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Yep, Disney's Going to Ruin The World

3/21/2008 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Disney adding new characters to Despite heavy protests from angry fans (check out our poll from yesterday), Disney appears to be going through with their plan to add signature characters to a new and improved version of "It's A Small World."

A source was on Disney's Burbank lot yesterday and saw concept art displayed on monitors in the commissary. The video monitors showed Imagineers in the Disney workshop already building pieces for the new ride.

Specifically, Abu (Aladdin's monkey side-kick) appears to have found a home in the Middle Eastern section, Nemo is swimming around an undersea area, and Stitch looks like he might be popping up in the Polynesian section.

What'll be next? Mickey sipping rum with the "Pirates?"

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Alan    

NO, LEAVE IT ALONE. IT WAS MADE THAT WAY AND US LITTLE PEOPLE WANT IT TO STAY THAT WAY. WHAT NEXT, THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT???

2371 days ago
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David Michael    

DId you know that Stitch has been in "it's a small world" (Disneyland version) for a couple of seasons? (But has since been removed the last 2 years.)

As part of the "Christmas" makeover, Stitch was placed on the front of the surfboard (same scene as shown in the photo of the article), he was in a gift wrapped box,

2370 days ago
18.

Rex    

A small world ? What's next ? A Minnie effin' Goofy ?

2370 days ago
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brasso    

Interesting that you compare this to the travesty you think it would be to add characters to the Pirates ride. You live in Southern California. If you've been to Disneyland at all in the past three years, you'd know that that's pretty much what they did when the ride was updated three years ago. I know it's not quite the same as adding Mickey, but characters from the popular Pirates movies were added to the ride in various spots. The characters from the movies are not original to the ride, though the ride partly inspired the movies. My family was worried that their addition to the ride would commercialize it a bit too much and ruin its original aesthetic, but they actually turned out to be pretty cool and helped update the ride to today's audiences a little bit. We really should give the characters' addition to Small World a chance before we complain too much. I of course hope that the addition of favorite characters doesn't detract from the initial aspects of the attraction, but I do agree with another poster who noted that they might help some particularly ignorant members of our country to actually figure out where the heck the dolls are supposed to be from. That may be Disney pandering to our lowest common denominator of this country's fat morons, but at least their kids might actually learn something that their parents obviously haven't.

2370 days ago
20.

em    

I think i suggested this! but said make it so it is no so obvious!

2369 days ago
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