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Disney’s Dumbo gets a new poster

A new poster has been released for Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animated classic Dumbo which gives us another look at the film’s incredibly cute title character.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Dumbo here

Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Dumbo is set for release on March 29th 2019 and features a cast that includes Colin
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Is the Latest Animated Disney Film to Get a Live-Action Remake

The bells of Notre Dame are ringing louder than ever.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is getting a live-action remake, People confirms.

The film will be produced by Mandeville Films and Frozen‘s Josh Gad. Alan Menken, who created the original score of the animated film, and Stephen Schwartz will compose the music while Tony-winning M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang is attached to write.

While no casting decisions have been made, the remake will pull from the animated film as well as the Victor Hugo novel that was first published in 1831.

The animated version of the film was released
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With Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Disney's live-action remake machine has reached the B-tier

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With Beauty And The Beast, The Jungle Book, and Cinderella already in the books and Aladdin, The Lion King, and Dumbo on the way, the options for Disney’s live-action remakes of old animated films are getting a little slim. That brings us to today’s news, which is that Disney is now in “early development” on a…
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Josh Gad, Composer Alan Menken, & More Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hunchback’ Remake

The Disney remake train is about to leave the terminal yet again. With no less than three separate live-action remakes scheduled for 2019, you would think that the Mouse House is going to eventually run out of animated classics to redo. Well, we’ve officially entered the late-’90s catalog, with the news that Disney is set to remake “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2019

Deadline is reporting that writer David Henry Hwang has been hired to pen the script for the upcoming live-action musical.

Continue reading Josh Gad, Composer Alan Menken, & More Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hunchback’ Remake at The Playlist.
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Disney's Hunchback Live-Action Musical Is Happening with Josh Gad

Disney has lined up another live-action adaptation of an animated classic as they are working on a new version of Hunchback of Notre Dame. Disney released an animated take on the classic Victor Hugo novel in 1996, which was a reasonably big hit at the time. Lately, the studio has been revisiting their animated library and re-adapting those stories for the modern generation. This time around, they've tapped Josh Gad to produce the movie and possibly to star.

According to a new report, playwright David Henry Hwang has been tapped to write the new adaptation, simply titled Hunchback, for Disney. Hwang's credits include Chinglish, Yellow Face, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad and M. Butterfly. Though Hwang isn't known for his Hollywood exploits, he is a Tony Award winner and has a very impressive resume. As for Josh Gad, his name has been reportedly floated for the lead role of Quasimodo,
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Omg: Disney Is Developing a Live-Action Remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Quasimodo is making a comeback! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is currently developing a live-action remake of the 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Drawing from both the original 1831 novel written by Victor Hugo and the classic Disney film, the studio has nabbed Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang to write the script. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz - who worked on the 1996 feature together and earned an Academy Award nomination for their score - are returning to handle the remake's musical score. Josh Gad, who has starred in a few Disney works, including Frozen and the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, is on board as a producer.

Since the remake is still in the very early stages of production, there's no word yet on any casting decisions. Considering Disney has several films slated for release in the upcoming year, including Aladdin, The Lion King and Dumbo,
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Omg: Disney Is Developing a Live-Action Remake of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame!

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Quasimodo is making a comeback! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is currently developing a live-action remake of the 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Drawing from both the original 1831 novel written by Victor Hugo and the classic Disney film, the studio has nabbed Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang to write the script. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz - who worked on the 1996 feature together and earned an Academy Award nomination for their score - are returning to handle the remake's musical score. Josh Gad, who has starred in a few Disney works, including Frozen and the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, is on board as a producer.

Since the remake is still in the very early stages of production, there's no word yet on any casting decisions. Considering Disney has several films slated for release in the upcoming year, including Aladdin, The Lion King and Dumbo, it's
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‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Live-Action Reboot in the Works at Disney

Disney is in early development on a live-action “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” movie, based on Disney’s animated film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel “Notre-Dame de Paris.”

Playwright David Henry Hwang is attached to write the script, with Mandeville Films and Josh Gad set to produce. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will pen the music.

“Hunchback” — the story of the bell-ringer at the Notre Dame Cathedral and his friendship with the gypsy Esmeralda — has been adapted multiple times into features, most notably the 1939 Charles Laughton and 1996 Disney animated versions. The animated movie, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, grossed $325 million worldwide.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame” follows Disney’s highly successful strategy of rebooting its animated titles into live-action films, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and the upcoming “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” and “Dumbo.”

Hwang won a Tony Award for “M. Butterfly,
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Regal Owner Cineworld Posts 7% Revenue Growth In 2018 Fueled By Strong U.S. Performance

Cineworld, the world’s second largest theater group, has released partial results for 2018 with highlights including revenue growth of 7.2% on a pro-forma basis and a record 308M cinema-goers.

According to the conglomerate, which last year completed its $3.6B acquisition of Regal Entertainment, admissions increased by 2.6% compared with the prior year. The firm put the growth down to a strong film slate in the U.S., refurbishments and the roll-out of premium formats. There were healthy rises in revenues for box office, concessions and screen advertising.

U.S. revenue grew by 8.6%, in part driven by a record year for the box office. Movies such as Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2 were among key drivers.

UK & Ireland revenue grew by 3% (-0.6% on a constant currency basis) with revenue growth impacted by the strength of the comparable film slate in 2017, particularly Star Wars. The highest grossing films for the year
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Is 2019 make or break for pop culture as we know it?

George Chrysostomou on whether 2019 is make or break for pop culture as we know it…

Now I know the title of this article is likely exaggerated – pop culture can probably never break. But it can change and audiences can get fatigued when the same content is given to them repeatedly. So, is 2019 is the make or break of pop culture as we know it?

This year, we are going to experience the height of franchise overload, especially in regards to Disney. A lot has been written recently about how many projects Disney is unleashing upon the world, but the picture is a lot bigger than just the House of Mouse. Across the year, we are going to see more big brand franchise films and TV shows than perhaps we are used to. Over-saturation of the market is a real risk here and there is already evidence showing how big an impact this can have.
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Disney's Pinocchio Live-Action Remake Director Quits

Disney's live-action Pinocchio has hit another production snag. Paul King signed on to direct the movie last year, but it has now been revealed that he has left the project entirely. In 2017, Sam Mendes was on board to direct, but he left months afterwards, which is when King came on in early 2018. Disney is continuing their new formula of remaking their animated classics and bringing them to the big screen, but Pinocchio is proving to be a bit harder to put together than the rest.

In a new interview, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey revealed that Paul King has left the live-action Pinocchio movie. The project has been in development since 2015 and has not seen much forward movement since then. However, it was recently revealed that Tom Hanks is in talks to play Geppetto, though that may not be the case any longer. McGarvey had this to say.

"The director basically pulled out of the film,
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Why Original Lion King Team Is Getting Shafted on Disney's Remake

Not everybody is thrilled with the upcoming Disney live-action remakes. Storyboard artists who worked on Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King will not be receiving credit for the work that they put into shaping the original iconic animated films. While most Disney fans were excited to see the first trailer for Jon Favreau's take on The Lion King, many couldn't help notice that it was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the original movie. Since then, the studio has come forward and insists that the live-action adaptation will not be an exact remake of the original.

Storyboard artist Jorgen Klubien worked on The original Lion King in 1994 and created a key scene, which gave him a story credit. However, that story credit may not be put forward with the upcoming remake, due to some old union contracts from the late 1930s that are still in place today. Klubien asks, "How
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Lindsay Lohan Is Still Down To Play Ariel In The Little Mermaid Remake

Disney’s recent trend of remaking their most cherished animated works is showing no sign of slowing down, and with Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall set to reimagine The Little Mermaid, a few actresses have been all too happy to throw their hat in the ring for the lead role of Ariel.

Among the first to express an interest was Lindsay Lohan, who took to Instagram back in 2017 to declare that she “will sing again” as the mermaid princess. And in a recent interview with variety, the Mean Girls star suggested that her enthusiasm for the gig hasn’t flagged, explaining that she’s a longtime fan of the 1989 original.

The Little Mermaid is my favorite movie since I was a kid,” Lohan said. “Whenever I put that move on, it makes me happy. I’m like, ‘Everybody, stop. Watch this movie.’”

When asked if Disney had reached out to her about the project,
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Looking Back at the 5 Most Iconic Horror Films of 1999

Twenty years on, E.J. Moreno looks at the five most iconic horror films of 1999…

The horror genre twenty years ago is a much different beast than it is now. Not regarding quality, as there are good and bad films in any year, but the way the studios handle the genre and how viewers digest the movies. Two of the films featured in this article are in the top grossing films of 1999, where not a single horror film made it into the top ten highest grossing of 2018. Even with numbers like that, horror was in a rough spot with audiences; this is post-Scream where slashers are over, and the genre is barely pumping out original pieces. Now you have arthouse horrors like Suspiria or Hereditary, a new Blumhouse film or three, and the next James Wan ghost film. There’s something fresh for everyone, but sadly 1999 didn’t have a vast selection of offerings.
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Excuse Me While I Stare at These Enchanting Dumbo Character Posters For the Rest of the Day

Disney is on a tear of remaking a ton of our favorite classics, from 2017's Beauty and the Beast to the upcoming revivals of Aladdin and The Lion King. But perhaps cutest among them is Dumbo, the tale of a baby elephant with ears so big, he can fly. While I can totally understand why some diehard fans wouldn't want the classics to be remade at all, there's no denying that Tim Burton's take on the story looks pretty freakin' cute.

The cast includes Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, and Eva Green, all of whom got the character poster treatment on Friday alongside the film's titular, magical elephant. Check out the enchanting posters ahead before the movie's release on March 29!

Related: Hooray! These Are the Release Dates For All 13 Disney Movies Coming Out in 2019
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Check Out These Brand New Movie Posters For Disney’s ‘Dumbo’

Coming to cinemas later this year is Disney’s latest live-action movie Dumbo. Tim Burton directs the big-screen redo, due in cinemas this coming March, and to promote the release, the studio has released a bunch of new movie posters featuring the characters from the film.

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From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture,
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Danny DeVito cast in Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji sequel

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As if Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji reboot couldn’t get any better, the follow up to the international hit film has now added comedy veteran Danny DeVito to its cast.

DeVito will join returning cast members, Johnson, Karen Gillian and Kevin Hart as well as the recently announced Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Awkwafina. Jake Kasdan will also be returning to helm the sequel.

In a statement, Johnson commented “The magic of ‘Jumanji’ is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone”

Also in the news – Florence Pugh struggles with life in the Us in new trailer for ‘Fighting With My Family

At this moment in time, plot details are being kept top secret and guarded by the enormous guns of Johnson. After all, you
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New Character Posters Released for Tim Burton's Dumbo

Thanks to EW, we have a series of new character posters for Tim Burton’s Dumbo for you to check out. Those posters include Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Michael Keaton as V. A. Vandevere, Eva Green as Colette Marchant, and Danny DeVito's circus owner Max Medici.

Each of the posters comes along with some details and insight into the characters that were provided by EW and the actors who play them.

I’m pretty excited about this movie and hope that Burton delivers another fantastical and entertaining adventure with it!

Born at the struggling Medici Bros. circus, sweet newborn baby Dumbo is initially a disappointment to the circus owner due to his unusually big ears but once he shows that he can fly, he becomes a hit. The baby elephant is put through a heart-breaking journey as he’s separated from his mother, leaving him afraid and alone
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Golden Globes 2019: Thandie Newton Is 'Waiting to Pounce' to Defend Daughter, Who Stars in Dumbo

Golden Globes 2019: Thandie Newton Is 'Waiting to Pounce' to Defend Daughter, Who Stars in Dumbo
Thandie Newton is in full support of her daughter’s film career, but she’s waiting in the wings to throw down should the need arise.

Speaking with Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Golden Globes, the actress — who’s up for best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie for her role as host Maeve in Westworld — discussed 14-year-old Nico Parker’s first film role, in the upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo.

“She’s definitely taking her own path but yeah, she’s acting,” said Newton, 46, when Seacrest noted Nico was following in her mom’s footsteps. “She was 12 when she made Dumbo,
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2018 marks record year at the box office, with Disney way out in front

Now that the dust has settled on 2018, ComScore is reporting that the movie industry enjoyed a record year at the box office over the past twelve months with a $41.7 billion worldwide haul – almost a fifth of which ended up in Disney’s coffers.

Globally, Disney’s releases pulled in $7.33 billion in total in 2018, the second-highest in history for a studio after the Mouse House’s own record haul of $7.61 billion in 2016. Domestically, it also set a new studio record, earning $3.09 billion for a 26% market share of North America’s $11.9 billion (another all-time high).

Disney has distributed three of the top five highest-grossing movies of 2018 in Avengers: Infinity War ($2.049 billion), Black Panther ($1.243 billion) and Incredibles 2 ($1.243 billion); the only other studio to reach the billion dollar mark was Universal with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.309 billion).

In North America, Universal landed in second place with $1.96 billion, followed by Warner Bros. on $1.93 billion,
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