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(Yet Another) Disney Attraction Movie - The Jungle Cruise
tikifish
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Posted: 2004-05-19 1:39 pm   Permalink

Hollywood makes movies based on books and TV shows, because they sell. Plain and simple. If people are already familiar with your theme/concept, they are more receptive to your movie, and more likely to see it. You've already got a guaranteed fan base of people who will just have to see it even if its bad, cause they are a fan of the show/ride/book.

There's probably a million great original scripts out there, languishing away in someone's desk drawer. But studios don't want to take a chance on them, because movies are expensive, and failed movies are even more expensive. So the studios go with the tried and true.

Simple!

Not necessarily a good thing, mind you. I'm just 'splaining the theory behind it is all.


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-05-19 1:51 pm   Permalink

If you have to do a film with a theme or amusement park storyline, I'd much rather see an adaptation of something like "The Devil In The White City" by Erik Larson, or "Dreamland" by Kevin Baker. Either of those stories would make excellent films.

One thing that Marc Davis used to tell me was, "As I say....these things (the Disneyland attractions) are not meant to TELL A STORY! They are just a series of events that happen - there is no story at all there... That way, if you happen to miss something - a gag or something - you aren't missing out on the whole experience - unlike in a film. That's the way Walt preferred things."

I'm paraphrasing here - but he said this many, many times. It always makes me cringe when someone (usually some Disney executive) talks about the "story" of a ride. The "story" of Pirates, or the "story" of Haunted Mansion". There is no narrative in these rides, just a series of vignettes. and that's why, in my opinion (which is probably not worth much) that basing a film on a ride, will never work well. Pirates was a fairly entertaining film - but to my mind, I think that had more to do with excellent performances by Depp & Rush, as opposed to a working script that was heavily based on the ride (I feel it was not - the "Black Pearl" and all that other stuff had very little to do with the original attraction).

Am dem's my thot's!

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Traderpup
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Posted: 2004-05-19 8:57 pm   Permalink

Anyone catch this direct-to-video release?





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BaronV
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Posted: 2004-05-19 9:20 pm   Permalink

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I'd much rather see an adaptation of something like "The Devil In The White City" by Erik Larson



That was a great book, a serial killer, architecture, and the first ever Ferris wheel - what more do you need?


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-05-20 11:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-19 20:57, Traderpup wrote:
Anyone catch this direct-to-video release?









Oh man - that rules! I'm going to post this on a Blog I'm a part of.....
http://www.dannysland.blogspot.com/

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-05-20 11:44 am   Permalink


Also see:
http://www.waxy.org/random/images/weblog/Disney_Ride_Movies.jpg

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-05-21 1:40 pm   Permalink

OK - last one, I swear....



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JTD
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Posted: 2004-05-21 2:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-19 20:57, Traderpup wrote:
Anyone catch this direct-to-video release?





[ This Message was edited by: Traderpup on 2004-05-19 20:58 ]



Pup,
I don't laugh out loud at the computer much now that I'm a crusty curmudgeon, but you did it with that one. Thanks!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-05-25 2:34 pm   Permalink

Wait , I have another great concept for a movie based on a Disneyland attraction, one that is right next to the Jungle Cruise !:

THE INDIANA JONES RIDE !!! Yeah!

There is so much action, and....wha?! Wait a minnit, didn't they do that one already?

I have the dark hauntig feeling that somewhere, someone IS actually working on a Tiki Room script....


 
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kha_o
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Posted: 2004-05-26 02:47 am   Permalink

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I have the dark hauntig feeling that somewhere, someone IS actually working on a Tiki Room script....



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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-12-03 10:56 am   Permalink

Disney is still talking about making a Jungle Cruise movie.

EXCLUSIVE: After Toy Story 3 cracked the billion dollar worldwide gross mark and got a Best Picture nomination for Disney, Iím told the studio is making moves to pair stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Jungle Cruise, the live action film inspired by the venerable Magic Kingdom theme park ride. The studio has hired Roger S.H. Schulman to write a script thatís being produced by Mandevilleís David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who themselves are coming off a Best Picture nomination for The Fighter. No director yet, Iím told.

Schulman has written on such films as Shrek and Jungle Book 2. Disney has been trying to get Jungle Cruise out of dry dock for several years, but the combination of Hanks and Allen in a family film makes this the equivalent of an E-ticket for a family-themed film. Hanks just direct Larry Crowne, starring with Julia Roberts and producing with Playtone partner Gary Goetzman. Hanks also is attached to another family film project based on the Mattel toy Major Matt Mason, which Playtone is also producing at Universal. CAA reps Hanks.


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-12-03 2:07 pm   Permalink

Here is an animated short subject about the Jungle Cruise....

YouTube: Weird Al Yankovic - Skipper Dan


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