Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour

Maquettes - Clay models of characters

It was hot, the recorded high 97, and it was humid, and we had to wait in the blazing sun; but we had fun! If Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour is coming to a city near you, it is definitely worth it.

Dickens Memorabilia

We listened to an audio book for A Christmas Carol I bought at Dollar Tree last year on the way there and on the way home. From comments she made during the wait and in the train it's obvious that she catches everything, even when I don't think she's paying attention.

Looking at a model of the Carriage Hearse

There was so much to see and so much to hear that I wish we could go back multiple times, without the heat & lines of course. Based on the stills and scenes we saw today the movie is going to be visually stunning. So much work that you never think of goes into making these motion capture animations.

Sign on model of Scrooge & Marley Warehouse

They had information on motion capture, Charles Dickens, the actors & actresses, the costumes, the artwork, and just to much more to even imagine. There were even copies of Dickens' letters, original book printings, play books, and music scores. Then at the end you got to try out the touch screen face morphing. I can't wait to get our free downloads.

Miniature of Jacob Marley

After we finished in the train we went down to see the special trailer included with the experience. We are just so addicted to the Disney 3Ds, I can't even begin to explain it. It was so much the story I know and love, with just enough newness to leave me anticipating November 6th.

Mock up of The Volume where Motion Capture is done

Now we have to get back to the grind just a little and figure out where we are with Time 4 Learning and math. Then maybe a trip to the zoo at the end of the week, she interested in the Slow Loris.

Slow Loris

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