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Introducing RockLove Jewelry’s Disney x Villainess Collection!
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Disney x RockLove Snow White  Dagger Ring

My favorite jewelry company, RockLove Jewelry, has a devilishly delicious new line, that’s full of beautiful darkness. The Disney x Villainess Collection is dripping with evil… okay, it’s dripping with color and wonder, but either way, we all must own one or more of these gorgeous baubles from Ursula, the Queen of Hearts, and the Evil Queen.

Check out images of the collection below.

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Rob Marshall May Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
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The Little Mermaid

Disney is not going to stop with the live-action adaptations of their animated classics. Not as long as films like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast keep making the box office gold that they are making. With films like Dumbo, Aladdin, Mulan, and The Lion King currently in the works, the studio is continuing to go through their vault of award-winning animated films and pairing them with an almost perfect creative team. Case in point, The Little Mermaid, which will have new songs by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.

We reported on the film when it first broke in August of last year, and now there are new reports saying that the live-action film is looking to land Rob Marshall as director. More on the story below.

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‘Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Alan Menken For Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
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The Little Mermaid

It’s been one heck of a year for Lin-Manuel Miranda. After he took his last bow as the title character in the hit Broadway show Hamilton this summer, he’s been keeping himself busy working on the music for Disney’s upcoming Moana and signing on opposite Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns.

But it appears that his Disney tenure isn’t quite done yet. Now Miranda will be stepping in as a producer and to work on the music for the not-so-surprising live-action take on Disney’s 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid. More on the story below.

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Sofia Coppola Exits ‘The Little Mermaid’
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Sofia Coppola

Last year it was announced that Sofia Coppola was on board to direct a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid over at Universal. Since then, news on the production of the film has been slow going, to a point where many had forgotten about the project. Well now comes word that Coppola is dropping out due to “creative differences” and “casting issues.”

Both Deadline cited the creative differences, while Variety says there was a disagreement with casting. According to them, the Lost In Translation director wanted Maya Thurman Hawke, daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, to play the role of Ariel. This choice did not sit well with Universal and Working Title. Joe Wright (Pan, Anna Karenina) was actually on the shortlist of possible directors, but he is currently in talks to direct The Lifeboat, which is another project over at Focus Features (Universal’s indie company) and Working Title.

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Disney In Depth: 25 Best Disney Animated Film Voice Artists (Part 3)
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What do Jodi Benson, Jim Cummings, and Patrick Warburton have in common? They’re some of the greatest individuals to lend their voices to Disney animated films!

This final portion of my list of the 25 Best Disney Animated Film Voice Artists includes an eclectic mix of actors and actresses responsible for performing the studio’s most iconic characters. If you missed them, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 first!

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Disney In Depth: 25 Ways To Celebrate ‘The Little Mermaid’
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Twenty-five years ago, one teenage character helped revive the Disney animation brand. Thanks to the success and quality of The Little Mermaid, an enduring title in the Disney library, animated films gained mainstream attention after years of disappointments by various studios. The movie’s significance in multiple genres (animation, musicals, coming-of-age) and its ability to win over audiences worldwide was something to celebrate.

In celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary, it is imperative that any Disney or Mermaid fan follows one of these steps to honor Ariel, Sebastian, and the clan.

Here are 25 Ways To Celebrate The Little Mermaid.

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Disney In Depth: 8 Awesome Disney Flash Mob Videos
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The Oxford Dictionary defines a flash mob as “a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse.” While these acts seemed to be all the rage a few years ago, they still remain popular for their originality and entertainment value. Disney enters the picture when you consider how many individuals set their YouTube flash mob videos to Disney music – or, in some cases, within the Disney parks themselves.

Here are eight awesome flash mob videos that will make you want to get on your feet and join in!

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Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ To Be Directed By Sofia Coppola
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Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid

Back in 2010 we found out about a new live-action movie adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tale The Little Mermaid being developed by Atonement and Hanna director Joe Wright for Universal Pictures and Working Title Films.

Much time has passed and and Wright is no longer attached, but now a new director has stepped in. It’s being reported that Sofia Coppola, writer and director of Lost in Translation (which she won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for), will now direct the movie.

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Geek Gear: The Little Mermaid Meets Doctor Who In ‘Part of Every World’
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Doctor Who The Little Mermaid Part of Every World

The $11 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is called “Part of Every World” by khallion and is inspired by Doctor Who and The Little Mermaid.

The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site for $11 anymore, though it will continue into the next day for $14 (look for the After Hours bar at the top).

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What The Disney Princesses Look Like Wearing Their Princes’ Clothing
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The Disney Princesses In Their Princes' Clothing

One of the perks of being a Disney Princess is that at some point, there’s likely to be a gorgeous gown to wear that everyone will admire. Not much attention is paid to what their Princes are wearing, though.

Now, artist Haruki Godo has taken the Disney Princesses and put them in the clothes of their respective Princes. For instance, in Godo’s reimagining, Ariel of The Little Mermaid is wearing Prince Eric’s military uniform; Jasmine from Aladdin is in Aladdin’s princely duds, and then there’s my favorite, Belle from Beauty and the Beast sporting The Beast’s famous blue and gold attire.

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