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Fairy Tales. They are among the oldest stories that survive in our culture. They are some of the earliest stories that we hear and the ones that we remember. And they're about to take over the box office.
Disney has been making feature-length animated films for nearly 80 years. Though many of their most iconic characters have been women, it turns out that men still do a majority of the talking.
Universal's upcoming live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid suffered a blow when it lost director Sofia Coppola, but according to a new report, they may have found a suitable replacement.
Another live action telling of an animated favorite, The Little Mermaid, will be on our screens before long, and star Chloe Grace Moretz has given us a hint of what we can expect from that film.
Sofia Coppola has opened up regarding why she parted ways with Universal on the upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
Despite some bumps along the way, like losing its director, a live action The Little Mermaid is still in the works, and the production just took a big step forward by casting the lead.
There must be something in the air in Hollywood as of late, as departure seems to be the word on the minds of quite a few creative types. First we lost Cary Fukunaka as he departed the It remake; then Henry Cavill left Stratton mere weeks before production was going to start. Now, we've got word that Sofia Coppola has left that world under the sea.
It’s not because you’re going crazy.If dick imagery were an STD, Disney would be going to the free clinic all the time.
Now that Dumbo is set to follow in Maleficent and Cinderella's live-action footsteps, which other animated classics should Disney consider turning human?
If all these classic criminals went from the Mouse House to the big house, which ones would thrive in prison life, maybe even head up a few gangs, and which ones wouldn’t last the night?
In the wake of The Little Mermaid's 25th anniversary, Screen Junkies has gone ahead and given the beloved Disney animated classic the Honest Trailer treatment. "But what could anyone find wrong with The Little Mermaid," you ask. This video answers.
Thing all of those animated Disney princes are the ultimate dream-come-true for any single gal? Think again. The video below depicts classic Disney prince characters as they might be presented in our reality. In short: with a lot of baggage and quirkiness... to put it mildly...
Like her or hate her, writer/director Sofia Coppola definitely tends to make films with a very authorial, recognizable voice. Her movies tend to be slow, drawn out stories with characters feeling a certain level of malaise while being photographed with high levels of light. We've seen the director's trademark style in movies like Lost In Translation, Somewhere and The Bling Ring, and we expect to see more of it in her upcoming adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
It shouldn't surprise you to learn that one obsessed Frozen fan has concocted an intense theory about how three of Disney's princess tales (Frozen, Tangled and The Little Mermaid) all exist in the same narrative world. But I warn you, this is going to get dark.
Reportedly this will take a darker tone with the material, distinguishing it from the famous Disney film; for one, there probably won’t be any songs. Coppola’s an inspired choice, however, for a movie about a girl who makes a Faustian bargain for materialistic things. In case you haven’t read the source material, it doesn’t end well for our sea-faring maiden.
This week we have some classics on Blu-ray like The Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz, but we have some newbies, like The Croods and This is the End, as well.
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Hummel works as a Concept Artist at Microsoft Game Studios when she's not researching period costumes and adding to her online gallery. To date she's done revisions of Beauty and the Beast's Belle (up top in 1770's French court fashion), Sleeping Beauty's Aurora, The Little Mermaid's Ariel, The Princess and the Frog's Tiana, and many more.
The FW has put together a collection of classic Disney songs overdubbed by the language from which their fairy tale originated. (Yes, I'm using "fairy tale" loosely here.) It's kind of surreal to hear a tune you know by heart in a language you can't speak, and makes all of their list freshly enthralling.
There’s no indication whether this film will be animated or live-action, though I’m assuming the latter. Perhaps it will be more like Andersen’s vision, and we can all get weirdly depressed in the end.
Everyone loves dreaming up darker or more twisted versions of Disney fairy tales. Hell, Disney loves doing it themselves, with darker versions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty on the way. But I don't think anyone has ever done it as cleverly, and as mind-bogglingly on their own