Disney announces Hanks, Allen in Jungle Cruise movie
Oh, boy, this should be good for a discussion. The Walt Disney Studios released this statement today:
The Walt Disney Studios is excited to be in development with Mandeville Films and writer Roger S.H. Schulman on a feature film based on the Jungle Cruise, one of the most iconic attractions in Disney theme park history. The film will pair up Tim Allen and Tom Hanks in their first live-action project, after their previous collaborations in the Toy Story trilogy.
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Is this flick the greatest idea ever, or another sign of the impending apocalypse? The comments await.
Darn. I was hoping for Bruce Campbell. That man was BORN to play a Jungle Cruise skipper.
I *was* excited. Now Joseph's comment made me sad.
Impending apocalypse. Sounds like Tom owes Disney a favour. With the exception of Toy Story, Tim Allen hasn't done anything worthwhile in film. Roger S.H. Schulman's writing isn't exactly worth getting excited over, either. Shrek was great, but what else has Roger done?
Totally agree with you Joshua.
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This movie has potential. Tim Allen is underrated; it's not his fault that he is given bad scripts. Shrek was edgy, so what? That was what made it so great. Disney should also bring Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio from Pirates of the Caribbean; that would make it a promising project.
"Skipper Dan" is my, and many of my friends', mini biography. So true!! The script for this has got to be solid, or no amount of star power will save it.
I think this could make a great movie. What concerns me is that it further propels the idea that every attraction in the parks needs to link back to a successful disney movie. Why do u think they're exploring a second haunted mansion?
Bruce Campbell...excellent idea. Equip him with a chainsaw, we're all set.
I forget how old it was, but Wild Hogs was actually a decent Tim Allen movie. As for a Jungle Cruise movie, well.. let's just say I'll save me $10 for another movie. ;P
But now for the real question - does this mean the Jungle Cruise will be getting audio-animatronic Tom Hanks & Tim Allen in a few years? Yikes!
As long as they avoid using any writers, directors, actors or producers involved in The Haunted Mansion, I'd say we should be OK.
Maybe this is to attract more people to the Jungle Cruise? Last time i was at disney world, the jungle cruise was empty...
My immediate reaction was....its another Haunted Mansion!! (although I do have a lot of hope for the G Del Toro version).
I was hoping there would be more of a push to go back to the adventurous, mysterious, mostly joke-free,
JC does have movie attachments ..Walt Disneys Nature Series, they were shown on The Wonderful World of Color, and sometimes in theaters. The Captians are based on the narator. But most theme park readers are to young to remember them or the show.
It sounds good to me. I want to see it along with the Magic Kingdom movie. As far as the Haunted Mansion movie is concerned, I don't understand the negativity toward it. I enjoyed it a lot and own it on DVD.
I notice TH hasn't commented. Was he tapped as an executive producer?
TH! You're dreams are finally coming true!
Roger Schulman was hired to write the most recent draft of the script. Any hope I had for this movie is lost now that the guy that wrote jungle book 2, mulan 2, and fox and the hound 2 is writing it.
Surely TH has to get a cameo in this hippo-fest movie.
I apologize for bringing a negative aspect to this... but "Edgy" and Disney don't mix. Disney = family fun... as in where everyone can enjoy the movie, from 2 to 92 year olds... just like the parks.
And if the movie does great, we can guarantee Hanks and Allen will be added to the attraction.
(1) Quite clearly this will be the GREATEST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION.
Indeed I am! Thanks, TH, and welcome back!
Consistent with the topic: An old friend from my 1982 Magic Kingdom College Program days came for a visit and he brought me the best photo ever taken of yours truly.
Wow..and here I thought "Edgy" was a nickname for U2's guitarist...shows how much I know.
Also, Robert -
Let's not forget other industry buzz terms: proactive, team player, self-starter.
Now I'm a little worried about the next Transformers movie too... every Transformer has to do a spin move to shoot or fight... they're spinning just to spin. Didn't they learn something from Jackie Chan or Jet Li? Every move has to have a reason other than aesthetics.
I'm worried that the next Transformers movie will not have enough hippos that turn into giant robots.
This venture isn't ( or I hope it isn't ) going to try to be anywhere near as worthy as the truly great jungle cruise films "The African Queen" or " Sanders of the River".
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