Cool Theater Displays: Wall-E and Indiana Jones 4
Everyone is familiar with those giant cardboard displays that movie theaters always place in their lobby. They range from a giant cardboard version of the poster to elaborate setups and fully 3D characters. Everyone remembers that awesome Silver Surfer diorama for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer earlier this year, and The Simpsons Movie couch. A couple of recent displays have appeared in theaters just in time for the Holidays and are very impressive. The two we're pointing out today are: one for Pixar's Wall-E and a new one for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - both of which you've probably already seen in person. If not, here's your chance.
Pixar itself has taken over all of the marketing for Wall-E, due out on June 27th, instead of Disney. They're banking on the idea that the lil' robot is just so adorable, which it most certainly is. They have released a fully cardboard and completely 3D version of Wall-E that most theaters received and are currently displaying in the lobby. Check this thing out - it's pretty damn impressive for something that was mass manufactured and is made out of cardboard.
A recent set of very early theater displays for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull have appeared overseas and a few new photos have arrived courtesy of both JoBlo and IndianaJones.es. The film arrives in theaters on May 22nd, 2008 and doesn't have a teaser trailer yet, but is banking on the nostalgia factor of the franchise - hence the whip, the hat, and the box. This one definitely gets me excited albeit a very simple in design. Check it out - you might feel that nostalgia, too.
I think I've enjoyed writing about these theater displays so much that I'm going to make this a regular feature whenever there are cool ones. Most of them are pretty boring, but if we ever run across any better looking ones throughout the year, I'll make sure to run an article about them.