As I announced on the LIVE show last night, each week, I am going to share one of my picks for “What to Watch on Disney+” – everything from movies to shorts to documentaries and more!
I will announce one each week, and invite you to watch at your leisure, and then discuss on the follow week’s LIVE show, as well as here in the group!
My very first pick is actually tied to this week’s podcast about the Top Ten Extinct Attraction References, Tributes, and Relics in Magic Kingdom, and is the attraction I personally miss most in that park. So this week, I invite (and encourage) you to watch 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
This 1954 film was is adapted from Jules Verne’s 1870 novel and was personally produced by Walt Disney. It was one of the first features shot in CinemaScope and was directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason (love him!!!), Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution and won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. It also was the inspiration for the now-extinct attractions in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and the (incredible!) ride at Tokyo DisneySea, which opened in 2001.
When you watch (or even if you’ve seen it before), share your thoughts, comments, and questions here!
And be sure to please tune in to next week’s WDW Radio LIVE, and we’ll discuss it “on the air!”
Feel free to even “live comment” HERE WHILE you watch!
“Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, ’bout the floppin’ fish and the girls I’ve loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it’s all true, I swear by my tattoo.” – Ned Land