Tag Archives: Avatar

Risk and Reward, is Disney Parks & Resorts on the Right Track?

With the recent announcement of an Avatar themed land and attractions coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdoms and the troubled opening of Disney’s first Hawaiian resort, Aulani, a lot of the conversation has settled on the types of risks the Walt … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Avatar, will Pandora fit in at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Na’vi Hometree on Pandora reminds me of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life. Of course, we can’t forget that Avatar is a sci-fi film too. I’ve had a day to think about the announcement of Disney licensing James Cameron’s … Continue reading

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“Avatar Land” gets early mixed reviews

Earlier today, Disney held an Imagineering press conference with James Cameron to announce that an area based on the world of “Avatar” would be added to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fans around the world were quick to evaluate this addition. People … Continue reading

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Disney is adding the world of Avatar to its theme parks

Update: this is no longer a rumor. A press conference with James Cameron, Bob Iger and Tom Staggs is was held earlier today at Imagineering. From the Disney Parks Blog: James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team … Continue reading

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Disney to end Zemeckis style Motion Capture Animation?

The LA Times reports that Disney has decided to shut down the ImageMovers Digital studio, which Robert Zemeckis uses for most of his Motion Capture style of film making. That’s sad news for the 450 employees of IMD, but I … Continue reading

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