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It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything on the front of Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action Jungle Book. But today at Disney’s Live-Action panel at D23 Expo, the studio revealed a better look at the upcoming feature, including the story’s two protagonists and unlikely friends, Mowgli and Bagheera the panther.
Disney held its massive D23 convention in Southern California this weekend, and part of that celebration was a sprawling panel covering all of the live-action films that the studio will be bringing to theaters in the coming months. Part of the fun of covering these panels – both on the ground (as our own Eric Eisenberg is doing) and from afar – is guessing what might pop up in footage presentations.
Some interesting details are finally emerging about the anticipated Toy Story followup. After learning that Toy Story 4 would involve a love story between the beloved cowboy toy Woody, it now sounds as though an adventure is in story for Woody and his trusted space ranger pal.
It was back in April that Dwayne Johnson revealed that he would be joining the amazing world of Walt Disney Animated movies. It was officially confirmed that the A-lister would be joining the cast of Moana, playing the role of Maui… but what wasn’t said at the time was exactly what we could expect from the character.
Disney’s D23 Expo is in full swing in Anaheim and whether you love Disney, or just all the things they own, there’s lots of cool stuff going on. It’s not all Marvel and Star Wars though. If you’re a fan of classic Disney animation, there’s plenty for you too.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: there are some conspiracy theorists out there who think that Walt Disney Animation secretly made Tarzan the long-lost brother of Anna and Elsa from Frozen. That would mean there’s a secret shared cinematic universe of Disney, but what’s the real story behind this theory?
After the crazy success of Disney’s Frozen, we pretty much assumed that a sequel would quickly follow. But after the announcement came this past March, we still haven't been given much detail. Now at least we know we'll be seeing a whole new side to a main character.
Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and to mark the occasion, one of the stars shared a new picture of the lovely, snow-covered set.
Yeah, yeah we get. You’re sick and tired ofFrozen. It’s everywhere, and even two years later it still won’t seem to go away. Well, sorry, you’re just going to have to deal with this one. It’s just too adorable.
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.