Disney’s most beloved theme park character is getting its own movie. The studio is developing a film featuring Figment, the purple dragon mascot of Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion, at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Deadline reports that producer Seth Rogen and Detective Pikachu writers, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, are developing the film at Disney-based on the attraction.
Hernandez and Samit helped to bring Pokémon Detective Pikachu to life back in 2019, so they have well-tested experience in taking a beloved character and giving them a new lease on life. They are expected to work with Disney and Seth Rogen’s production banner Point Grey on the project, although no other details have been announced.
This won’t be the first time Figment has been in a Disney movie. He appeared in cameos in Inside Out and Toy Story 4. After being created by Walt Disney’ Steve Kirk and Tony Baxter in 1983, he starred in his own attraction at the Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT, simply titled Journey Into Imagination. The original incarnation of the ride lasted until 1998 when it was replaced with the less-fondly-remembered Journey Into YOUR Imagination, which cut Figment out altogether. However, the character returned in 2002 with Journey Into Imagination with Figment, which is still operating to this day.