Disney's Jungle Cruise - Coming to Theaters and Disney+ July 30th!

Disney's Jungle Cruise - Image from Walt Disney Studios


Disney's Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt has been anticipated by fans for quite some time now by excited fans and we finally have an update to share.  Following the recent success of "hybrid" releases - both in theaters and on Disney+ - Disney's Jungle Cruise will release quite literally everywhere on July 30, 2021.  Disney+ subscribers will be able to access the movie with premier access for an additional fee of $29.99.  Check out the trailer below:



The Jungle Cruise is one of my favorite rides at Walt Disney World because of the way guests get to interact with witty, comical cast members (remember that time Brody earned his Skipper's License?). I'm really looking forward to the way that Johnson and Blunt bring characters to life in an original story set against the backdrop of an iconic ride.  When I watch the trailer for Disney's Jungle Cruise, I can almost see our two leads enjoying a meal at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom, can't you?

Johnson and Blunt are no strangers to Disney movies with The Rock providing a memorable performance in Moana as Maui and Blunt starring in Mary Poppins Returns.  Their comedic timing seems to play well off of each other and I think viewers are in for a quite a treat!

Who is with me in counting down to July 30th and the release of Disney's Jungle Cruise?

About Disney's Jungle Cruise (From Walt Disney Studios)



Disney's Jungle Cruise - Image from Walt Disney Studios



Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

 

Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with  Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and  Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” releases in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.