Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blue Sky In Eleven (Part One)...

Slowly, we're back...


Even though Blue Sky was quiet for the last part of the year, a lot still went on...

The beginning of the year saw an eyesore from the Disneyland Resort's Second Gate disappear.

I focused on what I thought was the true successor to Colonel Henry Walton, Jr., Ph.D.

We started to get enlightened on what Shanghai Disneyland was going to become.

This post offered a great interview with Glen Keane that focused on the difference between the Lamp and the Mouse.

Blue Sky put some perspective on what to create a Disney theme park/not create a Disney theme park.

Or this really great interview with Guillermo del Toro in the New Yorker.

And the celebration/lack thereof of Disney California's tenth anniversary.

While I liked the first "Iron Man" quite a bit, I thought the second one was a disappointment. This rumor, gave me hope a third would be the best. And then it was confirmed, making me sure of it.

Take a look at this speech, it could be coming from the man that will replace Iger.

And for those that are looking for the reasoning behind the theming of DCA, a little Blue Sky perspective.

And the year had just begun really...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least Disney's done that Muppet movie, gotten it out of its system, and, as a result, knows the limitations of the franchise. The speculations about a new Muppet ride, a whole "Muppet Land" or even another Muppet movie can now be put to rest.

To sum it up: they ain't happenin'. Movie's not a moneymaker. End of story.

Now hopefully the Avatar land will suffer a similar fate. Lion King has proven itself a long-term favorite for the public (it, unlike the Muppet movie, was a huge hit last year, and it was a RERUN), so maybe wiser heads at Disney will decide to do something with that home-grown Disney movie in place of Avatar. Certainly Lion King is a better fit for Animal Kingdom than some boring sci-fi fable about giant blue pussycats. (And I thought Eisner was an idiot when it came to acquisitions).

DisneyHeartJonathan said...

thank you Hunter - I really like your recaps of the year. I use it to refer back to topics that I really like or missed. I wasn't sure if you were going to do one this year because of "life" but thank you for taking the time. Looking forward to more.

Rusty said...

Very well put.

Kevin said...

It's good to see Blue Sky back again.

Rodan said...

Yes, I didn't realize how much I'd miss it; but I did. Now here is hoping for good health to Honor and this site in 2012. All reasons that compel me to post more often.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you know that you're completely wrong as usual, so please just do us all a big fat juicy fat and SHUT UP WITH THE ANTI-MUPPET SLAMS!!!