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UK Media Criticizes Disney for “Browning Up” Extras in Upcoming Live Action ‘Aladdin’


Over the weekend, several news outlets in the UK reported on the casting for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. “Fury as Disney ‘browns up’ white actors to star in Aladdin despite filming next to one million-strong Asian community,” read a Daily Mail headline. The headline in an article in the Sunday Times that originally broke the […]


Cast Announced for Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’


Walt Disney Studios has just announced the initial casting for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl. The film’s director is Kenneth Branagh who will co-produce along with Judy Hofflund. In his onscreen debut, Ferdia Shaw, chosen from 1,200 candidates, will play the 12-year old Artemis. In the film, Artemis is a “genius who finds himself […]


Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returns to Two Theatres for a One-Week Special Engagement


With the awards season coming up quickly, Disney is re-releasing the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast beginning December 1 exclusively at the AMC Century City in Los Angeles and AMC Empire 25 in New York. Golden Globe nomination ballots are due back on December 7 and Screen Actors Guild ballots are due on […]


Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Loses Its Director


Disney’s live-action iteration of the 1940’s film Pinocchio, has been in the works for quite some time already, but the film has just suffered a major setback. Reportedly Sam Mendes will no longer be directing the upcoming feature that was written by Rogue One’s Chris Weitz. As we reported earlier this year, the Oscar-winning director […]


Entire Cast Announced for Jon Favreau’s New Take on Disney’s ‘The Lion King’


The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater, and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way. “It is a […]


Alan Arkin is the Latest Actor to Join Tim Burton’s Live Action Remake of ‘Dumbo’


Disney has brought on Alan Arkin to play Wall Street tycoon J. Griffin Remington in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo film that is currently in production. “The reimagined story will follow a former circus star, played by Collin Farrell, who returns to the big tent after coming home from war. He finds work with a struggling […]


John Kani to Voice Rafiki and Alfre Woodard to Voice Sarabi in Live Action Remake of ‘The Lion King’


John Kani and Alfre Woodard are the latest actors to join Jon Favreau’s The Lion King live-action remake. Woodard will be voicing Sarabi, Simba’s mom, and Kani will voice Rafiki. Kani and Woodard will join Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eicher as Timone, and James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his […]


Disney’s Upcoming Live Action Remake of ‘Aladdin’ Finds Its Jafar


Marwan Kenzari is reportedly in negotiation with Disney to assume the role of Jafar in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. Kenzari appeared in MGM’s Ben-Hur, Universal’s The Mummy, and stars opposite Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in Netflix’s action thriller What Happened to Monday. Kenzari also plays the conductor of a train filled with duplicitous […]