Talk about meta. Walt Disney (the studio) is developing a movie about Walt Disney (the person) and his journey to build Disneyland (the California theme park). It will premiere on Disney Plus (the streaming service).
David Gordon Green (“Halloween Kills”) is directing the film for Disney Plus. the studio’s streaming service. Evan Spiliotopoulos, whose credits include Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Snow White and the Huntsmen,” is writing the screenplay.
Dubbed “The Happiest Place on Earth,” the Disneyland opened during the summer of 1955 in Anaheim. Though Disney parks were later built in Florida, Paris and other parts of the world, the California original is Disney’s only theme park constructed under the direct supervision of the man whose name inspired the entertainment destination.
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