To be clear, he has planned out four sequels, and at one stage, intended to film all four back-to-back. With all the delays, there's now going to be a gap after the third film. It was presumably always the case that the plan would be derailed by disappointing ticket sales. But it's not like he's now downshifted to two sequels and then see what happens.Cameron has said that there won't be a 4 and 5 unless 2 and 3 do well enough to warrant it.
I wonder if there was something about the project that Lasseter was pushing and now that he’s kind of out, some of the Imagineers that saw things differently are advancing their vision. Still a Coco makeover, but different creative direction.I’ve no idea. Well, there is the cost, but it’s peanuts.
It’s not dead yet. Three months ago it was virtually guaranteed. Now, not as much....that's the thing about "confirmed" rumors...it's like betting against the house
And I won't beat you up over it...but that's the "plausible deniability" thing that makes all insider tips suspect.It’s not dead yet. Three months ago it was virtually guaranteed. Now, not as much.
I’m getting the feeling costs are being reassessed. Gran Fiesta is relatively new, and there’s far more in the park that needs help.
It also doesn’t help Guardians is a bit of a money pit.
My wife and I would love to buy some, but there just isn’t that much available. It’s almost nonexistent at all of the big box stores around us, and even the Mexico pavilion only offers a couple of plush and character figure sets.My guess is Coco merchandise isn’t selling well in general.
Harambe at Animal KingdomWhile I think Coco fits well in the Mexico pavilion..Disney’s priorities of having this overlay over an attraction opening with the Brazil pavilion seems extremely off. I can only imagine that if Brazil opens, the cast members will be hounded with the where’s the attraction questions.. it would just seem odd to have Dis open an area in this day and age without an attraction.
I think Pandora/Avatarland is just proof that WDW mangement are still willing to take risk (even if the merch hasn't been proven to sell). They didn't even own Avatar, and yet they went out of their way to make this land. (And spend what? 1 billion dollars for it) A refurb/theme change of the Mexican ride at Epcot is puny to that.And I won't beat you up over it...but that's the "plausible deniability" thing that makes all insider tips suspect.
Here's my question: based on wdw operational pattern, would it make sense for them to spend a dime - even on a cheap overlay - when longterm IP cross sell potential hasnt been proven?
Coco is a great movie...acclaimed and sure Oscar winner...but it's not the kinda "bank" movie they like to put on rides. Whether we think that's wise or not.
We'll see if this one is resurrected.
putting that in quotes is apt - bit of a stretch...And I won't beat you up over it...but that's the "plausible deniability" thing that makes all insider tips suspect.
even if coco isn't slotted now, hard to imagine it would drift too far from long-term plans for the pavilion.We'll see if this one is resurrected.