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Rumor Pixar's Coco coming to the Mexico Pavilion

kong1802

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So this has moved from "very likely" to "up in the air"?

So it went from a no brainer in the brainstorm room, to the finance department who said, let's pause and see what kind of coin this brings in before we start dropping millions on an overlay from a movie that just came out...

When its said and done, I bet we get a M&G out of the deal......
 

Magic Feather

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@marni1971 @Magic Feather are there any updates on this project that you’re able to share? Is still happening or has been unfortunately shelved? 😭
The priority and drive for the project have diminished. The project is not yet dead, but not where it was before. There are a lot of factors, and some have exceeded expectations, while others have fallen flat.
 

bcoachable

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I wonder when the crowds begin to line up for Star Wars, if the prority will shift back to "how can we pull crowds away from DHS" and this gets looked at again...
Would it be too late at that point?
 

Sir_Cliff

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It just had a pretty big opening in the UK, so I don't know if that is either here nor there as far as the powers that be at Disney are concerned: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/23/disneys-gloriously-ghoulish-coco-charms-uk-box-office-darkest-hour-the-post

I just got back from Mexico, and I must say that I was surprised how little merchandise there was for the film there and how almost all of the stuff I saw was directed at adults. Disney actually had a pretty smart licensing strategy there, though, picking local companies like Ay Güey to produce things like t-shirts, iPhone cases, etc. that didn't feel like the usual mass-marketed products. It would be interesting seeing them bringing a company like that into the Mexico pavilion, paying for the retail space and also producing fairly unique Coco merchandise. For an example, you can scroll through the "playeras" (t-shirts) for hombres y mujeres in the catalogue of their online store and see if you can spot the Coco ones they still have left: https://www.ayguey.mx
 

atighe42

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Coco is almost guaranteed to win the Oscar. And if history has shown us anything, that won't matter in this case. Inside Out, Zootopia, Big Hero 6 have all won Oscars and don't have full fledged attractions (yet). Why push this into Epcot when the same case could be made for Inside Out? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Coco in the Mexico pavilion, but.......we'll see. There are more pressing matters to attend to in this park.
 

Sir_Cliff

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Coco is almost guaranteed to win the Oscar. And if history has shown us anything, that won't matter in this case. Inside Out, Zootopia, Big Hero 6 have all won Oscars and don't have full fledged attractions (yet). Why push this into Epcot when the same case could be made for Inside Out? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Coco in the Mexico pavilion, but.......we'll see. There are more pressing matters to attend to in this park.
My impression is that this would be just such an easy and logical fit for a location where they currently have an attraction that is not pulling big numbers in a park they're currently looking to revitalise (for good and ill). Transforming Imagination into Insight Out, I would have thought, was a more elaborate prospect than what is planned for Coco in the Mexico pavilion.
 

Magicart87

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Perhaps if the budget wasn't so ridiculous...or if the plans were scaled back.

Honestly it wouldn't take much to improve aesthetically. Then again what would be the point if capacity isn't also improved.

Hope they can find a way to make this work, on all accounts.
 

smile

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Coco is almost guaranteed to win the Oscar. And if history has shown us anything, that won't matter in this case. Inside Out, Zootopia, Big Hero 6 have all won Oscars and don't have full fledged attractions (yet). Why push this into Epcot when the same case could be made for Inside Out? Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Coco in the Mexico pavilion, but.......we'll see. There are more pressing matters to attend to in this park.
because coco rings true as a tribute and appreciation of mexican culture, which is what (ideally) the pavilion is for...
those other films don't really ring true to anything, sans entertainment.

There are more pressing matters to attend to in this park.
fact
 

peter11435

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Perhaps if the budget wasn't so ridiculous...or if the plans were scaled back.

Honestly it wouldn't take much to improve aesthetically. Then again what would be the point if capacity isn't also improved.

Hope they can find a way to make this work, on all accounts.
Capacity isn’t really a huge issue here.
 

smile

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Inside out to "revitalize" Cranium Command was a "slam dunk".

Perfect fit for that pavilion. And yet its still there rotting....
let's remember it would no longer be a 'perfect fit' as the pavilion hasn't been used for that purpose in a decade+
and it's hard to justify revitalizing an atraction that has also been closed that same decade+... and largely gutted.

but, i smell what you're stepping in and largely agree...
in an ideal world, WoL never went away and cranium command could/should have been tastefully upgraded to incorporate inside out.
 
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