel less part of a single design than the MK (did ).
Also, a tenner says Bob decided today on Marvel Land replacing the western third of WDSP and Lucas/Star Wars Land in DLP between Adventure and Frontierland.
Villages Nature looks nice though. Sorta like if 70’s Disney management had created a large affordable, read moderate/value, hotel complex with a rich array of amenities not unlike Ft Wilderness.
The sad thing about parodying Disney is that reality will always catch up with it.But surely adding Chewbacca to Phantom Manor and replacing the Nautilus walk-through with an Iron Man gift shop would be better?
The Hyperion was created by Donald G. Payne under the penname Ian Cameron in 1961. Thereby making it an early example of Steampunk that wasn't just "Any science fiction story produced in Victorian/Edwardian times"Star Wars sprawl all over two parks (there may be no Iron Man in Verne's Nautilus yet, but there is a Darth Vader in his Hyperion!)
Speaking of Star crawl: Starbuckses popping up all over the place, replacing unique venues.