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The Disney live-action remake machine continues to stomp forward, and for a very understandable reason. Cinderella has only been out for two weeks and already it's grossed over one-third of a billion dollars. They're going to keep at this formula for quite some time. But even with Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast already in the works, it's their most recently announced remake that may end up being one of the biggest deals. Disney is remaking Mulan. At first blush that may not seem like such a big deal. Mulan certainly has its fans, but it's not one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time. Its a fairly standard retelling of a classic Chinese story about a young woman who hides her identity, enrolls in the army and becomes an unlikely warrior, icon and...
- Peter Hall
She'll bring honor to Us all! Actress Ming-Na Wen brought Mulan to life in Disney's original 1998 animated flick, and the star is gunning for a chance to continue her run with the beloved story. Disney announced on Monday, March 30, that a live-action version of Mulan is in the works, following earlier successful endeavors with Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. After the news broke, Wen, 51, fielded an influx of tweets from fans, who voiced their support for the star booking a part in the [...] »
Now that "Alice in Wonderland," "Maleficent" and "Cinderella" have all been hits, Disney is moving forward with other live-action adaptations of its animated classics. This time around, it's "Mulan." Disney bought a script by writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that centers on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the female warrior who was the main character in the studio's 1998 animated film, which grossed $304.3 million worldwide and earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Disney is also making live-action remakes of "Beauty and the Beast," "Alice in Wonderland" sequel, "The Jungle Book" and "Dumbo." »
Following Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, the just-released Cinderella and the currently-filming Beauty And The Beast, Disney are heading east for their next live-action fairytale. The Mouse House are now putting together a new retelling of the Chinese legend Mulan. Newcoming team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek are at work on the screenplay.Disney, you'll recall, previously tackled Mulan with a classic animation in 1998, hence most of the internet this morning referring to the new iteration as a remake. Since the legend dates back to the sixth century, however, it seems a bit much to be calling the one with the proto-Donkey Eddie Murphy comedy dragon the "original version", as many are. The first film adaptation was a Chinese silent in 1927.Whatever, in any telling, the thrust is a peasant girl who disguises herself as a man and takes her father's place in the army to go off and fight dastardly invading forces. »
Disney is working on a live-action adaptation of Mulan.
The studio has bought a script written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, which focuses on the Chinese legend that inspired the 1998 animated adventure.
Mulan told the story of a young woman who pretends to be a man so she can follow in her father's footsteps and join the army. The film earned Disney $304.3 million (£205.4m) worldwide.
It comes in the wake of Disney's recent adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella.
Earlier this month, Cinderella topped the Us box office by taking $70 million (£47m) over its opening weekend.
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As Cinderella becomes Disney's latest live action box office hit, the studio is planning a new take on Mulan...
Right. If we're following this correctly, then Disney is currently working on live action takes on Beauty And The Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo (with Tim Burton apparently attached to direct) and a new Alice In Wonderland movie. Throw in the Cruella de Vil film too that's somewhere in development, and that's at least five live action movies it's got on the go, that have a grounding in one of its animated films.
Actually, make that six.
With Cinderella already grossing over $300m in worldwide cinemas (and it's still got some time to go), Disney is pressing ahead with a live action take on Mulan as well. Based around the film directed by Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft, the new take on Mulan has been penned by Elizabeth Martin and Laura Hynek. »
People of my generation have an unhealthy attachment to the movies of the Disney renaissance of the 1990s. Sure, some of them should be looked at fondly, like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, but some are held up in very high regard purely by nostalgia and not actual merit, like Hercules or Pocahontas. One of those movies that is not nearly as good as people remember it to be (and no one will care to change their opinion) is Mulan. But with the recent box office successes of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and most recently Cinderella, Disney is going back to their catalogue once more with a live action adaptation of the film. There are reasons to like this decision. Primarily, it will put an entirely Asian cast (or hopefully entirely Asian) in a big budget, mainstream movie. How often does that come alongc Secondly, the script »
- Mike Shutt
Following the success of Disney's live-action takes on Maleficent and Cinderella, the studio is developing a remake of their 1998 animated hit Mulan. The studio picked up the screenplay by writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, which centers on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the female warrior who was at the center of Disney's animated adventure. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are on board to produce the Mulan live-action remake.
The original Mulan centered on the title character, voiced by Ming-Na Wen, who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father's place on the battlefield. With the help of her beloved dragon sidekick Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy), Mulan becomes a brave warrior who becomes one of her country's most honored heroines. The original Mulan voice cast also included Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, June Foray, James Hong, Pat Morita, B.D. Wong and George Takei. Mulan earned over »
Disney is developing a live-action version of its 1998 animated movie “Mulan.”
The original “Mulan,” directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, centered on the title character disguising herself as a man to take her father’s place in the army with her dragon friend Mushu. “Mulan” grossed over $300 million worldwide.
Disney’s seen an impressive run with its live-action versions of animated films starting in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” followed by last year’s “Maleficent” and this year’s “Cinderella,” which has topped $336 million worldwide in three weeks. It’s developing a live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson with a release already set for March 17, 2017.
Disney is also releasing a live-action version of »
- Dave McNary
With Cinderella currently grossing $355 million world wide, it looks like Disney have lined up their next live action remake, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the House of Mouse are moving forward with another big screen outing for Mulan, once again adapting the ancient Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior who disguises herself as a man to take her aging father's place in the military. No word if wise cracking dragon Mushu (originally voiced by Eddie Murphy) will be along for the ride. Written by the screen writing team of Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, no director is attached to the project at this early stage, but We're The Millers' Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are on board to produce. Currently without a release date, Mulan slots into Disney's slate of upcoming live action retelling's of their calssic cartoons, including The Jungle Book (due out next year »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
It was inevitable that Disney would announce another one of its animated properties getting the live-action treatment, but the question was which classic would be chosen. Now we know what’s next up at bat, as THR reports that the Mouse House is working on a live-action retelling of Mulan, based on its 1998 animated film based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior. The studio recently bought a script for the movie by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek and will be working from that foundation. This news comes on the heels of the studio’s live-action Cinderella opening a couple of weeks ago to stellar reviews and solid box office, which itself followed 2014’s Angelina Jolie-fronted Maleficent. The trend continues with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in 2016, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 2017, and the recent news »
- Adam Chitwood
Disney seems to be chugging along with a plan to remake its animated films into live-action versions - so much so that SNL geniusly parodied a live-action Bambi over the weekend. This news, however, is no joke. The next Disney film to get the live-action treatment is Mulan, it was announced this week. The animated Mulan came out in 1998 and features the voice of Ming-Na Wen as the heroine. The success of last month's Cinderella is obviously encouraging this development, and of course, Beauty and the Beast is also in the works. »
Disney has announced that their 1998 animated feature "Mulan" will be the next film in their toon library to get a live-action re-interpretation.
The studio has bought a script by writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek which follows the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the female warrior who was the main character in said film. That movie saw the young woman disguise herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army and go to war.
Chris Bender and J.C. Spink ("We're the Millers") are producing the new movie which will follow in the wake of the huge successes from the company in recent years including "Alice in Wonderland," "Maleficent" and the currently in cinemas "Cinderella" along with upcoming live-action takes on "Beauty and the Beast," "The Jungle Book" and "Dumbo".
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
McDonald starred in television’s Private Practice but is best known for her roles in musicals Porgy and Bess, Lady Day in Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Carousel (all of which won her Tonys). She joins a cast that includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Emma Watson as the lovely Belle, Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens as the Beast, Dracula Untold‘s Luke Evans as self-centered villain Gaston and The Comedians‘ Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s sidekick.
McDonald’s casting indicates that, as previously rumored, this Beauty and the Beast, to be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, Dreamgirls), will include song-and-dance numbers. As Garderobe, a lady-in-waiting transformed into »
- Isaac Feldberg
Disney is in the middle of turning some of its classic animated films into live-action movies like "Maleficent," "Alice in Wonderland," "The Jungle Book," "Dumbo," "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast" and many others. Now that Dwayne Johnson is promoting "Furious 7," he hosted "Saturday Night Live," where he took part in a parody trailer for a live-action "Bambi" movie, which has less in common with the animated film and a lot more in common with "Furious 7." In the trailer, Johnson stars as Bambi, Vin Diesel (Tran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline. Watch the trailer below. Video: »
Bill Condon has been building quite the ensemble for Disney’s new live-action Beauty And The Beast and he’s just upped the movie’s theatre cred by one. Tony winner Audra McDonald has joined the cast to play living wardrobe Garderobe. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are aboard as the titular pair, starring in the story of a young, literary-minded young woman (Watson) who agrees to take her father’s place imprisoned in a castle, where she’s romanced by a cursed prince turned into a beast (Stevens).Our heroine ultimately chooses the hairy creature over her jealous suitor, Gaston (Luke Evans). He, in turn, deals with the rejection somewhat awkwardly, gathering henchman Le Fou (Josh Gad) and a mob of townspeople to hunt down and try to kill the creature. Garderobe is one of the people turned into enchanted objects who initially help Watson’s Belle adjust to life in the castle. »
Disney movies, while delightful nuggets of our childhood, are not known for their progressive attitudes toward women. Based upon classic fairy and folk tales, most created at a time when women were barely even a thing, Disney didn’t really help us out by giving us strong female leads, dependent upon no one and able to live her own life. But now in a brave, new, post-Frozen, post-Brave world, let’s look back on some of the lessons the older movies taught us…and hope they don’t teach anyone these lessons again.
The best thing you can wish for is a makeover and a dude’s attention.
Cinderella was trapped in an abusive home (with three female abusers, no less) and she gets the magical fairy-ordained chance of a lifetime to get something better…and her fairy godmother gives her a dress and a ride to a party? How »
- Courtney Enlow
The cast of Disney’s live action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” has just found its Garderobe! The fanciful armoire will be played by Audra McDonald! McDonald is a Tony-award winning actress known for her various roles on television and Broadway. One of her best known roles is as Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s “Private Practice.” She also developed new young fans when she portrayed Mr. Warbucks’ secretary Grace Ferrell in Disney’s TV movie adaptation of “Annie.” She also was a part of NBC’s first live musical event, “The Sound of Music: Live” as the Mother Abbess. She will also be seen soon as Billie Holiday in HBO’s “Lady Day.” [ Read More ]
Talent is currently being sought for tours of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Future replacements are currently being cast for both international and domestic tours of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Professional pay will be provided and auditions will be held April 6 in NYC. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Beauty and the Beast” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »
This should test your suspension of disbelief watching The Little Mermaid.
(And no, we’re not just talking about the mermaids and talking fish of it all.)
“After 26 years, today I stumbled on a plot hole...that will haunt me for the rest of my days,” Mary Falls of Washington D.C. posted on Facebook. “This changes everything. And it's not the plausibility of human-merperson relations. Though yet to be proven by science, everyone knows those are the best kind of relationships.”
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Basically, Mary argues the movie should have been over in five seconds:
“Ariel could have saved herself a lot of trouble if she had just learned to read and write,” Mary says. “She could just scrawl an explanation of her situation for Prince Eric like, ‘Hey Blue Eyes, I saved your life and then you fell in love with my voice, which I could »
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