If you’re fascinated by studying failure, then you need to subscribe to Defunctland, a channel dedicated to theme parks and attractions that didn’t work out. In this episode, they look at one of the many poorly-executed attractions which Disney born out of the 1980s and 1990s.
Disney Imagineering has been developing robots that could possibly be used to perform stunt work in theme park live shows. Their so-called “Stuntronics” are humanoid robots with impressive acrobatic skills, such as the ability to flip and nail a perfect landing every time.
Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope hop onto the information superhighway in search of a replacement part to keep Sugar Rush running. Along the way, the duo encounters a veritable who’s who of Disney-owned characters, as the studio flexes their intellectual property muscle.
Back in 1958, Disney envisioned the future of America’s highways and automotive tech. While we still don’t have flying ambulances or self-building roads, backup cameras and traffic apps are everyday items, and autonomy is closer than ever. Watch the full movie here.
Our first real look at the sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 hit, as our superheroic family gets pulled out of their now ordinary lives to save the world from a new villain hellbent on destruction. Stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others.
One of Disney theme parks’ most famous attractions is Space Mountain, a thrilling indoor rollercoaster that you ride in the dark. If you’ve ever wondered what the ride looked like with the lights on, Theme Park University is here to show you just how much less exciting it is.
“But oh, to be free… to be my own master.” ScreenPrism argues that Aladdin has a nice message about freedom. The heroes each have different kinds of freedom. In the end, they learn that to maximize their own freedom, they should help others be more free as well.
It’s been over 13 years, but Bob Parr and his super-powered family are coming back to the big screen. From the looks of the teaser, it’s Baby Jack-Jack’s time to shine. And unless one of his powers is slowing time, it takes place shortly after the original. Premieres 6/15/18.
Go back to 1933 with this thoroughly creepy Walt Disney cartoon, starring Mickey Mouse as he attempts to rescue his dog Pluto from an evil doctor. Beyond its Halloween-appropriate plot, it’s a great reminder how good animation can be when every single frame is hand-drawn.
Like many of us, Puddles Pity Party has the occasional bad day. The sad clown with the golden voice works out his stress with a little pie, some cupcakes, and a impassioned cover smoosh-up of Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure, and Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.
A look at the scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a massive new section that will open at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort in 2019. Visitors will meet many Star Wars characters, check out a Star Destroyer hangar, and even fly the Millenium Falcon. More here.
Disney XD is updating this late ’80s classic, and if the new opening credit sequence is any indication, we’re going to be tuning in for sure. Golden Wolf created the show’s wonderful new titles, packed with adventure and backed by that awesome theme song. Premieres 8/12/17.
Since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the content. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t quickly head South. Creator Josh Poley and his friends envision our worst nightmare. What’s next, midichlorian action figures?
Bora Barroso presents a brief look back at animated films from the House of Mouse, from 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, up to this year’s Zootopia. While the style and technique have changed, the storytelling and characters continue to enthrall.