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Disney Shares First Movie Trailer of Upcoming Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Film

Tim Burton’s live-action reimagination of Dumbo is set to hit theatres in March of 2019 and today, the studio has shared the first film trailer which gives us a good idea of how the film will look and feel. The animated classic was originally released in 1941 and is Disney’s shortest animated film at only […]

Gong Li to Join Cast of Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’, Jet Li in Final Talks to Join As Well

Last week, we reported that Donnie Yen was joining the cast of Disney’s live-action Mulan and we’ve just learned that Gong Li, one of China’s best and most celebrated actresses, will be joining the cast as well. The actors are joining Chinese singer-actress Crystal Liu Yifei (from The Return of the Condor Heroes) who has […]

Disney’s Live-Action Remake of ‘Mulan’ to Star Donnie Yen as Commander Tung

Donnie Yen has been added to the cast of Disney’s live-action Mulan to play the part of Commander Tung, a mentor, and teacher to Mulan. Yen joins Chinese actress Liu Yifei who was cast back in November as the female lead in the film. Mulan will be Yen’s second big-budget Disney gig following his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Niki […]

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 […]

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.

Disney Casts Numan Acar as Hakim in Live-Action Remake of ‘Aladdin’

Numan Acar has just been cast in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Acar will be joining Will Smith as Genie along with Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott who will play the roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively. The live-action adaptation is based on the 1992 animated classic by following the story of Aladdin, […]

ABC Has Officially Ordered a Live-Action Pilot of ‘The Jetsons’

According to several sources, the beloved cartoon from the 1960’s, The Jetsons, is coming to ABC as a live-action series as a pilot has been ordered. The new series would be based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon and set 100 years in the future following the exploits of the Jetson family. Robert Zemeckis has been […]

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 […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Cast as Scar in Upcoming Live Action Version of The Lion King

According to The Wrap, Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Scar in the upcoming live action retelling of The Lion King. Ejiofor is best known for his role in 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, in which he was an Oscar nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Chiwetel Ejiofor now joins […]