Disney Goes Drone-Crazy, Seeks Patents Technology | August 27, 2014 | By Aaron Schoenberger

Now that drone technology has soared to new heights and everyone from photographers to law enforcement agencies are implementing the nifty devices, it should come as no surprise to hear that Disney is looking to use drones to make their theme parks even more amazing and memorable.

Disney is on a mission to use drones in entertainment shows and recently filed three patent applications with the goal of creating an “aerial display system with marionettes articulated and supported by airborne devices.”

“Each of these [drones] with its display payload may be thought of as a floating pixel or ‘flixel’ that when combined provides a very large display screen or aerial display that may be three dimensional,” one of the patent application says.

According to an article from the Los Angeles Times, “Another application has a hint of Pinocchio. Drones, the document reads, would pull the strings on marionettes, moving their limbs.” While the third application states drones would carry projection screens for “an aerial display over an audience of spectators.”

Kudos to Disney for continuing their forward-thinking, revolutionary approach to entertainment.



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