Disney is preparing to bring the characters from it’s theme parks and classic films to life in a new franchise, developed by Ron Moore ( For All Mankind).
The franchise, set in Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park and debuting on Disney+ will be set in a world where all themed lands and characters from the Disney Parks and classic films exist in another reality. The first project in the works as part of the “Magic Kingdom Universe” will be The Society of Explorers and Adventurers and will be written and exec produced by Moore.
If the series is successful, Moore will build out the Magic Kingdom Universe and oversee the entire franchise, in a way that is similar to what Marvel Studios have done with their cinematic universe.
Moore is said to be working closely with the Disney Imagineerring team, who are responsible for the creation and design of all Disney’s theme parks around the world. Sources say that a writers room has been set up with the search underway for three senior level writers.
The idea is to explore characters such as the sea boat captain from Jungle Cruise or prospector from Big Thunder Mountain or the climbers of the Matterhorn, for The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The franchise has a seemingly endless number of characters that have the potential to be explored and would make a huge brand integration for Disney, linking its beloved theme parks with Disney+
Source: The Hollywood Reporter