By the time Blue Wave arrived at the theme park in Omaha, Neb., the company was already well established as one of the most popular blue wave producers in the world.
But Blue Wave had been in the business since 1991, and the company had already produced a handful of signature pieces including the blue wave cliparts, blue wave filters, and blue wave prints that are featured in the park’s theme parks.
By 2003, Blue Wave was the first brand to be acquired by Disney in a massive shake-up of the company.
The acquisition was seen as a major move toward a bigger and better future for the brand.
Blue Wave, which is now owned by the company behind the Blue Ribbon and Blue Ribbon Collection, began a brand new phase in 2014.
It was rumored that Blue Wave would be returning to the theme parks and that the company would be relaunching as a brand under a new name.
But in late February, Blue Wind Entertainment, which had previously developed and licensed some Blue Wave artwork for the parks, announced that it would not be renewing the Blue Wind brand.
As the new Blue Wave company was about to officially close, a number of the Blue Wings and Blue Wave artists were left without work.
Blue Wind announced that its artists would be given one year to finish work on Blue Wave content and submit the work for review.
The company also announced that Blue Wind would be looking for new artists to fill some of the positions it has already lost, and that it was going to be hiring a new graphic designer to take on the job of bringing the Blue Waves brand back to the parks.
“It’s hard to believe, but Blue Wave just closed,” Blue Wind CEO Michael Waddell told Business Insider in February.
“We’ve been around for 30 years.
We’ve always been able to find the right people, but we’ve always had some people who are kind of out of work.
This is the first time that we’re closing.
I feel like we’re going to have to start all over again.
We’re going with a new vision, a new way of thinking about Blue Wave and what we do.”
Blue Wind’s new plan to rebrand Blue Wave into a new brand seems like a logical step for the company as it moves toward its next phase in its life cycle.
The move, however, may have some unforeseen ramifications for the Blue Winds brand.
According to Waddel, the new company will no longer be able to continue to license Blue Wave images and art, meaning that the brand will not be able continue to be the source of inspiration for the park.
Waddels’ comments are notable for two reasons.
First, Blue Winds current licensing deal with Disney expired in December 2018, meaning the brand has no longer been able, and cannot, legally produce its Blue Wave prints or artwork.
Wads plan to start a new business to continue producing Blue Wave art and Blue Wind products, but it will not make it available for the general public.
The new company, Waddells new company Blue Wind, will continue to produce Blue Wave products and will also continue to sell Blue Wave merchandise, including Blue Wave sand filters and Blue Storm blue wave clips.
But Waddles new plan will not result in the return of Blue Wave as a theme park attraction, and Blue Winds new plan has left Blue Wings artists with a number more options for work.
Wadels new plan, for example, is being used to fill positions in the parks that had been filled by Blue Wings previous owners, Disney and Warner Bros. The parks where Blue Wave worked have been a source of great excitement for Blue Wind artists.
“I just really think it’s sad that it’s taken this long for Blue Wave to return to the Blue Waters,” Blue Wave artist Andrew T. Condon told Business Wire.
“If this is what you’re going for with Blue Wave coming back, then it’s something you have to work for.
It’s not something you can just throw money at.
It will take years to really build out the Blue Water brand.”
Second, Blue Waves artists have been left with fewer options for creating work for Blue Wings products.
Blue Winds artists will have to do the work in person, at the park, or through Blue Wind.
The lack of work and the uncertainty surrounding Blue Wave’s future have led to artists feeling less secure in their ability to work on the park than they would if Blue Wave were to come back.
“For Blue Wave Artists, Bluewind’s new approach is not an answer,” Condon said.
“This is really sad for me.
I have been doing this for 30-some years and it just feels like this new way doesn’t feel right.
It doesn’t seem like Blue Wind is in the same league as Blue Wave.
The last thing I need is to work at a place where I can’t tell my kids that I made a million dollars.