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News Disney Not Renewing Great Movie Ride Sponsorship Deal with TCM ; Attraction to Close

wdwmagic

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The GMR is/'was the perfect attraction for that park - IF it was updated on a continual basis. I would have far rather seen a complete rework of the attraction, with it remaining true to its original concept. The basis behind the GMR just had so much potential to continually bring something new to the park. Will be very sorry to see it go.
 

the_rich

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The GMR is/'was the perfect attraction for that park - IF it was updated on a continual basis. I would have far rather seen a complete rework of the attraction, with it remaining true to its original concept. The basis behind the GMR just had so much potential to continually bring something new to the park. Will be very sorry to see it go.
I would have been totally for that too. But in it's current state it was woefully outdated. I'm excited for the possibility of this new ride.
 

comics101

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Spoiler alert: The Walt Disney Company has been after your money since 1923. Maybe they were better at tricking you into thinking their motives were more "pure" in the past but the name of the game hasn't changed.
This is absolutely true. What amazes me is that 30-40 years ago, the company managed to rake in dough without intruding on the artistic integrity of those who created their parks.

Incidentally, I'll just add that the company's motives were "pure" 40 years ago and are still "pure" today. There's nothing wrong with wanting to increase profits. With that said, they are not doing so with guests such as myself in mind; they're using a different strategy, and that's totally fine. In the process however, they're beginning to lose my business.
 

The_Jobu

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Come on. "The Disney I grew up with viewed its parks not as billboards for IP's but as an artform." That's not feels, that's histrionics.

Spoiler alert: The Walt Disney Company has been after your money since 1923. Maybe they were better at tricking you into thinking their motives were more "pure" in the past but the name of the game hasn't changed.
Some people like coherent themes in their theme parks, they're crazy like that. If you're going to get triggered because someone is lamenting the unoriginal direction of the parks, there's plenty of other Disney boards where everything is awesome.

If you're just looking to pick a fight, then I'll be your huckleberry, you can stop insulting the sad man.
 

Jeremy P

Active Member
That one bit they showed in the warehouse did remind me of the changing projections on the castle. Though they definitely could've gone further. Are they worried that it's to ambitious and they don't want to over promise and under deliver.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe he specified that what they showed today was very early testing and the effect ended up looking much better than they showed there. I think they will go further, I think they just wanted to tease a bit today to show what the idea was.
 

the_rich

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In theory, I suppose. Though outside of the animated pictures, I cannot think of a single Disney picture as iconic as The Wizard of Oz or Casablanca. Perhaps Mary Poppins, though that's already in the attraction.
Well to be honest, how many movies are that iconic? I mean wizard of Oz is an all time classic.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
This is absolutely true. What amazes me is that 30-40 years ago, the company managed to rake in dough without intruding on the artistic integrity of those who created their parks.

Incidentally, I'll just add that the company's motives were "pure" 40 years ago and are still "pure" today. There's nothing wrong with wanting to increase profits. With that said, they are not doing so with guests such as myself in mind; they're using a different strategy, and that's totally fine. In the process however, they're beginning to lose my business.
Some people like coherent themes in their theme parks, they're crazy like that. If you're going to get triggered because someone is lamenting the unoriginal direction of the parks, there's plenty of other Disney boards where everything is awesome.

If you're just looking to pick a fight, then I'll be your huckleberry, you can stop insulting the sad man.
That argument is fine if you want to go debate Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot. But this is Mickey Mouse in the movie park. It's about as thematically appropriate as it gets.
 

TheDuke

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Really bumbed about this. GMR was one of my top 5 attractions. I would have preferred to see it upgraded rather than replaced. It looks like the original old hollywood theme of Hollywood studios is going to be completely gone pretty soon.
 

The_Jobu

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That argument is fine if you want to go debate Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot. But this is Mickey Mouse in the movie park. It's about as thematically appropriate as it gets.
I'd say "the great movie ride" in the "great movie park" is about as appropriate as it gets. Though I've never been attached to GMR myself, I can see why others would be sad, it's the park icon.

Though you bring up a good point, GotG is as lazy as it gets.
 

comics101

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That argument is fine if you want to go debate Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot. But this is Mickey Mouse in the movie park. It's about as thematically appropriate as it gets.
Ok how about this? I enjoy classic cinema. I enjoy grand, audio animatronic-filled attractions, regardless of speed/innovation. I enjoy old school-Disney rides. I appreciate that you are excited for this upcoming ride, however I am not, and as of today, given the description of the attraction I likely will never be.
 
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comics101

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I'd say "the great movie ride" in the "great movie park" is about as appropriate as it gets. Though I've never been attached to GMR myself, I can see why others would be sad, it's the park icon.

Though you bring up a good point, GotG is as lazy as it gets.
Guardians isn't just lazy, it's insulting. "This fits Epcot because space travel, oooooooh..." Give me a break. Corporate meddling at its worst.
 

MerlinTheGoat

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I guess. Feels like people being negative for negativity's sake. Like complaining about the new 2D Mickey design... which is entirely based on the classic Mickey design that people should ostensibly love.
The base design of new Mickey isn't the problem and I really don't hate that, it's the weird and often gross and disturbing animation they will often have for the facial expressions.





Those frames resemble something out of a 90s Nickelodeon cartoon like Ren and Stimpy or SpongeBob. Not something I care to see from Mickey Mouse.

When the cartoon doesn't use these expressions (using still classically silly but not over the top grotesque), it looks much better. I don't hate the design of the characters and frequently even enjoy the background art, though in motion the characters still have that cheap janky flash animation look. But regardless the designs seen on occasions where the characters aren't putting on freak out faces are actually not bad, like here-

 
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OliveMcFly

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A month?! I was thinking I had a chance in November to really take it all in one last time. Wow! :(
Glad I rode in February.
 
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