Monday, June 5, 2017

Jessica Rabbit Appears In Disney Movie Magic Nighttime Projection Show

A new projection show had a surprise debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 26, 2017. Disney Movie Magic celebrates all of Disney's live action features which are projected onto the Chinese Theater in a spectacular nighttime show. A lot of these movies have never gotten quite this attention and this is one of Disney's best efforts to celebrate their live action features both old and new. An even bigger surprise was to see Jessica Rabbit appear and give her famous quote! Lets take a look at all the details of the show...

(photos courtesy of Ride Vine)

This new projection show takes place in Disney's Hollywood Studios at night. It's projected on the front of the entire Grauman's Chinese Theatre replica at the end of Hollywood Boulevard. As the show begins an announcer welcomes the guests: "Welcome to Hollywood! Not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine." and very appropriately added a line from the dedication during the park opening: "We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was and always will be."

Then, you can hear Walt Disney talking while When You Wish Upon A Star plays and a theater audience is projected: "From time to time people ask me which is the favorite of all the pictures that we've made. Well, it's the one you're going to see right now."

Projected across the building there were small clips of live action movies like 101 Dalmatians and Good Morning Vietnam.

Several movies had a spotlight moment with longer clips and full projections across the building. Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Tron, and Guardians of the Galaxy each had an extended segment with quotes and movie clips while The Rocketeer, The Jungle Book, and Dr. Strange made small transitions between them.

Toward the end there was a montage of various movies, with some appearing off to the side part of the building, and certain movies featured in the center with a quote: Saving Mr. Banks, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cinderella, The Black Hole, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Jessica Rabbit was projected on the center of the theater and spoke her famous line: I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Several movie posters and graphics were projected across the building before it ended in the familiar Disney castle movie logo.

Special thanks to Ride Vine for allowing use of the photos and video. Watch the whole show and feel like you're right there in the park. You can also check out their YouTube channel for more Disney and theme park videos!

This was an absolutely amazing honor to all these wonderful movies and I cannot commend Disney enough for this type of show. This is something we need to see a lot more of. Realizing how many different characters and films Disney has under it's belt, it might be easy to lose track, and this brings awareness back to these films and characters while also incorporating new projects.