Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

    Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iSUWlpNTmWc
    This is the Disneyland Paris version of the attraction. At about 4:00 minutes into the video one can see the USA section that was created. There is quite a difference between the visual style of the attraction found at Disneyland and the one at Disneyland Paris. Gone are the striking colors and simple geometries, replaced by more elaborate and realistic sets. A beautiful attraction, but still worlds different from Blair's original.

    I think I got a little bit motion sickness from watching that video, but I get the gist of it. It looks nothing like Mary Blair's work.

    It looks like SUPERSTAR LIMO with small world dolls.

    To all the "wait and see" folks, I've waited not very long but saw quite enough. If they're replicating what Paris got, it's going to look awful. AWFUL.


    Visit my mice chat toy shop!
    http://micechat.com/forums/merchandi...oy-shoppe.html

    Track Disney Animation Presence in the Theme Parks Worldwide!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ired-them.html

    Comment


    • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

      Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
      To all the "wait and see" folks, I've waited not very long but saw quite enough. If they're replicating what Paris got, it's going to look awful. AWFUL.
      That is a very big IF, there is talk of adding in characters and a new scene. I am shocked the rainforest is being taken out. I hope they find a suitable place to possibly put it back in. At the same time there is talk of the USA addition. Certainly there is a lot of potential change. It will be interesting to see how they plan to integrate the dolls, characters, new scenes and old scenes into one cohesive attraction. And then we have bigger "heavy load bearing" boats to try and sink!
      "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

      sigpic

      "Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"

      Comment


      • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

        Disneyland Paris Photos
        Rainforest
        USA 1
        USA 2

        Hong Kong Disneyland Photos
        Concept Model

        I'll try to find more later in the day, after classes. One thing these pictures make quite clear is that the inspirations for the changes at Disneyland are quite different from the original attraction.

        Comment


        • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

          I would like to point out that they deliberately went into a different direction at DLP. The facade there was done in a different style as well.

          I prefer the Blair style (can't beat that genuine Mid Century vibe), but I don't blame Disney for not trying to replicate it in Paris -- The original attraction was/is still there anyway, and why try to artificially mimic someone's style when that someone is long dead. At least Disney was ambitious enough to try something new back in the early '90s.

          Comment


          • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep "it's a small world" a classic.

            Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
            Disneyland Paris Photos
            Rainforest
            USA 1
            USA 2

            Hong Kong Disneyland Photos
            Concept Model

            I'll try to find more later in the day, after classes. One thing these pictures make quite clear is that the inspirations for the changes at Disneyland are quite different from the original attraction.
            Thank You, while I see a difference in styles I am excited to see how they plan on blending everything.
            "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

            sigpic

            "Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"

            Comment


            • Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

              As of TODAY, Official as in, it seems only ppl IN WDI or connected to WDI seem to know this IS on and happening. From MouseInfo and Re-Imagineering.

              Its basically official now and the changes are set to happen. This is a change that many people within the halls of Glendale do not want compared to the few that do. They are hoping that with the help of Fans and the public that Iger, Lassitor and key WDI see that there is more support against the change and basically stop it before its too late

              To those of you who think this is a rumor. It isn't.. WDI is currently making mock-ups of the characters even now. Nemo, Toy story , the fab five all are bieng worked into the sets. and reluctantly I might add. Much of Imagineering isn't greatly pleased to do this but they have their orders. I don't know what John thinks of this but even Tony Baxter doesn't seem bright and cheery about it but he too is getting pressure.

              We must step up our efforts NOW! We MUST write Lassiter and Iger and please what a disastrous decision this is. Wear the SAVE THE RAINFOREST shirts to the park and hold meets at the attraction ala Mr Toad. Go to City Hall and voice concerns. We must stop them NOW and save this artistic masterpiece!!

              Comment


              • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                It is kind of funny how one moment, it's "that schmaltzy ride with the song" and the next, it's an "artistic masterpiece"...

                (I do agree though.)

                Comment


                • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                  is there any concept art of what this is suppose to look like, and since when is it pixar thats going in, i heard they were just adding alladin, peter pan, alice, etc.

                  Comment


                  • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                    <img src=https://enterpriseportal.disney.com/gopublish/sitemedia/TPR/News_WDI/HKDL-SW[Frank-Newman]_500.jpg>

                    Comment


                    • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                      opps! That did not work.

                      Comment


                      • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                        So if the majority of people at WDI are against this, why is it still being pushed through, and who is doing the pushing?

                        Comment


                        • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep &quot;it's a small world&quot; a classic.

                          Originally posted by pussnboots View Post
                          I would like to point out that they deliberately went into a different direction at DLP. The facade there was done in a different style as well.

                          I prefer the Blair style (can't beat that genuine Mid Century vibe), but I don't blame Disney for not trying to replicate it in Paris -- The original attraction was/is still there anyway, and why try to artificially mimic someone's style when that someone is long dead. At least Disney was ambitious enough to try something new back in the early '90s.
                          I was quite disappointed that I was unable to experience Disneyland Paris' version of "it's a small world". The kicker really comes with Hong Kong Disneyland where the attraction is following Disneyland Paris in style and setting its own course with the characters. I have little faith that the group spearheading this project will not do things the easy way and continue to follow Disneyland Paris' style with their additions.

                          Comment


                          • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                            Well, technically, it's DDS (Disney Design Studios) that's doing the work, since it's a smaller project than the ones that WDI proper normally tackles. I've seen some of the work they're doing, and it definitely meshes with the existing attraction in terms of visual style. It's just a matter of time before we find out if they're placed subtly enough to avoid turning the entire thing into a commercial.

                            Comment


                            • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep &quot;it's a small world&quot; a classic.

                              Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                              I was quite disappointed that I was unable to experience Disneyland Paris' version of "it's a small world". The kicker really comes with Hong Kong Disneyland where the attraction is following Disneyland Paris in style and setting its own course with the characters. I have little faith that the group spearheading this project will not do things the easy way and continue to follow Disneyland Paris' style with their additions.
                              Hong Kong Disneyland's version doesn't seem at all similar to DLP's to me? Its facade is clearly the Mary Blair one in a vivid new color scheme (see clock), and the boats don't go outside the building, unlike DLP and DL. Also, what they've released of the HK sets seems to follow the geometric Blair style, not DLP's.

                              Disneyland Paris' IASW, like the rest of the park, was experimental and very expensive and probably regretted instantly by Disney's accounting team. We may want parts of it Xeroxed elsewhere, but Disney is clearly hesitant to.

                              Comment


                              • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                                Well, I wrote and mailed my letters of concern. It may do nothing, but I have said my peace.

                                Comment


                                • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                                  Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
                                  Well, I wrote and mailed my letters of concern. It may do nothing, but I have said my peace.
                                  I sent an email myself.....and I did get a response.......kind of a 'lame' response, but an response, no less.

                                  Comment


                                  • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                                    I suppose reluctant imagineers who aren't happy with the changes will produce a product that tries to match the style as much as possible.

                                    Comment


                                    • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                                      Fixed it for you jcskipr79:

                                      enterpriseportal.disney.com/gopublish/sitemedia/TPR/News_WDI/HKDL-SW%5BFrank-Newman%5D_500.jpg
                                      Last edited by NeverNeverland; 03-13-2008, 04:35 PM. Reason: Hotlinked pictures Removed. Hotlinking is not allowed.
                                      ....You think your so powerful? Well this is my dream....

                                      Comment


                                      • Re: Small World Changes OFFICIAL! Underground....

                                        Wow have times changed, I remember when there were pink slips to the minority if the majority of WDI did not agree with it. For those that doubt what I am saying... you don't see Tarzan on the J.C. now do you?... several heads rolled with that proposal! Also as Mr F. pointed out if WDI does not support it then they will do everything within their power to make the changes as subtle as possible.

                                        What really surprised me is that this is happening when there has been drastic changes to the WDI culture. In previous years WDI had a very secretive closed door policy. They changed that with the Jungle rehab. They actually came down, sat a lot of the seniors down, and said "We want this to work, you want this to work, any thoughts that we can toss in on this?" A lot of the "brainstorming" for that was done on our level, not behind the closed doors in Glendale! So to have a major change like this, without the input of a variety of individuals, is a bit of a shock.

                                        It was specifically because of that meeting that I left the "rehab concept notes" with my Managers to forward to WDI when I left company!
                                        "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

                                        sigpic

                                        "Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"

                                        Comment


                                        • Re: Save the Rainforest - Keep &quot;it's a small world&quot; a classic.

                                          Looks like someone posted an "official" announcement, not sure if it will be merged into this or not. Same news, Small World's changing and asking people to campaign against it.
                                          "Happiness is a Low Water Level"

                                          sigpic

                                          "Creating magical memories and making Managers cry since 1955!"

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X