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    MAPO gone

    Is the MAPO division of Imagineering gone? It seems Disney does not doing anything in house anymore. They don't build their own audio-animatronics anymore, they don't build their monorails anymore. Is it all a thing of the past?

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    Re: MAPO gone

    Quote Originally Posted by SanSooMaster View Post
    Is the MAPO division of Imagineering gone?
    I just checked on google earth and it's still there.

    It seems Disney does not doing anything in house anymore. They don't build their own audio-animatronics anymore, they don't build their monorails anymore. Is it all a thing of the past?
    Not even Disney can afford to pay the insane prices that Disney charges for things.

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    Re: MAPO gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLiver View Post
    Not even Disney can afford to pay the insane prices that Disney charges for things.
    Quote of the month!




    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


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    Re: MAPO gone

    Month? I say quote of the year.

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    Re: MAPO gone

    That is really too bad. Some of the best imagineering stories come from those men/women that built steamboats, mechanical elephants and hippos, created and hand sewed costumes for pirates and singing dolls.

    As far as the new AAs go, does another company design and built them and then ship to off to Disney to be programmed/animated?

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    Re: MAPO gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLiver View Post
    Not even Disney can afford to pay the insane prices that Disney charges for things.
    While Disney is more than willing to dump boatloads of money on projects by Bruckheimer on spec, Imagineering has to make an excessive profit just to exist. If corporate would allow Imagineering to create - they are there and getting paid to be there, they might as well use their time productively - instead of wasting time waiting for "authorized" work.

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