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Author: Jon Lyus
Live action remakes of classic animated films are all the rage. Disney in particular have honed in on this market with dozens of their animations being given the live action treatment. Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit for them last month, the same month which saw The Jungle Book bag an Oscar for its stellar visual effects. But what if things were reversed?
Could you see Casablanca redrawn as an animated movie? Gone With the Wind retold with an even-more animated Scarlett O’Hara? Would you like to see an anime Star Wars? This is prospect Vue cinemas and artist Amrit Birdi have sketched out for us with these classic films, redrawn as animated movies.
Some of them are fairly obvious, others need to be scoured for clues. It’s a interesting time in cinema history where anything is possible…
We thought it would be fun to ask you, »
- Jon Lyus
As we all know, Walt Disney Pictures are currently on a mission to turn all of their classic animated movies into live-action versions. This month sees the release of Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson starring as the iconic princess Belle in the Mouse House’s re-imagining of their 1990s classic. The film follows last year’s Oscar-winning The Jungle Book, and previous efforts Cinderella and Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie-led live-action version of Sleeping Beauty. These films are clearly successful, but what animated some of the classic live-action films from the past few decades? Which ones would benefit from an animated version?
Can you name this movie? Vue Entertainment
Well, this was clearly a question embedded in the minds of our friends over at Vue Cinemas, who took to the streets to ask the British public which films they think should be turned from live-action to animation. The results are very interesting. »
- Paul Heath
Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the series finale of “The Vampire Diaries,” which aired on Friday, March 10.
Picking up where the penultimate episode left off, “I Was Feeling Epic” begins with Stefan (Paul Wesley) attempting to resuscitate Bonnie (Kat Graham) after an especially draining bit of magic. While Bonnie’s unconscious, she reunites with her best friend Elena (Nina Dobrev), who’s been stuck in a mystical coma since the season six finale. But it’s Elena who realizes something’s wrong — she and Bonnie’s lives are linked, so Elena can only wake once Bonnie is dead for good, no loopholes — and she tells Bonnie it’s not her time. Not yet. She still has a full life to live, even though Bonnie is more than willing to die »
- LaToya Ferguson
As the lyric goes, "There may be something there that wasn't there before." Except sometimes those "somethings" are there—viewers just don't necessarily notice them at first glance. Walt Disney Animation Studios is famous for hiding Easter eggs in its movies, and on Friday, Oh My Disney showed how 10 of its features, spanning a total of 57 years, are linked. The compilation video begins with 1998's Mulan, then shows blink-and-you'll miss it moments in 1999's Tarzan, 1991's Beauty and the Beast, 1992's Aladdin, 1989's The Little Mermaid, 2016's Moana, 2013's Frozen, 2016's Zootopia, 2010's Tangled and 1959's Sleeping Beauty. This is the »
When I was a kid, Disney would periodically re-release their classic animated films to theaters. This allowed me, in the 1980s, to see films like Bambi, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty on the big screen, like Walt had intended. With the advent of the home video market -- something Disney absolutely dominated in the late '80s and throughout the 1990s -- those theatrical re-releases became things of the past. Now, it seems that the house of mouse has come up with a new idea to get their films in front of new audiences: the live-action remake. Last year's The Jungle Book was by far the best, and most high profile, and now, Disney has released a live action Beauty and the Beast, based off one of their most popular and iconic animated films.
From Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsFrom Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsAdriana Floridia2/20/2017 10:50:00 Am
It's another year, and so we have been blessed yet again with a new live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film.
The highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast hits theatres this March with a dream cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Josh Gad. We could not be more excited to re-live the magic of one of our favourite stories. We're also using this as an excuse to look back at previous Disney live-action remakes and look forward to what's to come.
Already Released Alice in Wonderland
- Adriana Floridia
A Minnesota woman has slept through the majority of the last five years of her life because of a rare condition sometimes called Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.
Delanie Weyer, 23, tells People she suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome (Kls), a neurological disorder that affects one in a million people.
“Kls can be different for everyone, but for me, I sleep anywhere between 15 to 20 hours a day when I’m in episode,” explains the Minnesota-based Weyer. “When I am awake I’m very delirious – just very spacey and out of touch with reality, in a sense. I only wake up to go the bathroom and eat. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Easily one of the more thought-provoking horror movies to get a wide release in some time, Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness arrives in theaters this weekend courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Not one to shy away from an ambitious directorial challenge, during our interview, Verbinski discussed bringing the unknown back to big screen horror, what fueled his desire to tackle a wholly unique story after years of bringing popular properties to life, and how A Cure for Wellness is his own twisted version of a fairy tale.
Look for A Cure for Wellness in theaters everywhere on Friday, February 17th.
For the last ten or so years, with the exception of Rango, you’ve been working with different existing properties in regards to your directorial work. Was it something that you were conscious of, as you began putting A Cure for Wellness together, that this was your way »
- Heather Wixson
Gore Verbinski first attracted wide attention for directing The Ring – one of the few examples of a successful foreign horror remake. Now, after 15 years of directing blockbusters (and also The Weather Man), he’s returned to the stage of psychological thrillers with A Cure for Wellness, opening this weekend. We spoke with the director about the recurring motifs in his films, and particularly his latest, the design of the locations, how the film acts as a reverse Sleeping Beauty, and more.
The Film Stage: Water is a recurring motif or element in a lot of your films.
Gore Verbinski: Yeah, you’re referring to Rango and The Ring and Pirates… god knows what else. That is strange, isn’t it? It’s a beautiful metaphor for so many things — for birth and catharsis and drowning and baptism and purification. In A Cure for Wellness, it’s the idea that Volmer [Jason Isaac’s character] is diagnosing modern man, »
- Daniel Schindel
Emery Entertainment in association with Starvox Entertainment is excited to bring a new show to St. Louis audiences as Disenchanted! hits the boards at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza February 28-March 5. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Disclaimer: this show contains adult content.
All seats are $60 but We Are Movie Geeks has a pair of passes to give away for the opening night performance of Disenchanted! That’s Tuesday February 28th at 8pm. Leave a message below letting us know who your favorite princess of all time is, real or fictional (mine is Princess Grace of Monaco)! It’s so easy!
1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Evening Of The Play.
Gone are the days of poisoned apples and »
- Tom Stockman
Though she’s just 3 years old, Nellee Rossi has already been portrayed as Wonder Woman, Little Red Riding Hood and legendary female warrior Hua Mulan by her father, Josh Rossi, a commercial photographer.
So this year, for a Valentine’s Day surprise, he went a bit more traditional and cast her as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, his daughter’s current obsession.
“Whenever something special comes up I do something fun for her,” Josh, 32, tells People. “The new Beauty and the Beast movie is coming out and she’s obsessed with Belle from the movie. She loves when the Beast comes out, »
- Nicole Weisensee Egan
This article originally appeared on travelandleisure.com.
Visiting Walt Disney’s first-ever theme park is the ideal day trip outside of Los Angeles—if you know what you’re doing, that is. With a little help, you’ll be able to skip the lines, eat the best Mickey-shaped snacks and master Disneyland like a pro, even if you’ve only got a few hours. From the must-eat (and must-photograph!) foods and insider secrets to tips for enjoy alcohol just steps from the park, consider this your personal tour guide for the perfect day trip to Disneyland.
The sooner you arrive, »
- Carlye Wisel
This article originally appeared on FWx.
The Happiest Place on Earth has never been the cheapest. A single adult ticket to Disneyland will currently set you back between $95 and $119 depending on what day of the year you want to go (for those of you interested in such things, prices have more than doubled since 2000). That’s a lot of money to almost puke on the tea cups. But the price of an evening at the newly opened Disneyland restaurant, 21 Royal, might be enough to make you a little sick without spinning in circles.
21 Royal, which, by its own description is »
- Sonal Dutt
Jace cannot catch a break! He may be one of the unluckiest characters so far this season. We need to admit that he might be cursed.
On Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 3, Jace ends up in another bad situation after escaping his last one. Why even bother escaping? Everyone still wants a piece of him.
I'm glad he finally came to his senses and escaped the ship. Valentine was messing with his head and would've turned him into a monster, regardless if he is Jonathan or not. The real world suits him better.
Does this mean Valentine still has the Mortal Cup? I'm pretty sure he does. It didn't look like Jace and Clary had enough time on Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 2 to steal it before spontaneously escaping. And neither had it back on land this episode.
In hindsight, they probably should've done that to gain favor with the Clave. Victor Aldertree was determined to capture Jace, »
- Justin Carreiro
Disney has its fair share of detractors, but few of them would point to the animation studio’s craft when criticizing the occasional sameness of its fairy tales and princess stories. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has put together a six-minute video highlighting some of the best shots from more than 40 animated Disney offerings, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way to last year’s “Moana.” Both the video and a list of the featured movies are below. (via Film School Rejects)
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“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937)
“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)
“Peter Pan” (1953)
“Lady and the Tramp” (1955)
“Sleeping Beauty” (1959)
“One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)
“The Sword in the Stone” (1963)
“The Jungle Book” (1967)
“The Aristocats” (1970)
“Robin Hood »
- Michael Nordine
Audrey Hepburn, Sherlock, and Sleeping Beauty top our Event Cinema highlights for JanuaryAudrey Hepburn, Sherlock, and Sleeping Beauty top our Event Cinema highlights for JanuaryJenny Bullough1/12/2017 9:14:00 Am
You know Cineplex is the place to go for new movies; but every month there’s so much more to see on the big screen! Through our Event Cinema programming you can see classic films, live theatre presentations, exclusive gallery tours, and more! Here are a few choice highlights from our January Events Calendar:
Jan 15 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Directed by Blake Edwards from a story by Truman Capote, this is the classic film that catapulted Audrey Hepburn into the public consciousness and made her an icon. George Peppard is no slouch either, as the struggling writer who becomes obsessed with his neighbour, Hepburn’s Holly Golightly, an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite. But when he »
- Jenny Bullough
Many are still deeply mourning the loss of Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, who has appeared in four live-action movies as Princess Leia. There have been a number of tributes and vigils held for the fallen star. And now, some fans are taking it even further. A petition has been launched to make Princess Leia an official Disney Princess. the surprising thing is that this hasn't already happened.
Following Carrie Fisher's untimely passing at the all too young age of just 60, a group of Star Wars fans mobilized to launch a petition online. You can read the entire thing, and sign it as well, by visiting change.org. Here's what the petition says.
"After the tragic lose of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess. »
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