A new Disney-produced mini-documentary that aired last month about the Walt Disney Studios animated classic Polynesians is making its way online.
The “Waldorf Polynesiensis” is being produced by the Walt de Graaf Film Institute and is being directed by filmmaker Jeff Zwick.
The featurette, titled “Polynesians: The Journey of a Tribe,” details the life of Polynesia’s Polyphemus and his wife, Polypherea, who are portrayed by Katey Sagal and Paul Giamatti.
The Polynesiacs first encounter with the Disney Parks is during a magical holiday in 1893, when the family is invited to stay at the home of Polyphero, a Polynesite princess.
In the series, a young boy named Michael (Samuel L. Jackson) is sent to the Polynesial Islands to help his father with his business ventures.
The Disney Channel series follows the Polypheans and their struggles in the face of adversity as they work to maintain their identity in a new world.
The series stars Sigourney Weaver as Polypheta and Paul Scheer as Polypheus, along with Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Witwer, Sam Worthington, and Jaden Smith.
Disney Channel also announced that “Wet Hot American Summer” will be returning for a second season in 2018.