When Walt Disney passed away on December 15, 1966, the world mourned the passing of perhaps the greatest entertainer who ever lived.
To help cushion the devastating blow, a long-lasting urban legend was born, one surrounding a secret that Walt's disembodied head had actually been cryogenically frozen to be resurrected in the future when medical advances could make him whole again.
Actually, Disney was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California... or was he?!
A bizarro new film written and directed by Benjamin Lancaster (Lightning in a Bottle) and shot illegally at Disney World without the permission or consent of The Walt Disney Company has just released a bonkers new trailer. If you've got plans to visit the Magic Kingdom any time this year, you might want to check it out.
The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head is a freaky sci-fi comedy set during the ritualistic annual thaw of Uncle Walt's frosty melon to deliver his new instructions for the direction of his corporate empire. Hoping to have a bit of fun before he goes back in the freezer, Walt's cranium (Ron Schneider) gets to spend a day in the Magic Kingdom courtesy of a mild-mannered divorced dad (Daniel Cooksley).
This is similar to another unauthorized, guerrilla filmmaking effort from 2013, Escape From Tomorrow, which was also shot on the private property with a clandestine crew seeking to escape from Disney security. Disney declined to prevent this film from being screened or distributed, deciding instead to turn their legal attentions elsewhere.
Here's the official synopsis:
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 low level theme park employee. During his yearly thaw to oversee the direction of his company and guard his creative legacy, Walt demands to be finally allowed up to see his park, Walt Disney World. When management scoffs, he recruits Peter to kidnap him for a day in the Magic Kingdom.
The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head was a successful crowdfunding effort and Lancaster plans on screening the funny flick on the film festival circuit in 2018.
What do you think of these illegally filmed Disney-themed projects and do you believe Walt might still be frozen deep in some hidden vault?
(Via Geek Tyrant)