A Cartoon Featuring You – ImagiNations Design Competition

This is a project we entered into the ImagiNations Design Competition. Our team – Gautam,Raj, Avik, and Jimmy (me) are waiting feedback from Disney’s Imagineering. Wish us luck..

Our Project

A cartoon featuring You!!

Most individuals experience power and joy in their dream world! The sense of happiness multiplies enormously in the company of family and friends. The power of group experience and group dynamics can never be explained but rather should be experienced. Our idea of “A Cartoon featuring you!” explores the territory of group behavior and group psychology attempting to unleash the joyous creature in an individual and in a group.

We call our project as “equally technical and creative”. Our plan is to provide an experience platform in the form a game-studio where two or more groups can participate in a game exploring the co-operative behavior within the group and the competitive behavior between the groups. The ability for the groups to make a collective decision combined with head & arm movement based character control on a big screen differentiates the idea.

Think of a family controlling a virtual raft on screen, a close friend directing its movement and a kid distracting the opponents in another raft – all motion controlled on a high-definition 3D world and possibly 4D with the support of air and water blowers. The ability of the team to drive the raft synchronously in a desired path escaping the hippos provides the opportunity and immense experience for a group.

Demo: http://mymousegames.com/goofy/CartoonFeaturingYou.html

The project was conceived by the GSU “A Cartoon Featuring You” Team and created for the 2010 Walt Disney Imagineering’s ImagiNations Design Competition.

This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are property of Walt Disney Imagineering.

The competition is a way for students to showcase their talents and for Disney to identify new talent.

Note Cards

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The was a study program for my wife and all of her fellow c0-trainees as she was training to be an flight attendant. The data for the note cards are read from an xml file and can easily be replaced for a new set of study material.