If you pitched a series today about a greedy old man and three trouble making kids gallivanting across the globe in search of more wealth, you'd probably be kicked off the lot.
Given the current state of the world, it's not surprising a lot of people want to escape into another.
This year's San Diego Comic Con had the distinction of being less controversial than the other two conventions that bracketed it on the calendar, but it wasn't without its divisive moments
To paraphrase a line from a popular TV show, change is coming. Specifically, its hand looms over the second oldest park in Walt Disney World, the first non-castle park in the company's history
On May 7th, the soft opening for Shanghai Disneyland began. Not too long after, the first video began to surface of the new attractions in the park, with a lot of attention being paid to the TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. While it's hard to judge from video alone, but the buzz for the latest creations of Imagineering is strong.
In 1953, Disneyland was just a 160 acre orange grove. In 1965, Walt Disney World was largely undeveloped swamp. Transforming these plots of land into the kingdoms and resorts we know today took more than just ingenuity and hard work, it required a new degree of creativity.
If you've seen Big Hero 6, you know the scene. Hiro is preparing his entry in the science fair that will secure his place in the “nerd school,” the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. “Eye of the Tiger” swells in the background as he sharpens pencils, opens his notebook and cracks his knuckle. And then... the music stops.
Walt Disney once famously said he wanted no one to forget it all started with a mouse, but for Disney theme parks, it all began in disappointment.
On March 5th, 1983, Epcot Center opened a masterpiece. Journey into Imagination opened several months after the park itself, but in the eyes of many Disney fans it was worth the wait. Instead of creating an attraction using one of the multitude of familiar Disney characters, the Imagineers created two new stars who would quickly find a place in the hearts of park goers: Dreamfinder and Figment. With an incredibly well designed attraction, an incredibly catchy theme song and a lovable character who would go on to arguably serve as the park's unofficial mascot, Journey into Imagination should have taken its place alongside Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion as an iconic fixture of Future World.