Disney Developing an Enchanted Tiki Room-Inspired Movie 'Tiki'
by Alex Billington
November 9, 2010
Source: 24 Frames
If you've ever been to Disneyland in California, you've probably been to the Enchanted Tiki Room (if not, book a trip now!), a Polynesian-themed interactive tiki room where you can get a delicious pineapple drink. Well, 24 Frames says Disney is in development on a project called Tiki that, while not an adaptation of the theme park attraction, is "merely an action-adventure that mixes in Polynesian mythology." So, in essence, inspired heavily by the Enchanted Tiki Room, as the writers' even admit. The screenplay is by Ahmet Zappa, son of the legendary Frank Zappa, and his writing partner Michael Wilson, but no director is attached yet.
For those that haven't been to the Enchanted Tiki Room, it's a Disney animatronic attraction featuring a Polynesian musical revue starring singing birds, flowers and tiki idols. Although it mainly comes from Walt Disney's imagination, it's a great place to inspire an action-adventure movie. I hate to make the comparison, but just look at Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney has been on a roll recently and this just sounds like another great idea that will result in an entertaining Disney movie. Who knows what the story is actually about, but we'll be following this and will let you know if we hear anything else. Sound like this has any potential?
God, I spent years with that song stuck in my head after visiting Disney World when I was a kid... and I'm betting that millions of 6 year olds will be singing it again and again as soon as the movie comes out. Still, if they made a gazillion bucks with the Pirates of the Caribbean series, I'm sure they'll make something interesting out of this one as well.
Luis M on Nov 9, 2010
They better serve Pineapple Juice & Pineapple on a Stick before the movie... need the full effect
RobL on Nov 9, 2010
I hate the idea of horeing out Disney their rides for movies, but this can actually be good. Maybe if its a success the Tiki Room in Florida will finally be converted back to the original. While they're at it they should bring Mr. Toad back to Florida as well.
Al on Nov 9, 2010
Hopefully if they get everyone drunk on cocktails too and you can't get in without fancy dress.
Crapola on Nov 9, 2010
Luis M wrote: "God, I spent years with that song stuck in my head after visiting Disney World when I was a kid… and I'm betting that millions of 6 year olds will be singing it again and again as soon as the movie comes out." First "Pirated of the Caribbean", then "Haunted Mansion” and now "Enchanted Tiki Room". Let's hope they don’t ever film "It's a Small World".
Dan Dassow on Nov 9, 2010
#5 "Let's hope they don’t ever film "It's a Small World". " Don't give them any ideas. 😉
Edward C. on Nov 9, 2010
Paul on Nov 9, 2010
nacho on Nov 9, 2010
Whatever happened to "The Jungle Cruise" movie!? That had more potential with a story line.
jedibilly on Nov 10, 2010
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