Monday, March 10, 2008

New Pixar Play Parade Designed by Jody Daily

Yeah, I know I've been bragging about this new parade a lot lately, but I'm genuinely excited about it --and not just because I know the guy who designed it! It's fun, funny, and full of charming details that will require repeat viewings to appreciate them all. Pixar's characters get the royal treatment for this elaborate spectacle that hearkens back to the wonderful parades I remember seeing at Disneyland as a kid.

This rendering is the opening unit featuring the Monsters Inc. gang, sluggishly led by baton-twirling majorette Roz. Jody's idea to have the parade begin with a fanfare by a "big bass drum" is a heartfelt tribute to the classic Disneyland parades of the past which were led by Mickey Mouse banging a similar oversized instrument.

"Soft opening" for the parade begins TODAY, MARCH 10, although the official advertised debut is this Friday. The parade steps off at 5:15 every day this week at Disney's California Adventure Theme Park, and will run regularly throughout the summer!

More of Jody's parade designs have surfaced on this site:
http://blueskydisney.blogspot.com/2008/03/pixarification-nation.html

5 comments:

Davelandweb said...

Roz as a Majorette? That is awesome! Can't wait to see it -

jriggity said...

awesome!

jriggity

Major Pepperidge said...

If the parade is half as fun as this artwork, then it will be worth it!

modmom said...

i have to take my 4yr old daughter to see it! we've never been to that park, we are overdue for a disneyland visit :)

i'm so honored you're my flickr pal!

Diana said...

I'm not surprised at all to see the fascinating talents of you both being so often and beautifully exposed. I have followed your success from afar for years. Kevin, it's Diana, from way back here in South Carolina. I am trying to reach Jody...