Going retro on The Lion King, which is now back in 3D both the cinema’s and on Blu-Ray, watching old Disney animated movie tie-in’s fastfood chains at YouTube. BTW, no Aladdin is not listed to get a 3D make-over in the near future. From what I heard a bunch of Pixar movies and The Little Mermaid are. Glad too because I don’t believe 3D adds that much except higher price tickets and eye strain.
I stumbled upon a Burger King promo TV spot with some orginal animation in it. It’s low budget of course and TV spot itself is old school but that’s what I like about it.
Being a avid Lego system builder myself I was excited to learn Disney and Lego teamed up again, years ago Lego made a FABULAND inspired theme of Mickey and co. Sadly the days Disney promoted their classics seems long gone, Pixar is the magic word these days, that’s why I’m not expecting to ever see sets inspired by Aladdin or any of the other classics. Though those Prince of Persia sets may produce useful parts I can use to build something Aladdin-ish myself.
A few summers back I tried to retell the movie in Lego but never could figure out how to make a Genie minifig. I’ve got pictures in my mocpages.com account. It was fun to do but I prefer building houses/shops/castles of the Lego Castle line.
I went to see Finding Nemo on Ice last night; it was okay but not really anything special. It’s a retelling of the smash hit Pixar Finding Nemo from 2003. Nemo, a kid clown fish, is captured by a Sydney diver somewhere in the deep ocean. His dad Martin starts a frantic search with the help of Dory, a blue tang with severe short-term memory loss.
The special effects where quite good and Dory’s humor was fun at times but could also be lame. The costumes where ok, I mean it does look odd to see a fish with legs sticking out underneath and a head above, but after a while I believed it where Nemo, Martin and Dory there on the ice.
There was no singing, I wondered about that. I loved the instrumental dance numbers, they where my favorite parts in the whole show.
It’s also the first time a Disney on Ice show used footage from a movie, in this case background scenery of the film and the dentist that captures Nemo appears on screen once in a while.
Conclusion, Finding Nemo on Ice is a fun show for families and kids but adults that love Disney and Pixar probably will have a fine time but not anything you’ll want to reminisce years after. Adults will appreciate the often stunning costumes of the supporting cast and ensemble but might cringe at the costume design of the leads. They’ll also like the clever solutions to portray certain places like the fish tank and the East Australian Current.
Next year’s show is the most appreciated Princess Wishes; I’ve been waiting for this show since I saw Princess Classics three years ago. Princess Wishes seems to have a bigger role of Aladdin and Jasmine then Classics did. Despite sharing show time with the other princesses and Tinkerbelle Wishes has the Peddler and Genie too. I’ve seen big blue before in I think 2 other shows, Princess Classics and 100 years of Magic on Ice show but the peddler is new. Can’t wait till December 2009!