'The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head' Releases Its First Full Trailerby ZachPerilstein
After building excitement through its hilarious parody account@WaltsFrzenHead on Twitter. Finally, the first full trailer for The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head has arrived.
The quirky comedy was filmed at Walt Disney World without the permission of The Walt Disney Company. Here is the trailer below that showcases the first moving images of Ron Schneider as Walt, and more hints at the plot.
The film has been in post-production for more than a year. “We really think it will be worth the wait for everyone,” says writer/director Benjamin Lancaster.“A ton of talent, hard work, and time has gone into this project and for everyone involved,it’s really a labor of love.” The film was funded by two successful Kickstarters for production and post-production costs.
The film plays off of the urban legend that Walt Disney cryogenically preserved himself and that he remains locked in a secret part of Walt Disney World's Utilidors (For the casual fans, the underground of the Magic Kingdom). The film was shot on property at Walt Disney World without permission of The Walt Disney Company or the Disney family.
The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head is a quirky comedy about the unlikely friendship between the frozen head of Walt and Peter, a Magic Kingdom Cast Member. During his yearly dethaw to oversee the direction of the company and guard his creative legacy, Walt demands to be allowed up to see his final dream, Walt Disney World. When management scoffs, he recruits Peter to kidnap him for a day at the Magic Kingdom.
The film stars Ron Schneider (The original strolling Dreamfinder from EPCOT Center's Journey into Imagination) as Walt, and Daniel Cooksley as Peter. Schneider is known for his long history performing and writing for theme parks across America, including Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Universal Orlando, and EPCOT Center.
"I've been a passionate fan of Walt Disney's since the 1950's, I never could of imagined I could have been a part of anything like this," says Schneider. "It's a wild story with respect, humor and a lot of love."
Currently the producers of the film are waiting on an acceptance to a top-tier film festival before being able to announce the movie's premiere date. "We've applied to a number of festival across the world, and are looking forward to see who wants to host our film's first public screening." says writer/director Ben Lancaster.
The film has been hyped up by the popular Twitter account@WaltsFrzenHead. The account tweets humorous commentary on theme parks, films, and general news from the perspective of the cryogenically preserved head of Walt Disney.
If you want to hear more from Benjamin Lancaster, the writer and director of The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head, check out this podcast from Boardwalk Talk, which is the podcast for my website The Boardwalk Times.
Cultjer will follow The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head until it has a release date.