As we grow up, our childhood fancies begin to fall to the wayside. It's a sad fact and inevitability of life (just like death and taxes), but that doesn't mean we have to completely give up our imaginations when we start to mature. Stephen King and Pixar have been exploiting that fact for years, and now it's time for Paramount and Nickelodeon to do the same with Wonder Park.
The upcoming animated film follows June (Brianna Denski), a girl who, when she was younger, invented a whimsical amusement park with her mother (Jennifer Garner). When June gets older, she shuns her childhood ideas, including the idea of the park. Nevertheless, her childhood catches up with her when she discovers that the theme park (and its talking animal inhabitants) has magically come to life.
June rediscovers the wonder of her world and goes on to save the place from an invasion of Chimpan-zombies.
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John Oliver, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, Ken Jeong, and Matthew Broderick make up the rest of the A-list voice cast for the film, which was written by Josh Appelbaum (Origin) and André Nemec (Knightfall). The screenplay was based on a story by Applebaum, Nemec, and Robert Gordon (Galaxy Quest).
No director is yet credited for the film, not usually a good sign and often an omen of chaos behind the scenes. The way we see it, there are two possibilities for no director being named: 1) The original director was replaced during production or 2) The original director doesn't want their name on the project.
If the name "Alan Smithee" begins to crop up in conjunction with Wonder Park, then we know that the film's been disowned by whomever was hired to direct it in the first place.
Wonder Park opens for business on Mar. 15, 2019.