Every few weeks our writers get together and answer a Disney Parks related question. Here is this week’s question and answers!
Question of the Week: You’re a director and will be filming a new movie very soon. Your movie can be about anything -any topic, any plot, etc. The catch is that you can only film it in Disneyland. What would your movie be about and what areas in Disneyland would you use as your set?
Cassie – Ok, I would film my movie entirely on the storybook land canal boats! I would probably do a stop-claymation-animation about a character (TBD) that goes on a quest from land to land! I love this ride and think there could be an entire stop animation movie filmed entirely among the miniature land!
Andrew – This is a tough one, I’m glad it’s only in Disneyland or else I’d never be able to narrow it down. I’m not sure why but I’m feeling the Western genre right now. I think you could start it in Frontierland about a Cowboy wanting to set off and explore the World. That eventually leads him into Tom Sawyer Island and Critter Country before finally finding a train that takes you back in time to see the dinosaurs… Okay, maybe not that last part but I like the Western set in Frontierland and venturing out into Tom Sawyer Island and Critter Country.
Melissa – My initial draw is to film in and around the castle. It would be a true Hallmark type movie about a modern-day princess who can’t leave her castle until she finds her true hearts desire or whatever. Another more extreme thought I had would be to film in Toon Town. Treat it as an abandoned and closed theme park that some teenagers stumble upon and then it turns into a crazy horror/thriller crazy action movie. Now I would never watch this… as I tend to lean more towards hallmark happily ever after, but this horror idea of Toon Town seemed a little fitting – especially if they will be closing it.
Andrew – The hard place to make a film may be Tomorrowland. Since it’s a retro look at the future, I’m not sure what type of movie fits there. Out of the original Disneyland lands, I think it’s in the worst shape and may not be flattering as a backdrop for a movie. The obvious answer for what type of film can be made here is sci-fi, but after thinking harder on that idea I’m not sure that it fits outside of maybe on Space Mountain.
Where would you film your movie and what would it be about? Let us know in the comments!
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