India's First PM one of the first to ride 1955's Jungle Cruise with Walt Disney
The first Jungle Cruise ride from 1955 taken by Pandit Nehru and Walt Disney
Dwayne Johnson-starrer Jungle Cruiser has been in the news after it garnered an extraordinary response by the audience in the US. The film is led by Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez and Jack Whitehall alongside The Rock. It talks about the bizarre journey of their characters to discover the “Tree of Life” to aid in modern medicine, and it is also based on the Disneyland theme park of the same name.
The movie had opened up different avenues, particularly on social media by putting up various behind-the-scenes pictures and videos. Apart from these, they had put up another fascinating post of the person who had originally taken a ride at the first Jungle Cruise in Disneyland with the pioneer of the American animation industry- Walt Disney. It was none other than the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and this was in the year 1955.
The video shared by The Rock, is a short black and white snippet of the late PM, enjoying the theme park attraction with the founder of Disney. The first Jungle Cruise turned out to be a major attraction for the people during the initial years of the theme park’s creation. It was a dream-come-true experience when Walt Disney created the first Jungle Cruise ride that was ridden by the exceptional duo.
The other posts put up by Johnson included a colourful tour of the film’s set on the islands of Hawaii. It also gives a sneak peek of the cast enjoying their time while shooting the film and one with Johnson and Blunt talking about their experiences while on sets and more about the movie. They are also seen talking about the suspenseful narrative with interesting back stories that will undeniably raise the anticipation of the audience while watching the movie.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, the film is written by John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have written the screenplay for the movie, which features Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti, too.
Disney’s Jungle Cruise is awaiting its release in Indian theatres.