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Disney+ Cancels New Show (After Removing Original Magic Kingdom Ride)

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It’s no secret that the Walt Disney Company has been looking for ways to save money. Among one of the many strategies has been Disney Plus canceling many new shows.

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This has included canceling The Spiderwick Chronicles and removing certain movies and shows from the service, including Willow, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, The Mighty Ducks, and Cheaper by the Dozen (2022).

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However, it seems now another show is falling victim to the cuts…

Nautilus, the live-action Captain Nemo series.

Nautilus and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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The show was an origin tale of Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the 1954 film that inspired the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom ride.

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It was an original Magic Kingdom attraction at Walt Disney World when the park opened in 1971 and remained a staple of Fantasyland through 1994. A version of the ride still exists at Disneyland Park, but it has been renamed and rethemed to Finding Nemo, titled Submarine Voyage.

What Was it About?

The 10-part Disney Plus series was inspired by the Jules Verne book and is described as an “origin story of the submarine” told by Captain Nemo.

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In this retelling, Nemo is an Indian Prince robbed of his birthright. As a prisoner of the East India Company and a man bent on revenge against the forces that have taken everything from him, he sets sail with a crew on the Nautilus. During his journey, he battles with his enemies and discovers a magical world under the water. It stars Shazad Latif as Captain Nemo, Georgia Flood at Humility Lucas, Thierry Fremont as Gustave Benoit, and Pacharo Mzembe as Boniface.

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The show has reportedly already been shot as filming began over a year ago in Australia. Disney Plus is currently working with the team behind the show to find it a new home.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)