Disney never ceases to turn heads. After the attractions of the park which inspired films, here is a film on the creation of the Disneyland park itself could see the light of day.
Disneyland: It’s a small world!
Walt Disney was not just a director and an empire-builder of genius. The artist was also a great dreamer who wished to see a park in which young and old could have fun together. So in the early 1950s, he worked on the construction of an enchanted park that he had built in a lost orange plantation in the Californian area.
To implement his crazy ambition, Walt Disney follows in the footsteps of the character of John Hammond in Jurassic Park : he spends without counting. Indeed, to obtain funding, he sells his life insurance and his vacation home. He even asks for help from the ABC channel which will accept … on the condition of a signature on the contract of a future famous television series: Zorro. After a staggering cost of 17 million dollars, the Disney park officially opened its doors on July 17, 1955. With the triumph that we know.
Described as “the happiest place in the world”, Disneyland has today become an essential brand. Indeed, not only the Los Angeles park has given rise to numerous duplications around the world (Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland etc.) but its attractions have become extremely popular. So what would the Park be without its cruise? It’s a Small World, its roller coaster Space Mountain or even his Haunted house ? Not to mention that some have given rise to films such as the saga Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland, Jungle Cruise and soon The Tower of Terror.
Ultimate crossroads of the greatest Disney and Pixar animated films, the Disney park brings together millions of people every year. It deserved a movie, right?
A Disney movie to watch on Disney +
Egocentrism is therefore out for Mickey’s company since the film will be produced by Disney itself, and broadcast on Disney +. The feature film will be a biopic that will focus on Walt Disney, and its route to be able to build this park. Note also that this is not the first time that the creator of the Disney empire is in the spotlight in a film. We especially remember In Mary’s shadow which retraced the scenes of the film Mary poppins, and whose character of Walt was played by Tom Hanks.
As for the technical team in charge of the film, it will be the director David Gordon Green who will be the director. A choice that perhaps promises a black and bitter feature film, when we know that the director is known for resuscitating the franchise Halloween. As for the scenario, it will be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos who had already taken care of the writing of a Disney film: The beauty and the Beast live action version in 2017.
This biopic could, in any case, be a good complement to the series of documentaries that Disney is currently unveiling on its platform. Indeed, we discover the secrets and behind the scenes of the most popular attractions of the park. The goal is to always attract the curiosity and admiration of its audience. We can not wait to know the cast of the future film.