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“The Magic Kingdom Universe” Featuring Parks & Characters Reportedly Coming to Disney+

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A new franchise is reportedly on the way to Disney+ in series form. The super exciting part is that it is said to explore characters from Disney parks and classic films! That’s right, Disney is ready to bring the characters from its theme parks and classic films to life in a new way. Check out the details below!

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As reported by The Hollywood Reporter: Disney is teaming with For All Mankind creator Ron Moore to develop a franchise for streamer Disney+ that is set in Disney’s beloved Magic Kingdom. The first project in the works as part of the so-called Magic Kingdom Universe is The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which is set in a world where all the themed lands and characters of the Disney parks and classic films actually exist in another reality. The potential series is currently in the development stage. In success, Moore will build out the Magic Kingdom universe and oversee the entire franchise.

The idea, per sources, is to explore characters — like sea boat captain from the Jungle Cruise or prospector from Big Thunder Mountain or the climbers of the Matterhorn, for example — as part of the world of The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. (To be clear, none of those characters or storylines are currently on the table at this stage.)

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The Magic Kingdom Universe would mark a massive brand integration for Disney+. The year-old streamer has already unveiled extensive plans to build-out the worlds of Star Wars and Marvel with nearly a dozen live-action scripted series in the works for both franchises. The Magic Kingdom Universe would further expand the worlds of Disney’s beloved theme parks and naturally compliment the roster of Disney feature films that stream exclusively on Disney+.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.