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Disney Character Figment Gets Feature Treatment From Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Point Gray – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: A Disney movie is in the works with the character Figment, a small purple dragon that serves as the mascot for the Imagination pavilion at Epcot in Orlando. The feature comes from Seth Rogen’s Point Gray with Pokémon Detective PikachuDan Hernandez and Benji Samit are set to write, Deadline has learned.

Figment was created by Walt Disney Imagineers Tony Baxter and Steve Kirk, among other collaborators, in 1983, the same year it debuted on the Epcot Journey Into Imagination ride. Figment is the embodiment of the imagination process – a product of your imagination.

Despite being one of Disney’s most obscure characters, Figment has a devoted fan base that has ensured his role at the park is never diminished. Various attempts to remove the merry-go-round or reduce its presence have sparked strong protests.

Today, he’s the star of the latest version of the Journey Into Imagination ride with Figment.

However, this feature won’t be Figment’s first time on the big screen. He made cameo appearances in 2015 Upside down and 2019 toy story 4.

Rogen and his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver have released various television and film projects under their Point Gray banner, including Hulu’s Pam and Tommy, from Amazon The boys and The Boys Presents: Devilishas good as It is the end, the interview, The Disaster Artist and An American pickle.

Then they have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Hernandez and Samit Editorial Team wrote 2019 Pokémon Detective Pikachu and 2021 The Addams Family 2 and developed the upcoming Hulu animated series koala manpremiere in 2023.

Other notable credits include Apple central park, The tick for Amazon and the One day at a time to restart.

They are replaced by 3 Arts Entertainment and UTA.