Walt Disney Pictures to Produce a Film about Disneyland's Creation
In most likely the most meta thing they will ever do, Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed that a yet-to-be-titled film about Walt Disney and his journey to build the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, CA. In addition, it was announced David Gordon Green would direct and Spiliotopoulos would write the screenplay. Green's newest film, Halloween Kills, is coming out in theaters and on Peacock this Friday (October 15th) while Spiliotopoulos has previously written for Disney, particularly the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Huntsmen.
The original park opened in the summer of 1955 in Anaheim. This was the only park that was constructed under the direct supervision of Disney himself. Disney parks were later built in Florida, Paris and other parts of the world. Walt Disney was previously portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks. No casting announcements were made with the film's announcement. The project will premiere on Disney Plus with no word whether the film will land in theaters or not.
Dana Brunetti and Matt DelPiano will serve as producers for Cavalry Media who will produce the film. Jason Reed will co-produce while Jessica Matthews will serve as executive producer. Allison Erlikhman will oversee for Disney Studios. Stay tuned!