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After The Sequels, Disney Turns To Its Rides

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Proving their creative bankruptcy further, Disney's sequel-machine has apparently shown signs of running dry. So, instead of writing an original script, what do we get instead? Amusement park ride-themed movies!

Aside from The Country Bears due this summer 2002, Eddie Murphy is negotiating to star in "Haunted Mansion."



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From what I've read, Disney never intended "Country Bears" to be anything more than a throwaway, possibly direct-to-video movie. But the results (thanks to Henson's puppets and the screenwriters) supposedly ended up being so successful that Disney's gone haywire, greenlighting a sequel as well as movies based on the "Haunted Mansion" and "Pirates of the Carribbean" rides. We'll see.

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