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Disney+ Sets Another Live-Action Remake with ‘Robin Hood’

“Robin Hood” is getting the live-action, hybrid treatment at Disney+, which is developing a remake of the 1976 animated classic with “Blindspotting” director Carlos López Estrada at the helm.Variety reported that the studio will bring Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney+’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” launch film, to write the screenplay. Justin Springer, who produced […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Animated Film Getting Disney Remake

Disney is in early development on a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood” for Disney Plus.“Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada is on board to helm the movie. Kari Granlund, who wrote the script for 2019’s Disney Plus reboot of “Lady and the Tramp,” is attached to pen the new “Robin Hood.” Justin […]

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Disney Plus Goes Live in India Almost Three Weeks Early

Mouse House streamer Disney Plus went live in India on Wednesday, 18 days before the previously announced launch date of March 29.Disney’s existing Indian streamer Hotstar app is now rebranded as Disney Plus Hotstar on Android and iOS. The Disney Plus Hotstar branding is in addition to the platform’s existing bouquet of TV, movies, news, […]

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Disney+ Adds A Disclaimer For “Outdated Cultural Depictions” In Classic Movies, Still Pretending ‘Song Of The South’ Doesn’t Exists

We still have a long way to go when it comes to racism and representations in movies and TV shows, but we can at least agree we have made some progress compared to some of the Disney animated classics like “Dumbo,” “Lady and the Tramp” or “The Aristocats.” All of those movies can be seen […]

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Trailer Promises Adventure, Romance, And The Rock’s Biceps

What won’t Disney remake? The studio, notable for its endless imagination, seems to have run out of ideas. Just this year alone, we have seen a “Dumbo” that never soars, an “Aladdin” whose rug resembled Lebowski‘s and a “Lion King” that couldn’t take its own advice: “Remember who you are.” With “Jungle Cruise” the studio […]

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Disney breaks own record for global box office returns in a year

The Lion King helps Disney amass $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn in 2016Disney has broken its own record of worldwide film receipts by an individual studio in a single year, underlining its dominant position in the global film industry. According to Variety, Disney has amassed $7.67bn to date […]

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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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Streaming: where to find the best film remakes

Cinema’s recycling trend continues with Disney’s imminent reprise of The Lion King. But then some remakes are better than others…With next week’s mainstream cinema calendar largely cleared for the presumed box-office colossus that is the “live-action” The Lion King remake, film critics once more have an opportunity to grumble about Hollywood’s over-dependence on do-overs at […]

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‘Aladdin’ fends off ‘Godzilla: King Of Monsters’, ‘Secret Life Of Pets 2’ at UK box office

Aladdin only drops 15%, while Godzilla sequel posts underwhelming £2.3m opening weekend.DisneyFollowing its £5.7m opening weekend, Aladdin impressed again this time out, dropping a slender 15% with £4.9m, a result that belied the good weather in the UK. That figure was enough to see it hold onto the number one spot despite challenges from Universal’s […]

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb In Talks For Disney’s Upcoming ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Remake

Let’s be honest, Disney is running out of animated films to remake in live-action. This year alone, there’s “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” and the upcoming “The Lion King.” This is on the heels of “The Jungle Book,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” This doesn’t even take into consideration the multitude of films […]

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