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‘Beauty and The Beast’ Clip: There Goes That Emma Watson Singing
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Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Luke Evans

Who could forget the opening to Beauty and the Beast, where the townsfolk of the Little Town greeted Belle with a lyrical “Bonjour?” Fast forward 26 years later (do you feel old yet?), and Disney’s live-action adaptation of the movie is just a part of the studio’s newest tradition of turning animated films into live-action ones.

While we’ve seen plenty of trailers in the past, the studio has released the film’s first clip, which features a snippet from what is presumably the opening song “Belle.” Check it out below.

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’: Donald Glover & James Earl Jones To Voice Simba & Mufasa
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Donald Glover joins Lion King

It has only been a few months since Disney announced that Jon Favreau would direct a reimagining of The Lion King. Now they have found the person who will voice Simba, the young cub who will be king. They have also found the voice of his father. Both casting choices could not be more spot on.

According to a new report, Atlanta star Donald Glover will voice Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his voice role as Mufasa. More on the story below.

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‘MacFarland, USA’s Niki Caro To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’
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Mulan

Disney’s search for a director to helm their live-action adaptation of Mulan is over.

Following an exhaustive search, the studio has chosen MacFarland, USA‘s Niki Caro to direct the film. She will be joining Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), who will serve as an executive producer. More on the story below.

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Will Smith Will Not Star In Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Live-Action Film
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Sad Dumbo

Disney’s live-action adaptations of their animated classics have been known to tout a pretty stellar cast. While Tim Burton‘s Dumbo has been in pre-production, there have been reports that the studio has been in talks with Will Smith, who would have had a starring role in the film. Yes, talks between the two have broken off, and as a result it puts the actor in the position to star in Bad Boys For Life. More on the story below.

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Starts Production; Full Cast and Plot Synopsis Revealed
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Mary Poppins and Bert

Production for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has begun. Directed by Rob Marshall (Into The Woods), the sequel to the 1964 musical will see the return of the title character (now played by Emily Blunt) as she re-enters the lives of the Banks’ children, who are now older, after Michael (Ben Whishaw) suffers a personal loss. With the help of the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), she will us “her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.” Find out more about the film, the cast, and its plot in the full story here below.

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Blu-ray Review: Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Pinocchio

Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee

Screenwriters: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia
Cast: Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels, Evelyn Venable, Frankie Darro
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated G | 88 Minutes
Release Date: January 31, 2017

The “I’ve got no strings on me” lyric has been popularized thanks in part to the dawn of wireless headphones, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and proclaiming you are not someone’s puppet. But Pinocchio‘s themes of sincere honesty and wishing upon stars remain true today.

Now Walt Disney’s timeless classic gets a new Blu-ray today with the release of the Walt Disney Signature Edition. Not only is the picture quality higher and sharper than ever before, but there are also new features to check out about the film’s history, its impact on pop culture, deleted scenes and much more. Check out what kind of features you can expect to see below.

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‘Beauty and The Beast’ Final Trailer Retells A Tale As Old As Time
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Beauty and the Beast

Disney has not shied away from adapting their animated classics into live-action films. They’ve been doing well, for the most part. And they will continue that tradition with Beauty and the Beast. With the film just over a month away from release, the studio has released the final trailer that celebrates the title with nods to the original and mixes it with the new.

In it, we see the enchanting chemistry between Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who play Belle and the Prince/Beast, respectively. Plus a few of the cursed antiques who will sing and dance their way into our hearts. Check out the final trailer below.

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Untitled ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Starts Production Today
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Harrison Ford as Han Solo Image

Disney and Lucasfilm plan on releasing at least one Star Wars film every year. So far, the studio has delivered on that promise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016, and the newly titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters this year. For that promise to be fulfilled next year, Phil Lord and Chris Miller would need to start shooting the Untitled Han Solo Movie very soon.

Well, today, they announced that they have started production on the film. And the two gave it a very fitting production title.

Check it out below.

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New ‘Beauty and The Beast’ Posters Released; Final Trailer Drops Monday
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Beauty and the Beast

Walt Disney Studios has released a new set of character posters for the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Directed by Bill Condon, the film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as both the Prince and the Beast.

In addition to the release of the posters, it has also been announced that the studio will drop the final trailer for the film on Monday. Check out the new posters below.

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Episode VIII Official Title Is ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII officially has a title. In a Tweet posted by the film’s official Twitter account, the film will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

More on the story below.

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