Full Length Mickey Mouse Movie In Development
By Mike Lee • March 24, 2011 http://www.fusedfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/MDG-389x300.jpg
Despite all the feature length videos, T.V. series, video games, toys, and other merchandise, Mickey Mouse never got a theatrical treatment. That could be a thing of the past if it successfully goes through an intense screening process.
Bleeding Cool spoke to Disney veteran Burny Mattinson, who is serving as supervising story artist for the upcoming Winnie the Pooh, about a potential film for Disney’s most iconic character.
I am working on just an idea of my own which is basically a Mickey, Donald, Goofy feature film idea. We have to present it first to the bosses to get the green light.
It would be nice to finally see the Mouse get the movie he rightfully deserves. The film would most likely be a very low-key like the upcoming Winnie The Pooh, unlike a high stakes adventure like The Princess and The Frog. Even then the film needs to go through a screening process that includes preliminary pitches, complete with artwork, before they are presented to the studio for approval. Then the film goes through a period of “active development”, months filled with intense storyboarding, reworking and design. Then, a second green light is needed before actual production begins.
So I am crossing my fingers that everything goes through the preliminary process and this film actually gets made.