When Disney’s Big Hero 6 opens on November 7th, it’s going to have some big competition from the latest Christopher Nolan film – Interstellar, which opens on the 5th. Pre-saging that encounter a little bit, video mashup artist Bobby Burns has created a new trailer for Pixar’s Wall-E as if it were a film by Christopher Nolan.
I think that worked pretty well. I’d actually be interested to see an animated film from Christopher Nolan one day. (Not that the 3D digital animation required to make Inception wasn’t impressive.)
Do you think Disney and Christopher Nolan could ever collaborate on a feature film? Maybe he belongs with Pixar. Head below the jump for Burns’ take on The Incredibles as if it were one of the Dark Knight movies from Nolan:
The Disneyland Resort recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Disney Ambassador program and the very first ambassador, Julie Reihm (now Casaletto), was able to return to help crown the newest honorees. While at the park, she reflected on her time as an Ambassador, what Walt was like, and her place in history.
A lot has changed in the parks since 1965, not the least of which was the loss of Walt himself. But it’s great to know that the Disneyland Ambassador program is still thriving.
Where can you find this interestingly shaped door?
Digital projection on a three dimensional object started out as a cool art project by making a building appear to crumble or become a canvas for swimming fish. Disney’s Imagineers were quick to harness the technology and bring it to the parks.
It’s currently in use at the Magic Kingdom as part of the Celebrate the Magic castle show and during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party in Hallowishes and the Villain’s stage show. There’s also a car in the queue of Test Track at EPCOT that’s gets a digital projection treatment. You can also find it in Disneyland Paris as part of the Disney Dreams show, which I hear is fantastic.
The latest use of digital 3d mapping and projection takes it down to the small scale - a wedding cake. Which as cool as it is, is only available to the few guests who can afford the more expensive wedding packages.
So, I started to think where else could Disney make us of digital projection. They did try something once on Spaceship Earth using Mike Wazowski to announce the “Monstrous Summer” promotion in 2013. I’d love to see that idea expanded upon with more night shows on Spaceship Earth. Continue reading