"Doug's 1st Movie" will hit the big screen in March
Created 01/17/1999 - 01:00
Originally intended as a direct-to-video film, Walt Disney Pictures has
announced that "Doug's 1st Movie," based on the ABC series "Disney's Doug,"
will be released to theaters on March 26 in time for the spring break and
Easter holidays. Both the TV series and film are produced by New York-based
Jumbo Pictures Inc., a subsidiary of Disney acquired in 1996. "Doug's 1st
Movie" follows the misadventures of 12-year old Doug Funnie as he finds
himself caught between saving the endangered "monster" of Lucky Duck Lake
and his burning desire to take Patti Mayonnaise to the school dance. The
film is produced and exec produced by Jumbo co-founders Jim Jinkins and
David Campbell and directed by Maurice Joyce. Jack Spillum and Melanie
Grisanti also serve as producers. "It has been a real blast having the time
and resources to take Doug and his pals on their most ambitious adventure
yet and it gave us a great opportunity to let our imaginations run wild,"
stated Jim Jinkins. Campbell and Jinkins have also executive produced
"Disney's 101 Dalmations: The Series" and "Disney's PB & J Otters" for The
Disney Channel through Jumbo Pictures. It is also interesting to note that
of Nickelodeon's three original Nicktoons - "The Rugrats," "Doug" and "The
Ren and Stimpy Show" - two have now resulted in theatrical features.