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ABC cancelled the Pushing Daisies TV series after two seasons totaling 22 episodes. Even Ned's (Lee Pace) magic touch couldn't bring it back to life (or perhaps -- he touched it twice). Co-star Anna Friel, who played Ned's untouchable love interest, Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles, would jump at the chance to revive this cancelled-too-soon show, at least as a movie. For the love of apple pie, someone get Netflix on the phone!
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It may seem strange for one studio to commit to the release of two re-imaginings of past glories about orphan boys living in wooded areas – especially in the same year – but this very particular trend looks set to pay off for Walt Disney Studios in spectacular fashion, as The Jungle Book charges into theatres in April, while Pete’s Dragon is scheduled to dominate late summer. Up until now, little has been seen of this project, but with the first trailer now available, we can see that something magical this way comes.
There has always been something fascinating about the idea of dragons – these mythical creatures that have inspired so many centuries of storytelling. It seems the idea of lost children, fending for themselves and discovering spectacular secrets is also fascinating, as that plot device has given us generations of tales to pass on, too.
Pete’s Dragon has been »
- Sarah Myles
2 items from 2016
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