Disney India

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  1. sanjay

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    Disney has a history of sourcing out child performer talent, to showcase in their kids-oriented entertainment programming. A number of grown-up Hollywood celebrities started out as Disney child performers, like the Mousketeers. I rather like their stuff:

     
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    They are increasingly producing a lot of country-specific fare for India:

     
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    The teen idol phenomenon has been pretty strong across the rest of Asia. But we haven't really seen it emerge in India, mainly because the entertainment industry is dominated by stifling cronyism and nepotism, which will try to force an aging SRK and octogenarian Big B down our throats rather than offer new blood. I think that the corrupt Bollywood hegemony can be challenged and overthrown, by showcasing local language talent, and fresh youthful faces.



    In pursuing this, I would recommend specifically promoting local languages plus sanskrit, while downplaying Hindi, which unfortunately is just a front for Urdu anyway. This type of approach would undermine the crooked Bollywood hegemons, and their inherently anti-national bent. Where cronyism and monopolism predominate and stifle, then new choices can be refreshingly liberating. People prefer freedom of choice, and where it is absent then new choices will look all the more appealing.
     
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    For a minute I thought there was an announcement about Disneyland opening somewhere in India. It would be a good thing to have.
     
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    Leftist parties would never allow it - they would all regard it as 'cultural colonialism'. This is why more power should be devolved to the states, so that some can have the freedom to move backward, while some can have the freedom to move forward.
     
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    I agree with you 100%.
     
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    My dear friends There WAS a proposal for a Disneyland in India in mid Nineties

    Haryana was chosen for it because Punjab Haryana Delhi and Western UP being prosperous would have brought regular visitors

    But It raised a huge uproar over Land acquisition

    It was the early days of liberalisation and FDI was looked at with suspicion

    The opposition raised the issue that India DID NOT need Disneyland and only needed FDI in high tech and manufacturing sectors

    So the project was scrapped
     
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    Would you care to enlighten us, why not?
     
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    Mate, you have probably never heard about this news from Kerala :)

    Curtains go up on CPM's water park - Times Of India
     
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    Here's more news on the Russian theme park under development:

    Russia’s First Destination Resort Theme Park, Magic World Russia, to Involve Consortium of California Based Companies | Business Wire

    If given a chance to design a theme park for India, how would you design it?

    I would probably subdivide it into 3 main themes to focus on: Past, Present, Future

    Past would focus on ancient cultural heritage stuff

    Present would focus on modern day stuff, like Bollywood entertainment, thrill rides, Sports/Athletics, and animal wildlife nature preserve

    Future would focus on technology, visions of tomorrow, space
     

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