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You probably got the memo that Disney is dedicated to remaking some of their classic animated films in live action. Now the Mouse House has added another title for this treatment with the announcement of a live-action Sword in the Stone.
Disney seems to be committed to the idea of transforming all of their classic animated movies into new live-action ventures. Since the blockbuster success of Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella earlier this year, we've heard announcement after announcement - and now there's a new one to add to the pile.
If you had any doubt of just how popular Disney's smash hit Frozen was, the movie has had a profound effect on the list of popular baby names.
Disney has had incredible success recently adapting fairy tales into live-action films, and it looks as though they are ready to keep the trend on going. We know this because they have just picked up a spec script titled Prince Charming.
There Will Be Wood... *ahem* sorry. Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio just scored a major coup, lining up Paul Thomas Anderson to write the script and, fingers crossed, possibly direct.
Pixar’s Inside Out showcases the company’s ever-evolving conceptual depth. Interestingly enough, the inspiration for its internal-emotional idea was derived, in part, from a defunct Disney Epcot attraction.
Charles Darwin doesn’t seem like he would be the prime candidate to spotlight an adventure movie, but, then again, Abraham Lincoln didn’t seem like a vampire hunter. The scientist famous for developing the theory of evolution is said to be the face of a new movie that Disney is close to snagging that will send the famed scientist on a whirlwind trip.
Hold onto those black, plastic horn headpieces you bought at Disney World, because Maleficent 2 is officially in development.
The voice dominating the teaser belongs to Jason Bateman, who plays Nick Wilde. Though she doesn’t say anything, Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Judy Hopps, the fox’s “natural enemy.” Expects sparks to fly.
While Tomorrowland took the number one spot in its debut, it did so in an anemic Memorial Day weekend. After seeing its momentum fizzle quickly, analysts predict the film could end up putting a $140 million hole in Disney’s pocket.
Unlike Maleficent and Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast will follow in the footsteps of its animated counterpart by being a musical. However, as with any adaptation, there are bound to be changes.
After a couple months of buildup that began back in March, it appears that Tron 3 is officially dead. As it turns out, some fans are not too happy with this development, and have been working on a way to try and get the movie going again.
With Disney's cancellation of Tron Ascension, comes a lot of disappointed fans. Here are three reasons Disney should hit refresh, and bring the next Tron film back to life.
Frozen has penetrated pop-culture well past any point of return, including what might be considered a rite of passage for an indelible Disney property: an insanely morbid fan theory.
Never in a million years have the words, "Stanley Kubrick Is In A Disney Film," ever crossed our minds. Yet Brad Bird couldn't help but temporarily write the brooding genius into a Tomorrowland cameo that was eventually deleted.
For some time, Disney animation has come under fire as being the complete opposite of diverse with their animated characters. While films like Pocahontas and The Princess And The Frog have helped add some much needed weight on the other side of the scales, the canon of Disney characters have been, for the most part, white protagonists.
It turns out that some of Disney's animators are just plain lazy.
In a year ruled thus far by superhero mega-teams, fast and/or furious muscle cars stunts, and 50 shades of something, there’s one movie that has taken a quieter, majestic, family-friendly path to box-office dominance. It appears that Disney’s live-action rendition of Cinderella has managed to gracefully cross the $500 million mark with its global take.
How will Walt Disney Animation be able to top Frozen? Zootopia probably won't be that big of a hit, but the studio just announced its voice cast, and we have high hopes.
This shouldn’t affect moviegoers, at this stage. Disney will still make deals with theaters to carry their films, and your local multiplex should still have Age of Ultron when you want to see it. But if discussions get contentious in the future, it could theoretically get harder for you to find Disney’s latest offering.