Disney + reinvents one of Walt Disney’s masterpieces

A reinvention of the classic underwater tale by author Jules Verne, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, is in the works, and The Walt Disney Company sets sail to give a fresh take on one of Walt Disney’s greatest achievements.

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Walt disney’s 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) is arguably one of the biggest live adaptations of his arsenal, sitting right behind Mary poppins (1964).

Part personal project, part financial strategy to finance Disneyland, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea went on to become one of the highest grossing films of 1954 and won numerous awards including the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Jules Verne’s work has inspired some of today’s greatest writers, directors and artists. From a Disney perspective, Imagineering legend Tony Baxter took inspiration from Jules Work to create Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and beyond.

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New reports from Hollywood journalist confirm that The Walt Disney Company offers a 10-part live-action series, Nautilus, at Disney +.

According to THR:

“Unveiled on Monday, Nautilus, produced by British banners Moonriver TV and Seven Stories, owned by All3Media, is expected to give a new twist to the famous 19th century novel, telling the origin story of Captain Nemo and his legendary deputy. sailor, the Nautilus. An Indian prince deprived of his birthright and family, a prisoner of the East India Company and a man determined to avenge himself for the forces that have taken everything away from him, Nemo embarked with his motley crew aboard the impressive ship. , battling enemies and discovering magical underwater worlds.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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The gripping underwater tale starring James Mason (A star is born, north by northwest) as self-proclaimed Captain Nemo of the Nautilus, an Indian prince stripped of his birthright bent on vengeance who decides to travel into liquid space with a very futuristic submarine.

Alongside Mason was Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas (Spartacus, Paths to Glory) as harpooner Ned Lands and Hollywood legend Peter Lorre as Sophisticated Council.

The Walt Disney touch is evident throughout the film and has been one of his most passionate projects. Fascinated by the worlds created by Jules Verne into which he escaped as a young boy in Missouri, Disney oversaw the entire production of the film, from the storyboard to the final cut of the film – something he did not have. not done since Cinderella (1950).

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Hollywood journalist continued:

“Developed and co-produced by Xavier Marchand of Moonriver TV and Anand Tucker of Seven Stories, Nautilus is written and produced by James Dormer (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands) and produced by Johanna Devereaux, director of original scripted content for EMEA at Disney +. Filming should begin in early 2022. “

Disney has not revealed the cast of the upcoming original series on the origins of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. Still, the series will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting content on Disney +.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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Disney is also reinventing another Disney classic for Disney +: Swiss family Robinson. The thrilling 1960 feature film was one of cinema’s most ambitious triumphs and set a new standard in set design and production levels.

The new upcoming series on Disney + was announced during Disney Investor Day 2020, but few new reports have come out for the show. Nonetheless, Disney is going back in time to create new stories from classic tales for a younger generation of consumers and dreamers.

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