But that’s going to result in many awful Instagram photos.The color of the pink in pictures is very much part of the lighting and camera settings/adjustments. I think it needs to be seen in person to really make a judgment on it. You will see radically different pictures over the next few weeks.
I think my number one problem with the new paint scheme is the shade of blue. Had they gone with a more navy colour, it wouldn't look like a cheap plastic toy.
It's unlikely IMHO that a Renaissance-like upheaval will occur ever again. Even during the 70s and 80s "dark age", there were still executives and board members who recognized and appreciated Walt Disney and the creative works that came out of that era. This includes Card Walker and (briefly) Ron Miller, but there were also a lot of members of the Disney family (including Roy Jr) still actively involved in the company at the time. There was an internal realization that the films that were being made at that time were a step back from the Walt era. And they had a desire to change that and usher in a return to form, even outdo it if possible. This respect and affection for the Walt era along with an acknowledgement of problems and attempting to fix them was what allowed the Renaissance to occur in the first place.It makes you wonder what it'll take for things to turn the corner. The answer in the 80's seemed to be New Management. I can't imagine the New Management we've just come into is going to usher in an era like The Disney Renaissance in any facet of the company, especially Imagineering.
Let's hope I'm wrong?
It's unlikely IMHO that a Renaissance-like upheaval will occur ever again. Even during the 70s and 80s "dark age", there were still executives and board members who recognized and appreciated Walt Disney and the creative works that came out of that era. This includes Card Walker and (briefly) Ron Miller, but also more members of the Disney family (including Roy Jr). Could anyone make the same claim about any of the current executives or board members?
Another major problem is that it's apparent that there is a severe lack of basic competence and artistic talent compared to previous generations of imagineers. While Disney's movie offerings had a lot of flops during the 70s and 80s, the theme parks generally still pumped out a lot of amazing quality. Big Thunder, Fantasyland 1983, EPCOT Center etc etc. EPCOT Center alone helped keep the company afloat and compensated for the film flops of that era before the studio Renaissance.
I would imagine this former competence stemmed from the fact that there were still a lot of Walt era imagineers still at the company in this era. Both directly involved in projects and also training younger gens. These Walt era creatives have either all died or have long since retired. And most of the people they trained aren't there anymore either. Many left the company or were fired during the Eisner and Iger eras.
To an extent. Though I think it has been a while since Tokyo opened what I would consider a "major" new ride. Recent new rides include a clone of Soarin (which is okay but not amazing) and Toy Story Mania (which I actively dislike). The recent redo of their Peter Pan's Flight is a mixed bag and clumsily done. Though I will say whoever is responsible for the updates Dreamlights receives every few years is fantastic.Don’t the Japanese parks show that the issue in the US is a lack of investment rather than a lack of talent?
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