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Old May 13th, 2019, 12:27 PM #1
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Disney's Shrunk (Honey I Shrunk The Kids Reboot)

We have exclusively learned that Walt Disney Pictures is developing a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, with Josh Gad attached to star. Here’s what we know about the reboot, which will be set in the same universe as the original movies.


I have independently confirmed with three sources that Walt Disney Pictures has signed actor Josh Gad to star in a Honey, I Shrunk The Kids reboot/sequel. In the original film, Rick Moranis played a scientist father who accidentally shrinks his teenage son and daughter (alongside some neighborhood kids) to just a quarter of an inch in size. They must then adventure through their backyard to return home while fending off insects and other massive-sized obstacles.


The plan is for the movie to be set about three decades after the 1989 original, with Gad set to play the grown-up version of scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski’s son, Nick Szalinski. The new movie, which will be titled Shrunk, will be a reboot of the original film, but positioned as a “legecyequel,” which means it will exist in the same world and continue the overall storyline. And yes, Nick Szalinski accidentally shrinks his kids, which kickstarts the story of the film.

In February 2018, it was reported that live-action remakes of several films are in development as exclusive content for Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming streaming service, Disney+, with a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids remake named alongside the possibilities. However, we’re told that this project is aiming for a theatrical release and will not be a Disney+ original. Disney is currently on the lookout for a filmmaker who has nostalgia for the original property. Joe Johnston’s directorial debut became Disney’s highest-grossing live-action film, a record it held for five years. Its success spawned two sequels, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and the direct-to-video Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, and spawned a television show that ran from 1997 to 2000.

Josh Gad has a very strong relationship with the Mouse House, having voiced Olaf in the Frozen movies, co-starred as LeFou in the live action Beauty and the Beast movie, and he plays Mulch Diggums in the upcoming film Artemis Fowl. He has a bunch of projects in development at Disney, including a new Muppets TV series titled Muppets Live Another Day for Disney+, and an untitled family comedy pitch that he sold with his writing partner Ryan Dixon.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was a fun family adventure film, and in a world where Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is actually good, it’s not hard to imagine Shrunk taking on a similar trajectory. The visual effects for the 1989 film were the top of the line at the time, and were mostly a combination of miniatures and larger-than-life practical sets. It might be interesting to see how far they could push this concept now with the progression of CGI effects. Just look at Marvel’s Ant-Man films as an example of some of the fun tentpole action scenes that could be explored in a modern day reboot. And I like Josh Gad when he’s paired with the right material, and this seems like the exact kind of fun project in which his over-the-top comedy might excel. And of course, there are certainly many ’90s kids who now have kids of their own and might buy a ticket.
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My turn to pull the "WHO asked for this???" card.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 12:43 PM #3
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I can already see the sequel where it’s expanded to jumanji levels of insanity. Giant bugs in Las Vegas and new york
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My turn to pull the "WHO asked for this???" card.
In an age where Disney is making a live action movie out of every one of its classics how is this surprising? They'll remake anything they own
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Old May 13th, 2019, 01:32 PM #5
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In an age where Disney is making a live action movie out of every one of its classics how is this surprising? They'll remake anything they own
The originals were already live action though.
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Another reboot nobody asked for
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If it's in continuity with the old films, then it's a sequel, not a reboot.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 04:23 PM #8
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If it's in continuity with the old films, then it's a sequel, not a reboot.
No no, it's a "legacyequel". Cause that's a term now. When did that become a term? I missed the memo.

But seriously, yeah. If it's set in the same world, even if it's using the same premise as the original, it's still a sequel. I feel like they're trying to make it sound more...well just more than what it is.

Don't get me wrong, Josh Gad is funny and no doubt they can probably turn out something fun. So I'm sure it'll be fine, but like...you can also sit a kid down and plop in the original movie and I bet they'd enjoy it. Oh well, it's Disney and this is what they do.
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In an age where Disney is making a live action movie out of every one of its classics how is this surprising? They'll remake anything they own
TBH, they've been doing that for years. The Jamie Lee Curtis/Lindsay Lohan Freaky Friday was like the third one, and heard they redid that again recently for who knows why? Recall there was a Harry Anderson version of "Absent Minded Professor" in the 80s that had a sequel, and three versions of "Treasure Island" even if one was in space and one with muppets.
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Ya know, if we were casting Rick Moranis's kid, I could see Josh Gad pretty easily.

And it's not like We Shrunk Ourselves didn't already ruin the franchise.
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Another reboot nobody asked for
This.
So, when can we expect reboot (or remake) of "Flight of the Navigator"?
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Not so sure about this.
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No no, it's a "legacyequel". Cause that's a term now. When did that become a term? I missed the memo.

But seriously, yeah. If it's set in the same world, even if it's using the same premise as the original, it's still a sequel. I feel like they're trying to make it sound more...well just more than what it is.

Don't get me wrong, Josh Gad is funny and no doubt they can probably turn out something fun. So I'm sure it'll be fine, but like...you can also sit a kid down and plop in the original movie and I bet they'd enjoy it. Oh well, it's Disney and this is what they do.
It's a far better term and presequel, or requel and all that other stuff. At least this one has the "sequel" sound in it lol.

I don't like Josh Gad enough for this but also, maybe if he's the dad, he won't be the main focus. get Chris Hemsworth involved somehow, Disney. He's your comedic gold.

We're never going to see any of the fun high adventure animated movies transitioned into live action T.T
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My turn to pull the "WHO asked for this???" card.
....I did.

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And it's not like We Shrunk Ourselves didn't already ruin the franchise.
Hey now, the tv series brought it back from ruination though.

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This.
So, when can we expect reboot (or remake) of "Flight of the Navigator"?
Well....
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Why Disney, Why?
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[My turn to pull the "WHO asked for this???" card.
Came in here to say this but I guess you beat me to it lol. I'm losing track of how many times I have said "who asked for this" on this forum and other forums.
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movie quality aside, "LegaSequel" is the best/worst phony Disney word since "Imagineer."
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Ever since Josh Gad voiced a certain lovable snowman, Disney sure has him doing lots of projects for them. He did Beauty and the Beast and now he has this is the works along with a live-action Hunchback of Notre Dame. Gad might also be working on a new Muppets TV show for Disney+.
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Ugh. Not that I don't like Josh Gad, but... this doesn't feel right. Couldn't they have at least tried to get Robert Oliveri to reprise the role? Or given the film a more original storyline? Like instead of shrinking kids/adults the film takes on a more action/adventure type plot. Like maybe a rescue mission to retrieve some micronauts now that shrinking technology has been improved. Adam could be one of the micronauts in danger, with Nick leading a rescue mission to get them back before its too late.
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Ugh. Not that I don't like Josh Gad, but... this doesn't feel right. Couldn't they have at least tried to get Robert Oliveri to reprise the role?
Well, he's been retired from acting since 1994. He might not even be interested at this point. Plus, since this is suppose to restart a franchise, getting a retired actor who hasn't done anything in a LONG time isn't exactly the best move. Makes more sense to go with someone more current.

The only thing I'd really be interested in seeing is a cameo from Rick Moranis.
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