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    Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Film

    According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, Disney is developing a live-action ‘Snow White’ film penned by screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson. The movie will include new songs, with songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who most recently wrote the lyrics for La La Land, attached to compose the new music. Marc Platt, who also is working […]

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    Disney Developing Don Quixote Film

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio is developing a Gordon Gray and Billy Ray, live-action adaptation of the classic 1605 Spanish novel about Don Quixote. Written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the story told of a lower-class aristocrat named Alanso Quixano who, after reading too many novels about chivalry, loses his sanity and comes […]

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    Trailer: Live Action Beauty and the Beast

    Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a […]

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    Emily Blunt the Next Mary Poppins?

    Word is that Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Disney’s sequel to “Mary Poppins.” Rob Marshall is directing the new untitled movie, which will be set some 20 years after the tale in the first film that starred Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke. Insiders say the new film will take place in Depression-era London  and will […]

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    A New Mary Poppins Film Announced

    More than fifty years after Mary Poppins flew in on an umbrella into the hearts of moviegoers, Disney has announced it is developing a new live action Poppins movie. The company is adding a spoonful of sugar to a new live-action musical from Into The Woods director Rob Marshall, set two decades after the classic Disney film […]

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    DbM Rewind: The Monkey’s Uncle

    By Mark Hickson: The Monkey’s Uncle was a 1965 Disney film staring Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Arthur O’Connell, Frank Faylen, and The Beach Boys. It’s plot was… wait… there never was a real plot. Boy goes to college, boy adopts chimp, boy meets girl, boy invents airplane, jocks mess with boy, boy invents […]

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    Disney to do Live-Action Movie ‘Beanstalk’

    According to THR, Disney Pictures and Vince Gilligan, the creator of the acclaimed AMC drama ‘Breaking Bad,’ are teaming up to adapt the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk as a live-action film. ‘Beanstalk’ is best described as a revisionist take on the classic tale involving a young boy, some magic beans and a giant […]

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    Live Action Pinocchio in the Works

    Disney is developing a live-action version of “Pinocchio” with Peter Hedges on board to write the story based on the studio’s 1940 animated movie. Hedges wrote the screenplays for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “A Map of the World” and “About a Boy.” He directed “Pieces of April,” “Dan in Real Life” and “The Odd Life […]

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    Turner Gets TV Rights for Live-Action Disney Films

    ATLANTA: Turner Broadcasting System has secured the network TV rights to the upcoming films Cinderella and The Jungle Book, both from The Walt Disney Studios, to air on the company’s bouquet of channels approximately two years after their theatrical releases. The features are live-action adaptations of classic animated Disney films. Cinderella is due out in […]

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    Pirates 5 to Shoot Down-Under

    Australia’s federal government has agreed to provide some US$20.2 million (A$21.6 million) of financial incentives in order to attract Disney’s upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” to shoot in the country. The agreement was announced by federal arts minister George Brandis. “The government is pleased to agree to Disney’s request to […]

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    ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers’ Live Action/CG Hybrid Movie?

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Disney’s classic cartoon chipmunk duo, is being revived with the goal of becoming a big-screen feature. It is from Rescue Rangers that the new project would spring as it tells an origin story of sorts. The studio has picked up a pitch from Robert Rugan, an award-winning commercials director, who is writing […]

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    Disney in the ’60s

    Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks top line Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them […]