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‘Come Away’ Director Brenda Chapman Stands Up to ‘Racial Bigots’ Who Review Bombed Her Colorblind Film

For her first live-action feature, Oscar-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman was determined to play the hits, but with the kind of personal twist she’s put on animated classics like “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Brave” throughout her career. A fairy tale obsessive from the jump — she literally grew up reading Classics Illustrated […]

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Cool Stuff: ‘The Lion King’, ‘Hercules’ and More Expand Ben Harman’s Disney Dreamland Art Series

Throughout this year, artist Ben Harman has been fleshing out his Disney Dreamland art series, bringing to life beautiful images from Disney’s classic animated movies. Each of his prints is like a vertical widescreen image with meticulously recreated architecture, amazing landscapes, astounding skyscapes, and incredible detail. And more are arriving today. Bottleneck Gallery and Eyeland […]

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‘Over the Moon’ Review: Gil Keane’s Delectable Netflix Debut Waxes as it Goes Along

When did American kids movies become so preoccupied with death? When did being a beloved relative in a colorful animated children’s adventure become as much of a death sentence as being a teenager in a “Final Destination” film? Loss and the lessons that come with it are somewhat foundational to a genre that’s still associated […]

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‘The Lion King’ Follow-Up in the Works With Director Barry Jenkins

Disney is returning to the Pride Lands for a follow-up to “The Lion King.” Barry Jenkins, the filmmaker behind “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” will direct the upcoming feature based on the beloved family classic.“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins said. “Having […]

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Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’

Tom Hanks is in early negotiations to play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action version of “Pinocchio.”Variety first reported in 2018 that Robert Zemickis was on board to direct the project, the latest in a long line of live-action remakes of its animated movies such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King.”The project would […]

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‘Black Is King’: Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King’ Retelling Comes to Life in New Disney+ Trailer

Disney+ has released a new (and somehow even more stunning) trailer for Black Is King. The visual album comes from Beyoncé, who wrote, directed, and executive produced. Black Is King is based on the music of her album The Lion King: The Gift, made for 2019’s live-action The Lion King which she co-starred in alongside […]

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‘Black Is King’ Trailer: Beyoncé Makes Her Disney+ Debut with New Visual Album

Queen Bey is coming to Disney+. The streamer has dropped a powerful first trailer for a surprise new visual album written and directed by Beyoncé, titled “Black Is King.” Beyoncé’s first directorial effort since the 2019 Netflix documentary film “Homecoming,” “Black Is King” will premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, 2020, and will arrive […]

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Lockdown watch: Nick Broomfield on The Grinch, Pets and Pink Panther

The documentary-maker is locked down with a seven-year-old which means that family films edge out Citizen KaneRead all the other Lockdown watch choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI wish I could send over a list of all the great films I am catching up with during the lockdown: Citizen Kane, Nanook of the North, […]

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Taking the Mickey: how Disney swallowed up all of culture

Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars… the Mouse House’s empire keeps on expanding. But have recent developments shown the chinks in its armour?So all-consuming and all-conquering has Disney become, it even owns the rights to its analogies now. First Disney was Marvel supervillain Thanos, relentlessly acquiring pop culture’s Infinity Stones including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel itself – […]

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