Ig-winning flamingo in a Disney movie

The plastic pink flamingo, Don Featherstone‘s Ig Nobel Prize-winning creation, is one of the stars of a new Disney movie. The character is named “Featherstone”. Don Featherstone was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel Prize in art for his work. The new movie, called “Gnomeo and Juliet” is a retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story, as modified by the plastics industry. It stars a year’s worth of plastic and other lawn ornaments and fellow travelers. Click on the image below to see the movie preview:

BONUS: Plastics News previews the movie and interviews with Don Featherstone.

UPDATE (Feb 27, 2011): The movie is reportedly tops at the box office.