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    Update: Ends up there was a mobile-optimized site, but Disney wasn't redirecting to it properly until sometime this afternoon.

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    1. MRoger 48 months ago | reply

      HTML5 works super sluggishly on iPad. Also , it takes atleast 5 times more effort to build a cross-platform , cross-browser compatible fall back site using HTML5 and SVG.
      Apple is a small player in the game (0.002%?), and no one is going to triple or quadruple the production cost to support such a negligible number.

    2. ehurtley 48 months ago | reply

      Ouch. How much Disney stock does Steve own?

      More than anyone else. (Although still nowhere near a majority.)

      Apple is a small player in the game (0.002%?), and no one is going to triple or quadruple the production cost to support such a negligible number.

      0.002%? Where do you get that number? Even if that is referring solely to the iPad, for a product that's been out for less than two months, that's not bad. (That is most certainly *NOT* on desktop/laptop computers, and not even close on cell phones. So the only conclusion I can come to is that you mean that 0.002% of all web browsing devices are iPads.)

    3. vas sudanagunta 48 months ago | reply

      Mike Feng is correct. It's a redirect issue. disney.com/toystory works.

      I work for Disney. I notifed the site engineering team. They will fix it.

    4. campionpark 48 months ago | reply

      I don't know what all the fuss is about. Disney offer a fine text only alternative in a highly legible blue-on-grey font ;-)

    5. eerkmans 48 months ago | reply

      Instead of all the flash-bashing, let's see a HTML5 example of a rich media site.

    6. andrewwestberg 48 months ago | reply

      The whole thing loaded just fine (including video /w sound) on my HTC Incredible.

    7. {maeve} 48 months ago | reply

      Gotta love the iPad.

      Haha

    8. nickwade 48 months ago | reply

      Who's the joke on? Apple or Pixar?

    9. Shuxy 48 months ago | reply

      Flash is the new RealAudio...its just a matter of time

    10. Paul Mayne 48 months ago | reply

      Because I'm sure a large part of the traffic that visits this page are on an iPad. Please. First of all, this movie is geard towards children that most likely do not own iPads. Second, rich media sites like this are built in Flash because that's the only technology currently available to handle these interactions, animations and development processes.

      All the Flash bashing sheep should really look at the bigger picture before thinking that anything not loading on the iPad is a huge mistake.

    11. mistergecko 48 months ago | reply

      @Joe Crawford (artlung):

      Nice proof of concept link. Now show me an actual site that produces a rich internet experience and only uses HTML5 + CSS + JS.

    12. inkswamp 48 months ago | reply

      @eerkmans "Instead of all the flash-bashing, let's see a HTML5 example of a rich media site."

      I'll do that as soon as you show me a Flash plug-in that doesn't crash every hour or hog an inordinate amount of resources for even the simplest tasks. Deal?

      @Paul Mayne: "All the Flash bashing sheep should really look at the bigger picture before thinking that anything not loading on the iPad is a huge mistake."

      The bigger picture, huh? You mean the big picture that tells us resource intensive browser plug-ins that promise write-once-deploy-everywhere tend to over-promise and under-deliver and degrade the user experience? Is that the big picture you meant?

    13. Shuxy 48 months ago | reply

      @inkswamp

      ZING!

    14. yoodit 48 months ago | reply

      @inkswamp
      My Flash plugin never crashes and while Flash does crash every now and then it certainly doesn't crash every hour. Do you really think youtube or any other vendor would use it if it crashed the majority of browsers every hour?

      If it is happening to you maybe you need to upgrade your version of Flash Player/Browser or it could be a symptom of another issue with your machine.

      As for your second argument (last paragraph): it's false.

    15. Ian Shepherd 48 months ago | reply

      Renders just fine on my HTC Desire, video and all :)

    16. danloaiza 48 months ago | reply

      look like a frontpage site, fault to microsoft !

    17. eerkmans 48 months ago | reply

      @inkswamp Well, sites like www.aviary.com or Google's streetview run fine on my first-generation intel macbook. Photoshop.com works like a charm. Most award-winning sites listed on thefwa.com run super and don't crash at all. Pixars Toy Story 3 site on the other hand is a bit slow and seems buggy.

      Video playback uses way too much CPU on macs, and there are certainly badly coded or just outdated flash games out there (just as there are terrible html sites).

      So, where's that rich media interactive experience built in HTML5?

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