Disney+ has plenty of documentaries about how Walt Disney built Disneyland, such as the excellent “Imagineering Story”, but now, according to Deadline, a new movie is now in development for Disney+ about Walt Disney building, “The Happiest Place On Earth”, Disneyland.
The film is going to be directed by David Gordon Green, who has directed “Halloween Kills” and the upcoming Hulu Original series “Hellraiser”.
Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing the film. He has previously worked on “The Jungle Book 2”, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” and the live-action “Beauty and The Beast”. Cavalry Media spent a year developing the film before pitching it to Disney, with Dana Brunetti and Matt DelPiano producing the film along with Disney’s Allison Erlichman and Jason Reed.
Walt Disney opened Disneyland Park on July 17, 1955, with hopes that it would become “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., has welcomed guests from around the world, expanding to become an approximately 500-acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as the Downtown Disney District.
Disneyland introduced the world to an entirely new concept in family entertainment. Today, it continues to use creativity, technology and innovation to bring storytelling to new heights, while fulfilling Walt Disney’s vision that “Disneyland will never be complete as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
Personally, this sounds like a dream project for Disney+. After the fantastic “Saving Mr Banks”, where we saw Tom Hanks play Walt Disney while making “Mary Poppins” and reading multiple history books on the building of Disneyland, I couldn’t be more excited about this film.
Are you looking forward to a film about the creation of “Disneyland”?
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.