Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Avatar Coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom

In case you haven't seen the news, Disney announced today that it was entering into a deal to bring Avatar to Disney World's Animal Kingdom.

I'll be honest, I've not seen the film (but I will make it a point to watch it now). However, I am a bit apprehensive of this concept. I understand that a major theme of Avatar is conservation and that this fits into one of the main themes of Animal Kingdom. And, I do agree that it would be nice to see some additions to Animal Kingdom. I just think that featuring some new continents, like Australia or South ,might be a better approach. Not to mention that there are so many characters and stories in Disney's own catalog that they could utilize. How about more Pixar? Or even bring in some of the Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli characters? 

At the end of the day, Disney generally doesn't let me down so I will keep an open mind. Hey, some of the most popular attractions, Star Tours and the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular for example, are not Disney, right? For more information on the plans for Avatar, check out the email Q&A with Disney Parks' Tom Skaggs.

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