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Bridget Jones's Diary, Ocean's Eleven and High School Musical Leaving Netflix in May 2018

Bid farewell to some of your Netflix favorites.  Netflix just announced its slate of May 2018 arrivals and exits and we're willing to bet some of your streaming staples didn't make the cut this month. If you were planning on revisiting Disney's early 2000s franchises like The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical and Camp Rock, speed up your binge-watching because they're all heading out by May 2.  Meanwhile, some of your go-to silver screen hits like GoodFellasThe Hurt Locker and Ocean's Eleven are taking a bow on Netflix come next month.  Sadly, Bridget Jones is also walking out of our lives. All together now: Don't wanna be all by...
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The Lodges’ Thomas Doherty and Sarah Jeffrey to reprise their roles for Disney’s Descendants 3

With the third installment of Disney’s Descendents about to commence filming, it has been revealed that Thomas Doherty and Sarah Jeffrey will back to reprise their roles in the feature.

The highly-anticipated third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains will see Jeffrey return as the Beautiful and prim Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).

Related: Descendants 2 Interviews with Thomas Doherty, Booboo Stewart and Kenny Ortega.

Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair will reprise their roles as Harry and Gil, members of Uma’s pirate crew, joining Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben and China Anne McClain as Uma.

Directed by Emmy® and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, Descendants 3 is written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon who, with Kenny Ortega and Wendy Japhet,
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10 Knockoffs Of Popular Kids Shows From Around The World

We all have our favorite cartoon that could never get replaced by any other. Kids shows sometimes get so popular, many creators want to take the inspiration. But sometimes, that inspiration isn’t very creative and it ends up being almost the same thing as the actual show. Today, we’re discussing rip offs from shows like “Gilmore Girls,” “Pokémon,” “Adventure Time,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “High School Musical,” “Gravity Falls,” “Star Wars,” “Digimon,” “Power Rangers,” and even “Tom and Jerry.” These shows have one thing in common. They all inspired some pretty similar knockoffs from around the world! Just wait until you see how a popular Russian cartoon faced critique when the audience realized it actually copied one of the most beloved Disney cartoons ever! These are the 10 knockoffs of popular kids shows from around the world!
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High School Musical meets The Walking Dead with Disney’s Zombies

Disney Channel has announced the upcoming DVD release of its latest original movie, as High School Musical meets The Walking Dead with Disney’s Zombies!

Disney’s Zombies is a music- and dance-filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader — the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren’t so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what
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10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew

10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew
"Blane? His name is Blane? That's a major appliance that's not a name!" Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, the late Harry Dean Stanton, a script from John Hughes and those killer songs by Omd and Psychedelic Furs? It's Pretty in Pink, one of the greatest teen dramadies of all time. Here, we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pretty in Pink.

The other Andie.

John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.

The other Blane.

Charlie Sheen
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Gender-swapped High Fidelity TV series in development for Disney’s streaming service

According to Deadline, Disney is developing a TV series adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity, which was previously brought to the big screen in 2000 with John Cusack starring.

The site reports that the new take comes from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty) and is described as “a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials.”

The series will reportedly feature a female lead, who talks straight to the camera as she chronicles past relationships. It is intended as a family friendly series, with a PG-13 tone.

Disney has a number of projects in development for its streaming service, including live-action Star Wars and Marvel series, along with Monsters Inc. and High School Musical shows. The service is expected to launch in 2019, bringing together thousands of hours of Disney films and television library content and original programming.
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10 Hidden Messages In Disney Songs

Everyone has a favorite Disney movie and a favorite Disney song. Whether it’s songs from “Tangled,” “Into the Woods,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Descendants,” or even “High School Musical.” There are catchy upbeat songs that manage to stay in our heads all day. But the best thing about popular Disney songs is that they come with plenty of subliminal messages and metaphors you might never realize. Even “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast” come with hidden messages in songs! You were probably singing this from the top of your lungs, but do you know the metaphors these Disney songs have? These are the 10 hidden messages in Disney songs!
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The Real Story Behind Disney’s Zombies

There’s been a lot of talk about Disney’s new movie “Zombies,” which seems to draw plenty of inspiration from movies like “Descendants” and “High School Musical.” Along with musical numbers, it features plenty of dancing, as well as intruiging characters such as zombies, cheerleaders, athletes, and more. The story talks about following your heart and stepping out of societal norms. It encourages people to love whoever they want, no matter what others think. But there seems to be a controversy around the actual origin of Disney’s “Zombies.” Is Seabrook a real place? Should we be worried about nuclear power plants? Is the story completely fictatious or is it based on real events? All that and more will be answered in our video!
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‘Exorcist’ Star Hannah Kasulka, Corbin Bleu Hit Slopes for Survival Thriller ‘Stranded’

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‘Exorcist’ Star Hannah Kasulka, Corbin Bleu Hit Slopes for Survival Thriller ‘Stranded’
Hannah Kasulka, star of Fox TV’s “The Exorcist,” and “High School Musical” alum Corbin Bleu will star in an indie thriller from the creative mind behind “Furious 7,” TheWrap has learned. “Stranded,” currently shooting in Canada under Gearshift Films, follows a college freshmen devoted to her studies (Kasulka) who joins a weekend snowboarding trip with friends. Freezing temperatures and car trouble puts the group in turmoil, testing relationships and igniting a witch hunt among them. “Degrassi: The Next Generation” actor Craig Arnold joins Kasulka and Bleu in the cast. Jordan Barker (“Torment”) is directing from a script by Christopher Borrelli, based on a...
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‘Eighth Grade’ Trailer: Growing Up Is Scary & Weird In Bo Burnham’s Sweet Comedy

Multi-hyphenate comedian Bo Burnham is an interesting phenomenon, as someone who’s probably pretty rich but still a relative unknown to the general public. Starting out as a YouTube comedian in 2006 where he performed music, sang, rapped, and meshed it all with his comedic sensibilities, he seemed on the verge of a mainstream breakthrough for some time (his YouTube videos have apparently 214 million views as of 2017). He’s released several comedy albums for Comedy Central Records, had his own short-lived MTV show and in 2008, Judd Apatow was convinced enough of his own talents that he signed a deal with Universal to write and possibly star in an anti-“High School Musical”-esque comedy.
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Zac Efron May Not Have Sang in 'High School Musical' but He Did Belt out a Note for 'The Greatest Showman'

Get'cha head in the game! Troy Bolton was good at two things during his reign as the superstar athlete in High School Musical — basketball and singing. Yet, Zac Efron, who is known for playing the role of Troy, didn't actually sing in the first High School Musical movie. Basically, he just lip-synced to another singer's voice and the world took it as his own. Zac has since owned up to the fact that it was a singer by the name of Drew Seeley whose voice HSM fanatics fell in love with and not his. In an old interview, he explained that he had to actually "fight" to get his vocals on the second and third movies' soundtracks. "In the first movie, after everything was recorded, my voice was not on them. I was not really given an explanation. It just kind of happened that way. Unfortunately, it put me in an awkward position.
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Music From ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ Spurs Movie Soundtrack Renaissance

Music From ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ Spurs Movie Soundtrack Renaissance
If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit for Disney which launched the career of Zac Efron, was the only soundtrack to make Nielsen’s top 15 soundtrack sellers of all-time. How fitting that the dry spell should end with the glacier that was 2013’s “Frozen.”

In short order during the twenty-tens, music from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7,” “Justice League,” the “Fifty Shades” franchise, and “La La Land” ascended the charts, not to mention cast recordings of such Broadway hits as “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “The Book of Mormon.” Further proof of a soundtrack renaissance: the unwavering reign of “Black Panther,
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The Lion King’s Jon Favreau Will Write And Produce A Live-Action Star Wars Series For Disney

Looks like Jon Favreau’s Solo cameo (Rio Durant?) is merely the entry point to Lucasfilm’s wider Star Wars universe, as The Lion King filmmaker has officially signed on to executive produce and write the first live-action TV series set within that galaxy far, far away.

Per Lucasfilm, Favreau’s nascent project will premiere on Disney’s direct-to-consumer platform when it goes live in 2019, which will also feature TV spinoffs of Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical.

When it comes to Jon Favreau’s Star Wars project, in particular, details are naturally scarce. However, as Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy says in the following statement, Favreau is no stranger to that far-away galaxy, having lent his voice to The Clone Wars all those years ago.

I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform. Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent,
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Disney is Rebooting The Muppets Again For Their Streaming Service

Disney Studios is adding a new series to their streaming service. According to THR, they plan on once again trying to reboot The Muppets. 

Disney acquired The Muppets Studio in 2004 and they tried to revive it with a prime time ABC comedy with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang in 2016. That show was canceled after one season. 

Will the series be able to find success on their exclusive streaming service? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Disney is currently on the hunt for a writer to take on the new Muppet series. I wonder what they'll try to do with these characters this time. 

The streaming service will also include Star Wars and Marvel series and it may also include a reboot of High School Musical, The Mighty Ducks, and a Monsters Inc. series. The report also says:

The Disney brand extension is
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TVLine Items: Muppets Rebooted Again, New Doctor Who Logo and More

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy may be getting another stab at TV fame through Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service.

A Muppets reboot is said to be in the works at Disney, per THR.com. This comes almost two years after ABC cancelled the mockumentary-style The Muppets reboot in 2016 after just one season. Disney is currently looking for writers for the show.

The unnamed streaming service, which will also launch with a live-action Star Wars and a High School Musical series, is expected to arrive in late 2019.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* BBC America has
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Disney Announces ‘Descendants 3’ for 2019

Disney Announces ‘Descendants 3’ for 2019
Disney announced plans to release “Descendants 3” in the summer of 2019.

The news was announced by Dove Cameron, who plays Mal in “Descendants,” in a special piece of programming that aired during Disney Channel’s “Zombies” on Friday. In the piece, Cameron alluded to a new villain (Mal’s father) entering the story.

“By adding a modern twist to Disney’s most treasured heritage properties, the world of ‘Descendants’ has become an instant classic. We’re thrilled that the creative team that conceived and launched this global phenomenon is back to dive deeper into these characters and the imaginative world from which they come,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement.

Along with Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, China Anne McClain, and Cameron Boyce will reprise their roles in the third film. Writers and producers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” will
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Details on Disney’s new streaming service and its original content, The Defenders shows remaining at Netflix

Last August it was announced that Disney will soon be launching its own dedicated streaming service, which will become the exclusive home for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm feature film content, as well as its program library from The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney Xd.

As noted in the initial announcement, it will also feature original content in the form of movies and TV shows, with a later press release confirming that this will include Marvel and Star Wars live-action shows, a High School Musical series and an animated Monsters, Inc. spinoff.

Well, Deadline now has some more details on the service, reporting that it is set to launch in the fall of 2019 – presumably once Disney’s current distribution deal with Netflix ends. It will begin as a U.S. only service before gradually expanding overseas and will not include any R-rated content, which will instead be placed on Hulu.
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Disney Streaming Service Faq: Will Marvel Heroes Leave Netflix? Multiple Star Wars Series? And More Answers

We are a long ways away from the launch of Disney’s streaming service, which will ostensibly compete with Netflix, Hulu (in which Disney will have a majority stake), Amazon and whatever juggernaut Apple is slowly but surely assembling. And tet details on the new offering are starting to trickle in.

In the wake of Disney CEO Bog Iger’s Feb. 6 earnings call, and folding in other tidbits from recent months, this is what we know so far about the as-yet-unnamed streaming service.

When Will Disney’S Streaming Service Launch?

Anywhere from “fall 2019” to “late 2019.”

How Much Will It Cost?
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Disney’s Streaming Service To Launch With ‘Star Wars’ & ‘Monsters Inc’ Series, Netflix Will Keep Their Marvel Shows

Earlier this week, Disney‘s Bob Iger made it very clear that the mouse house’s developing streaming service was going to lean brand heavy, though not necessarily content heavy. “[Disney] will not necessarily go in the volume direction that Netflix has gone,” he explained. “That’s not to suggest that we’re going to be low. But when you go to market with ‘Star Wars,’ Marvel, Disney … Using well-known IP — we’re making series based on ‘Monsters,’ ‘High School Musical,’ ‘Star Wars’ — will give us the ability to probably spend less than if we’d come to market without these brands.”

Well, they’re following that plan exactly as Deadline has unveiled some of the details about the first wave of titles that will be available when DisFlix (or whatever its called) launches in 2019.
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Zac Efron Kills It as Ted Bundy in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ First Look (Photo)

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Zac Efron Kills It as Ted Bundy in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ First Look (Photo)
Zac Efron’s teen heartthrob days are well and truly behind him as the actor embraces the sinister new role of Ted Bundy. The former “High School Musical” star posted the first image from his upcoming crime biopic, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” on Instagram on Wednesday — and his resemblance to the infamous serial killer is uncanny. “Meet Ted,” Efron captioned the scenes photo. Meet Ted. #behindthescenes ???? A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:41am Pst Also Read: Lily Collins to Play Ted Bundy's Girlfriend in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”...
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