Last year, Pauly Shore took to Instagram to see if he get fans to put pressure on Disney to make a sequel to “Encino Man” for Disney+.
The original “Encino Man” was released in 1992 and starred Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, and Pauly Shore. It told the story of High school misfits Stoney and Dave, who discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens’ already zany Southern California lives. After a shave and some new clothes, Link’s presence at school makes the daily drudgery a lot more interesting.
Recently, Pauly Shore, spoke with Inverse about “Encino Man” and a sequel was brought up, with Pauly Shore saying:
“I know Disney+ is talking about possibly doing the sequel. If they want me to do it and the script was right and Brendan and Sean were on board and it made sense, I would do it for the fans! It’s what [screenwriter] George [Zaloom] has been working on. So ask him about it.”
The film’s producer George Zaloom added:
“If you ask me ‘Is there going to be another Encino Man?’ — I don’t know! I’m not going to say yes. I’m not going to say no. We may be pleasantly surprised.”
There’s been no official word if Disney is developing a sequel to “Encino Man” or if Pauly Shore is just trying to drum up fan support to possibly make it happen.
The film was renamed “California Man” in many countries throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.
“Encino Man is available to watch on Disney+ in many countries including Canada and the United Kingdom.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.