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Look Out, Pirates! 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride' Heads to the Big Screen Too

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April 17, 2012
Source: Deadline

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

After Disney surprisingly turned their Pirates of the Caribbean attraction into a billion dollar film franchise, we expected all their rides to get the feature film treatment. Slowly but surely development on films for Tomorrowland, Jungle Cruise and a reboot of The Haunted Mansion (since the first one sucked) have manifested themselves, and now another old ride is headed to theaters. Deadline reports Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, one of the longest running attractions, based on Disney's adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, is now getting a hybrid live-action/CGI film from Pete Candeland, a commercial and music video director.

No writer is attached yet, but Tron Legacy producer Justin Springer is behind the film. As for Candeland's involvement, the director has been involved with animation for sometime, including directing music videos for the animated band The Gorillaz, easily some of the best music videos that still take creative advantage of a medium plagued by dancing girls and shoddy editing. In addition, one of his more popular feats includes working with Paul McCartney to craft the opening cinematic for the best-selling video game The Beatles Rock Band. If that kind of trippy style can be applied to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, count me in! Thoughts?

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  • Commanderzmaster
    What the fuck?
  • Al
    There's already a movie, its called Wind in the Willows (or Icabod and Mister Toad)  Seriously Disney?
  • JimDime
    Well, that is perhaps one of the most insane rides at Disneyland.   If they stick to the ride, the protagonist will drive like a maniac, destroying property and running people over, and get sent to prison for it.  He will then get run over by a train and sent to hell.  The movie will end with him escaping from hell in his car, drive angry style.  I think the guy's "trippy style" might work.
  • Luxmesa
    This has to be a joke. Are they planning on adapting the Indiana Jones ride into a movie too?
    • LosZombies
      If it made me forget the ass raping they gave Indy in the last movie, then yes, I wouldn't object to that. Oh, and no Shia LaDouche either! >:O
  • Voice of Reason
    I wonder if they are taking any cues from the already stellar porn movies that go by the same title?
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672931908 Sabrina Smith
    I thought this was old news. I swear there is a teaser out there for this already and has been for over a year or more.... Hmmmm
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672931908 Sabrina Smith
    See.. for a hot second I was thinking maybe I was psychic... http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/07/16/the-wind-in-the-willows-gets-a-teaser-site-from-weta/
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672931908 Sabrina Smith
    <---- dumb girl! Whoops, nevermind I got my Toad's mixed up... these 2 movies have nothing to do with each other. 
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMLYRHNGBJJXXP7542DXX7FOWI Dan
    Can the Enchanted Tiki Room, Hall of Presidents, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, and It's a Small World be far behind?  

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