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Moana Releases Two Bonus Clips

1 hour ago | 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.

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Maleficent 2 to Be Angelina Jolie's Next Movie?

22 February 2017 12:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Angelina Jolie was at one point, not that long ago, one of the most sought-after and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. On Disney's Maleficent, she was able to command a massive $20 million payday as well as some backend, which is no small feat. She has since turned her attention toward smaller projects and directing, but it looks like her next big role could be a return as the iconic Disney villain in Maleficent 2.

The Hollywood Reporter recently ran a pretty in-depth feature on Angelina Jolie and where her career is headed. According to the report, she currently has a few acting projects in the works after spending a few years mostly behind the camera. Her only acting gigs of late were in By The Sea and Kung Fu Panda 3. Per THR, she is now looking to get back in the game with a pair of large-scale projects currently in development at Universal, »

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Fantasia, and the marketing that made it a $500m VHS release

21 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017

Fantasia, for all its merits, isn't many people's favourite Disney film. But in the early 90s, it became the biggest selling VHS ever...

I don’t think I’m going out on much of a limb to suggest that we all have a favourite Disney animated movie. Mine is Beauty & The Beast, for an abundance of reasons, not least that it caught me off guard and I wasn’t really expecting the utter treat I got. Yours is likely different.

But also, for all its merits, there are few people, I’d suggest, who list Fantasia as their top choice. Sure, I believe lots of people admire it, and there are segments of the film that remain cherished: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence is an obvious standout. It’s also bold, ambitious and full of beautiful work. Yet how many watch it on a loop? Furthermore, how »

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Live-Action 'The Lion King'

21 February 2017 7:40 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Last September, we were excited to hear that Disney had brought Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) on board to direct a new live-action reimagining of The Lion King. The original 1994 animated movie has become a beloved classic, following young Simba (voiced as an adult by Matthew Broderick) as he comes of age under the shadow of his benevolent father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and his wicked uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons). Now Favreau has announced the first two actors cast and they are significant....

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WWE’s The New Day lobbying for The Lion King roles

21 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During last night’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, The New Day cut a promo on their way to the ring where Xavier Woods mentioned that alongside the trio hosting WrestleMania 33 and a gaming event at SXSW, they are also sharpening their voice acting skills to hopefully land roles playing the hyenas in director Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Xavier also went a step further, noting that they are serious about wanting the roles.

Now, not to say that definitively it would work, but there is a strong chance it could considering that their wrestling act is built on the camaraderie and dynamic chemistry the athletes share both in the ring and on the microphone. It’s a crazy enough idea that actually might be brilliant. Their interactions together on WWE television actually capture a silliness that could easily translate to those wacky hyenas.

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New Beauty And The Beast Clip Is All About Belle

20 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looks like her time spent in Bella boot camp has paid dividends, as Emma Watson simply lights up the screen in this all-new clip for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Performing a modernized version of “Belle,” Watson’s lead can be seen interacting with Maurice and other townsfolk on her way to the market. Perhaps one of the lesser-known facets of Bill Condon’s live-action reboot is that Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer who drew praise (and two Oscar wins!) for his celebrated work on the 1991 original, is back to score Beauty and the Beast, and up above you’ll get but a taste of what to expect come March 17th. Indeed, today’s snippet launched online to commemorate the film’s press tour getting underway in Paris, signalling that Condon’s live-action fairytale is now finally on the homestretch.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Official Trailer Reaction

20 February 2017 1:07 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Oh, boy. How many times can we get a King Arthur story? That seems to be the eternal question we’re plagued with answering. Just when many of us think we’ve had enough, Hollywood feels the need to shovel more into the heap. That is pretty much where I stand with this film. It doesn’t look bad — the visuals look pretty solid, and we’re almost certainly to get a series of awesome action sequences. However, the story itself is so old and well-worn that it’s really difficult to get excited about.

This brings us to the ultimate question surrounding Guy Ritchie's film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Do we need it? What is this movie offering that we haven’t already gotten in the past? There are a couple surface elements. In this version of the story, Arthur is a boy who is robbed »

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Live-Action 'The Lion King'

20 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Last September, we were excited to hear that Disney had brought Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) on board to direct a new live-action reimagining of The Lion King. The original 1994 animated movie has become a beloved classic, following young Simba (voiced as an adult by Matthew Broderick) as he comes of age under the shadow of his benevolent father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and his wicked uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons). Now Favreau has announced the first two actors cast and they are significant. I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017 Glover is about the same age as Broderick when the original was released and has a similar timber to his voice. Like Broderick, Glover is more than capable of...

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Disney legends cast in The Lion King & Mary Poppins Returns

20 February 2017 3:52 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Over the weekend, Disney made a couple of important cast announcements for both of their hotly anticipated offerings, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Disney had already created a buzz with the announcement of these two remakes which has now skyrocketed for these re-imagined childhood favourites. The stakes are high for Disney, so only the best acting talents will do.

In the case you have been living under a rock of late, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will be taking the helm of the all new live-action reimaging from Disney, The Lion King. After the huge success of The Oscar-nominated The Jungle Book last year which saw critics and audiences salivating over the Favreau’s visually stunning production it was a complete no-brainer that he should be leading the pack.

Related: Jon Favreau on The Jungle Book

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The Lion King casting, first look at Ego the Living Planet, Stephen King shared universe, the fate of Jar Jar Binks – Weekend News Roundup

19 February 2017 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rounding up the big news stories from the weekend…

Lando Calrissian And Darth Vader Join The Lion King

Director Jon Favreau has revealed the first casting for his upcoming remake of the animated Disney classic The Lion King, with Donald Glover set to voice Simba and James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original as Mufasa. It marks the latest high profile role for Glover, who is currently shooting Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie. Read more here.

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The Lion King remake starts recruiting its voice cast

19 February 2017 10:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 20, 2017

Jon Favreau’s new take on The Lion King is bringing in Donald Glover and James Earl Jones

In the first sign that Disney’s new take on The Lion King is motoring forward since it was originally announced, director Jon Favreau has taken to his Twitter feed to start announcing the cast for the new movie.

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Favreau will be using the same techniques he employed to bring The Jungle Book back to the big screen last year for The Lion King, and that means performance capture and a broad range of voice talent. In this case, Donald Glover is to take on the role of Simba this time around, taking on the part from Matthew Broderick. Meanwhile, Simba’s father, Mufasa, is set to »

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Donald Glover and James Earl Jones join the cast of The Lion King

19 February 2017 9:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Donald Glover and James Earl Jones will star in the forthcoming live-action version of The Lion King for director Jon Favreau. The news was announced this weekend via Favreau’s popular Twitter account.

Glover will play the character of the young Simba in the film, while Jones will assume the role of Mufasa. The legendary actor, who is also the voice of Darth Vader, famously voiced the character in the 1994 original.

Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

There are still some big characters to cast in the planned film, which Disney will release following the successes of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the forthcoming Beauty and the Beast, which hits next month? Will they cast Jereemy Irons as Scar? Who will play Timon and Pumbaa? »

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The Lion King Gets an Old Mufasa and a New Simba

18 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Donald Glover will voice Simba while James Earl Jones will once again talk for Mufasa in director Jon Favreau’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. Jon Favreau shared The Lion King casting of Simba on Twitter with the following post: I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, […]

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First Cast Members Announced For Jon Favreau’s The Lion King

18 February 2017 5:14 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Disney are going full steam ahead with the live action remakes of their classic cartoons, and while we wait to see what the new Beauty and the Beast has in store for us, plans are already being made for John Favreau’s new take on another modern classic, The Lion King. After helming the delightful Jungle Book remake, Favreau returning to the world of CGI talking animals is something everyone is ready for, especially if his cast follows suit with these first two announcements. Taking to Twitter revealed that Donald Glover will be lending his voice to the project as Simba, and that one of the original cast members will be returning with James Earl Jones once voicing Mufasa. Because if it ain’t broke, why the hell would you fix it. I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February »

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I Just Can't Wait to be Link

18 February 2017 10:28 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

/Film Donald Glover will be the voice of Simba and James Earl Jones the voice of Mufasa in the forthcoming remake of The Lion King... I notice it's being lumped in with all the other Disney 'live action remakes of animated pictures' in articles but this one is not live action, but CG and mo-cap like The Jungle Book

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The Lion King: James Earl Jones Reprises Role As Mufasa, Donald Glover To Voice Simba.

18 February 2017 9:31 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Donald Glover seems to be a real golden boy right now. The star has certainly had quite the ascent into stardom since his days as a TV writer. From there, he went on to star in the comedy series Community — which gained a rabid, loyal fanbase over the course of its run — and between his increasingly dramatic roles and side gig as rapper Childish Gambino, he seems to be doing well for himself. Not too long ago, it was officially announced that he would be taking on the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spinoff movie. But now, it sounds like that won’t be the only Disney flick he’ll be commandeering in the near future.

Thanks to a recent tweet from Jon Favreau, director of Disney’s upcoming “live-action” Lion King movie, we now know that Glover will be providing the voice for Simba in the movie. »

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Donald Glover Will Play Simba In ‘The Lion King’. James Earl Jones Returns As Mufasa

18 February 2017 7:39 AM, PST | Fortress of Solitude - Movie News | See recent Fortress of Solitude - Movie News news »

Jon Favreau recently took to Twitter to announce that Donald Glover will play Simba and that James Earl Jones will return as Mufasa.

The post Donald Glover Will Play Simba In ‘The Lion King’. James Earl Jones Returns As Mufasa appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »

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Donald Glover and James Earl Jones join Disney’s The Lion King

18 February 2017 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has kicked off the casting on its upcoming remake of The Lion King, with director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) revealing on Twitter that Donald Glover is set to lend his voice to Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise the role of Mufasa from the original 1994 animated classic.

I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017

The Lion King marks another high profile role for Glover, who is currently shooting Lucasfilm’s as-yet-untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, where he is portraying Lando Calrissian. And of course Jones is a Star Wars veteran, having voiced Darth Vader in the Saga, a role he reprised for December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Lion King is being scripted by regular »

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Donald Glover Cast as Simba in Live-Action 'The Lion King' Remake

17 February 2017 7:47 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Donald Glover continues to score roles that bring cinematic icons into the 21st century as the Childish Gambino rapper will play Simba in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's The Lion King.

James Earl Jones will also reprise the role of Mufasa in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau.

Like Favreau's remake of the The Jungle Book, the film will utilize CGI technology and green screen to transform the beloved 1994 animated movie into a live-action movie.

In addition to voicing Simba, Glover has also been cast to »

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James Earl Jones Returns as Mufasa for The Lion King Remake; Donald Glover Cast as Simba

17 February 2017 6:49 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Exciting news comes late this evening in the form of some key casting news for Disney's upcoming live-action version of The Lion King, which will see James Earl Jones return to voice the iconic Mufasa. 

Disney's new Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters in just a few weeks, but they're already hard at work on their next animated to live-action film, The Lion King.  Late this evening, director Jon Favreau revealed two amazing casting choices for his upcoming adaptation.  

I mean, we normally don't work this late on a Friday evening but there was no way I could pass on getting this posted.  Not to mention I'm up with our new infant anyway...Regardless, this is some damn fine and exciting casting.  Donald Glover (who's set to play a young version of Lando in the currently filming Han Solo movie) has been cast to voice Simba, the primary character in the film. »

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