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Alan Menken Discusses ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Song & Bittersweet Nature Of Disney’s Live-Action Adaptations

On Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney’s follow-up to 2012’s Wreck It Ralph, Alan Menken enjoyed the privilege of being sought after for the legacy he’s built, and a singular musical quality only he could provide. As the eight-time Oscar winner notes, he has become a genre unto himself at this point. “It certainly beats a stick in the eye,” the legendary composer laughs. “It’s nice in that you know that your work is really valued.” The force behind such Disney animated classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin—alongside lyricist Howard Ashman, who passed away in 1991—Menken knows a thing or two about Disney princesses, and the songs through which they share their worlds. So, when Phil Johnston and Rich Moore set out on their sequel, with the need for a princess song that was both classical and hilariously subversive, they knew who to call.
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Don Cheadle is Coming For the Dragon in First Trailer For Seth Rogen's Showtime Series Black Monday

Seth Rogen has a new series coming out that he developed with Evan Goldberg and Don Cheadle for Showtime called Black Monday. We have the first wild trailer to share with you today in which Cheadle shares a dream he had about dragons.

The series is set in 1987 and it tells the true story behind what caused Black Monday, which is the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history. Here’s the synopsis:

Black Monday takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it… until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, and the glass ceiling.

The series was created by David Caspe (Happy
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The Ultimate 2019 Film Preview

2018 is fast approaching its cinematic conclusion, which means that attention is inevitably shifting to 2019. This year appeared to be the year of the musical with The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star is Born all raking in the cash. It was also a good year for Marvel as both Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity Wars triumphed. The year is not over yet, however, with Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns all releasing in time to take advantage of Christmas cinema-goers. But whilst 2018 might seem to have been a strong year for cinema, 2019 looks set to knock it out of the park. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our handy 2019 guide for all the proof you need.


The House of Mouse looks set to rule next year as the studio have an epic line-up, packed to bursting with fan favourite releases.
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Disney passes $7 billion at the global box office for 2018

After setting a record in 2016 by becoming the first studio to reach the $7 billion mark at the worldwide box office in a single year, Walt Disney Pictures has now matched that feat in 2018.

The Mouse House is responsible for four of the year’s top eight releases in Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion), Black Panther ($1.347 billion), Incredibles 2 (1.241 billion) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($622.7), while other big releases include Solo: A Star Wars Story ($392.9 million), Ralph Breaks the Internet ($261.2 million and counting) and Christopher Robin ($197.4 million).

2019 is also shaping up to be another huge – and potentially record-breaking – year for Disney, with its big releases including Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Artemis Fowl, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX.

And that’s without the Fox takeover!

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Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time

Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time
For the fourth time, and for the second year in a row, November calendar grosses topped $1 billion at the domestic box office. However, while this November's grosses topped last year's, 2018 ranks as the third highest grossing November ever with $1.044 billion in domestic grosses behind the back-to-back years of 2012 and 2013. Leading the charge was Universal and Illumination's The Grinch, which in turn helped the studio take the monthly crown for the third time this year as Universal's yearly grosses are now pacing ahead of last year's with over $1.6 billion. Universal's release of Illumination's The Grinch brought in $189.7 million over the course of the month, following its November 9 release, and has since delivered over $225 million at the domestic box office. The film currently ranks as the second highest grossing film based on a Dr. Seuss property behind 2000's release of the live-action adaptation of The Grinch starring Jim Carrey. That film's $260 million in domestic grosses,
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Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office for Second Time in 3 Years

Walt Disney Studios made box office history on Monday as its global box office total for 2018 hit $7 billion. It’s only the second time in industry history that a studio has reached that mark, with Disney previously reaching it in 2016.

The milestone comes a week before Disney’s final 2018 release, “Mary Poppins Returns,” is set to arrive in theaters after earning four Golden Globe nominations. When it opens on December 19, it will push Disney past the all-time annual domestic record of $3 billion that it set in 2016. The studio’s domestic total is currently at $2.94 billion.

Disney has set multiple box office records in 2018, including the largest opening weekend in box office history with “Avengers: Infinity War” with $257.7 billion. The Marvel crossover also became the first summer release to gross over $2 billion worldwide. Marvel Studios also gave Disney the record for the biggest pre-summer release ever with “Black Panther,” which became
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Turns Mothra, Rodan, and More Into Epic Spectacle — Watch

Studio fare in 2019 might be dominated by Disney blockbusters like “The Lion King,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but don’t underestimate the appeal of cinema’s most beloved monster. Godzilla is returning to the big screen in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty. The movie is the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ acclaimed 2014 “Godzilla,” which grossed over $520 million worldwide.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters” follows the efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters. The film finds Godzilla facing off against such iconic beasts as Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The blockbuster hopeful features a star-studded cast, including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins,
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Oscars 2019: Who Will Host Now? The 10 Most Likely Candidates — Including No Host At All

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If anyone doubts the insane pace of the news cycle in Hollywood these days, consider this: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences just announced that Kevin Hart would be hosting the 2019 Oscars this Tuesday, December 4 and just a little over 48 hours later he had withdrawn. The Academy now faces a dilemma: any potential host they reach out to could feel like they were a second choice or a “safe” choice.

But it doesn’t have to be that way: the IndieWire staff has given a lot of thought to who is most likely to step into Hart’s shoes, given their availability, the image they’ll project for the Academy, what corporate synergy they’ll represent for broadcaster ABC, and any previous statements they’ve given about their desire to host. Based on what we know right now, these are the most likely contenders.

10. Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani
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‘Aladdin’ Remake Will Feature At Least Two New Songs

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I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid! And filled with live-action remakes of Disney films. Like Aladdin, which will have the live-action treatment courtesy of director Guy Ritchie. One of the biggest complaints surrounding these live-action remakes is that they often take a shot-for-shot approach, leading some to question: what’s the point? When it […]

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New Songs For Disney’s Live Action ‘Aladdin’ Will Be ‘Empowering’ For Women

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Disney’s new live action adaptation of “Aladdin” isn’t entirely a whole new world. Actor Mena Massoud, who plays the titular character, teased that while the 2019 movie would offer plenty of classic “Aladdin” tune revivals, two new songs would also be added to the mix.

Talking to Marc Malkin at the GQ Men of the Year party, Massoud first described what it was like to work with Will Smith, who is playing a real life genie. “It was amazing. [Will’s] one of the most generous, grounded people in the industry,” Massoud says. “I’m just so lucky, megastar that he is.”

As for the new sounds that Disney is adding to the world of Agrabah, “We’ve got all the original music in there, plus a couple of new songs,” Massoud explains. “They’re really empowering. I gotta say one is very empowering for women, I think people are going to really,
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Original Beauty And The Beast Writer Wasn’t Thrilled With Live-Action Remake

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was one of the biggest movies of 2017, grabbing well over $1 billion at the box office and earning the Mouse House a couple of Oscar nominations to boot. Someone who’s not a fan of it, though, is the screenwriter of the original 1992 animated movie.

THR spoke with writer Linda Woolverton and she revealed that had issues with the remake as she felt it changed the story she’d set out in the first film in ways that didn’t make sense or betrayed the characters. She also was naturally disgruntled that she wasn’t invited back to work on the production.

“I wasn’t totally thrilled with The Beauty and the Beast remake because I didn’t think it was exactly true to the mythology of the storytelling. And I’m not happy that I don’t get to participate. Who would be?”

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Peter Bart: In The Calm Before The Merger Storm, It Is All Quiet On The Disney-Fox Front

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The 20th Century Fox lot these days is haunted by the sounds of silence. Disney’s annexation of the Fox empire is imminent but the rules of the game provide that no one on either side is allowed to talk about it. Not even the top executives, and not even to one another.

With Hollywood on the brink of historic change, it’s too bad Louis B. Mayer isn’t around to witness it. It was back in 1924 when Mayer summoned every star in town, even the President of the United States, to honor the opening of his heralded new MGM studio.

The pomp and ceremony was as bogus as it was grand. Mayer’s actual assets at that moment totaled a mere $100,000. And the “G” in Metro Goldwyn Mayer (Samuel Goldwyn) had already fled the venture. Alert to all this, President Calvin Coolidge bailed at the last moment. MGM’s biggest star,
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Will Grammys nominate ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ and other Oscar-friendly films?

Will Grammys nominate ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ and other Oscar-friendly films?
The Oscars and the Grammys have seen a great deal of overlap over the years, naturally in regard to original scores and songs. Some Oscar-winning songs have also earned the coveted Song of the Year prize at the Grammys, like “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic,” “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin.” Some films have even seen their soundtracks break through to Album of the Year, like “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” and winners “Saturday Night Fever” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” After a year of great music in film, we could see any of this year’s Oscar-bound movies double dip at the Grammys.

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The soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” has quickly become one of the top-selling albums of 2018, just like
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Is It 2019 Yet? Every Movie Trailer We Have For the Upcoming Year

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Is It 2019 Yet? Every Movie Trailer We Have For the Upcoming Year
There's no denying that 2018 has been an excellent year for movies. Thanks to films like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Halloween, Hollywood has kept us going back to the theater for more all year long. Now 2019 is right around the corner and movie fans can look forward to another crop of can't-miss films. The new year promises to bring the conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War, a live-action Aladdin, the arrival of Captain Marvel, and so much more. While the studios are being secretive about some of their biggest projects for the coming year - we're looking at you, Marvel - there are already so many fantastic 2019 trailers out. Check out our gallery to see them all, and keep your calendar handy, because 2019 is shaping up to be full of must-see titles.
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I, Tonya Director in Talks to Helm Disney's Cruella

Richard Jordan Dec 6, 2018

Craig Gillespie has been tapped up to direct a film about the 101 Dalmatians villain, starring Emma Stone.

Disney's focus on live-action updates of its animated classics continues apace, with the news that I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie is in talks with the studio to take over the reins on Cruella.

The film will focus on the villain of 1961's 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil, presumably in much the same way as the Sleeping Beauty-inspired Maleficent. Oscar-winner Emma Stone is set to take on the leading role as the fur-loving fashion queen who strikes fear into the heart of doggies everywhere.

This version is being pitched as an 80s-set origin story with punk-rock stylings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Risky? Sure. But since Glenn Close has already played de Vil in 1996's live-action 101 Dalmatians and its sequel (the imaginatively titled 102 Dalmatians), a radical new take
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Disney's Cruella Movie Targets I, Tonya Director Craig Gillespie

Disney's Cruella Movie Targets I, Tonya Director Craig Gillespie
Craig Gillespie, director of the Oscar-winning I, Tonya, is in negotiations to direct Cruella for Disney. The Mouse House has been developing quite a few live-action movies based on their animated classics in recent years and, in this case, they intend to focus on the villainous Cruella de Vil, who we were first introduced to in 101 Dalmatians back in 1961. This time around, they've tapped Emma Stone to star in the origin story, which has been in development for several years. But the project may have new life.

According to a new report, Craig Gillespie is in early negotiations to helm Cruella for Disney. He hasn't signed on the dotted line just yet, but this feels like a very good fit. Gillespie not only helmed a recent critical darling in I, Tonya, the Tonya Harding biopic that earned Margot Robbie a Best Actress Oscar nomination and Allison Janney a Best Supporting Actress win.
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Colin Farrell joins Guy Ritchie’s ‘Toff Guys’

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Guy Ritchie is rounding up quite a cast for his next feature ‘Toff Guys’. The newest name added to the impressive cast list comes in the form of WidowsColin Farrell.

Farrell joins Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong and Michelle Dockery on the cast.

Ritchie’s film will focus on the collision of old-money, European wealth and the modern marijuana industrial complex. It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. McConaughey will play the role of an ultimate “inside outsider”. Details for Beckinsale and Golding’s characters are yet to be revealed.

Also in news – New details arise on Kingsman future as Daniel Bruhl and Rhys Ifans join prequel

Ritchie alongside Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson have written the script on the film which is set to start filming in Autumn.
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Marvel May Reveal Avengers 4 Trailer Release Date Tomorrow

It feels like every day this past week has brought a fresh wave of predictions that the first Avengers 4 trailer is just hours away from dropping, but as much as Marvel Studios likes to play their cards close to their chest, there’s a good chance that the long-awaited teaser reveal won’t be coming to us out of the blue.

Though this past month has seen a continuous stream of theories on the most likely date that the preview will come our way, it’s currently looking like the first set of footage from the Avengers: Infinity War sequel is no more than a week away from release, with one prominent rumor being that the trailer is arriving this Monday. We’ll believe it when we see it, but if the hearsay actually has it right this time, then we could be getting some confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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Tom Hanks in talks to play Geppetto in Disney’s Pinocchio

Having secured a director in Paddington’s Paul King earlier this year, it looks like Disney may be about to make its first casting on the live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio, with Variety reporting that Tom Hanks is in talks to portray Geppetto, the puppeteer who creates Pinocchio and becomes his father figure.

Pinocchio is one of several remakes of the Disney animated back catalogue in development at the Mouse House, with next year set to bring us three in Tim Burton’s Dumbo (March 29th), Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin (May 24th) and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King (July 19th).

Hanks is currently shooting the untitled Fred Rogers movie and has the World War II film Greyhound (which he’s also written) set for release in March 2019, followed by Toy Story 4 in June 2019.

Disney’s Pinocchio is one of several big screen adaptations of Carlo Collodi
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Telly Leung Releases New Holiday Single 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' To Benefit Astep

Telly Leung, currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway, has announced the release a new digital single, an updated version of the holiday classic All I Want for Christmas Is You to benefit Astep Artists Striving to End Poverty from Yellow Sound Label today, Friday, November 30. The song, arranged by Lynne Shankel, is available on iTunes, and Amazon, as well as all streaming platforms.
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