Here are some of the news announcements you may have missed if you have not been checking this site out regularly...
|Friday, May 28, 2004 12:09AM|
12:09 AM - Paul Frees site. (posted by
Hi. I think your readers would be interested in knowing about my new book on Paul Frees, voice of The Haunted Mansion narrator, most of the pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Ludwig Von Drake, and other Disney characters. They can see the cover and order at http://www.paulfrees.com
|Tuesday, May 18, 2004 7:24AM|
7:24 AM - Jungle Cruise: The Movie? (posted by
Robert, the "hey, I found another borken link" guy, pointed me to a news article over at http://www.imdb.com which referred to a Hollywood Reporter report about Disney planning a movie based on The Jungle Cruise.
I was pretty sure I'd heard, early on, that Disney was going to do three and only three movies based on rides. I guess they forgot the Tower of Terror movie (though that was made for TV) since they've made four already, technically.
I'm all for Disney making ride movies, though like anything else, a bad movie can be made even if the material is strong and for rides without much story to begin with... Still, there is a ton of theming at the Disneyland version that sets up the history of the "tour company" and such. I'm sure something could be done to create a jungle adventure quite easily and then simply including ride elements (the campground gets trashed by apes who turn over the jeep, etc.) they'd be set.
The question I have: Do they want to make a serious movie, like the original Jungle Cruise, or a slapstick funny silly movie, like the current ride script? :)