Toon Lagoon

It's hardly unusual for a theme park to draw its inspiration from pre-existing pieces of pop culture. But even on these terms, Toon Lagoon is a hugely complex project, according to producer Chris Stapleton. It features over 150 characters from 80 comic strips, spanning the century. "We go from the Yellow Kid to Zippy the Pinhead," laughs Stapleton.

It's a visual explosion, a 3D Expressionist collage, which sends zany characters and bizarre architectural details spinning in all directi

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