It’s no figment of Dan Hernandez’s imagination…
The 38-year-old Latino film and television writer and producer will co-write Disney’s upcoming film featuring its iconic small purple dragon Figment alongside Benji Samit.
The feature hails from Seth Rogen’s Point Grey.
Figment was created by Walt Disney Imagineers Tony Baxter and Steve Kirk, among other collaborators, in 1983, the same year it made its debut in the Epcot ride Journey Into Imagination. Figment is the embodiment of the imagining process— a figment of your imagination.
Although one of Disney’s more obscure characters, Figment has a devoted fanbase that has ensured his role at the park is never diminished. Various attempts to remove the ride or decrease his presence have been met with loud protests.
Today, he is the star of the latest version of the ride Journey Into Imagination with Figment.
The feature will not be Figment’s first time on the big screen, however.
He made cameo appearances in 2015’s Inside Out and 2019’s Toy Story 4.
The writing team of Hernandez and Samit penned 2019’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu and 2021’s The Addams Family 2 and developed the upcoming Hulu animated series Koala Man, premiering in 2023.
Other notable credits include Apple’s Central Park, The Tick for Amazon and the One Day at a Time reboot.