Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Sep. 26, 2003 7:08 am/pm
I remember those movies. And look how long it took Disney to finally release "Runaway Brain" to home video, sheesh! So at the time if we wanted to see "Runaway Brain" that was the only way to do it. "Runaway Brain" was a Disney cartoon short just before the movies Rich cited in his message, starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mickey having a temporary brain transplant by an evil scientist just ahead of a vacation with Minnie, dates to about 1995-1996 or so.
Anyway, there are people in this world obsessed with one movie or movie franchise (to define the term, all 5 "Star Wars" movies are a movie franchise when there is one or more sequels) so eager to see the next installment they would in fact buy a ticket just to see the promotional trailer. What was in this morning's entertainment section of the paper was a photo with caption promoting the next "Lord of the Rings" installment, due in theatres this December. I bet those fans site there, cel phones and instant messaging at the ready to telephone or telegraph their pals whether it's awesome or not. Luckily we now have the Internet and the technology to not have to fight traffic and drive and park and pay $ at a theatre for the sake of seeing coming attractions trailers. I honestly appreciate whoever it is that gathers these things and posts them on movie WWW sites so we can see them from the comfort of home, or school, or work, or Internet cafes, or public libraries.
"Don't let no dark spirits in here, let me leave before you let the dark spirits come out!" That's a good one-liner, and then Eddie Murphy kinda admires Madame Leota on the table and later has her and her crystal ball-head seat belted for safety into the front seat of an SUV. That is cute schtick!
So, about "Haunted Mansion" movie, the trailers, the movie official WWW site: What does anyone like best about the trailers? Least? What elements similar to the Disney theme park attractions do you see so far in what little about the movie we can look at? Do you think Eddie Murphy is up to the challenge to do a great Disney-esque job in the movie? Do you think it will, or can, live up to "Pirates of the Caribbean"-sort of expectations, or will it be so-so, or flunk out? Do your kids know about the movie yet, are they old enough and mature enough to see it, do they want to see it? How will "Haunted Mansion" fare against other holiday season movie fare? What dialogue lines or scenes in the trailers so far strike you as funny, clever, or very Disney-ride reminiscent, and which fall flat or give you doubts about whether the movie will be any good? Is Disney promoting the movie in an effective way, could they do more or better than what they have been doing, do you think? Is this a movie mainly for Disney fans or will enough of a general audience be attracted to it for it to be successful at the box office?