Disney wants to turn Jungle Cruise into a movie

Posted Friday, September 22, 2006 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Following the record-breaking success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Walt Disney Pictures is giving high-priority status to another potential adventure franchise based on a Disneyland ride. It is developing "Jungle Cruise," inspired by the ride in which parkgoers travel the jungle river guided by a riverboat skipper, encountering such wild creatures as piranhas and gorillas during their tour. The ride was one of the 22 original attractions when the park opened in 1955.

Read more from The Hollywood Reporter via Reuters.

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