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Jungle Cruise: Dwayne Johnson Reveals Disney’s Connection to Jawaharlal Nehru

Jungle Cruise is an adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Walt Disney and Jawharlal Nehru on the Jungle Cruise ride.</p></div>
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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s adventure movie Jungle Cruise is based on the extremely popular Disney theme park ride of the same name. Sharing a BTS clip from the film, Dwayne shared an interesting piece of trivia about the ride.

In the video, he shared the glimpse of the two people who shared a ride on the Jungle Cruise—co-founder Walt Disney and former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

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“Cool JUNGLE CRUISE history: in 1955 Walt Disney himself was the skipper. Here’s a behind these scenes look at our massive and visually spectacular sets in Hawaii that were built on thousands of acres of land and reservoir,” Dwayne shared on Instagram.

The caption continued, “No CGI, but built from scratch to achieve an authentic Amazonian feel and tapestry. An enormous cinematic creation designed to take you and your families on THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! We had the best time, so much fun and so will you! Enjoy JUNGLE CRUISE in theaters worldwide & on DISNEY+ THIS FRIDAY!!!”

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had visited Anaheim, US in 1961. A New York Times article from November 1961 reported, “Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India arrived at Los Angeles today and almost immediately began a three-hour tour of Disneyland. Mr. Nehru, who flew here from New York for a two-day visit was greeted by Mayor Samuel W. Yorty, who said with a smile, that he understood Mr. Nehru was making his first visit to Southern California so that he could see Disneyland.”

The leads of Jungle Cruise, Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt shared their experiences on set in the video shared by the former. The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and features Dwanye (as Captain Frank Wolff), Emily Blunt (as Dr. Lily Houghton), Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, and Jesse Plemons.

Jungle Cruise released in USA on 30 July in theatres and Disney+ Premiere Access simultaneously.

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