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.
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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.
I had no idea why my phone started blowing up, and then I realized #figment was trending! So excited to journey into imagination with @CubanMissileDH, @Sethrogen, @PointGrey, and @DisneyStudios. Hope the lines for this movie aren't quite popcorn bucket long! https://t.co/bzq0Jtjnts— Benji Samit (@BenjiSamit) September 28, 2022
So @BenjiSamit and I were just minding our business, when suddenly the dragon gets out of the bag... https://t.co/CoUbtXMVfl— Dan Hernandez (@CubanMissileDH) September 28, 2022
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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