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Mickey’s (Faliure)magic OR The Non-Repeatability of the Film Theater Shows at the DLR

brb1006

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The CGI was hugely impressive at the time as it was the first time any of those 2D characters had been converted into 3D models (except for Kingdom Hearts, I guess). I still think they look good.
Especially since the original show came out before Disney themselves decided to make fully CGI animated films. One of Mickey and Minnie's first appearances in CGI form (Not counting Muppet Vision) was in Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas a year after Philharmagic debuted at Walt Disney World. It took until Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for Disney to get more familiar with designing Mickey and Friends in CGI form
 

nesboy43

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Main Street Cinema is always worthless to me because there is nowhere to sit. How can someone relax when you have to stand the whole time?
 

raven24

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Main Street Cinema is always worthless to me because there is nowhere to sit. How can someone relax when you have to stand the whole time?
The Cinema is not meant for people to lounge around and relax in, hence the absence of chairs and benches and the presence of screens.
 

George Lucas on a Bench

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I really like Captain EO especially the James Horner music but I think it might be a risky move in these dark and disturbing Trumpian times for them to bring Michael Jackson back to Disneyland.
 

BasiltheBatLord

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Theme parks are probably one of the only places where I think 3D is acceptable, never understood the fad of shoehorning 3D into theatrical releases and glad that it's died out.
 

nesboy43

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The Cinema is not meant for people to lounge around and relax in, hence the absence of chairs and benches and the presence of screens.
This is why it isn't fun to me. If I am watching something I'd like to sit back and relax. I don't see the appeal of having to stand and watch cartoons.
 

NobodyElse

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While we're on the subject of films at the parks, though... Remember:

Pre-1983, where the Pinocchio ride is now, the Fantasyland Theater used to show 3 Mickey Mouse short films all day long. At one time it was a "C" Ticket attraction. But this was in the days before home video or cable, so the chance to see Mickey's Trailer, Thru the Mirror and The Band Concert made it a nice little air-conditioned feature for many years. I enjoyed it a lot... along with the other dozen or so people in the theater at any given time. :D (You just entered and exited at any point in the rotation).
...and then you could get an almost ice-cold cup of Welch's grape juice.
 

raven24

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This is why it isn't fun to me. If I am watching something I'd like to sit back and relax. I don't see the appeal of having to stand and watch cartoons.
I take it you don’t like Fantasmic!, World of Color, or any of the street shows then?
 

Rich T

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This is why it isn't fun to me. If I am watching something I'd like to sit back and relax. I don't see the appeal of having to stand and watch cartoons.
Look at it more as a great little animation/silent film museum, taking you back in time for just a few moments of comedy. I rarely stay to watch an entire short.
 

Rich T

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Theme parks are probably one of the only places where I think 3D is acceptable, never understood the fad of shoehorning 3D into theatrical releases and glad that it's died out.
When done well, it's amazing. A good film shot with effective 3D shown on a huge screen is a fantastic experience. Take my favorite 3D presentation for a movie--How to Train Your Dragon: The film has a lot of emphasis on texture such as scales, iron, stone, fur, etc. It looked like you could reach into the screen and touch those creatures and surfaces. Not to mention the flying scenes had amazing depth, almost creatiing a sense of acrophobia in spots. Flames looked more real, ashes seemed to drift over the audience. It was fantastic.

I'm curious, though: why do you find theatrical 3D unacceptable? Now, I realize *most* movies released in 3D don't use it well, but the good ones are well worth the extra money for me.
 

BasiltheBatLord

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I'm curious, though: why do you find theatrical 3D unacceptable? Now, I realize *most* movies released in 3D don't use it well, but the good ones are well worth the extra money for me.
They always felt like a gimmick that didn't add anything major to the picture. The biggest issue I had/have with 3D is the glasses, specifically that they mute the color palette of the film. Muting the entire color palette of the film for 3D depth effects which, imo, do not improve the actual film isn't worth it.

Now in theme parks spectacle is part of the experience, which is why it makes perfect sense for me to see a 3D film in a theme park whose entire point is "look at this thing popping out at you!"
 
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