American Magic: A Different History of Disney

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  1. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    It'd be so, frigging cool if Commodore was still in business. Imagine what they could create! Case in point...

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    It'd change the hell out of All About the Pentiums though.

    "You think your Coleco Adam is "Really Neato."
    What kinda chip you got in there? A Dorito?"

    Also, just a thought. How about instead of Scolex Industries, we have Scolex's company be called M.A.D Corp or something? It'd give Doug Walker one less thing to complain about at any rate. Also, how about making Artemus Bradford Brenda's Husband instead of her Dad? It'd give Penny something more to fight for at least. I'm seeing Hugh Jackman in that role.
     
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    Surprised Ren and Stimpy didn't outgross Cool World, considering how badly the latter was received ITTL (and IOTL).
     
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  3. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    It really musta been that bad. TBH, the only thing that could have made things more awkwardly infamous is if the two accusers had rushed the stage during the premiere.
     
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  4. Goldwind2 Well-Known Member

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    You forgot Grand Diamond and Trump
     
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  5. Goldwind2 Well-Known Member

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    Trump also has plans to buyout old parks and renovate them. Does anybody like the idea of Trump and Luna fighting for who would buy one of the 7 parks and Luna Park dropping their bid in exchange for Trump selling them Circus World. Also how about Funtime merging Trump Leisure or Cedarfair. I prefer the Trump option because Fun-time flagship Geago lake was purchased by Cedarfair otl and they closed it down. Can we an updated list of who owns what parks
     
  6. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    Um, no. Grand Diamond is right there and Trump is in a different post.
     
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  7. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    With John K in New York and Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice living out west in Arizona, New Mexico or California, they don't come face to face with him ITTL. However, the district attorney for New Rochelle has recently named John a person of interest in another girl's disappearance from a high school near the Trump Manhattan Animation building.
     
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  8. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    I thought as much. This depresses me quite a bit. Only a while ago, John K was one of the most respected men in animation IOTL, helped to form so many childhoods and now, I don't know what to think. I can only imagine how this is going to turn out ITTL. Hopefully, the next major update will lighten my mood a bit once the time comes to discuss it. My sole hope right now is that George Takei will be given a pass ITTL given the Observer article clearing his name. Mainly so that his unfortunate encounter with Brunton didn't happen at all.
     
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  9. HonestAbe1809 Abraham Lincoln 2020

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    I imagine that Commodore could have a nice niche as the finest manufacturer of budget computers. Not cheap computers. Good, hard-working, and solid computers that the customer can buy without paying an arm and a leg. I’m imagining advertising evoking the image of a steadfast sailor because of that.

    Two words and they don’t change the flow of the song.

    If Claw’s organization is called M.A.D. and Scolex’s company is called M.A.D. someone’s going to put two and two together. Not everyone’s as oblivious as Gadget. And I had suggested the idea that the FBI/CIA were investigating Claw’s crimes. Unless people aren’t aware of M.A.D.’s less legal branch of operations.

    It’d be a reason why Doctor Bradford isn’t Doctor Brown. Maybe they co-created the robotic tech and Claw still killed Artemus in obtaining it. Maybe he thought that Artemus was the sole creator because, as an old man, he’s somewhat sexist. Or, if you don’t want to kill off Jackman, “merely” hospitalized him. Maybe the accident that caused John Brown to need to be rebuilt as Inspector Gadget happened because Brown interrupted Claw’s attempt at assassinating Artemus.
     
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  10. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    I was thinking more of about Commadore's Austrailian campaign in the late 80s or early 90s. Goes something like this.



    I was thinking they could have a shortened version of that as their slogan and jingle like ''Are You Keeping Up?''

    Maybe I should clarify. When I said that Claw's business front should be called mad, I was actually suggesting that his actual organisation should remain nameless. Sorta plays into the subtle ''dark and gritty'' aspect we're going for here. My idea is that M.A.D actually stands for ''Metro Advancements and Devices." Although if you'd like, you could make a tongue in cheek refenerence to the old acronym. And I do think that Artimus should die, but don't make him sexist. Have he and his wife be equals, it'd push away some old, unneeded cliches.
     
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  11. HonestAbe1809 Abraham Lincoln 2020

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    Good ideas on Commodore.

    Fair enough on Claw’s company and organization. I like the idea of the acronym having a different meaning. All the government knows is that the ringleader is called “Doctor Claw”.

    I should clarify that I didn’t mean that Artemus was sexist. I meant that Claw was sexist.
     
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  12. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    Yeah. I could even see them becoming prosperous enough to make Gaming Pc's, Smart Phones and laptops. Maybe they could even become rivals with Apple.

    Thanks. I'm sure audiences would love it. Question is, who would be the writers and producers for this little venture?

    Oh, Ok. My mistake. Yeah, I see him being sexist, maybe even physically abusive.
     
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    Maybe their personal computers gain a reputation for being a nice solid foundation for the PC modding scene. Given how successful NeXT is, I’m thinking it’s possible that Steve Jobs never returns to Apple ITTL. Maybe Commodore aquires Apple’s assets to become the third largest computer company. I’m now imagining the rough equivalent to the iPhone having a Commodore logo on the back.

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    I don’t usually think about behind the scenes stuff like that. Would Joss Whedon be a good choice for a writer? Do you have any ideas?

    No matter how Affably Evil he may seem to Gadget he’s still the bastard leader of a crime syndicate.
     
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  14. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    Yeah, I can see it too. I can also see all the is replaced with lowercase cs and the macs replaced with the word ''Com.''

    I think Whedon is an excellent idea. but how about adding Chris Nolan and Harold Ramis into the mix to see if they can work together as a team?

    That, and by the second film, I think he and his syndicate could maybe move up to becoming terrorists. Unless, of course, a certain ''event'' stops that from being.
     
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    What do you think of the image? I used a pic of the prototypes of the first iPhone. I’d think that Commodore would make more advanced Amigas instead. “Amiga” is short enough to not need shortening.

    Would Whedon and Ramis be able to cooperate with Rodriguez as the director? And can Nolan agree to just be a writer? Or a producer?

    That event is still a few years away. We can talk about it when it grows nearer. Though if anything were to happen the chances that the exact event would happen are, at this point, nil.
     
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    I think it's a great image. The grey one is definitely what I envision when I think of the word ''cPhone.''

    Hmm, good point. Maybe have Whedon and Nolan work together as writers and have Ramis as a producer? He did work on stuff like Groundhog Day and the Bedazzled remake, after all, it's not impossible. And I'm sure with Rodreguez keeping them in order Whedon and Nolan could do some wonderful work together and keep each other in check.
     
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    Of course, that’s just the first generation of “cPhone”. The “cPhone 7/8” would be understandably much sleeker than that.

    You’d have Whedon write the dialogue and the comedy and Nolan do the more serious parts and the action. This film would be practically perfect.
     
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  18. Igeo654 The Concept Guy.

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    You got that right, As time went on, I think we'd all end up ''Keeping up'' so to speak.

    Exactly. And given how perfect this world is, pop culturewise, I don't see why this sort of thing couldn't happen. Just as long as Navy approves of the idea of course. And with Ramis working as a producer, he'd know when the slapstick would be needed and when it wouldn't, working closely with Rodreguez to make sure the balance was maintained. Think the first Ninja Turtles movie, only just a bit less cheesy.
     
  19. Threadmarks: John K on the Run Part I

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    DAN RATHER:
    "Good evening. This is our western edition. We begin tonight's newscast with a once beloved cartoon genius on the run from the law. Earlier this afternoon in White Plains, New York, the district attorney for Westchester County confirms that authorities across the county are actively searching for animator John Kricfalusi. The 40 year old veteran of the Trump Manhattan studio, best known as the creator of Ren and Stimpy, was named yesterday as a person of interest in the disappearance of a 15 year old girl from a New Rochelle high school early last month. A warrant was issued for Kricfalusi's arrest on the eve of the premiere of The Ren and Stimpy Movie in Manhattan, but when he failed to turn himself in, that led to the district attorney's news conference earlier today. Stay tuned to CBS News for further details."
     
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    I got another suggestion for the fate of Apple.They got bought Donald Trump. Part of me like the idea of him driving it into the ground. He hasn't had a big failure since the MGM debacle (although Trump animation seams to on the verge of a dark age). Perhaps trump would order the creation of a disastrous apple gaming console. Trump seams to have an interest in video games. He almost released the MGM Lion (Only for it be released as the Turrner Apex) and he tried to buy out Colecto
     
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