The latest box office report looks both good and bad for Disney. Finding Nemo 3D managed to come in second place in a weak weekend box office with $17.5 million domestic and $5.1 million foreign. The silver lining is that Disney estimates these 3D conversions… Read More »Success and Challenges at the Box Office for Disney and Pixar
It’s been a few weeks since our last update and the construction at the Magic Kingdom has been moving at a quick pace. First, a little of the latest news:
- Guests have actually been invited to some limited soft testing of “Enchanted Tales with Belle,”
- the Fantasyland construction walls will be shifting this week changing traffic patterns significantly,
- we’re hearing that the Brave Wee Lads (aka the 3 bears) will soon be leaving the Merida meet and greet. They were cute, but like their counterparts in the movie, didn’t say much and pretty much were window dressing.
Okay, let’s get on with the first part of our tour. It’s in two parts this week since we have a lot of photos to share:
The walls that separate old Fantasyland from new are nearing completion. There’s still some detail work to be done, but already there are some incredible elements leaking through. We love these ‘Coat of Arms’ that highlight classic Disney fairytales, including some that will have attractions behind the wall.
It’s been a while since we dipped into some of the talent that appears on YouTube with our Videopolis series. I think we’ve found a very suitable entry to help bring back the series. Meet Trisha Laya, aka Shathree. She’s a talented young musician from… Read More »Videopolis: Touch The Sky from Pixar’s Brave
Disney just announced that the Blu-ray DVD for Pixar’s Brave will be in stores on November 13th, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. But if you want to avoid all that rush, you can pre-order it today via Amazon. Brave just recently passed… Read More »Pixar’s Brave Blu-Ray DVD now Available for Pre-Order
Brenda Chapman recently announced she had left Pixar for new career opportunities, include some consulting at Lucasfilm. As we stated previously, we wish her luck in her future work. Despite being removed from the Director role on Brave, a movie and story she created, Chapman… Read More »Pixar Exile Brenda Chapman Speaks
If there is one slight against the Pixar brain trust, it’s that it’s a boy’s club. I don’t think it’s a matter of intent, but rather it evolved that way out of the initial friendships that helped create Pixar. Brenda Chapman was the first woman… Read More »Pixar’s first female director leaves
Recently some rumors (though some sources are calling it fact, but you can never tell with Pixar) came out stating that Finding Nemo 2 was being made under Andrew Stanton’s direction and that Toy Story 4 was in the works as well. After these two… Read More »Pixar Sequels and Why Fans Need to Calm Down
Congrats to the team at Pixar whose Brave continued to have a strong showing at the box office in its second weekend. It came in third behind two new movies, both targeted at adult audiences. As the most recent kids film, it lost less than… Read More »Brave Strong At Box Office On Second Weekend