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

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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What the fuck?

Commanderzmaster on Apr 17, 2012


There's already a movie, its called Wind in the Willows (or Icabod and Mister Toad)  Seriously Disney?

Al on Apr 17, 2012


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.

JimDime on Apr 17, 2012


This has to be a joke. Are they planning on adapting the Indiana Jones ride into a movie too?

Luxmesa on Apr 17, 2012


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

LosZombies on Apr 18, 2012


I wonder if they are taking any cues from the already stellar porn movies that go by the same title?

Voice of Reason on Apr 18, 2012


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

Sabrina Smith on Apr 18, 2012


See.. for a hot second I was thinking maybe I was psychic...

Sabrina Smith on Apr 18, 2012


<---- dumb girl! Whoops, nevermind I got my Toad's mixed up... these 2 movies have nothing to do with each other. 

Sabrina Smith on Apr 18, 2012


Can the Enchanted Tiki Room, Hall of Presidents, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, and It's a Small World be far behind?  

Dan on Apr 29, 2012

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