what would walt say about his company
if he was still alive?share
He'd say: Why is everything so expensive? I intended this to be fun for everyone.share
Now he would be asking, when looking around Disneyland today, why there were only Hispanic and Indian people running the rides. Back when he was still alive, they had people of specific ethnicities running the rides, like actual Swiss people running the Matterhorn. He would have also demanded to know why some rides had been removed and stuck in Disney's California Adventure across the street. That, and he would have wanted to know why so many changes had been made to the Pirates ride, including removing the Bride Auction.share
He would have been horrified at the monstrosity it had become, and gotten very angry over what his descendants had allowed to happen. He also would have been upset over some of the films that came out after he died. A few he might have liked, but some had subject matter that Walt would have never allowed to be put in one of his films. I also think he wouldn't have liked some of the themes put into later Disney films, that were never meant to be included in such classic stories.
I remember joking on another website that when the studio produced some of those awful films from the mid-90s, Walt just plain quit rolling in his grave and started spinning instead, and he changes direction every few years when his company comes out with some new monstrosity that causes controversy.
I have no clue how he would have felt about superhero films, or how he would have viewed the Disney/Star Wars merger.
He'd say "WHERE THE H*LL IS THE HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION DEPARTMENT?!?!?!?!!!"
Disney didn't always treat his animators well, but he appreciated hand-drawn animation as an art form, and was proud of making it into a new form of cinematic art. And it's all gone now, replacef by computer animation. He'd be horrified by that.
good point, dont they still have a hand drawn department somewhere? maybe a tiny team?share
Whatever it was, it'd be hard to hear since he'd be buried in all that money.
His goal always seemed to be to delight children, and I think he'd mostly be okay with it. Disney/Pixar's cartoon output enchants kids the world over. You think he'd be anti-Frozen? He'd love it.
"WTF is this Star Wars and Marvel shit?"share