The “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” star had announced he was returning to the big screen with a new Disney film, but no one was expecting him to appear in a Mint Mobile commercial alongside Reynolds, the company’s owner.
Reynolds starts the commercial setting up a celebrity introduction to the phone company’s new unlimited plan.
“To introduce it, we brought in an actor we’ve all gone too long without,” the “Deadpool” actor says.
Moranis, who left Hollywood in the 90’s to focus on his children after his wife died, then walks onto the screen for the first time in decades.
“So what do you want me to do?” he asks. “Do you want me to say something about Mint?”
Reynolds explains that the phone plan will sell itself, so Moranis doesn’t have to say anything about it.
“So why am I here?” Moranis asks.
“I’m just a huge fan… no seriously, massive,” Reynolds responds.
“That’s it?” Moranis says.
“That’s it,” Reynolds concludes.
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Fans will see Moranis again alongside Josh Gad in a new Disney film called “Shrunk” that will continue the franchise that Moranis headlined in the early 1990’s.
“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was released in 1989 and starred Moranis as a husband, father and inventor whose experimental shrinking machine accidentally turns his children and two young neighbors into miniature versions of themselves.
“Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” and “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” followed before Moranis decided to step away to raise his children.
Disney has not said when the new film will drop.