Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Disney’s live-action fairy tales fall into a couple of different categories. There are the remakes, like Cinderella and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, which might make a few changes to the story but mostly take their cues from the Disney animated classics that came before them. And then there are the reimaginings, like Maleficent, which put an entirely different spin on the familiar story by showing it through the eyes of an entirely different character.
The studio’s latest new fairy tale falls into the latter category, except that it strays even further than usual from the source material — it centers on a character who didn’t even exist in the original story. Disney has picked up Rose Red, which retcons an estranged sister into the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A new batch of posters inspired by Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pixar’s Inside Out have been revealed and they gone on sale today. If you’re an animation fan, an appreciator of pop culture art, and currently have some blank walls in your home that could use a little color, you should take note. These prints are limited editions, so they won’t last forever. Here’s what you need to know.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Clearly Disney isn’t going to rest until every animated character in its stable has undergone a live-action remake. Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella have already been updated, and re-adaptations of Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, and Pinocchio are already in the works.
As if all that weren’t enough, just last week Disney announced a Tinker Bell spinoff movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Which got us thinking — what other Disney supporting characters deserve a chance to step into the spotlight? Below are 10 Disney live-action spinoffs we’d love to see. Read More »
When Disney opens a new ride, it’s a big deal. It’s especially a big deal when the ride in question is a roller coaster based on one of Disney’s most famous and popular films. On Friday at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, the company held an opening dedication for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The ride has been under construction since 2011, and the public opening day is now announced for May 28.
Below, read more about the ride, see new photos, learn about the animatronics, watch the dedication ceremony and take a virtual ride via the magic of YouTube. Read More »
That’s a hashtag with 140 characters. Get it? There’s much more in this edition of Theme Park Bits. Below read about the following:
- Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage is coming to Disneyland.
- Check out a fan rendition of what a possible Star Wars overhaul to Disneyland would look like.
- An official teaser for Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille ride.
- Some new looks at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs roller coaster at Walt Disney World.
- Universal Studios building new theme parks in Asia.
- DreamWorks is planning a Shrek attraction in London.
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A theme park dedicated solely to Jackie Chan? It’s in the works. Read about that, and the following, in this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- The first images of the Ratatouille ride at Disneyland Paris have been revealed.
- Disney World’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had its first full test.
- The movie themed Italian theme park Cinecitta World is on scheduled to open next year.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
With both Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012’s rearview mirror, you’d think we could leave this particular fairy tale behind us for a little while. Instead, it turns out that even as Disney was hitting pause on its live-action feature The Order of the Seven, Disney TV was planning its own revisionist Snow White update, titled 7D, to air on Disney Junior in 2014.
So how exactly does this take on the fairy tale differ from all the other ones? Well, for starters, it seems to do away with the whole “Snow White” character entirely. Instead, the animated kid-oriented series will focus on the band of dwarfs, who also look completely different this time around. Get more details and check out the dwarfs’ cute new look after the jump.
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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 »