“It’s a Small World” Being Made Into a Movie

It’s a Small World is following in the footsteps of other Disney Parks attractions made into movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. Variety (and Deadline.com) recently reported that Disney has hired writers Tim Rasmussen and Vince DiMeglio (Meet The Fockers) to join the project with Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure).  The movie was first announced two years ago and has been in production at Walt Disney Pictures.

It's a Small World InteriorIt’s a Small World  has been delighting millions of Disney Parks visitors through the years. It was brought to Disneyland in 1966 and is presently showing in five Disney parks throughout the world. (photo from wdwinfo.com)

The attraction was originally created by Marc Davis, viagra generic clinic one of the original Disney animators and designed by Mary Blair for the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.  The Pepsi-Cola Co. had asked Walt Disney to assist them with an exhibit for the Fair to benefit UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund).

Walt Disney with creative team of It's a Small World Marc Davis and Mary Blair 1964

Walt Disney with It’s a Small World creative team Marc Davis and Mary Blair 1964 (photo from Disney Blog)

It’s a Small World was (and is) the perfect tribute to children, sale their cultures and the importance of cultivating peace and unity around the world.

For more details on the history and backstories (from Walt himself via video) of “It’s a Small World” see one of our other articles  “How Was It’s a Small World Created?”

It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of story is developed for the movie It’s a Small World.  Another fun thing for us to look forward to.

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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