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Guy Ritchie Set to Direct Disney’s ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Remake — Report

With Disney already deep into post-production on a live-action retread of “The Little Mermaid,” and currently filming a controversial “Snow White” remake starring “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot, the Mouse House isn’t slowing down. It was announced yesterday that British director Guy Ritchie will helm an upcoming live-action redo of the […]

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Guy Ritchie to Direct ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Remake

Click here to read the full article.Guy Ritchie has boarded Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Hercules.Ritchie will direct the remake based on the 1997 film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Ritchie previously directed Disney’s 2019 live-action Aladdin, which crossed the 1 billion mark at the global box office.Dave Callaham, who wrote Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the […]

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How Robin Williams Kept His Improv In Check Behind The Scenes Of Jumanji

Revisiting the movies of your childhood can sometimes lead to the realization that you’ve been wearing nostalgia goggles, but that isn’t the case with “Jumanji.” The irrational fear of being sucked into a board game for over two decades while everyone in your life presumes you’ve died still stands because of this movie. “Jumanji” underwent […]

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‘Aladdin’ on Broadway Pays Tribute to Gilbert Gottfried During Tuesday Evening Curtain Call

After its Tuesday evening performance, Broadway’s “Aladdin” paid tribute to Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried’s family shared that the comedian died after battling a long illness earlier in the afternoon.Actor Don Darryl Rivera, who serves as the production’s original and continuing Iago, honored Gottfried with a speech during the show’s curtain call. Gottfried was the first actor […]

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Someone Tell The Oscar Night Writers That Animation Is Not Just For Children

During the 94th Academy Awards, three of the stars of Disney’s live-action adaptations of their animated classics, Lily James (“Cinderella“), Naomi Scott (“Aladdin“), and Halle Bailey (“Little Mermaid“), took the stage to present the award for Best Animated Feature. Before announcing the nominees, the three discussed the artform, relegating animated features to being something only […]

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‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ Becomes First Disney Song to Top Billboard Hot 100 in 29 Years

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” the surprise hit off the “Encanto” soundtrack, has gone where even “Let It Go” couldn’t: It’s become the first song from a Disney movie to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” did it in 1993.It joins the “Encanto” album itself […]

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Disney Rejected Michael Jackson’s Pitch for a ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Soundtrack

Walt Disney Studios reportedly rejected Michael Jackson’s pitch to provide the soundtrack for the 1996 animated favorite “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” As a Slash Film oral history of the cartoon classic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel reveals, Jackson attempted to provide songs for the movie in 1995.But the singer/songwriter’s controversial public profile at […]

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‘Wish Dragon’: How to Bring an Animated ‘Aladdin’ Back to China

When visual development artist Chris Appelhans (“Coraline”) realized that “Aladdin” was originally a Chinese folk tale while visiting Shanghai 20 years ago, he had an aha moment about writing and directing an animated genie-in-a-bottle retelling set in modern Shanghai. The result is “Wish Dragon” (streaming Friday on Netflix), an American-Chinese co-production with Sony Pictures Animation, […]

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