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A report in Variety suggests that Firth could play the role of William Weatherall Wilkins in 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
According to a report in Variety on Wednesday (October 19th), English actor Firth is in negotiations with Disney to play the part of William Weatherall Wilkins of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is where the children’s father, George Banks, works in the original film.
If it comes off, Firth will be joining Emily Blunt – who is playing the magical nanny herself – plus Meryl Streep and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the cast of the big-budget movie, scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2018.
Continue reading: Colin Firth In Talks To Join 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast
Disney-owned production company Foodles admitted guilt over the incident earlier this year, and this week a $1.95 million fine was handed down by the British courts.
The UK-based movie production company Foodles, which was responsible for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been fined nearly $2 million for breaching health and safety legislation over the accident on set which crushed actor Harrison Ford’s leg.
In August, Disney-owned Foodles Production admitted guilt over the accident at Pinewood Studios back in June 2014 in which Ford broke his leg and ankle and injured his hand when a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon pinned him to the floor. On Wednesday (October 12th), the punishment of a fine of $1.95 million (or £1.6 million) was handed down by the British courts.
Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg and ankle in the accident in June 2014
The Hollywood Reporter claims Disney has tapped Guy Ritchie to direct a proposed 'Aladdin' live action re-make.
The Hollywood Reporter cited Dan Lin, who helped 48 year old filmmaker Ritchie on his two Sherlock Holmes movies which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, as promising an “ambitious and non-traditional” spin on the 1992 animation, while retaining a large number of the musical elements of the beloved original.
Guy Ritchie could be directing a live-action re-make of 'Aladdin' for Disney
Continue reading: Guy Ritchie In Talks With Disney To Direct Live Action 'Aladdin' Re-Make
Disney launches their Disney IRL series starting with- Squirrel!
Fans of 'Up', prepare for the most adorable video you'll see all week. In a hidden camera stunt, Disney Pixar have let loose a friendly Golden Retriever in the park to talk to people who are enjoying a day out in the sun. Yes, talk.
Dug was a character in 2009's 'Up'
It's the real life talking dog, Dug. And he's 'on a mission to meet new friends' according to the video, which sees a real dog approach several adults and children wearing a collar that feeds Oscar nominated actor Bob Peterson's (the guy who voiced Dug in 'Up') voice through a speaker on the device. As he tells one curious little girl, 'I may talk because my collar allows me to talk'.
Who will play this fearless character next?
The live action reimagining of arguably Disney's most badass princess 'Mulan' is finally underway, and set to hit theatres towards the end of 2018. Rumour has it that production on the movie is now being fast-tracked, and that it will be released in 3D.
A re-make of 'Mulan' is coming in 2018
The new film will of course be based on the Oscar nominated 1998 animated adventure directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook and featuring the voices of Ming-Na Wen and BD Wong. The search is now on for the actress who will star as the brave warrior, and a director is also yet to be announced.
Continue reading: Disney Unveils A Release Date For The Live-Action Remake Of 'Mulan'
Favreau is re-enlisted following the success of 'The Jungle Book'.
Fairly predictably, Walt Disney Studios are bringing out a modern remake of 'The Lion King' with Jon Favreau as director. Just like 'The Jungle Book', it will feature songs from the original 1994 animated film. No further details have as yet been announced.
Jon Favreau to direct 'The Lion King'
The movie will join the likes of 'Maleficent', 'Cinderella', 'The Jungle Book' and the upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast' among Disney's live-action/CGI reboots. 'We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production', the Walt Disney Company said in a statement on their website.
Continue reading: Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Remake With Director Jon Favreau
John C. Reilly and Alison Dickey at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 Opening Night Gala: 'Gershwin and the Jazz Age' held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 27th September 2016
It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and The Beast. The 1991 animation picture was a retelling of a 1700's French fairytale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and featured one of Disney's most loved musical accompaniments. The story follows the story of a beautiful yet rebellious girl named Belle and a beast who has been enchanted by a sorceress and lives in a large castle in the middle of the woods.
Belle lives with her father in a small village, most of the townsfolk dislike Belle as she doesn't conform to their usual traditions but Belle doesn't care about what they think; her father loves her and that's good enough for her. Belle's other admirer is Gaston, the town's most popular citizen. Women adore him and men admire and want to be him but the only woman he can't woo is the one he wants.
Belle becomes worried for her father when he fails to return from market, she sets off on her own to find him. Belle traces his footsteps and finally sees the enchanted castle where her father is being held by the Beast. Wishing for nothing more than her father's safety, Belle makes a deal with the Beast which sees her father leave and Belle take his place.
Miranda will work with songwriter Alan Menken on Disney’s upcoming adaptation.
Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will be teaming with Oscar winning composer Alan Menken to work on songs for Disney’s forthcoming live action adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. According to Deadline, the duo will write the songs together, while Miranda will also serve as a producer on the film.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Menken was the composer for the 1989 animated movie, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Score and shared the Oscar for Best Song with Howard Ashman. Menken has also worked on classic Disney films including Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin and has won eight Oscars during his career.
Continue reading: 'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Live Action 'The Little Mermaid'
Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford star in the new re-boot.
Nostalgia is certainly the order of the day at Walt Disney Studios, with the film company determined to update some of the family favourites in the next few years. One classic to be given a contemporary makeover is 1977's 'Pete's Dragon', which has just arrived on screens.
Bryce Dallas Howard plays Grace the forest ranger in 'Pete's Dragon'
The iconic Oscar nominated musical, which was a live action epic featuring an animated dragon, has returned; though this time without the sing-a-longs and with Elliott the dragon becoming a CGI masterpiece. Those who remember the original directed by Don Chaffey will know it as a story about an orphan on the run from his cruel adoptive parents, who is guided to the safety of a town in New England by this enormous fire-breathing creature with the power of invisibility. Elliott manages to wreak havoc on the town though, leaving Pete initially only welcomed by Nora and her father who live in a lighthouse.
Continue reading: Disney Re-Makes Family Classic 'Pete's Dragon', But It's Not A Musical
Bryce Dallas Howard didn't hesitate when she was offered a role in a remake of the 1977 adventure Pete's Dragon.
"I was brought up on Disney and loved the original animated version," she says. "I'm exactly the age that is the sweet spot for that film." And after starring in a few grown-up films (including 50/50, The Help and Jurassic World), she was enthusiastic about making a family movie. "I'm extremely protective of my own children and what I let them watch," she says. "When I was reading the script, I felt absolutely transported and my heart was moved. I felt this was something I would be so proud to be a part of because I feel it's a wonderful story for children."
And the irony of moving from dinosaurs to dragons wasn't lost on her. "I shot Jurassic World, and then just a few months later Pete's Dragon," Howard says. "I was very much in that world of reptilian fantasy characters, and I kept messing up the whole time. I'd be like, 'Okay, where's the dinosaur? No, I mean dragon!' It was a weird thing, with the stark difference that when looking at dinosaurs, your expression is mostly fear. When looking at the friendliest, sweetest, most adorable dragon on the planet, your expression is largely one of love, excitement and fun. Eventually, by the time I was ending the shoot, I was clear on the dragon situation."
Continue reading: Bryce Dallas Howard Did Pete's Dragon For Her Family
Jade Alleyne , Jayden revri - Stars gather for the press night of the new Disney production of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre London at Prince Edward Theatre, Disney - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th June 2016
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It's been 25 years since Disney released one of their most popular masterpieces, Beauty and...
Walt Disney directed the black and white animation with Ub Iwerks in 1928. The film...