Given the cost of making a movie I'd be happier if they spent that on bringing it back as an attraction at WDW. I had no idea that they are floating movie ideas for pretty much every ride in the park - even the ones they tore down. A bit ridiculous, no?
I must admit, this one sounds a bit odd to me as well. Mr Toad already has a movie link - that was the inspiration for the ride in the first place. I agree, if there's gonna be any Toad-action, it should be channelled in to bringing back the attraction at WDW.
The idea-well must be dry at the Walt Disney Co.
It would only make sense. The original did so well at the box office and in VHS/DVD sales that it... wait. No, it didn't.
Yeah this is a reaaaaally bad idea
Actually, (don't harp on me too much) I think a movie based on the ride wouldn't be too bad of an idea. I recently watched Toad with very vibrant memories of the ride and not-so-vibrant memories of the movie. I was really disappointed with how boring it was, all of the excitement and thrill of the motorcar experience is completely skipped over in the movie. You get a little bit of a pick up at the end of the film when they face off at Toad Hall but other than that it's a pretty bland film. It may help to keep the attraction at least over on the west coast if Mr. Toad were to be re-introduced to the public with a more fun and entertaining flick.
Obviously it could be done horribly wrong, and they could make it a very shallow, toddler-fodder movie staring Dwayne Johnson, but if tackled with care and passion for a pretty great story and cast of characters it could be pretty good IMHO.
So it's a movie based on a ride that was based on a movie that was based on a book? Okay
BTW the movie is great one of my all time favorites