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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 […]


Angelina Jolie Set to Voice ‘Stella’ in Disney’s Upcoming ‘The One and Only Ivan’


Angelina Jolie has signed on to voice the role of Stella in The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book that was written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. Jolie is already in the producer role for this project along with Allison Shearmur, who was one of the […]


Disney Postpones Release Date on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’


Star Wars: Episode XI was originally supposed to hit theatres on May 24, 2019, but along with yet another new director, a new release date has just been announced. The official release date has been bumped up to December 20, 2019. We’ve also learned that the live-action adaptation of Aladdin will hit theatres on May 24, 2019.


Hayley Atwell to Join Ewan McGregor on Disney’s Live-Action ‘Christopher Robin’ Project


Disney has found its two main cast members for an upcoming live-action film based off of the Winnie the Pooh series. Ewan McGregor has signed on for the film, titled Christopher Robin, and now Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell has joined him. In a plot that seems reminiscent of the popular […]


‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comes to Blu-ray on June 6


Disney’s biggest hit of the year, Beauty and the Beast, will make its way to homes on Blu-ray, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6! The film, which has made almost $1.2 billion worldwide, will be presented 3 different ways for its home release with the original theatrical cut, the premiere […]


Disney Closes Deal with Dwayne Johnson to Star in Live-Action ‘Jungle Cruise’


Back in 2015, we told you that Dwayne Johnson had been tapped to star in a live-action adaptation of a film based on the Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland Park. Jungle Cruise is one of the Disneyland’s original attractions and it takes guests through the rain forests of the Amazon and the hippopotamus-filled waters of […]


Disney Turned Down Will Smith’s $20 Million ‘Dumbo’ Demand


Will Smith wanted a $20 million payout to star in the upcoming live-action Dumbo adaptation, and Disney was unwilling to part with that much for the role, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film currently has Eva Green and Danny Devito on their roster, and is in talks with Colin Farrell (possibly about the role […]