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Aladdin and Moana Co-Director John Musker Retires from Disney

A legend has retired from Disney. Even if you don't know his name, John Musker surely had a hand in making some of your favorite classic Disney movies. He co-directed Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and, more recently, Moana, among other notable works for the Mouse House. However, after more than 40 years with the company, he's decided to retire. But he's arguably going out on top, at least as far as his work with Disney is concerned.

News of John Musker's retirement from Disney spread on social media following a party that was thrown in his honor. Many of those who attended the paryt, that also worked with him over the years, took to social media to share their thoughts on the man who is undoubtedly a big part of Disney history. Hyrum Osmond, who worked with Musker on Moana, had this to say on Twitter.

"Wishing a very happy retirement
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Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Gets Lego Ninjago Director

Charlie Bean, who is best known for directing The Lego Ninjago Movie, has officially signed on to helm Disney's live-action/CGI remake of Lady and the Tramp. The project is a priority for Disney to be made exclusively for their new streaming platform in 2019. It has been reported that the Disney streaming service expects to release four to six movies a year along with other original TV projects, including the new Star Wars series that Jon Favreau recently officially signed on to make.

Lady and the Tramp was released in 1955 and it includes some of Disney's most iconic animation in their history. The story of a Cocker Spaniel named Lady who finds herself on the mean streets after her owners have a new baby and then learns to live in the gutter with Tramp, who saves her from a pack. Included in that iconic imagery is the famous shared spaghetti scene,
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Disney’s Live-Action Lady and the Tramp Remake Gets a Director

Charlie Bean is set to direct a live-action/CGI hybrid remake of Lady and the Tramp for Disney’s streaming service. Disney is not slowing down their plan to bring beloved animated movies to life once again. While we’ve already seen movies like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, they’ve also lined up The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, and others to hit the big screen over the next couple of years alone. However, their interest in such remakes won’t stop there.
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Disney’s Christopher Robin Poster Arrives; First Trailer Tomorrow

Disney has released the poster for Finding Neverland director Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin a day ahead of the release of the film’s first teaser trailer. On the heels of Disney’s successful live-action updates of some of their classic animated features (Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast) and preceding even more of them (Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan) comes Christopher Robin, which is more of a reimagining of A.A. Milne’s iconic Winnie the Pooh characters than a strict remake.
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Live-Action Aladdin Features 2 New Songs By Greatest Showman Duo

Disney and Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin will feature two new songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Academy Award-winning songwriters behind The Greatest Showman and La La Land. Walt Disney Studios has had a great deal of success in recent years with their live-action adaptations of feature films from their animated classics catalogue, including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. As a result, the studio has a number of upcoming adaptations in the works, such as Aladdin, Mulan, The Lion King – and plenty more.
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Biopic About Computer Scientist Grace Hopper in the Works

Hopper: James S. Davis/U.S. Naval Historical Center Online Library Photograph

Another unsung heroine is set to receive some long overdue recognition. Computer scientist and Navy admiral Grace Hopper is getting the biopic treatment. Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin — co-writers behind Disney’s upcoming live-action “Mulan” — are penning the script for the film. The project is a collaboration between Middleton Media and Google, Deadline reports.

Based on the 2009 book “Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age,” the pic will explore how the American “laid the foundation for the development of our technology-dominated world. Her critical and significant, yet overlooked, achievements include solving The Manhattan Project’s final calculations in WWII, developing the first software compiler, and creating Cobol, the ubiquitous computer language still used in 60 percent of today’s organizations.”

A director hasn’t been announced.

Hopper was born in 1906 and died in 1992. The trailblazing coder was
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Disney's Live-Action Mulan Pushed Back to 2020

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Disney made another adjustment to their movie release schedule!  After moving up Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War by a week, the studio giant has decided to delay one of their most anticipated live-action films, Mulan.

When Disney decided to make a live-action reboot of the animated classic, Mulan, they gave the film an ambitious release date of November 2, 2018.  Now, that date is being moved, after the studio spent more than a year trying to find the actress to play the titular character.  They winded up selecting Liu Yifie, or Crystal Liu, after auditioning over 1,000 actresses all over the world.  However, that decision wasn't announced until last November, making it near impossible to produce and release a film of this caliber in a year's time.

Now, Disney has selected March 27, 2020 for the release date of Mulan, giving the studio more than enough time to do this story justice.

That wasn't the
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Disney Moves Up ‘Infinity War’ in New Film Slate

In a surprising move, Disney has announced that Avengers: Infinity War will be released a full week earlier than its original release date May 4. The highly-anticipated film will now hit theaters April 27, 2018. The move was announced earlier today with the announcement of new release dates for some more upcoming Disney films including some untitled Marvel films.

One of the untitled films have been moved from August 7, 2020 to July 31, 2020. The rest of the announced dates are May 7, 2021, July 30, 2021, November 5, 2021, February 18, 2022, May 6, 2022, and July 29, 2022.

One film being pushed back is the upcoming live-action film, Mulan. Mulan has been pushed from Nov. 2, 2018 to March 7, 2020. A pretty drastic move.

There’s no word on why the dates have been changed. Part of it could be that Disney wants to stay red-hot with the recent success of Black Panther. Or these changes can be a move made that has to do with the Disney/Fox
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Anna Kendrick Santa Claus Movie ‘Noelle’ to Debut on Disney Streaming Service

Anna Kendrick Santa Claus Movie ‘Noelle’ to Debut on Disney Streaming Service
Noelle,” a fantasy comedy with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, is expected to debut on Disney’s new streaming service. Disney officially pulled the title from its release calendar on Thursday, while unveiling a stream of untitled Marvel and Pixar movies, and moving its live-action version of “Mulan” back by more than a year. “Noelle,” previously titled “Nicole,” had initially been slated to debut in theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

Disney declined to comment and has been pretty tight-lipped about what its streaming service will look like, but those in the know expect the studio will make between four to five original movies a year. “Avengers” films and “Star Wars” installments typically carry budgets in the $200 million range, but these films will have price tags under $100 million. They will be more in the mid-budget range of films. “Noelle,” which has been described as a female Santa Claus movie, had been rumored to
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‘Mulan’ Live-Action Reboot Pushed Back to 2020

‘Mulan’ Live-Action Reboot Pushed Back to 2020
Disney’s live-action “Mulan” reboot is being pushed back by more than a year.

The studio shifted the release from Nov. 2, 2018, to March 27, 2020.

Directed by Niki Caro, the movie stars Chinese singer-actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu.

Disney also announced on Thursday that it had removed “Nicole,” Anna Kendrick’s female Santa Claus film previously dated for Nov. 8, 2019, from its schedule.

It had revealed earlier in the day that “Avengers: Infinity War” had moved up one week, from May 4 to April 27.

Other changes include an untitled Pixar Animation release slated for March, 13, 2020, moving up a week to March 6. An untitled Disney live-action pic set for April 3, 2020, shifted to May 29. An untitled Marvel movie slotted for August 7, 2020, moved to July 31.

Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver rewrote the spec for “Mulan” by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin. The English-language version of the original “Mulan
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Live-Action 'Mulan' Pushed Back More Than a Year to Spring 2020

Live-Action 'Mulan' Pushed Back More Than a Year to Spring 2020
Director Niki Caro's live-action Mulan is getting a new release date: March 27, 2020, Disney announced Thursday.

The movie was originally set to open in theaters Nov. 2, 2018, but it took more than a year to find the film's star, Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, after an extensive worldwide search that concluded with her hire last November. The studio has long been aware that it wouldn't meet the first release date.

A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for Disney's retelling of the classic 1998 animated musical hit Mulan.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Gets Pushed to 2020

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Disney’s live-action “Mulan,” previously dated for Nov. 2, 2018, has been pushed to March 27, 2020, Disney announced on Thursday. Niki Caro is directing the film, which stars Chinese actress Liu Yifei as the titular character. Jason Reed, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner producing, and Bill Kong is executive producing. Last year, a petition circulated which urged Disney to cast an Asian actress in the part of Mulan in its forthcoming live-action remake, and sought to prevent a “whitewashed” version of the iconic character. Also Read: 'Mulan' Fans Thank Disney for Not Whitewashing Live-Action Movie by Casting of Chinese Star Disney’s live-action version of the classic Disney...
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McDonald’s Was So Blown Away by ‘Rick and Morty’ Fan Response to Szechuan Sauce, They Had to Bring it Back Again

Even a company as massive as McDonald’s was not prepared for the rabid “Rick and Morty” fandom, which descended upon the fast food chain in droves the day it brought back Rick’s beloved Szechuan sauce. Apparently, demand for the now infamous dipping sauce was so overwhelming that McDonald’s is bringing it back again. The sauce was originally released 20 years ago as a tie-in for Disney’s “Mulan,” never to return until October 7 of last year. The fast food chain reissued the sauce for one day, following a season-long outcry from “Rick and Morty” fans who were inspired by a joke in the Season 3 premiere.

“We did not anticipate the overnight crowds, the cross-state travel and the amazing curiosity, passion and energy fans showed. Our super-limited batch, though well-intentioned, clearly wasn’t near enough to meet that demand,” McDonald’s said in a statement.

Starting February 26, McDonald’s will
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Rick & Morty: McDonald’s Bringing Back Szechuan Sauce In 2018

Rick & Morty fans after a taste of the main character’s obsession will have another chance, as McDonald’s has confirmed it is bringing back its Szechuan Sauce once more. The condiment was part of a gag in the season 3 premiere episode of Rick & Morty and ended up grabbing the attention of fans of the show, bringing the sauce into the public eye to such a degree that even The Simpsons made reference to it. Even though the sauce was originally released as part of a promotion for Mulan in 1998, there were calls for its return.
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Fund This: Uber Driver In A Pop Culture World Picks Up ‘Fictional Fares’

Project Name: Fictional Fares

Asking For: $54,750 through Seed & Spark

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $778

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 28

Description: The literary web series genre, which includes shows like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, and Carmilla, is full of sharp, digital-savvy adaptations of classic works. Over the past five years, it seems as if every book from your high school lit class has been made into a vlog, and the time is right for two creators with extensive experience in that genre to offer a refreshing take on it. Jenni Powell and Paula Rhodes have turned to the internet at large in hopes of funding a nine-episode web series titled Fictional Fares.

The star of Fictional Fares is James Brent Isaacs (Emma Approved, Social Medium), who will portray a rideshare driver in a world filled with pop culture characters. The series
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Zentropa Joins Forces With China’s Wd Pictures (Exclusive)

Rikke Ennis, the boss of leading Scandinavian banner TrustNordisk and an executive at Danish powerhouse Zentropa, has joined forces with Beijing Wd Pictures, a full-service film company, to co-produce films for Chinese and international audiences.

Zentropa China, the banner Ennis created in Dec. 2015, has formed a non-exclusive partnership with Bejing Wd Pictures, a fledgling film outfit launched three years ago by Leo Liu and Gao Qun, respectively the former president and executive vice president of ChinaVision Media Group, the company that was sold to Alibaba to become Alibaba Pictures.

Wd Pictures’s co-production credits include Steven Chow’s “Journey into the West,” “Skptrace” with Jacky Chan and Johnny Knoxville and “Saving Mr. Wu” starring Andy Lau. These three movies generated Rmb 1.4 billion, Rmb 850 million and Rmb 200 million at the box-office, respectively

Ennis said Bejing Wd Pictures, which specializes in co-producing Chinese remakes as well as TV drama series intended for the Chinese and international audiences, is the ideal
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Paddington's Paul King set for Disney's live action Pinocchio

Kayti Burt Feb 21, 2018

Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King is the man Disney wants to direct its live action take on Pinocchio...

A week after news broke that Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King is in talks to helm a Willy Wonka reboot, we find out he has another big movie potentially on his plate.

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According to Variety, Disney is in talks with King to direct its live-action version of Pinocchio, with Star Wars and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne reworking the script. It's sounding close to a done deal, too, which would suggest that Warner Bros may need to look elsewhere for its new Willy Wonka director. It also means the chances of King directing Paddington 3 are looking slim as well.

Pinocchio is one of many already-debuted or planned live-action adaptations of popular animated Disney films. In addition to the already-released Jungle Book,
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‘Paddington 2’s’ Paul King in Talks to Direct Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

‘Paddington 2’s’ Paul King in Talks to Direct Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
Following the critical acclaim of “Paddington 2,” Disney is in talks with director Paul King to helm its live-action “Pinocchio,” sources tell Variety.

Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are producing. Jack Thorne is rewriting the script.

The original animated classic follows the age-old tale about a living puppet, who with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

King has been on the industry’s radar after “Paddington 2,” which shattered Rotten Tomatoes records, becoming the site’s most-critically acclaimed pic of all time. Since the film’s opening, King also recently landed the directing job on Warner Bros.’ Willy Wonka origin movie.

The move would push forward yet another live-action reboot of a Disney classic. The studio’s feature film strategy has been working at the box office, as its live-action “Beauty and the Beast” film made $1.2 billion worldwide last year and “The Jungle Book” grossed $966.5 million
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Disney Strikes Major Chinese Streaming Deal with Alibaba’s Youku

Thousands of hours of Disney TV series and movies will be available in China after the Hollywood studio struck a major streaming deal with Alibaba's Svod service Youku. More than 1,000 episodes of Disney animated series will be made available, including DuckTales and My Friends Tigger & Pooh, while live-action movies including Pirates of the Caribbean as well as animated movies such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Frozen will also be included in the deal. Many of the…
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Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler on How ‘Black Panther’ Makes History

Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler on How ‘Black Panther’ Makes History
Chadwick Boseman struggled to catch his breath after he was cast as Black Panther. When he first tried on his spandex suit for 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” it felt too restricting. “It was suffocating,” recalls Boseman. “Literally, it closed off every possibility of air getting to you. I was in it, put the mask on. I said, ‘Hey, you got to get me out of this!’” By the time he headlined his own movie, as the first black Marvel superhero with his name on the poster, Boseman was more comfortable in his re-engineered costume. “I think it begins to feel like skin after a while,” says the 41-year-old actor. “But it takes time to get to that place.”

The same can be said for Disney’s long-awaited tentpole “Black Panther,” which opens in theaters on Feb. 16. For decades, actors, directors, producers and fans have wondered why Hollywood was so slow to bring black superheroes to the
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