The Hollywood Reporter has a smart line up of 10 recent lawsuits to target a Disney park. Some are more legitimate than others… and at least none are threatening to sue Disney for a stone dropping off the castle and hitting them (it’s fiberglass in… Read More »10 Recent lawsuits targeting Disney Parks
A new law has been passed that prevents Florida attractions from being sued by customers. The legislation (SB 2440) is designed to overturn a December 2008 state Supreme Court ruling that invalidated parental waivers, which have long been used by businesses around the state that… Read More »New Florida Law to protect theme parks from Lawsuits
Remember the legal wrangling over Winnie the Pooh? That kept lawyers employed for decades. But that’s old news. The news these days, especially in legal circles, is about Roger Rabbit. From Reuters/Hollywood Reporter comes this report on the fight between author Gary Wolf and Disney… Read More »Who Sued Roger Rabbit?
Phil Milford of Bloomberg News writes that Disney and other theme park companies are being sued over mangnetic roller coaster brakes. The other companies include Universal, Busch, Six Flags, and Cedar Fair. Safety Braking holds exclusive licenses to the patents, one from Magnetar Technologies Corp., based in Seal Beach, California, and the other from G&T… Read More »Magnetic Brakes Attract Lawsuit
Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida is facing a lawsuit from an amputee who wasn’t allowed to ride Montu, a roller-coaster where guests sit and legs dangle as they travel through multiple loops. This time its businessman Cary Frounfelter who manufacturers and sells artificial limbs. Frounfelter was taken off the ride while his 10-year old daughter… Read More »Busch Garden Denies Amputee, is Sued
A woman who suffered back injuries last year in a fatal crash at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has sued the Walt Disney Co.. The suit, filed Nov. 18 in Orange County Superior Court by attorney Fred Nameth, alleges negligence. It also alleges that the ride’s design is defective and that Disney continues to engage… Read More »Disneyland Sued again for Big Thunder Accident
The story’s inciting incident is a flurry of short-sighted, foolish lawsuits against the much-needed superheroes for unintended property damage and unwanted saves, among others. John Edwards may well laugh along with the rest of the audience during this part of the movie, but perhaps he and his former colleagues on the bar should think about… Read More »An Incredible Message?
The Incredibles, a review
Theatrical Release: November 5, 2004 / Running Time: 115 Minutes / Rating: PG
Pixar has been batting 1000 with their animated feature films until now. Without being formulaic, the creative minds in Emeryville have managed to hit upon the recipe for fantastic success with each new release. The Incredibles is the least formulaic feature yet and likely to be the most successful.
Not content to stand on their successes of the past, Pixar brought in the team from the new classic animated film, The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird and his team of storytellers and artists admittedly had little to no experience with computer generated animation, Pixar’s specialty. This meant they had no idea of the limits of the media and were able to push the boundaries of CG animation to new and exciting places.