Latest Disneyland Commercial -- Really?

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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    It's about maintaining respect for your own brand. To me, it's okay if "Family Guy" or "The Simpsons" spoofs "it's a small world" or "Epcot.". But Disney starts doing self-deprecating, it doesn't work for me.

    It's dumb, low-brow humor and again, I expect more from Disney.
     
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    Originally Posted By skinnerbox

    Manfried's idea of the animals cracking jokes back at the skippers is too weird. It would be more of the same as in the commercial, which I don't find as hilarious as others in this thread.


    And Jim nailed it about the 'self-deprecating' humor. Disney should hold itself to a higher standard. He's correct about non-Disney franchises spoofing on the Disney theme parks, like South Park's take on Dreamfinder and Imagination. Disney doing it to themselves doesn't work. It's cringe-worthy.
     
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    Originally Posted By mawnck

    >>Or am I taking this too far?<<

    Yeah.

    It's the friggin' JUNGLE CRUISE.

    It's not It's a Small World, it's not a walkaround character, it's not even the teacups or Mr. Toad or Gadget's Go-Coaster. It's an UN-immersive low-budget slapped-together slow-speed boat ride around a bunch of scenery and animals made of rubber, old car parts, and orange trees replanted upside-down, while a wannabe comedian makes fun of it (no disrespect intended to the wannabe comedians).

    It's one of the single LEAST Disney things in DLP. It's NOT good enough for Six Flags. And in that commercial it gets exactly the level of respect it deserves.

    If your disbelief suspends that far, you need to have it recalibrated.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    Well maybe it's time to retire the Jungle Cruise
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    Well maybe it's time to retire the Jungle Cruise
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    Am I repeating myself?
     
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    Originally Posted By Goofyernmost

    Seems like it...seems like it...
     
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    Originally Posted By basil fan

    I watched it, and thought it was much ado about nothing. No offense to those who were offended, but I just shrugged.

    I don't really see how it was akin to showing Mickey taking off his head, though. Not like they showed the hippo's mechanical innards.

    It was much more like showing Mickey walking backstage and then grabbing a cup of coffeee, putting his feet up, and telling Minnie what a tough day he'd had with all the guests.

    Now, you may think that would be equally bad, but I just can't see how it's as bad as was mentioned.

    Anyhow, that's my opinion. Of course, I had no problem with Miss Piggy's commercial either. In fact, I liked that one.
     
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    Originally Posted By Manfried

    Maybe some of us on LP should use more self-deprecating humor. Way too serious here.
    I think it would be funny if the animals could talk back to the skipper. The skippers have been having fun at their expense all these years.
     
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    Originally Posted By Goofyernmost

    Would that be the same degree of sophistication that gave us "We wants the Redhead" or "The little alien burping chili Dogs" or "Uncle Orville flushing the toilet" or "The Muppet Rat disguised as Mickey" or asking that "they don't whup little Buford...shot him instead"?

    One of the major complaints from non fans over the years has been about Disney and it's glorious lack of sophistication. Self-deprecating humor will indeed make people feel more connected. Until resent years Disney never did take themselves too seriously. Then they became bigger and more important then their guests and you can easily see what that got us.

    They should make light of some of the attractions because that is why people go there, for the silly, for the fun and funny and for the down home corn. Life is serious...Disney parks should not be.
     
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    Originally Posted By skinnerbox

    <<Of course, I had no problem with Miss Piggy's commercial either. In fact, I liked that one.>>

    Seriously? You liked watching a pig encouraging diners to eat bacon and ham and sausage? That's like a human diner promoting cannibalism. It's crass.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    skinnerbox, I'm waiting for someone to point out that Miss Piggy isn't really a pig, but a Muppet.
     
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    Originally Posted By Goofyernmost

    ^^^^now that you bring it up!
     
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    Originally Posted By skinnerbox

    I completely reject that notion, Jim!

    Muppets are real, gosh darn it!!

    It's the rest of the world that isn't real!!!
     
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    Originally Posted By mawnck

    >>You liked watching a pig encouraging diners to eat bacon and ham and sausage?<<

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERMHbCZkVX8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...HbCZkVX8</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By mawnck

    >>Well maybe it's time to retire the Jungle Cruise<<

    I'm not opposed. That's an awful lot of real estate that could be used for something else.

    On the other hand, maybe it's time to go back to the original, serious spiel? No more of this "backside of water" stuff ...

    All sarcasm aside, as long as the attraction is popular, it can stay as far as I'm concerned. (Very magnanimous of me I know. OK, not ALL sarcasm aside.)

    But let's don't confuse JC with iasw or Mansion or Pirates or Indy or Splash (or the Tiki Room or Alice or Peter Pan or Buzz Lightyear). Like Mickey always says, sometimes all you can do with the cheese is enjoy it for what it is.
     
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    Originally Posted By basil fan

    Piggy: "Piggy pudding?!"

    Gonzo: "That's 'figgy pudding.' It's made with figs."

    Piggy: "Oh. Okay."

    Gonzo: "And bacon."

    From the old John Denver Christmas special.

    No, I don't see anything wrong with Miss Piggy hawking breakfast meat. The Muppets made their fortune on crass.

    Or maybe I'm just not refined enough to see what the fuss is about.
     
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    Originally Posted By Autopia Deb

    Meh, I've seen it, it's cute, nothing special. I neither hated nor loved it.
    Now for your "This is so wrong" enjoyment.

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGObGID6Cr4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...bGID6Cr4</a>
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    It's interesting that so many here are okay with the 'Jungle Cruise' commercial.

    To me, having the various animals talk and say stupid sarcastic comments when they think 'the coast is clear' seems just as sacrilegious as 'The Tiki Room - Under New Management'

    In that attraction, Disney's own Imagineers poked fun at the original bird show, pointing out how they're mechanical, and creating a brash, crass, ugly show.

    So many people cried holy hell about the desecration of the original show.

    I'm always curious at the various levels of what's okay and what isn't.

    Disney is so protective of their brand, and when they create sarcastic, self-aware commercials like the one with the talking animals in the Jungle Cruise, it just seems....odd.
     
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    Originally Posted By Jim in Merced CA

    And once again, I've brought a thread to a screeching halt. LOL!
     

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