Paramount Pictures has unveiled the very first trailer for their upcoming animated movie, Wonder Park. The movie tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
Wonder Park comes from Paramount Pictures, and is firmly built on the foundation that one's own imagination can be a great and wonderful thing. There's nothing better than what resides in one's own mind. But what about when those ideas come to life? Suddenly, there are talking bears, a chimpanzombie, and all kinds of other magical creatures striving to make this theme park better than Disneyland, Six Flags and Knotts combined. Every Theme Park enthusiast will want to jump in on this.
The movie features a stellar ensemble voice cast that includes such A list talent as Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell.
Wonder Park was originally titled Amusement Park. The story follows a young orphan named June. She stumbles into the hidden magical theme park laid out before us in this eye-catching footage. The giant land looks exactly like the theme park June and her mom created to pass the time and connect as mother and daughter. WIth June's mom no longer around, the park begins to fill that void in her soul.
The movie did go through quite a few changes throughout production. Perhaps the biggest change came when original director Dylan Brown was removed from the project following allegations of "inappropriate and unwanted conduct." At the time the story broke, an attorney for Brown claimed, "Mr. Brown disputes these allegations. They are defamatory, and he is considering his legal options."
Multiple women came out against Dylan Brown for a variety of reasons, and it didn't appear to be an isolated incident. The word 'sexual misconduct' was not used in the initial report. About Brown's firing, Paramount issued this statement.
"We are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace that is free of harassment or inappropriate conduct, so we take allegations of misconduct and impropriety very seriously. We received allegations of inappropriate and unwanted conduct by Dylan Brown in the workplace and we conducted a thorough investigation, and he is no longer employed by the company."
Wonder Park was originally supposed to be set in the 90s, but that was one of the many ideas that have changed along the way. If fans like the movie, they'll be excited to know that the fun doesn't stop on the big screen. Paramount already has a Nickelodeon animated series based on the title planned for this year as well.