I continue to be amazed at how Hollywood will reach for just about anything to make another movie, theme park attractions being one of them. It’s a Small World joins a legacy of theme park rides turned into feature films, following The Haunted Mansion, The Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tomorrowland. And now the upcoming film has found its writers.
Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio are set to draft Walt Disney Pictures’ It’s a Small World movie. They’re best known for writing Meet the Fockers, License to Wed, and Marmaduke. Directing is Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure).
The original “It’s a Small World” attraction was created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund. The song was written by the Academy Award winners Richard and Robert Sherman. I’m sure the song will worm its way into the film as well. There’s no escaping it…
After its immense popularity at the World’s Fair, “It’s a Small World” was relocated to Disneyland in California in 1966 and has been a part of every Disney theme park ever since.
Jared Stern previously worked on the It’s a Small World movie screenplay, but he and Michelle Morgan are now writers for Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Movie sequel.
Source: Coming Soon