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Dwayne Johnson Set To Star In Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' Movie


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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson signed on for new Disney movie Jungle Cruise, based on the classic theme park attraction. The move puts the long-in-development ride based movie finally in motion, after over a decade of Disney trying to get the project afloat.

dwayne johnsonDwayne Johnson has signed on for Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind the Will Smith’s heist movie Focus, have been tapped to write the script, while its not yet known if they pair will also direct. Producing will be John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, who recently worked on the Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie.

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Disney Parks Announce New 'Star Wars', 'Toy Story' And 'Avatar' Themed Attractions


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At the Disney D23 EXPO on Saturday, Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced some exciting plans for new attractions at the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California. Star Wars, Toy Story and Avatar will all be getting their own new themed attractions, representing a shift away from the traditional Walt Disney characters.

Star WarsDisney Parks is adding more Star Wars based attractions.

Star Wars land, which will come to both Disney Word and Disney Land, will be the ‘the largest single land expansions either of those parks have ever had," Scott Trowbridge, the Imagineering executive overseeing the project told fans at D23. The area will replace Disneyland's current Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland and open up nearby ‘backstage’ areas. Work on the land is expected to commence sometime in 2017.

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Disney Announces A 'Gigantic' New 'Jack And The Beanstalk' Film Is In Development


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Disney has announced that the next famous tale the studio will be tackling is classic Jack and the Beanstalk which is set to become an animated feature titled Gigantic. The new project was announced during the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on Friday and production is said to have already begun.

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-LopezSongwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are working on Disney’s Gigantic.

Directing will be Nathan Greno who is best known for his work on 2010’s Tangled and sequel Tangled Ever After. “We hope this will be the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk, with comedy and deep emotion,” said Greno told the audience at D23.

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Disney star Zendaya Coleman leaves her hotel

Zendaya - Disney star Zendaya Coleman leaves her hotel at Disney - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th August 2015

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack Takes Billboard Top Spot As Lowest Selling No 1 Album Since Sales Tracking Began


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The soundtrack to Disney TV movie Descendants has debuted at Number One on this week’s Billboard album chart. The album is now the fourth soundtrack to take the number one spot so far this year, following in the footsteps of Empire, Furious 7 and Pitch Perfect 2.

the descendants castSophie Reynolds, Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron star in Disney’s Descendants.

But the Descendants soundtrack has also earned the unfortunate title of being the lowest selling album to take the top spot since Nielsen Music began tracking album sales in 1991. The soundtrack sold just 42,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 6 to take the top spot.

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Zendaya Coleman , fans - Disney star Zendaya Coleman mobbed by fans as she arrives back at her London hotel at Ham Yard Hotel, London,, Disney - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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Disney star Zendaya Coleman with fans

Zendaya Coleman , Zendaya - Disney star Zendaya Coleman with fans outside a London hotel at Disney - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th August 2015

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Zendaya arrives at Heathrow airport

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman , Zendaya - Zendaya who plays K.C. Cooper, on Disney Channel's 'K.C. Undercover', arrives at Heathrow airport on a promo tour. at Disney - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 8th August 2015

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Benicio Del Toro Reportedly Offered Villain Role In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’


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Benicio Del Toro has reportedly been offered the villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. A number of sources close to the casting process confirmed Del Toro’s possible involvement in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday (20th July).

Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro at the Los Angeles premiere of Escobar: Paradise Lost in June 2015.

Read More: Benicio Del Toro Had "A Lot Of Fun" Working With Paul Thomas Anderson.

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‘Aladdin’ Fans’ Wishes Come True! Disney Orders Live-Action Prequel, ‘Genies’


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Yes, there’s yet another Disney live-action movie in the works. This time it’s not an original animated film which is getting a make-over but a prequel to Aladdin, based around the Genie character. The news was confirmed by Disney on Wednesday (15th July).

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams voiced the Genie in the 1992 Aladdin animated film.

Read More: Guess Which Other Disney Classic Is Being Turned Into A Live-Action Movie?

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Disney Theme Parks Are Latest To Put The Ban On Selfie Sticks


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Disney theme parks have become the latest in a long list of tourist attractions to place a ban on selfie sticks for safety reasons. The ban will come into affect at Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California from Tuesday, as well as at the parks in Hong Kong and Paris a day later on Wednesday.

Mickey and Minnie MouseMickey and Minnie have placed a ban on selfie sticks in Disney parks.

In a statement Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty explained, “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast.” From Tuesday, security personnel at the parks will ask guests who arrive with selfie sticks to either stow them at a storage facility or return them to their hotels or cars.

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Is ‘The Princess Diaries 3’ Happening?


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We were all so excited when it was seemingly confirmed The Princess Diaries 3 was in the works. Sadly, we were soon disappointed when sources close to Disney claimed the project, contrary to the information provided by other insider sources, was not going ahead. So will Mia Thermopolis be returning to our screens any time soon or not?

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway starred in The Princess Diaries and its sequel.

Read More: Julie Andrews Did Not Watch The Sound Of Music Live! But Will Get Round To It.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Is Heading For Television – Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi Reprising Voice Roles


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Tangled, the hit 2010 Disney film which re-envisions the fairytale of Rapunzel, will be made into an animated series. The new animated series will be aired on ABC’s The Disney Channel, the network announced on Wednesday (3rd June).

Mandy MooreMandy Moore will be reprising her voice role as Rapunzel in the upcoming series of Tangled.

Read More: Mandy Moore And Ryan Adams To Divorce After Six Years After Marriage. 

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In Live Action 'Tinkerbell' Movie


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Reese Witherspoon has been signed by Disney to star in a live action Tinkerbell film. The film, entitled Tink, will be a whole new take on the mischievous Peter Pan heroine. In a similar vein to Maleficent, the 2014 movie starring Angelina Jolie which offered a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty baddie, Tink will show a different side to Tinkerbell.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon is set to star in Tink.

Read More: Hot Pursuit Stars Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara Admit An All-Female Production Team Is More Fun.

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