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.
Disney’s Jungle Cruise Cast
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
Andy Nyman as Sir James Hobbs-Cunningham
Simone Lockhart as Anna
Throwback Thursday: Walt Disney as the Skipper 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.)
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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Have a magical day!