Mr Toad’s Wild Ride film planned by Disney

The studio intends to produce a motion picture based on its popular Wind in the Willows Disneyland ride

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Aristocratic amphibian Mr Toad will soon be trading in the cosy confines of Toad Hall for the bright lights of Hollywood as the star of a new Disney film.

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Mr Toad’s Wild Ride, a feature film based on the Disneyland theme park attraction of the same name, has reportedly been put into production and will feature a mixture of live action and CGI.

According to Deadline, animator Pete Candeland has been charged with developing the look of the film, which will be overseen by Tron: Legacy’s producer, Justin Springer.

The Disneyland ride, which was inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s book, The Wind in the Willows, was one of the longest-running attractions at the resort, having operated from 1955-98.

Mr Toad’s Wild Ride will not be the first film based on one of Disney’s theme park rides, the studio having made movies of both its Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean attractions in 2003.

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Disney bosses are currently seeking a writer to produce a screenplay for the new adaptation.