Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have teamed up to create a light show that will feature about 300 drones flying in coordinated patterns.
Disney and Intel have been working together to create the light show which thy have nicknamed “Starbright Holidays.” The drone show event will take place tonight in Orlando. This will not be the first time that Intel has showcased a drone show. Earlier this year, Intel featured 500 coordinated drones in Sydney, Australia. This time Disney will be involved and it will provide its Imagineers to be used as part of the production.
“Our drones, together with Disney’s expertise in animation as well as storytelling, and the music score, together make what we think is going to be a groundbreaking for of entertainment,” stated Josh Walden, the general manager for the New Technology Group at Intel.
The Disney drone show will kick off at night so that the light show will be clearly visible. The drones involved in the light show are the Shooting Star quadcopters provided by Intel. The display will be a lot like fireworks only that the drones can be coordinated to form distinct shapes. Unlike fireworks, the drones can also be reused. Intel has been testing the ability to fly the drones in unison. Earlier this year the company carried out tests in Germany using 100 drones.
“fresh and innovative approach to [Disney’s] world-renowned light shows. Together, we worked to tackle the new frontier of animation, picturing the sky as our canvas and flying lights as ink,” Walden added to his statement.
The two companies are confident that their upcoming light show will go as planned and will be as successful as the previous trials carried out in other areas. Both Intel and Disney have been working together on the project for the past five months to make sure that the drone show is a success.
Disney stock closed the latest trading session at $99.12.
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