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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:36p
<<Yes, but Star Wars is a FRANCHISE with fans spanning 2-3 generations.>>

But Avatar is a 2009 movie - the first Star Wars is '77. You can't compare the two as Avatar hasn't had the ability to influence multiple generations.

Again - I never got the appeal of Avatar but to dismiss its cultural significance is inappropriate IMHO.
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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:39p
<<I'd disagree there. Spider-man became the most popular comics character outside of Batman in the 90s, and had a very successful Saturday morning cartoon during that time.>>

The Fox Kids show that Haim Saban put together? Hardly anyone had Fox Kids in the nineties and I think the show ran '94 to '98 or something. It wasn't on network TV was it?

Again - I'm not saying that it was unknown but you can't compare Spidey to Batman that had had 4 movies by the time IoA opened (granted one was exceptional, one was good and the other two were excrement - but they were still in the public consciousness).
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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:40p
<<Give me a Beastly Kingdom with Joe Rodhe totally in control of design. THAT I would see!!>>

And that is the disappointing thing. BK wasn't perfect but it fitted the theme so much better. I just don't know why Burbank feel the need to deviate from the original mantra of the park.
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RoadTrip
Mon 12/10/2012 1:40p
<<But Avatar is a 2009 movie - the first Star Wars is '77. You can't compare the two as Avatar hasn't had the ability to influence multiple generations.>>

Which is exactly my point. At this point the long-term drawing power of Avatar is totally unknown. Why bother?
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HokieSkipper
Mon 12/10/2012 1:41p
<<It wasn't on network TV was it?>>

I know I saw it on regular Fox on Saturday mornings when I was a kid.
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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:41p
<<Heck, Cameron is coming out with a Cirque Du Soleil movie.>>

He has barely been involved from the folks I know at CdS. This is Andrew Adamson's baby (Shrek and Narnia).

Cameron is spending more time peddling his camera tech (Cameron Pace).

I've never understood Cameron - he doesn't seem to have a proper roadmap for creating his legacy. He is no Lucas.
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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:42p
<<I know I saw it on regular Fox on Saturday mornings when I was a kid.>>

Didn't know that - I thought the Fox Kids animation block was exclusive to them. That makes more sense though.
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leemac
Mon 12/10/2012 1:43p
<<Which is exactly my point. At this point the long-term drawing power of Avatar is totally unknown. Why bother?>>

Because in Iger's world - unknown existing IP is better than a blank slate. Sad I know but he has absolutely no interest in creating IP. He also has little interest in the parks - but that is a separate discussion.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Mon 12/10/2012 1:49p
"I just don't see the evidence to suggest that the average consumer isn't interested in Avatar. It is all anecdotal commentary from a small sample size of Disney enthusiasts."

Exactly. The only evidence that an Avatarland would flop is Disney's recent track record of producing less than stellar work. If the thing is as well done and entertaining as Carsland is (or WWoHP, for that matter) then I don't see what the problem is.
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Dr Hans Reinhardt
Mon 12/10/2012 1:52p
"Midway Mania is "so good'!?"

Apparently the Japanese think so.

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