Sneak Peek at Disney’s Jungle Cruise 2020

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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt at D23 convention yesterday. August 23, 2019: “We wanted to make a movie that was big, that was epic, that had romance, big comedy, big action, but most importantly . . . it’s got me,” The Rock said to the crowd as he introduced details about the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” film, a live-action movie inspired by the Disneyland and Disney World attractions of the same name.

October 11, 2019 – 2nd movie trailer released:  Jungle Cruise Trailer

We think this movie looks really good!!!

❤ The Rock!

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Opens July 24, 2020!

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Emily Blunt (Lily) and Dwayne Johnson (Frank) on set.

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime!

Watch new Disney’s Jungle Cruise trailer: Jungle Cruise 2020

Disney’s Jungle Cruise was originally set for release on October 11, 2019, but its release has been pushed back to July 24, 2020. The film stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in this 1930s period adventure.

Based on Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise ride, the movie takes a group of travelers on a small riverboat cruise through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression, a riverboat captain named Frank takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life, which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals, and a competing German expedition.

Principal photography began on May 14, 2018, in Hawaii.  Filming wrapped on September 14, 2018.

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Dwayne Johnson as Frank, a riverboat captain

Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton, a scientist searching for a tree’s magical cure

Jack Whitehall as McGregor Houghton, Lily’s brother

Édgar Ramírez, an unnamed villain

Jesse Plemons, an unnamed villain

Paul Giamatti

Andy Nyman as Sir James Hobbs-Cunningham

Quim Gutiérrez

Veronica Falcon

Dani Rovira

Simone Lockhart as Anna

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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March 2018:  Enormous movie set under construction in Hawaii.

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This move set is huge!

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May 2018: Dwayne Johnson standing on the steps to the village.

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The village

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The Jungle Cruise boats docked.

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Emily Blunt fresh off her filming of “Mary Poppins Returns”.

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There are at least 4 Hidden Mickeys in this fake movie poster. Can you find them???

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Throwback Thursday:  Walt Disney as the Skipper on the Jungle Cruise

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Walt trying his hand as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.

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The cruise boats – and the actual ride – haven’t changed very much in 60 years.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson riding on the Jungle Cruise

April 10, 2017:  From Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account

Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research.

So, I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat.

It was a GREAT day on the river. Learned a lot… for example, it takes approximately 12.6 minutes for all the passengers to get over the shock of me jumping on the boat and thinking I’m a DJ look-a-like. One passenger even said, “Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy”. I threw his ass off the boat.

Jokes aside (and yes, with me as the Cruise Skipper there will be an abundance of puns) this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out. Best part about this surprise research day was knowing how FUN of an experience we’re gonna work hard to create for families around the world. That’s the part that gets my excited the most.

The movie. The ride. The experience.

It’s the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you’ll want me as your Skipper. Just don’t forget to bring the Skipper’s beer.

(I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay.)

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Cruising aboard the Disney Dream on a 4 day cruise to the Caribbean.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

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Two Disney Sisters

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Hehehehe!

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Christian’s pin from Aulani looks like The Rock in the Jungle Cruise!

 

The ‘Rock’ to star in Disney’s new Jungle Cruise Movie!

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson riding on the Jungle Cruise this morning!

April 10, 2017:  From Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account

Surprise! Once I committed to our Disney partners to make the movie based off the JUNGLE CRUISE ride, I wanted to dive head first into the research.

So, I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat.

It was a GREAT day on the river. Learned a lot… for example, it takes approximately 12.6 minutes for all the passengers to get over the shock of me jumping on the boat and thinking I’m a DJ look-a-like. One passenger even said, “Oh the real Rock is much smaller than this guy”. I threw his ass off the boat.

Jokes aside (and yes, with me as the Cruise Skipper there will be an abundance of puns) this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out. Best part about this surprise research day was knowing how FUN of an experience we’re gonna work hard to create for families around the world. That’s the part that gets my excited the most.

The movie. The ride. The experience.

It’s the cruise of a lifetime. And trust me, you’ll want me as your Skipper. Just don’t forget to bring the Skipper’s beer.

Next step… we find our visionary director.

(I think the lady to my right is snapping a pic of my bootaaaay)

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As announced previously here, Dwayne “The Rock’ Johnson will star in Disney’s new Jungle Cruise movie, based on the classic Disneyland ride.  Johnson’s involvement once again puts the Jungle Cruise boat back into the water after a multiyear dry-dock phase.

Production begins Spring 2018.

Disney has been trying to mount a movie based on the popular ride since at least 2004, during the years of the multi-billion dollar success of ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies.

The studio last tried to develop the project as a starring vehicle for Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in early 2011.

Following the success of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, Disney has pushed hard to find ways to use its various brand-name theme park attractions as a basis for feature films. A “Haunted Mansion” pic is currently in development with Ryan Gosling attached to star; an earlier “Haunted Mansion” film with Eddie Murphy did not succeed at the box office.

The Jungle Cruise is one of the Disneyland’s original rides and has a retro adventure vibe, transporting guests into African settings such as the Nile River and Congo River, encountering rhinos and hippos and headhunters along the way. There’s also an Amazon River section featuring piranhas and snakes.

While the Hanks-Allen iteration was to have been set in modern times, the new take brings the project back to its’ period roots with the intent to harken the new movie to classic jungle adventure movies such as ‘The African Queen’, the 1951 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn that was one of the original inspirations for the ride.

Johnson is pumped to take a ride down the river: “[Disney production president] Sean Bailey and Disney have been awesome partners and now the fun part begins. I’m fired up about this one. Here we go.”

The actor is already the lead voice in Moana’, the animated blockbuster movie released last November. (Latest box office numbers:  $635,463,984 worldwide as of March 2017, not including merchandise or DVD/Blu-Ray sales.)

There are at least 4 Hidden Mickeys in this fake movie poster. Can you find them???

There are at least 4 Hidden Mickeys in this fan movie poster. Can you find them???

“More entertaining than the backside of water” – Goofy

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Disney Sisters

  

Moana, Disney’s Polynesian Princess

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Disney’s newest princess, Moana!

We saw Moana on opening day (11/23/2016) and LOVED it!  Great story, great music!

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Opening day at AMC.

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New Moana pin!

September 15, 2106:  New movie trailer was released today for Moana!   Watch it here:  Moana Movie Trailer

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Watch the first movie trailer for Moana here:  Disney’s Moana

moana1Moana will be released November 23, 2016.  It looks really good!

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This movie is going to make us want to go to Hawaii even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Princess Moana

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She is so pretty!!!

IT’S OFFICIAL: After months and months of worldwide casting calls, we’ve finally found our next Walt Disney Animation Studios Princess… #MOANA.

We’re pumped to welcome 14yr old Auli’i Cravalho of Mililani, Hawaii to our project. What’s amazing about this story is that she didn’t think she was good enough so she never auditioned. Fortunately, one of our Oahu casting agents discovered her singing at a charity competition and the rest is history.

An awesome lesson to all young kids out there… work hard, have confidence in yourselves and never think you’re not good enough because you never know what the future holds.

Congratulations Auli’i!  We can’t wait to work with you and watch you bring this new Disney Princess to life. 🙂

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This made us laugh!!  🙂

 

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 Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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