Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Everything 2000!!

Hello ladies and gentlemen!!!Recently,I visited an amazing site which talks about the millenium resource.This webpage includes useful information about big events which happened in 2000!Here are my favourite:

Fantasia 2000 Breaks IMAX Records
Disney sequel proves to be the most successful IMAX movie ever
Disney enters the 21st century and the new millennium making history. Fantasia 2000 has been playing in IMAX theaters for just a few months, and it is surpassing all IMAX box office records.

The millennial remake of Fantasia has raked in $27.4 million dollars and the show is playing at just 75 theaters worldwide (54 in the US), that's on par to bring in more money than any other IMAX movie ever. The movie is selling out theaters steadily since opening on New Year's Eve.
The success of Fantasia 2000 can be seen in different ways around the world. In Los Angeles, a temporary IMAX theater was built just for the movie and sold more than$1.4 million in advance tickets. In Spain, the movie set a national record for indoor theater events with more than 100,000 advance tickets sold. In Japan, the movie made $1.4 million in just 30 days and the movie was plying in just four theaters.

The money making is a bonus for Roy Disney who is seeing a lifelong dream realized with the opening of the movie. Disney has wanted to revive the 1940 Fantasia for years because it would be fulfilling his Uncle Walt Disney's dream for the movie. Walt Disney's original plan was to take out old segments and replace them with new ones as new ideas and technology developed. That plan didn't work out because the start of World War two increased the cost of making animated movies.

The remake finally began in 1991 when the original Fantasia was released to video and was an immediate success. That's when Roy Disney set the wheels in motion for a millennial remake. The rapid increase in the use of the computers in movie making also played a huge role.

Roy Disney used traditional music in the remake of Fantasia, with selections for Shostakovich, Respighi, Saint-Saens, Elgar and Astravinsky. Disney also brought in some contemporary elements such as using celebrities like Steve Martin, Bette Midler, and Penn and Teller to introduce segments. Disney says he wanted to use some Beatles recordings but wasn't sure how to make their music work in the movie so this time around he didn't use their music.
Disney hopes to one day use African and Asian music in Fantasia. Which begs the question, is there going to be more Fantasia remakes in the future?
"There's a lot of secret planning going on right now, " Roy Disney said "I would love to think that it's a legacy that really will live forever."
While we may have to wait for the next Fantasia for a while, there will be other IMAX movies to keep us occupied.
Fantasia 2000, is so successful it may change the future of IMAX movies. IMAX has signed deals with three studios-DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures-to feature animated characters in future films. Expect to see The Simpsons and Antz, in their first 3-D computer-generated animated movie, CybeWorld, set for release in October.
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Millennium Dome Fails to Attract Big Crowds

Attendance for London’s Millennium centerpiece is below expectations

London's beleaguered Millennium Dome, supposedly the showpiece of Britain's 2000 celebrations, is failing to attract the hoped-for crowds, according to attendance figures just released.

The dome, a huge futuristic pavilion housing educational and cultural attractions, cost 758 million pounds (1.2 billion dollars/euros) to build.

It was hoped that 10 million excited tourists would click through its turnstiles this year, but it's got a long way to go according to new figures by the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) -- in charge of overseeing Britain's millennium event.

But from its opening at the start of the year up to April 16, 1,812,752 people had visited the attraction, the company said, adding however that it still hoped to achieve the 10-million figure needed to balance the budget.

The mammoth project, built in Greenwich, London, comprises 14 themed exhibition zones. Recently new management at the Dome, led by Pierre-Yves Gerbeau, a Disneyland Paris veteran, introduced longer opening hours in a bid to bring in more customers.

Former Dome boss Jennie Page was forced to resign following negative publicity surrounding the launch of the Dome on New Year's Eve and low visitor numbers during its first month of operation.

The Dome is being outshone by another new London tourist attraction, the "London Eye", a huge Ferris wheel on the side of the Thames river which takes you 135 meters (450 feet) into the air for panoramic views of the British capital.

A ride in one of the 32 air-conditioned capsules, whose stability are controlled by computer, gives a completely new perspective of London in a half-hour spin.

On a clear day you can see for 40 kilometers (25 miles) around the capital. The London Eye can carry 15,000 people a day, five million a year, as many as visit Paris' Eiffel Tower.



Visit it soon!!!

1 comment:

  1. A huge bravo to the girls' team for doing all this amazing online research and posting informative texts! Sofia, I think that blogging in English is your favourite new hobby, right? :-)