The idea of The Nightmare Before Christmas’s Jack Skellington coming to life could go from dream to reality thanks to Walt Disney’s plans to implement drones to support and manipulate giant marionette puppets. Disney has drones in mind for other aerial displays as well.
Walt Disney has filed three patents for applications involving drones. The patents are as follows.
- AERIAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH FLOATING PIXELS (google.com/patents/US20140236388)
- AERIAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH FLOATING PROJECTION SCREENS (google.com/patents/US20140233099)
- AERIAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH MARIONETTES ARTICULATED AND SUPPORTED BY AIRBORNE DEVICES (google.com/patents/US20140231590)
The below patent illustration (Aerial display system with marionettes articulated and supported by airborne devices,
US 20140231590 A1, Fig 6) shows several drones will be attached by wires.
Now we just want to see them reenact Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters!