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Song of the South: the difficult legacy of Disney’s most shocking movie

The 1946 film won’t be showing up on Disney+, but its insidious racism serves as an important reminder of the company’s dark historyFor all the uncertainty surrounding the streaming wars – even for a dominant company like Netflix, which is still hemorrhaging billions of dollars – there’s reason to believe that Disney+ is a safe […]

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‘Treasure Island’: Dean DeBlois Set To Direct Take On Classic Novel For Universal & Mandeville Films

Exclusive: Deadline has learned that Universal Pictures and Mandeville Films are bringing a new feature adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island to the big screen with two-time Oscar nominated How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker Dean DeBlois directing.Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos will write the script, collaborating with DeBlois on […]

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‘Snake Eyes’: Haruka Abe Joins Cast of ‘GI Joe’ Movie Spinoff (Exclusive)

Haruka Abe has joined the cast of Paramount and Skydance’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes,” an individual with knowledge of the deal exclusively tells TheWrap.Her role is being kept under wraps. “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding is set to play Snake Eyes, “Warrior” headliner Andrew Koji is playing Storm Shadow, and “Money Heist” breakout […]

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Dan Stevens Joins Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Eurovision’ at Netflix

Dan Stevens will be the latest actor to seek international stardom as he joins the cast of “Eurovision,” the comedy starring Will Ferrell about the long-running global singing competition, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.The “Beauty and the Beast” and “Legion” star Stevens joins Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan and Rachel McAdams in the […]

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Disney Exploring a Sequel to Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Movie

Disney ain’t ever had a friend like money, as the studio eyes a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin just a few weeks after the remake flew over the billion-dollar mark. This astronomical number easily marks Aladdin as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney’s catalog, with Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast taking the […]

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Disney Made More Than $7 Billion From Remakes in the Last 9 Years

Rage all you want against Disney‘s endless slew of live-action remakes of its animated classics, but you can’t deny the sheer box office power of those “re-imaginings.” Ever since Beauty and the Beast shattered box office records in 2017, the Disney remake box office numbers have almost always crossed the $1 billion threshold. With The […]

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‘Lion King’ Ready to Repeat as Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time…’ Debuts

Last weekend turned up the heat on the 2019 summer box office, which, despite some disappointing performances, currently stands as the fourth highest grossing summer movie season of all-time at the domestic box office and this weekend looks to keep the ball rolling. Disney’s The Lion King is ready to repeat atop the weekend box […]

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The Lion King review – resplendent but pointless

Jon Favreau’s photorealistic copy of the classic 1994 animated feature is a virtual triumph – but why go to the effort?Disney’s money-spinning mission to recycle its animated back catalogue with “live action” remakes continues apace. In the past few years we’ve had Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Bill Condon’s Beauty […]

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‘The Lion King’ Roars to $23 Million Opening on Thursday Night

Disney’s “The Lion King” has pounced on a mighty $23 million in North American locations in Thursday night preview showings.It’s the biggest preview number since Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” set the record on April 27 with $60 million. “The Lion King” is expected to debut with $150 million this weekend. Some forecasts estimate the tentpole will […]

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