Making of Westworld Season 3

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the third season of Westworld to see how they pulled of some of the visual effects sequences, which included some help from the technology used to make The Mandalorian. Plus, learn about the ABCs of Cinematography from Film Crit Hulk, and learn about the making of Cars Land from Disney’s theme parks. Read More »

Disney World Reopening

Disney World visitors who are coming from the tri-state area better prepare to take at least three weeks off work. Walt Disney World is requiring that all its guests who arrive from the states Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York to self-isolate or quarantine for at least 14 days. This requirement upholds Florida coronavirus (COVID-19) rules issued by the governor.

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Social Distancig Stormtroopers in Place at Disney World

Even though Disney World in Orlando, Florida isn’t slated to reopen until July, the Disney Springs collection of shops and restaurants is back up and running. However, there are still social distancing policies in place, and in order to make sure guests adhere to the guidelines set by the Disney theme park locale, they’ve brought in First Order Stormtroopers to make sure people are keeping their distance from each other by way of some playful banter and crowd interaction. Read More »

disney world reservations

As we near the summer re-openings of Disney Parks and Universal Orlando, we’re getting more information about how the theme parks will change procedures to protect the health and safety of their guests amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When the Walt Disney World Resort reopens next month (depending on Florida governor approval), it will debut a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to make a new reservation to visit in advance, effectively canceling all prior ride and dining reservations, including the previous planning feature, FastPass+. Meanwhile, Universal Orlando sets the reopening of its hotels, with enhanced health and hygiene procedures, for June 2.

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Surf Ninjas Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look back at the goofy action comedy Surf Ninjas starring Ernie Reyes Sr., Ernie Reyes Jr., Rob Schneider, and Leslie Nielsen. Plus, find out everything you need to know about every iteration of the Batmobile, from the classic 1966 version to the military-grade Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy. And finally, find out how to make Totchos from Woody’s Lunch Box from Disney theme parks. Read More »

Disney World Reopening

In a completely unprecedented move, The Walt Disney Company shut down their theme parks around the world back in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been losing millions every day the parks stay closed, but now that restrictions limiting public gatherings are starting to lift, Disney has begun reopening their theme parks, starting with Shanghai Disneyland earlier this month. Now Walt Disney World in Florida will be next in line with an eye towards reopening in July. Read More »

Conan Visits Lucasfilm

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a flashback clip from 2007 where Conan O’Brien and his producer Jordan Schlansky visit Lucasfilm and point out some inconsistencies on the tour. Plus, watch as VFX artists react to scenes from Parasite, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and I, Tonya. And finally, look back at A Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired Halloween show projected onto Cinderella’s castle at Disney World.
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star wars rise of the resistance video

The Rise of the Resistance ride at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in Disney World and Disneyland in December and January, respectively, to wildly positive reception. The ride soon became the most popular attraction at the Disney Parks, with fans lining up for hours to get a chance to join the Resistance. Then, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, and Disney Parks closed for the fourth time in history. Only a few people to go experience Rise of the Resistance in that three-month window. But Disney has released a Star Wars Rise of the Resistance video that offers viewers the chance to experience the ride virtually, from the comfort of their homes.

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How Shanghai Disneyland Reopened

Since China was the first nation to tackle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re also among the first to make attempts at resuming business as usual. However, when it comes to large crowded areas, things aren’t exactly as people remember them, especially when it comes to theme parks.

Shanghai Disneyland is reopening today, giving theme park fans in the United States an idea of what it will be like to return to the most magical place on Earth when Disneyland and Walt Disney World are allowed to reopen. It should come as no surprise that there are plenty of social distancing guidelines in place when it comes to rides and outdoor shows, but there is also a health screening checkpoint to enter, limited capacity all over, and much more. Read More »

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As several states begin to slowly re-open businesses despite no signs of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic slowing any time soon, the question of one of the biggest businesses in America — theme parks — has started to come to the forefront again. Disneyland and Walt Disney World remain closed indefinitely since the historic shutdown of Disney Parks amid coronavirus concerns. While there is no confirmed date for the re-opening of the parks, Orange County, where Orlando’s Walt Disney World is located, has released a series of guidelines for the theme park to follow once it re-opens.

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