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Beauty Or Beast: Is There Any Value In Disney’s Live-Action Remakes?

25 March 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The growing desire on the part of the House Of Mouse to wring every last remake opportunity from its entire back catalogue is something that sparks a number of debates about the evolution of cinema, and the part we play in that evolution as consumers. With 2015’s Cinderella having come and gone, and Beauty And The Beast now doing well at the box office, we’re currently staring down the barrel of at least a further 15 of these types of projects – featuring live-action re-imaginings of previously animated tales and characters. This being the case, it’s tempting to decry the dearth of new ideas and creations in Disney’s big screen output. But, while there is clearly merit to that argument, is there really no value to be found in these upcoming movies?

Disney’s developing slate of live-action re-imaginings is a mixture of remakes, sequels, and character-focused spinoffs – which »

- Sarah Myles

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Beauty and the Beast Lyricist Addressed His Struggle with AIDS with the Musical’s Songs

24 March 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s a whole new world.

Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon confirmed in the April issue of Attitude that Josh Gad’s take on LeFou in the live-action reboot is intended to be Disney’s first openly gay character.

Condon, who is gay himself, points to B&TB as a deeply personal work for Disney lyricist Howard Ashman — also a gay man — whose partnership with Alan Menken yielded some astounding work, including the Little Shop of Horrors musical (which Ashman directed) and songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.

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- Alex Heigl

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Alan Menken: A Life in Disney

21 March 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Beauty and the Beast shatters box office records worldwide, Sean Wilson looks back at the illustrious Disney career of its celebrated composer Alan Menken

Disney’s in-vogue trend of rebooting their animated classics shows no signs of abating, as their live-action take on 1991 masterpiece Beauty and the Beast waltzes onto screens. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles, it’s a movie that hews pretty closely to the template of the original (with one or two additional vignettes including a new Beast solo performance), and one critical aspect of its nostalgia is the return of composer Alan Menken.

A man synonymous with the Disney brand ever since the company’s renaissance back in 1989, Menken’s return to Beauty and the Beast territory is a key factor in the new movie’s success, the composer bolstering his original, enchanting score with reworked versions of classic tunes like »

- Sean Wilson

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Interview – Beauty and the Beast star Luke Evans

17 March 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amon Warmann chats with Beauty and the Beast star Luke Evans

While ‘Tale as Old as Time’ may be the most well-known song in Beauty and the Beast, the musical number for the Gaston is arguably even more beloved. Finding an actor who could not only do justice to that iconic song but also embody the villain’s worst qualities could’ve been tricky, but Luke Evans is perfectly cast as Belle’s would-be suitor.

In addition to detailing just how much rehearsal went into that standout musical number, the 15 year veteran also regaled us with anecdotes of ad-libbing with Josh Gad and having fun with his makeup artist while in character. Have a read below…

How does it feel when they ask you to be the asshole in a movie?

A very charismatic, charming asshole! Well by that point I had already auditioned twice so I was ready for »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Beauty and the Beast’: How Bill Condon Built Hollywood’s Most Expensive Musical

14 March 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Bill Condon knew that turning the 1991 animated musical classic “Beauty and the Beast” into a live-action musical would be a huge risk.

In many ways, Condon’s a perfect match for “Beauty and the Beast.” He’s one of the few directors who know how to deliver intimate, swoony romance, believable singing musical sequences, and  digitally enhanced visceral action. He wrote Rob Marshall’s Oscar-winning “Chicago,” wrote and directed “Gods and Monsters” (starring Oscar-nominated Ian McKellen) as well as the Oscar-winning musical “Dreamgirls,” and shepherded the last two “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” sequels to $1.52 billion worldwide.

Given the chance to make the biggest-budget movie of his career, he embraced what could be the most expensive Hollywood musical of all time. “Beauty and the Beast” clearly has The Condon Touch: two men in love with the same feisty heroine, digital wolves, magical creatures, Ian McKellen, swirling cameras, gorgeous production values, a rich orchestral score, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Beauty and the Beast’: How Bill Condon Built Hollywood’s Most Expensive Musical

14 March 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bill Condon knew that turning the 1991 animated musical classic “Beauty and the Beast” into a live-action musical would be a huge risk.

In many ways, Condon’s a perfect match for “Beauty and the Beast.” He’s one of the few directors who know how to deliver intimate, swoony romance, believable singing musical sequences, and  digitally enhanced visceral action. He wrote Rob Marshall’s Oscar-winning “Chicago,” wrote and directed “Gods and Monsters” (starring Oscar-nominated Ian McKellen) as well as the Oscar-winning musical “Dreamgirls,” and shepherded the last two “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” sequels to $1.52 billion worldwide.

Given the chance to make the biggest-budget movie of his career, he embraced what could be the most expensive Hollywood musical of all time. “Beauty and the Beast” clearly has The Condon Touch: two men in love with the same feisty heroine, digital wolves, magical creatures, Ian McKellen, swirling cameras, gorgeous production values, a rich orchestral score, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Beauty and the Beast’: Ian McKellen Jokes Disney Film is a ‘Gay Extravaganza’

13 March 2017 9:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ian McKellen poked fun at the controversy swirling around the inclusion of a gay character in “Beauty and the Beast” during the Disney film’s New York City premiere on Monday.

The Oscar-nommed actor noted that the film reunites him with Bill Condon, who previously directed him in “Gods & Monsters,” a sexually charged drama about homosexual filmmaker James Whale. Condon’s other films include “Dreamgirls” and two “Twilight” sequels.

As the cast took the stage, McKellen joked that “Beauty and the Beast” marks “another gay extravaganza” for Condon, which seemed to reference the blowback that the Disney film has faced over the sexual orientation of a supporting character played by Josh Gad.  The line got huge laughs and applause from the audience in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

Popular on Variety‘Beauty and the Beast’ Pulled From Release in Malaysia After ‘Gay Moment’ Is Cut

Gad thanked McKellen for »

- Brent Lang

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Beauty & The Beast: Alan Menken on honouring Howard Ashman

10 March 2017 5:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 15, 2017

Alan Menken on Howard Ashman, and honouring his work in the new Beauty & The Beast movie...

Alan Menken, in partnership with the late Howard Ashman, won two of his many Oscars for his work on 1991’s Disney classic, Beauty & The Beast. Yet come the new take on the film, that’s heading into cinemas next week, Menken was – bizarrely – not involved from day one.

Instead, after Bill Condon had been hired to direct the film, choreographer Anthony Van Lasst suggested to Menken that they meet up. “I flew down to Washington”, Menken told an assembled throng of reporters (including your lowly Den Of Geek correspondent(, “and I met Bill there”.

The meeting went well. “It was great. First of all his work was fantastic. I loved meeting him. Instantly I was struck by what a smart, thoughtful and directed kind of guy he is. On the basis »

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25 films all but guaranteed to cheer you up

9 March 2017 11:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joe Richards Mar 24, 2017

Need to find a bit of movie happiness? Here are 25 films that might just do the trick...

Let's face it, we could all probably do with a little bit of cheering up right about now. Times are scary and times are tough, so it's perfectly natural to look for some kind of reassurance that everything will indeed be all right in the end.

Film is perhaps one of the most powerful and effective tools in doing this. It can be a transportative experience, an escape from reality, and, most importantly, it can act as a reminder of all that is good in the world.

With that in mind, here’s a list of 25 movies that are almost-guaranteed to make you smile and restore your faith in humanity...

City Lights

In truth, any of Charlie Chaplin’s films are perfect for those times when you just need to smile. »

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Every Detail We Have About Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Movie

9 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Once we finally calmed down after hearing that Disney is in the process of rebooting Aladdin with a live-action film (à la the new Beauty and the Beast), we realized we have quite a few questions. Who can possibly fill Robin Williams's shoes? Will the musical numbers be just as magical? And how, exactly, are they going to handle the talking parrot? Related:This Crazy Fan Theory About Aladdin Is Actually 100% True The Story So far, not much is known about the new story. Although we're sure it'll follow the same basic plot of a young thief who meets a magical Genie who grants him three wishes, it's been described as "nontraditional" and "nonlinear," so at the very least we can expect the remake to take a few liberties with the 1992 animated classic. The Cast It looks like Disney is trying to avoid the accusations of whitewashing in which projects »

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Guy Ritchie’s Live Action ‘Aladdin’ Specifically Seeking ‘Middle Eastern’ Actors

9 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hot on the heels of unveiling a gay character in “Beauty and the Beast,” which is ruffling feathers in movie theaters from Alabama to Russia, Disney’s open casting call for Guy Ritchie’s live action “Aladdin” remake specifically states that the characters are Middle Eastern.

While the wording is a bit vague, the first line in the casting announcement states clearly: “These characters are Middle Eastern.”

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Review: Disney’s Animated Classic Gets A Needless Makeover

Hollywood’s penchant for casting white actors in non-white roles has prompted much criticism of late, with little change from the big studios. Whitewashing should have gone the way of the Vcr with Mickey Rooney in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” or Eli Wallach in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” but the missteps just keep coming with Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell,” and Tilda Swinton in “Doctor Strange. »

- Jude Dry

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Casting call for live-action Aladdin confirms no “white-washing” of lead roles; will begin production in July 2017

9 March 2017 4:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With all of the controversy surrounding Ghost in the Shell and an early draft of Mulan, a casting call put out by Disney reveals that their live-action adaptation of Aladdin will feature no “white-washing” of the lead roles.

The call asks for “Middle Eastern” actors between 18-25 who can sing and dance. The call also reveals the film begins production in July 2017, and will last until January 2018.

Check out the call below:

Alright kids, if you know someone who fits this, you better share this with them. Submit asap. Good luck my babies pic.twitter.com/PLP37ritcV

Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) March 9, 2017

See Also: Guy Ritchie to direct live-action Aladdin for Disney

The remake of the 1992 classic “will keep many of the musical elements of the original” and is described as “an ambitious and non-traditional take” on the material, which will incorporate director Guy Ritchie’s signature non-linear style. The »

- Luke Owen

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‘Moana’ Blu-ray: Why Disney Changed Its South Pacific Lead from Demigod to Anti-Princess

8 March 2017 1:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney Animation chief John Lasseter’s truth-in-research mandate has never been more evident than on the Oscar-nominated “Moana” (released this week on Blu-ray/DVD). The filmmakers’ sojourns to the South Pacific greatly influenced their Polynesian world and its characters, which is documented in the 30-minute “Voice of the Islands” bonus feature.

Indeed, the three weeks traveling between Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, and New Zealand was an ethnographic revelation in culture, art, beauty, and the spiritual connection with the land and ocean.

In fact, when the Disney team embarked on their research trips, Maui (the arrogant demigod voiced by Dwayne Johnson) was the protagonist. However, the focus immediately changed to Moana (voiced by Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho), the self-reliant, anti-princess, who resurrects her navigational heritage to save her world.

“The culture personifies nature and nature feels really alive once you are there,” director Ron Clements told IndieWire.

“The topography is a »

- Bill Desowitz

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Emma Watson and Tom Hanks’ ‘The Circle’ to Premiere at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

8 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The world premiere of James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and a starry reunion screening of the first two films in “The Godfather” trilogy are among the notable additions to the feature film slate at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2017 Feature Film Slate (Full List)

The Circle” will debut in a gala screening at Tribeca ahead of its April 28 release from Stx Entertainment. Based on the novel by Dave Eggers, the movie stars Watson (“Beauty and the Beast”) as a young woman hired at a giant Silicon Valley tech and social media company founded by a guru played by Hanks. John Boyega and Bill Paxton also are among the cast of the film co-written with Eggers by director Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour”).

The 2017 edition of Tribeca will close with a marathon screening of “The Godfather” and »

- Gordon Cox

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Interview – Beauty and the Beast composer Alan Menken

8 March 2017 3:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amon Warmann chats with Beauty and the Beast composer Alan Menken

There are few people more key to Disney’s animated success in the late 80’s and early 90’s than Alan Menken. The legendary composer – who has won a record 8 Oscars for his scores – returned for Beauty and the Beast’s live action adaptation with three new songs in tow, all of which are a perfect fit for the film and its characters.

When we sat down with Menken late last month we quizzed the musician on his process, the differences between working on Beauty and the Beast in the 90’s compared to now, and much more. Have a read below…

How do you manage to write the perfect musical number?

Well, I’m just the best composer! [laughs] No. It’s by asking myself a million questions before I go near the piano. What’s the vocabulary of this musical? »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

3 March 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Beauty and the Beast, 2017

Directed by Bill Condon

Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregorLuke Evans, Josh Gad, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Sonoya Mizuno, Hattie Morahan, Audra McDonald

Synopsis:

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

The live-action Disney adaptations are pushing full steam ahead, with titles like Mulan, Aladdin and more in development, but they’ve been pretty hit and miss so far. Some have been technical marvels that bring new life into an old story (The Jungle Book, Maleficent), while others have been bland and dull retreads of what has come before (Cinderella). Sadly for Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, it falls more into the boring Cinderella category than the fantastic Jungle Book.

But to start off with some positives, the set design is fabulous, grand and really impressive. »

- Luke Owen

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Beauty and the Beast review: Dir. Bill Condon (2017)

3 March 2017 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Beauty and the Beast review:  Disney follow on from their success on The Jungle Book with this revisit to their 1991 animated classic.

Beauty and the Beast review, Paul Heath, March 2017.

Beauty and the Beast review

The Walt Disney Company continue on their journey to adapt every single one of their animated films to live-action form with an attempt to repeat the success of a 1991 classic. So far on that journey, which will continue with Aladdin and The Lion King in the future, the Mouse House has had quite the success, particularly with their last effort, The Jungle Book, which was surprisingly good. It’s a shame that Beauty and the Beast fails to duplicate that accomplishment.

This, ahem, tale as old as time revolves around the central character of Belle (Emma Watson), a twenty-something outcast of a small French village who is the object of affection for local ruffian Gaston »

- Paul Heath

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LeFou Embraces Le Fey: Disney Goes Gay In ‘Beauty And The Beast’

1 March 2017 9:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fill in the blank: “No one’s ___ is incredibly thick like Gaston’s.”

The word you’re looking for is “neck.” The line occurs in a song called “Gaston,” the second big number in Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast,” the beloved animated musical from 1991, with music by Alan Menken. The highly anticipated live action remake will star Emma Watson (of “Harry Potter” fame) as book-toting princess Belle, and Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) as The Beast.

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Emma Watson Says Belle and Beast’s Relationship Isn’t Abusive

The song belongs to a character named LeFou, played here by Josh Gad (“Frozen”), who acts as macho man Gaston’s sidekick and hype man. LeFou continues: “You can ask any Tom, Dick or Stanley/ And they’ll tell you whose team they prefer to be on.” As LeFou continues to sing Gaston’s praises, he »

- Jude Dry

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This Crazy Fan Theory About Aladdin Is Actually 100% True

28 February 2017 9:10 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Everett Collection Disney's Aladdin became an instant classic after its release in 1992. While the story of the street urchin (and his pet monkey) stumbling upon an old lamp and being granted three wishes by a genie is pretty simple, we're still learning new things about the plot more than 20 years later. In a crazy fan theory that was recently proven to be true, the peddler at the beginning of the film, who sets the scene for the entire story when he talks about a lamp that's in his possession, actually plays a much bigger part. Despite never appearing on screen again, the peddler is actually the Genie after he's been set free. Want further proof? The two characters share a few of the same features - the curly beards and four fingers on their hands - and they are both voiced by Robin Williams. In 2015, Aladdin's codirectors, »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Moana Releases Two Bonus Clips

23 February 2017 12:02 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Disney’s Moana hit Digital HD this week and we have some special bonus clips to share with you.

Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.

Easter Eggs

Writing “We Know the Way”

Moana stars Auli‘i »

- ComicMix Staff

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