Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by rteetz, Dec 31, 2017.
Seems odd with them just testing talking Mickey, Minnie, and Donald at DCA
Disneyland and WDW allocate money differently for these sorts of things.
No, I know that - just seems odd timing .. but guess just another example if differences coast to coast
Still donning my rose colored glasses, could this be a semi concession that the concept isn’t worth the cost/effort versus a straight cost cut.
That’s possible. They’ll still use the concept in parades, shows, TV specials, etc.
Maleficent 2 to start filming soon:
I'm puzzled about this, would it really save that much money by using a non-talking head instead of a talking head? I don't have an engineering degree but it doesn't seem that this change would save that much $.
It takes roughly 9 CMs to operate the meet and greet not counting management types.
Thanks for the info, that certainly explains the cost savings!
Awww this makes me sad...we have never met talking Mickey...bummer.... I didn't realize that there was someone talking. I always figured it was pre recorded.
BOO! That is disappointing!!!
The original plans for a US Disney streaming service are a bit up in the air now that Disney is close to owning a majority stake in Hulu:
I'm amazed at the number of CM's it takes to operate that M&G. How many does it take for a non-talking head M&G?
Pretty sure it is pre recorded-- there are just so many lines to chose from that it seems to be live. There basically are four routines-- As far as we have determined.... they take groups into the show room sequentially so no one is in there past 4 shows to see a repeat. they modify a bit and seem to have some "specials " they can throw in for special occurrences-- saw him speak japanese to a japanese group..... but the lines are pre recorded. Never heard him say anyones name.
Big changes coming to the Disney BOD as 4 directors will be leaving.
Makes sense as Disney is getting into streaming and Facebook and Twitter are getting more and more into broadcasting live events ... and really makes the move a bit ago when they added two board members make sense
I’d have to ask my friend in entertainment.
GM has always been a big Disney partner so that addition makes sense.
That would be a useful bit of information. Otherwise we have nothing to compare how much it costs for the talking Mikey vs the non-speaking one.
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