Disney theme parks are home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters in the world. Figment, the whimsical purple dragon, is one of the most beloved Walt Disney World characters, but while Figment has captured the hearts of many, there’s often confusion regarding his presence in Disney movies.
In this article, we’ll dive into Figment’s origins and break down the confusion around his absence in Disney films!
Questions We’ll Answer About Figment:
- What Are Figment’s Origins?
- Is Figment In A Disney Film?
- Will Figment Appear In A Disney Film?
What Are Figment’s Origins?
Figment made his first appearance at Walt Disney World in 1983 when the “Journey Into Imagination” ride first opened at EPCOT.
Initially conceived by famed Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, the attraction took visitors on a whimsical journey through the realms of imagination, and Figment was introduced as a charming and playful companion to the ride.
Billy Barty lent his voice to Figment, bringing the character to life, and quickly sealed his place in Disney history and the hearts of Disney fans worldwide.
Since then, Figment has had multiple other voice actors, including David Goelz, who rose to fame for voicing the Muppet Gonzo, and the attraction Journey Into Imagination has seen a series of refreshes and overhauls.
Is Figment In A Disney Film?
Figment is in a Disney film, but he is originally a theme park character, not a movie character. Figment made his first appearance at EPCOT then later appeared in a Disney film.
So many Disney characters are first featured in a film or television show before making their way into the Disney theme parks, so Figment’s journey to fame is a bit different than most characters.
The source of the confusion regarding Figment’s movie involvement stems from his cameo appearance in Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Inside Out.
Figment only appears in a painting featured in both of these movies, but many Disney fan sites and blogs state that Figment is “in” these two films, which can cause some confusion among more casual theme park guests.
Will Figment Appear In A Disney Film?
While Figment has only had minor cameos in Disney films to date, this will soon change!
In September of 2022, it was announced that a Figment movie was in development, led by Seth Rogen and Dan Hernandez.
Details about the film are very scarce, but we do know that a script is actively being developed, and the hope is that the film will be released in late 2025.
Those who have been hoping to see Figment on the big screen will get their wish in just a few years!
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