Mulan

With Beauty and the Beast just around the corner, Disney’s getting down to business on their next live-action remake. Mulan has just locked down a director in Niki Caro, who just recently worked with the studio on McFarland, USA. In addition, they’ve set Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) to serve as executive producer.  Read More »

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Cool Stuff is your geeky holiday shopping guild published all year round. In today’s edition, we bring you an all screenprint edition of Cool Stuff. We have Mike Mitchell Star Wars portrait prints featuring Princess Leia and Wicket the Ewok, a Mulan poster by artist Craig Drake and a couple screen prints celebrating some great arthouse releases: a Force Majeure screenprint, a Swiss Army Man limited edition screenprint by Mark Englert. All this and more, hit the jump to dive in.

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Hulu Disney Movies Deal - The Mighty Ducks

If you’re a Hulu subscriber, get ready to ring in the new year with a bunch of movies from Walt Disney Studios.

The House of Mouse has just signed a new mutli-year deal with Hulu that gives the streaming service the exclusive subscription streaming rights to a bunch of movies from Disney’s library. This includes animated favorites such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Tarzan, Pocahontas and Lilo & Stitch, as well as live-action movies from Disney’s Touchstone Pictures banner such as Gone in 60 Seconds, Pearl Harbor, Con-Air and more.

Find out more about the new Hulu Disney movies deal after the jump. Read More »

mulan

Sony Pictures has hired Game of Thrones director Alex Graves to direct its live-action adaptation of Mulan based on the Chinese legend of a young female warrior who takes her sick father’s place in the Chinese Imperial Army. This news comes a week after hearing that both Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures were courting Asian filmmakers for their competing Mulan movies. Hit the jump to learn more about Sony’s Mulan director.
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mulan director

With a 2018 release date already on the calendar, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan is out to find a director. But not just any director. A new report indicates the studio would “ideally” like to hire an Asian filmmaker for the job. In fact, they’ve already approached Ang Lee, although he has since turned them down. Meanwhile, the competition is on a similar mission: Sony also has a Mulan picture in the works, and is also looking to find an Asian director to take the reins. Read More »

Mulan release date

Disney’s made a lot of money producing live-action remakes of their own animated classics, with recent hits like MaleficentCinderella, and The Jungle Book. Now the studio has just set a date for one more film in that vein. Mulan will be marching into theaters in 2018, 20 years after Disney’s animated version hit theaters. Casting for a Chinese actress to play the lead will get underway shortly.  Read More »

Disney sequel spin-off chart

If you’ve been paying attention to movie news over the past year, then you’re probably aware that Disney has been digging around in their vault for inspiration by giving some of their animated classics the live-action treatment with revisionist takes on the same story, or spin-offs following other characters from the movie.

Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies.

It’s a lot to keep track of, but thankfully, a helpful new chart has surfaced online to help Disney fans keep track of all the sequels, spin-offs and remakes from the past and the future, and there’s even some interesting information to be gleaned from the chart as well. Check out the Disney sequel spin-off chart after the jump! Read More »

mulan live-action remake

Following in the dainty footsteps of Cinderella and Belle, Mulan will be the next Disney princess to undergo a live-action makeover. The legendary Chinese warrior made her Disney debut in a 1998 animated feature. Get all the details on the Mulan live-action movie after the jump.

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Aladdin's Genie and Sebastian

Even casual Disney fans have likely noticed that the studio’s various animated features often contain subtle nods at each other. Rapunzel from Tangled has Disney fairy tale books in her collection, Nani from Lilo & Stitch has a Mulan poster, et cetera. But what if these aren’t mere sight gags from playful animators. What if, instead, they’re hard evidence that all of these movies take place in the same universe?

In an homage of sorts to Jon Negroni’s The Pixar Theory, Josh Butler posits that 30 of Disney’s animated features share a world. His thesis requires some suspension of disbelief — for one thing, it involves a lot of magic and time travel — but it’s fun to think about nonetheless. Hit the jump to see how Butler’s theory shakes out.

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Sucker Punch hits next week, and I still have no idea what to expect from the film. But despite the fact that I’m not a particularly big fan of Disney’s princess characters, seeing them inserted into the trailer for Sucker Punch somehow makes a certain sense. Watch the edit after the jump. Read More »