Get equipped for jungle-themed puns and Disneyland references as the Jungle Cruise movie hits theaters in 2020, starring Disney favorites Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt.
Here’s the whole lot we know to date.
The Jungle Cruise is based totally on the Disneyland journey of the equal call. Johnson will play a ship skipper named Frank who takes Blunt’s person Lily and her brother McGregor — performed by way of British stand-up comedian Jack Whitehall, who you may recognize from the Good Omens series on Amazon Prime — on a task to find a tree that has magical healing powers.
The adventure will see them combat wild animals and compete against a rival German excursion, with Disney adding that there might be a “supernatural detail.”
According to Blunt, who also recently starred in Disney’s latest Mary Poppins Returns, “it is a love story.”
“The journey of a lifetime,” The Rock provides in a behind-the-scenes video.
With Disney up to now final tight-lipped on the movie, lots of the information on filming, production, plot, and solid has come from The Rock, who additionally formerly voiced Moana man or woman Maui for Disney.
Johnson referred to as Blunt’s person “the female version of Indiana Jones” in an Instagram post in June, saying she has “relentless ambition to discover the one, elusive magical component that might exchange humanity for the better — all the time.”
According to The Rock, his skipper man or woman knows the Amazon River higher than some other, and simplest care approximately his cash, cat, and liquor.
“Good good fortune girl is looking to change the arena and not falling for my attraction,” he provides.
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Walt Disney and Louie Francuz, Disneyland park engineer and repairman, inspect the animatronic animals in the African Safari segment of the Jungle Cruise journey.
It’s no wonder that Disney is going after every other experience-based total film after its Pirates’ success of the Caribbean movie franchise. The Jungle Cruise is even older than the Pirates ride — it became the only attraction in Adventureland on Disneyland’s establishing day in 1955.
“Ever for the reason that Disneyland Park opened, one of the most popular geographical regions has been Adventureland,” Walt Disney stated on his Disneyland TV show lower back in 1956. “Most all of us has been impressed by using, and curious about, the realism of Adventureland — the reasonable animals, the real tropical settings.”
To prepare for the movie, Johnson said on Instagram that Disney’s Imagineers allow him to see the original Jungle Cruise idea artwork from the Fifties, in addition to giving him an “oral/visual history lesson behind the iconic experience and its infamous and relentlessly enjoyable Skippers.”
The Jungle Cruise attraction capabilities a boat ride thru a human-made jungle, with every excursion, led using a skipper who follows a pun-filled script. The boat travels past crocodiles, piranhas, monkeys, elephants, rhinos, cannibals, hippos, and of course, the notorious again aspect of water.
The popularity of the Jungle Cruise experience — it additionally exists at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disney, and Hong Kong Disneyland similarly to the authentic at Disneyland in Anaheim, California — even sparked a song from parody composer Weird Al Yankovic, who penned lyrics approximately an aspiring actor who falls into the Jungle Cruise skipper position after failing to make it in show biz.
“The critics they used to say/I was the new Olivier/Thought I’d be the toast of Sundance or maybe Cannes,” Weird Al says. “But do not bother looking to IMDb me/The handiest area you may see me/Is using my little boat around Adventureland.”
Luckily for us, one Jungle Cruise skipper is now on IMDb, thanks to the brand new Disney movie.