Toy Story 4 Video Essay

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 at how the physics of a real operating camera lens is replicated in Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Plus, get a recap of the second season of Big Mouth before the third season debuts this coming weekend, and learn about some of the engineering tricks behind the Tower of Terror ride at Disney theme parks. Read More »

Suicide Squad Trailer Mash-Up

Last month a rumor began to circulate that Disney was considering re-theming Disney California Adventure’s The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. When the rumor hit, even though it was from a source that had been right many times in the past, I commented on Twitter that I just didn’t buy it. But sadly it seems like there may be truth to this rumor after all. I have since spoken to two separate sources who have corroborated the rumor, and a reliable Disney rumor site is now reporting it’s true. Find out the details on the Guardians of the Galaxy ride after the jump.

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twilight zone tower of terror movie

Disney is developing a movie based on the popular theme park ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The accelerated drop tower dark ride, which appears in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney California Adventure, Tokyo DisneySea in Japan, and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, seems like an obvious movie property. Find out what producers and writers are involved in the new Tower of Terror movie adaptation after the jump.

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disneyland marvel expansion

Ever since Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, fans have been wondering when Disneyland would introduce rides and attractions based on the Marvel superheroes. Disneyland has slowly introduced Marvel meet-and-greets into their theme parks, with a big chunk of Tomorrowland’s Innoventions serving as an area to meet the individual Avengers. Disney has announced an Iron Man ride for Hong Kong Disneyland, but when will the Anaheim theme park get its due? Find out more about the rumored Disneyland Marvel expansion after the jump.

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Big Screen Tower of Terror Being Erected by Disney?

The original plan with all of these Disney films based on theme park attractions was apparently to make the attractions appealing again, to drive up attendence to the parks. For better and worse, I guess it didn’t really work out that way. The Country Bears movie probably did the attraction’s reputation harm, The Haunted Mansion is probably not worth bringing up even, and Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow so comprehensively hijacked the very notion of Pirates of Caribbean, became the face of the concept in such an immediate and powerful way that a ride without his likeness won’t ever feel really connected to the film franchise. But wow – what a money spinner those Pirates films proved to be.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Disney are setting up to give the concept another go, with a big screen movie derived from their Tower of Terror. Unfortunately, there are some pesky rights issues to be resolved first…

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