Announcement

Collapse

Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

Collapse

Ad Widget

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

  • News Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

    Hello everyone!

    forgive me if this isn't the right part of the forum to post this, feel free to move it if need be!

    Thought you all may be interested in this. I just finished up an interview with former VP of Concept Design Eddie Sotto, and put it up on my Imagineering blog Imagineering Disney (imagineeringdisney.blogspot.com)

    Check it out and enjoy! The interview is unique in that it features Eddie Sotto's take on some common topics such as Tommorowland 2055, the DCA refurb, and the ever elusive "5th park", and what he would do if he were to tackle these projects.

    so go have a gander and let me know what you think!

    Thanks!


  • #2
    Re: Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

    Very nice. Sotto is a genius with the portfolio to prove it. His points about budget constraints and breakthrough concepts getting stymied are well taken. WDI would be much better off with him still there.
    http://www.idealbuildout.blogspot.com/

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

      I enjoyed it.

      Couple things I want to point out that needs to be sorely highlighted.

      He mentions that WDI is full of ideas. Projects are proposed and either continue progressing or shelved in archieves. Just because an idea did not meet the public's eye, doesn't mean it wasn't discussed before.

      Management controls the money. Budgets and schedules are expected to be met. This is a business. They have their needs that want to be met. WDI has their dreams that want to be met.

      I can't and don't blame WDI entirely for "mistakes" because we the public will never get the entire story. Management will fight for something. WDI will fight for something. Or even for both parties, not at all. There is always something going on behind closed doors no matter how much we read on the net.

      "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

      "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
      -Jurassic Park

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

        Thank you Randy and Filmfreak for your comments! The interview was a lot of fun to do and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I agree, not only did Eddie have a lot of interesting and really inventive ideas, but he also made some very insightful points about the internal workings of Imagineering that we as the public sometimes don't consider.

        If this style of interview proves to be popular, I'll try to get some other Imagineer's and get their takes on similar topics. It would be fun to compare and contrast their answers

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Unique Interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto

          This should probably be in the Disneyland forum since it mostly deals with Disneyland/DCA stuff.

          Comment

          Ad Widget

          Collapse
          Working...
          X