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  • kirbilicious
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    Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
    Maybe tacky is not the right word for what I meant. Tacky was the other name they had... Universal ESCAPE FL. That was bad!! However, I feel the current name should include something more... Like Universal CITY Florida, or Universal Resort Orlando. Just plain Universal is ..well, a lazy approach to the name.
    I was just about to mention Universal Escape. Maybe they're just trying to make everything easier for people to understand after the whole "Escape" mistake.

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  • TDLFAN
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    Originally posted by JtnOrl View Post
    Err... what? It's Universal. And it's in Orlando. How is that tacky?
    Maybe tacky is not the right word for what I meant. Tacky was the other name they had... Universal ESCAPE FL. That was bad!! However, I feel the current name should include something more... Like Universal CITY Florida, or Universal Resort Orlando. Just plain Universal is ..well, a lazy approach to the name.

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  • Jerren
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    Originally posted by ZeekSlider View Post
    That's what's there now? Oh man, talk about a downfall.

    Back when I went, which was when I was 10 or 11, you had a guided tour of the animation studio. The lobby featured framed cells from recent and classic animated films and replicas of the Snow White Oscars were the centerpiece of the lobby. From there, they lead you into a room where you could view concept art and even some animators at work. When I went, I remember seeing prototype character designs from Aladdin, and the one they had on display was Jasmine in a red version of her costume she is found in when she does park walks (which does appear in the film when she's Jafar's harem slave). They would then take you down a hall way pass the ink-and-paint area and then into a theatre where they would explain the rest of the processes they couldn't show you for one reason or another.

    It was a really nice tour, and to learn now that it's replaced with just a movie really makes me sad. Before this, I heard they were still doing the tours, but the entire facility was just empty and kind of eerie.

    Yes it was, We saw the statues and work done on Mulan and part of brother bear when they where in development, but Disney decided that traditional hand drawn animation was dead and that it was faster (ergo cheaper) to develop new features on the computer.... After that the last time we went thru the exhibit it was mostly dead, one CM was thee to show how they drew mickey by hand and how they animated the robot from treasure planet in MAYA. The quality of the Disney animated features since closing the Florida animation department IMHO just has not been the same.

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  • ZeekSlider
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    Originally posted by Stitchy-poo View Post
    what was that? That's not that little animation show where MuShu helps them show you how animation happens, is it?
    That's what's there now? Oh man, talk about a downfall.

    Back when I went, which was when I was 10 or 11, you had a guided tour of the animation studio. The lobby featured framed cells from recent and classic animated films and replicas of the Snow White Oscars were the centerpiece of the lobby. From there, they lead you into a room where you could view concept art and even some animators at work. When I went, I remember seeing prototype character designs from Aladdin, and the one they had on display was Jasmine in a red version of her costume she is found in when she does park walks (which does appear in the film when she's Jafar's harem slave). They would then take you down a hall way pass the ink-and-paint area and then into a theatre where they would explain the rest of the processes they couldn't show you for one reason or another.

    It was a really nice tour, and to learn now that it's replaced with just a movie really makes me sad. Before this, I heard they were still doing the tours, but the entire facility was just empty and kind of eerie.

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  • JtnOrl
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    Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
    True. But it would have been in line with the "Walt Disney Studios Paris" name.. Also, is it me or does the "Universal Orlando" name for their resort sounds... tacky?
    Err... what? It's Universal. And it's in Orlando. How is that tacky?

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  • Lindsy1052
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    Originally posted by halltd View Post
    I would have preferred The Walt Disney Studios Florida as well, but do they actually MAKE anything in the park anymore? I know back in the day they filmed shows, made movies, etc... in the park. But, now it seems like all the soundstages are attractions and I never hear about anything filming there (besides ESPN week and the cheerleading things). It just seems like a glorified theme park now and no longer a functioning "studios". When they closed the animation division, I was devastated.
    Actually on occasion they do use the studio. My granddaughter did a commercial for Playhouse Disney and it was shot there and over at what is now called Saratoga Springs. Just don't ask how Disney treats the kids..you really don't want to know.

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  • MickeyMania
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    Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
    Hey, I love CA. I would not mind living out there, but the cost of housing in that area is simply out of my reach.
    Certain parts of CA are cool. Like the mountainous foresty regions that border the north NV border, people like the Bay Area and I lived in the winery areas just north of that for many years and it was a nice environment but I found there was nothing to do on the weekends.

    However, as a Northerner back then I do wish there was some way to split the state into two through the middle. Disneyland aside, I loathe LA (used to dislike all SoCal until I discovered San Diego which is a pretty neat place,) and I got tired of watching every "Shall the state take an 80 gajillion dollar bond for roads/traffic/environment/education, to be paid back hopefully before we're all in the ground?" pass and see nothing but the bill because all the improvements went to the Angelenos.

    Being from FL, TDLFAN, you've probably seen something like this (people from Tampa complain about people from Miami or what have you), but I don't think it happens as often as California propositions are kind of unique.
    Last edited by MickeyMania; 03-01-2008, 11:10 AM.

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  • NeverNeverland
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    CA is awesome, but I am looking forward to living in Fla, (eventually!)

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  • TDLFAN
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    Originally posted by Stitchy-poo View Post
    yeah, but that sounds a little like Universal Studios Florida. I can see why they wouldn't name it that.
    True. But it would have been in line with the "Walt Disney Studios Paris" name.. Also, is it me or does the "Universal Orlando" name for their resort sounds... tacky?

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  • Stitchy
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    I would have preferred The Walt Disney Studios Florida as well,

    yeah, but that sounds a little like Universal Studios Florida. I can see why they wouldn't name it that.

    When they closed the animation division, I was devastated.
    what was that? That's not that little animation show where MuShu helps them show you how animation happens, is it?

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  • TDLFAN
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    Hey, I love CA. I would not mind living out there, but the cost of housing in that area is simply out of my reach.

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  • MouseHipster
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    Originally posted by halltd View Post
    When they closed the animation division, I was devastated.
    My girlfriend was a bit upset as well. She's studying animation and loves Florida. Also, Nickelodean moved their animation studios out west as well. Looks like we'll be heading out to L.A. in a couple years. Hooray for pollution.

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  • halltd
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    I would have preferred The Walt Disney Studios Florida as well, but do they actually MAKE anything in the park anymore? I know back in the day they filmed shows, made movies, etc... in the park. But, now it seems like all the soundstages are attractions and I never hear about anything filming there (besides ESPN week and the cheerleading things). It just seems like a glorified theme park now and no longer a functioning "studios". When they closed the animation division, I was devastated.

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  • Stitchy
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    Is it just me or does DHS sound like Disney High School?

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  • TDLFAN
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    There are at least two MGMs that I know of... the resort/casinos in Detroit and Vegas. I do not care much for the new name but will go with the flow and call is DHS. Personally, I think it would have been a better name to call it Walt Disney Studios FL.

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  • Lindsy1052
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    Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    I still call it MGM. Whatevs!
    I think it will be called MGM for many moons to come. It's really hard to change an established name and MGM is has become so "Disney"...

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  • MJMcB
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    Persomally I would have preferred Disney-MJMcB studios, but they went in a different direction

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  • tracestar
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    Yeah, I will still call it MGM as well

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  • Maverick
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    name change

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  • NeverNeverland
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    I still call it MGM. Whatevs!

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