If you missed Disney’s G-Force in theaters I can understand. It’s not exactly a film in the classic Disney mold. But it does have heart and a plot that actually drives a story line. Eventually you’ll get over the idea that the main characters are computer animated because they really do fit seamlessly into the world. Just think, if Walt had had this technology in the 40s, he wouldn’t have had to drive actual lemmings off the cliff.
Depending on how you define animation, The Walt Disney Company actually has two major animated films coming out this holiday season. “The Princess and The Frog”, Walt Disney Animation Studios return to hand drawn animation is opening December 11th, but before that Disney will enter a new era of animation with its first 3D Motion Picture capture movie “A Christmas Carol”, which will hit theaters on November 8th.
A few minutes of footage were screened at Cannes this week and we got our first look as Jim Carrey as Scrooge (click above for larger image). You’ll also be able to experience an early look at the film as the ‘Christmas Carol Train Tour’ makes 40 stops around the country beginning this weekend. Click below the cut for the full schedule.
This year sees two major new coasters coming to Orlando. SeaWorld is first on the scene with its new Manta ‘Flying’ Roller Coaster. Guests will feel like they’re soaring over Orlando and aquatic life as they zoom around the park’s entrance area.
Thanks to @RealShamu and @Doterati I got the chance to experience the attraction three times tonight. It was a pretty intense experience, especially in the back row, so three times was just about enough. But I think I could have ridden it all night if I stayed in the middle rows (4 or 5).
Here’s a little video of the unique load and unload process that SeaWorld uses for Manta.
The Roller Coaster ‘Manta’ opens officially on May 22nd, but it’s unofficially open as of Noon on May 5th.
Click below the jump cut for some photos from the evening.