ABC is reviving its dormant The Wonderful World of Disney brand and getting into the hot live-musical space at the same time. The network announced its fall schedule this morning which included this nugget: a two-hour special event, The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, on October 3 that will meld Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid with live musical performances in a live action/animation hybrid presentation. The special, The Wonderful World Of…
“With all the movies we were work on, eventually the film tells you what it needs to be and if you’re smart enough to listen to that, it leads you to a different direction than perhaps your preconceived notion,” Del Vecho told Entertainment Weekly. “So when we started off, Anna and Elsa were not sisters. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil — much more like the Hans Christian Andersen tale.
‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’, the sequel to 2012’s glorious ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, will arrive on March 9, 2018, it’s been confirmed by Disney. Better still, Rich Moore, who made the first film, along with the Oscar-winning ‘Zootropolis’, will be back at the helm.
Colin Farrell may be about to see an elephant fly. Six weeks after Will Smith backed out of talks to take the (human) lead in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ with director Tim Burton, it seems the 40-year old Irish actor may be set to take his place. Deadline report that Farrell is in talks to appear originally earmarked for Smith, Farrell would appear as Holt, a “widowed father of two kids from Kentucky” whose offspring befriend the young elephant with the oversized ears.
Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.
With Beauty and the Beast opening in cinemas this week, we are reminded of our childhood dream to be a Disney princess… donning ball gowns, being treated like royalty and always looking pretty.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
Movie studios should prepare themselves for “another round of punishment” this year with “several big-budget bombs and disappointing performances from mid-budget pictures,” Cowen and Co. analyst Doug Creutz warns this morning in his annual analysis of film industry trends. Although last year’s domestic box office improved 2.2%, the long-time critic of Hollywood’s business models says that when adjusted for inflation 2016 was “the fourth worst year at the domestic box…
If you missed the parade of Disney Tsum Tsum balloons from Bugis Junction to Plaza Singapura last week, don’t despair, you’ve got another chance to see them.
Aladdin and Jasmine were voiced by white actors in the 1992 original. Aladdin fans and decent human beings can rest easy after an open casting call for Disney’s live-action remake made it clear the film is looking for Middle Eastern leads. Set to be directed by ‘Snatch’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’s Guy Ritchie, the remake is on the look-out for two actors aged 18-25 to play lead pair Aladdin and Jasmine.
Fans of the adorable range of Disney stuffed toys in Singapore will now be able to see their larger-than-life counterparts in a roving parade next Thursday (2 March). The Tsum Tsum parade will start at 4.30pm from Bugis Junction, Bugis Square Level 1, and will end at 5.45pm at the Plaza Singapura Atrium. Fans can join in the event and walk alongside six two-metre tall inflatables of popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Olaf and many more.
Disney has confirmed that ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will include key scenes shot with IMAX cameras especially for the cinematic screening format. The announcement was made by Disney as it announced details of a renewed deal with the company to bring its biggest films to the hundreds of enormous IMAX screens worldwide. Disney also named other films on its slate that will be part-shot in IMAX, including: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, ‘The Incredibles 2’, ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and the live-action adaptation of ‘Mulan’.
Remember that Golden Globes TV spot with Emma Watson singing “Belle”? Well, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Disney on Monday released a longer version of the opening number from the live- action Beauty and the Beast, featuring even more crooning from Watson’s book-loving heroine as she endures the scorn of her fellow villagers. (Watch above.)