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
In September, Disney was set to release The Little Mermaid in 3D, but with fewer box office returns on releases like Finding Nemo 3D and Monsters, Inc. 3D, the company scrapped the project. There’s still good news at the end of the tunnel, however, because The Little Mermaid is finally getting a Blu-ray release on October 1, and we have a first glimpse at the fine looking picture.
The vast, vast majority of commenters seemed to think the 3D trend needed to end, including these Disney re-releases. When yesterday's news broke there were definitely people saying that too, but a little more excitement too-- and that's just two weeks after the Lion King 3D re-release
This was inevitable. Since its release on September 16th, Disney's The Lion King 3D has won the weekend box office race twice and has earned almost $80 million. The re-release was bigger than anyone could have imagined, and it's hard to even say why it happened. The point is that the studio has now opened a major portal for new revenue streams and now they have announced that they will try and keep that portal from closing.
If families will pay to see The Lion King again in 3D, what’s going to stop them from seeing a Shrek film or any past Pixar movies that happened to come out before the 3D craze? That got me thinking. Are there five classic Disney animated features I’d look forward to seeing in 3D? Future re-releases of studio classics seem inevitable at this point. So here are the five Disney animated classics I wouldn’t mind seeing in 3D
It will be weird to venture back under the sea without Ursula and King Triton, but the time seems right for another, Non-Disney take on the classic story