I'm not sure if this is entirely the right place to post this, but I was talking with another CM the other day about the DVD vault concept and how it affects the parks. Mainly, we were noticing that kids go up to ask for a character's autograph, but many times they've never seen a single cartoon or movie that made them famous! We talked to a little boy right after he met Chip & Dale and he only knew who they were through the fact that "they live in Toontown with Mickey" - he had never seen a chip & dale cartoon. What about kids riding Dumbo? Didn't that just get it's first DVD release?
Just an interesting concept of characters we take for granted that many kids today may not have even heard of outside the parks. (Merlin, anyone?) Thoughts?