Time is flying by soooooooo fast...
And we continue our look back at events/news that happened from a Blue Sky perspective...
Remember that early in 2010 Walt Disney Pictures high on the "Tron Legacy" film as a future tent pole for the various sectors of the company's entertainment divisions. While the question as to whether or not it'll lead to TR3N or the continuation of the "Tron Uprising" animated series is still out, back in the spring, the cross pollination was running high in the corridors of Burbank.
In April we reported that "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" was going to be shot in 3D, partially at least. Given all the aspects of filming in versus conversion, Rob Marshall and the Mouse took a middle road.
I love architecture and the design that Disney puts into something to reflect a period is very important. A great textbook example of how to not follow this long held belief has been on display in DCA.
The Marvelization of Disney XD, the boy version of Disney Channel has begun. Or was it just a continuation?
The Lamp through the Mouse finally made it official that "Monsters Inc. 2" was happening.
With that, many were wondering if Pixar had finally sold out with all of the sequels that have been announced since the acquisition into Disney.
Walt Disney Theme Parks still rule the market, despite growing competition with increasing quality, the Mouse dominates the world... at least when you factor in how many people visit them.
Not all changes are as dramatic as what is happening with Buena Vista Street, Cars Land and Mermaid in DCA. Some projects like the retheming of Grizzly River Run to a 50's era national park happen in small increments over many years.
More news from inside WDAS involving the slate of projects planned for 2013 and beyond.
We've done a lot of stories on Tokyo DisneySEA here and I wanted to compile a post where you could have access to all/most of them. Also, there are several links to other websites that have great info/pics as well.
Marvel already has a film division so it was only a matter of time before it developed a television division. Obvious, right?
With all the comic book craziness going on, Disney's rival to Marvel: DC Comics is moving ahead with their men-in-tights adaptations. Here are some of the properties that the Warner Suits may be putting on the front burner over the next few years.
With World of Color we finally started to see dramatic changes over at the Disneyland Resort's Second Gate. Here was Blue Sky's take on the matter.
And the park isn't the only thing getting a makeover at the resort. The Disneyland Hotel is in the process of a renovation. And when that's done there is still another addition that they could add.
With the growing global competition across the world, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts faces many challenges. One problem is there simply hasn't been enough work for those Imagineers that design some of these wonderfully immersive experiences. When that happens people get let go. Those people get hired by competitors and then they create things like this.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios was in a bit of a free fall over the last year as it tried to find it's identity. The success, or lack thereof of "The Princess and the Frog" gave many a feeling that the studio had lost its place. But Lasseter and company still have plans and we had a post discussing what some of those were.
I don't review films anymore, so here's my non-review review of "Toy Story 3" for those that missed it.
Comic-Con is always good for some nice surprises and this year was no exception for the Mouse. Along with all the "Tron Legacy" frenzy there was the announcement that there was another "Haunted Mansion" film coming out in a few years. This one was supposed to actually be good though.
Deadline Hollywood had a great "Geeks' Wish List" that I thought was rather interesting.
Slowly we started to see the kind of projects that Rich Ross was approving and I was not as horrified as I expected to be.
More news eventually started leaking out about Guillermo del Toro's "Haunted Mansion" project.
With each passing month we got a more fleshed out perspective of where Disney Animation was headed after 2012.
And that takes us up past the summer with some of what we did here at Blue Sky in 2010. Hard to believe how quick a year goes by, isn't it?
Stay tuned for the fall and everything after...