‘Lion King’ reboot will make you cry, Disney film chief says. Here are other hints he dropped about upcoming Disney projects

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  • bassoonlady OREM, UT
    Feb. 24, 2019 10:25 a.m.

    BSR,
    While you may understand supply and demand, you don't seem to understand the market. Hint: Disneyland isn't about the rides. Why else would they go to the trouble of having people dress up as Disney characters, have themed restaurants and shops, make the lines as interesting as the rides themselves, have parades and shows, and in general make Disneyland an interesting, even magical place to be? They try and create an alternate world.
    If it were about the rides, We could save ourselves a lot of driving and just go to Lagoon. It's about the atmosphere, and everything else that comes with it.
    I don't understand why people would spend $100 on a pair of pants or who buy brand new cars instead of used or who go to the movie theater, but that doesn't mean there aren't people who find it worth the money. Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean other people don't find value in it, or that it's a mistake for them to spend money on something they value and you don't.

    As for the new movies, I'm not getting my hopes up. Beauty and the Beast had so much potential, but the auto-tune for the main character really killed it for me. I didn't even bother with Jungle Book.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 22, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    @sorry

    "It’s clear BSR doesn’t understand supply and demand."

    No, I understand them very clearly, thanks.

    What I don't understand is why people continue to let themselves be taken advantage of. Do you know that the average Disneyland visitor spends less than 20 minutes per day actually riding attractions? The rest of it is spent walking around and standing in lines.

    You're spending over $6 per minute per person at Disneyland, and yet you say I'm the one who doesn't understand economics?

  • Zabilde Riverdale, UT
    Feb. 22, 2019 6:04 a.m.

    Looking forward to some most likely enjoyable movies this year.

    But I will not be paying for any studio specific streaming services. If we have to pay $15 a month for each studio's products that exceeds my abiltiy to pay. In which case bit torrent will let me enjoy their movies for free. I prefer to do it legitimately and have enjoyed knowing that Disney's films will appear on Netflix about the time they go to the rental and dvd sales markets. But their movies are available much sooner if they think I'm going to go along with having to subscribe to a dozen or more separate services. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have the market satisfied. I pay for netflix and get Amazon through Amazon Prime. At most I might add Hulu later on, but no studio specific services will see a cent of my money.

  • SorryNotSorry Draper, UT
    Feb. 22, 2019 5:26 a.m.

    I like the Disney brand. It’s clear BSR doesn’t understand supply and demand. If those tickets were half the price That Park would be jam packed to capacity every single day, worse than it already is. How do you get crowd control? Raise prices!

    On topic, I’m excited for all these Disney films this year plus the streaming service.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 21, 2019 9:33 p.m.

    @Gramps

    Just trying to help my fellow citizens to avoid the mistakes you and I have made.

  • ultragrampa Farmington, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 6:50 p.m.

    Brave Sir Robin:

    Why, Sir, do you care where I go with my family on vacation and what we do when we get there? My kids adore D'land, and look forward to our bi-annual trips.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 21, 2019 4:17 p.m.

    The only thing Disney does that makes me cry is how much they fleece consumers for to stand in line all day at one of their "magical" parks, and how many consumers know this yet still do it.