Disney Cruise Lines has launched its first-of-its-kind, live-action “Dreaming With Mickey” film that stars Mickey Mouse and his friends, inspired by Walt Disney’s classic book, “Mickey and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Disney Cruise lines chief creative officer, Scott Wiebe, said the film, which premiered in Los Angeles on Sunday, was inspired by the book “The Adventures of Mickey Mouse,” which first appeared in 1955.
The film is set during the first part of Mickey’s life, and it is the first time the Disney theme park has included an all-new story for the first film in the franchise.
The theme park says the film will be released in 20 countries in 2019, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany and Brazil.
Disney Cruise line’s first “Dreamer” film, “Dream of the Seas,” is slated to arrive in cinemas in 2019.
“Dream with Mickey” features more than 90 animated characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Goombas, Minnie Mouse, Pluto Jr., Pluto, Tigger, Piglet, Buzz Lightyear, Pigpen, Pluto’s friends, Mickey, Minuette, Daisy, Daisy Dukes, Pluto Junior, Pluto Sr., and Pluto’s nephew.
Disney will also feature original music from musicians including Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, and Patti Smith.
“We wanted to do something that celebrates all the people that make Disney a success and celebrate the company’s incredible talent and talent base,” Wiebbe said.
“This film was born from a place of love and admiration for Disney, our fans and our theme park guests.”
Disney is expected to open its first Disney California Adventure park in 2019 in Anaheim, California, with the world’s largest theme park, Disneyland.
The park will also be the first to feature a new attraction called “The Adventure of the Little Mermaid,” based on the animated Disney film.
Disney plans to open five theme parks and three resorts in 2019 and have more than $2 trillion in annual revenue.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said the company plans to use the franchise to expand into new markets in addition to the US.
“When we look at our revenue, the bottom line is we’re going to continue to expand in new markets, and we’re excited about how the global footprint of Disney is expanding,” he said.