Journey Into Imagination and WED
Source is Jim Hill:
Journey Into Your Imagination. When they ditched both Figment and Dreamfinder, there was an uproar and Figment was brought back. However, Dreamfinder ceased to be. Earlier, a source inside Disney was quoted as saying Dreamfinder was "dead." In some of the latest news, Tony Baxter, one of the creators and current VP of design, has been tapped to spearhead an update on Journey Into Your Imagination. One of the items mentioned in a meeting about the rehab was Dreamfinder. It currently looks like WDI is giving Baxter control to re-instate Dreamfinder and Figment as partners and do so with new state of the art technology. A new Imageworks may also be in the design. While this is still more rumor than actual news, expect to hear from Emeryville about this.
In other news, members of Pixar are requesting that the Disney Company drop "Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI)" and re use the original "WED" name (Which stood for Walt Elias Disney). While this change would be a symbolic gesture, the cost to replace all the signs and business cards would be fairly high. What the future holds however, is anyone's guess.
I personally hope that Dreamfinder and Figment pair back up and that WDI changes back to WED. This would just be absolutely awesome! :yahoo: