Disney is currently developing a new film based on the popular children’s novel “Songs For A Whale” for Disney+.
According to the DisInsider, the film is being produced by Jane Starz, who has also worked on “The Indian in the Cupboard”, “Ella Enchanted” and the upcoming Disney+ Original film “Sneakerella”.
The book’s author Lynne Kelly will be adapting the story for the screen.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
“Young Iris was born deaf and always had a problem feeling heard herself. When she discovers a lone whale singing at a frequency unintelligible to other whales, she sets out to find the frequency that will make Blue 55 feel less alone.”
Song For a Whale was originally published in 2019 and Lynne Kelly is a sign language interpreter and special education teacher, so has a great understanding of being Deaf and gave her a unique perspective for writing the story.
This project hasn’t yet been officially announced by Disney.
Would you like to see a Disney+ film based on “Songs For A Whale”?
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