EPCOT mascot Figment reportedly getting his own movie

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A lovable EPCOT mascot is taking his journey from the theme parks to the silver screen, according to multiple entertainment outlets.


Figment, the star of the EPCOT attraction Journey Into Imagination with Figment, is getting his own feature film, Deadline first reported last week.

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The film is being produced by Seth Rogan’s Point Grey Pictures, according to Deadline. Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, the duo who wrote “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” are set to write the script, according to Deadline. Both writers confirmed their involvement in the film on Twitter.

In his ride, Figment, a small purple dragon, takes guests on a ride through the sensory labs of Imagination Institute.

Guests were first introduced to Figment in the early 1980s. Journey Into Imagination has gone through different incarnations over the years, but Figment remains.

He has since appeared on merchandise such as Figment-shaped popcorn buckets, which were so popular they’ve resulted in hours-long lines at EPCOT popcorn stands.

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The plot and release date of the film are not yet known.

Figment joins a long line of Disney attractions that have been adapted into films including Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean and upcoming versions of Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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