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Terrible Rumor: Muppet*Vision 3D to close in DisneyLand California

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Muppet fan 123, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Time for this thread to steer way off topic.

    I think the big thing here is the brand name recognition factor. Pixar has had 13 films that had major marketing campaigns that emphasized that they were Pixar films, had tons of box office and critical success and when they make two lesser films after that streak they had, of course the internet will be up in arms. Sony on the other hand, ignoring the two Aardman productions, doesn't play that up at all. Open Season wasn't the hugest hit, Surf's Up outright bombed, Cloudy and Hotel Transylvania were hits yes, but (I feel like I may be proven wrong) ads for neither movie played up "From the makers of Open Season" or a quote of the like. To the average moviegoer, Sony just makes electronics and aren't as completely aware they make feature animation as they could be.

    OK, let's get back on topic.
  2. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Well-Known Member


    There. We're back on topic.
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's the problem. Everyone's standards got too high and they become completely impossible to please. Then everything's awful and everything becomes an easy target. Cars 2 was a toy commercial (and, frankly, a sequel to a movie no one over the age of 8 liked anyway, who were surprised by how Saturday Morning Cartoony it was), Brave fell apart due to behind the scenes shenanigans. That doesn't mean the films the preceded it are now invalid. On the other hand, I'm absolutely shocked that Alpha and Omega has a legitimate fan base! (it should be obvious what kind of people liked it). Like I said before, an A Student's C is a tragedy, a D student's C is a cause for celebration.

    But back to the topic, Pixar films are Disney's bread and butter. The Muppets made a decent amount of sleeper hit money (no thanks to the week after Thanksgiving box office slowdown), and if the sequel can manage to get even near the success of that Oz movie the beginning of last month (I still think they need to rethink the release date and push for one earlier in the month), it can really have the franchise take off. But still, no where near as much as Pixar films make (especially in merchandise, mainly because it's so hard to find, and they refuse to restock Muppet stuff). But that's no call to bulldoze down the attraction. Just buy up whatever land they need and put more Pixar stuff there (though, again, I can't imagine anything outside of Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Cars, and Nemo... an Up based ride would be fun, though) if they absolutely have to.

    What I'm more concerned about is when Universal runs out of their license, what the Marvel presence in the park's going to be. That may be a sign of something closing.

    And don't be hatin' on Marvel. DC's the comic company that needs scorn (cancellin' Young Justice and GL).
  4. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Well-Known Member

    Let's move the Pixar talk over here guys. This discussion could be interesting.
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  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Y'know, for me personally, I've never thought of Pixar's first 11 films as invalid after Cars 2 and Brave. I still love those films despite what's come out in the last two years. But again, that's just how the internet is. And that's the first I'm hearing of an Alpha and Omega fan base.... and that people actually saw Alpha and Omega.

    Pixar's dominance in the parks however is what drives me crazy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But the fact that it seems like every new attraction Disney announces these days is based on a Pixar film, nothing against that but there should be a limit. And like I said, there's already a Monsters Inc ride right next to MuppetVision 3D that isn't even close to 10 years old yet. It's Hollywood, not Monsterwood.
  6. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    NO! They're not allowed to remove it!
    I've always wanted to go there and watch the show!
    That's liable to ruin my disney experience!
  7. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Don't listen to any of this hooey. It's already been proven that MiceAge/MiceChat is NOT a reliable source.

    Al Lutz only made up this rumor again because he obviously hates the Muppets or at least the Muppet 3D attraction and has an agenda. :mad:
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  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm on this DA club that's... I don't know what it is, but every so often, users post A&O fan art, and I'm like... come on!!!! It must be furries that have a thing for wolves. There is virtually nothing else enjoyable about that film.

    Is that the loser that once came to this site and trolled us about how he sorta kinda liked the Muppets at one point and basically just wanted them to fail at every turn? Seriously... people with TOO much time on their hands....
  9. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    Awwwww I've never been to DL and I was looking forward to seeing that
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Seeing that we've heard nothing about this, I assume it's just a rumor! Yaay!
  11. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    :mad: I really, REEEEALLY hope this doesn't happen! My Son was born in December, so everytime we've taken him to Disney around his birthday, MuppetVision isn't showing cuz of new movies taking over, AND I'M TIRED OF IT!! :mad: I always look forward to going to DCA to see some Muppets, and our last 2 trips have been Muppet-less. Now I might never see it again?!?

    Dumb. Stupid. Travesty... if it's true that is. :smirk:
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  12. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    I'm very sorry to hear this; it's ridiculous that MV3D has been shut down both times you've gone. I'm going to WDW in 2 weeks, and needless to say, if MV3D is closed, heads will roll:mad::grr::crazy:.
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    MV3D is WDW is always running, unless there's a maintenance issue or something is not working. But they keep closing it in DisneyLand to play 3D movie trailers. Sure, I think the trailers are cool, but why are they closing attractions to play things people are going to see in theaters anyway?! :mad:
  14. GonzoWaltsfan

    GonzoWaltsfan Active Member

    I hope not, I enjoy going seeing the thing every now and than when I'm at DisneyLand *Sigh*
  15. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's very dumb; it's Disneyland, they should have another 3D theater instead of closing a whole ride/ attraction just to show other 3D films.
  16. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Just thought I'd quote this to remind everyone that it's not happening!
  17. GonzoWaltsfan

    GonzoWaltsfan Active Member

    This would make me sad, I enjoy the show whenever I see it.
  18. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    me too gonzofan
  19. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    just a side note: my cousin who lives in cali and she called me today (may 20th) from DCA (and to brag she was near Muppet Vision to me) said the line was to long today! So, thats good news to hear i guess! :)
  20. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Are they playing MV3D in the theater today?

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