Wednesday, August 21

Disney projects of movies that didn't become hits

With movies and theme park attractions, it can be hit and miss. Especially with Disney. When a movie is a hit, Disney makes attractions but sometimes they put their eggs in a basket and include them in theme parks or projects and the movie fails. Now maybe the movie was good but it wasn't a hit. 

 Return of Oz
Return of Oz was made by Disney in the 80's. I love the film but it was not a hit.

 The Disneyland Paris version of the Storyland Canal Ride is the only one to have a model of the Emerald city  from Return to Oz.

 Atlantis: The Lost Empire 
It came out in 2001 and Disney was planning big on this. Due to the film's poorer-than-expected box-office performance, Disney quietly canceled both a spin-off television series and an underwater attraction at its Disneyland theme park.

Disney's Dinosaur came out in 2000. The Countdown to Extinction attraction at the Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, was renamed and re-themed to the movie. It is now known as Dinosaur. It was a hit but I rarely remember it and not much people talk about it. Adam Fendelman of HollywoodChicago says: " Films like “Dinosaur,” “Treasure Planet,” and “Brother Bear” won’t be getting theme park ride revivals any day soon."

 Disney's Lone Ranger
 The recent Lone Ranger film with Johnny Depp failed but they are still included in the new Disney Infinity game in which you put the toys into the video game.