It’s a tale as old as time that Disney can’t get enough of rebooting its wildly popular properties on the screen and on the stage. Disney Theatrical is developing a revival of the Broadway musical that kicked off the 25-year era of the stageplay subsidiary of the House of Mouse: Beauty and the Beast. The new Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical will be a retelling of the classic story but with some key changes that brings this age-old tale to an all-new audience.
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Easily one of the most memorable scenes from Ralph Breaks the Internet (and the entirety of movies in 2018) is when the little candy racer Vanellope von Schweetz meets a whole bunch of Disney’s most famous princesses. And now you (and your kids) can recreate the scene at home thanks to a huge new doll set featuring all of the Disney princesses in their casual wear from the movie. Check out the amazing Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney princess doll set below. Read More »
It’s been way too cold outside to do anything. That’s why it’s good to have a rotating library of titles from Netflix to help occupy the extra time you’re spending on the couch. However, with March right around the corner, you might want to go out of your way to watch a few TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in the near future, including one of the most influential high school movies ever made, one of Disney’s live-action remakes, and the best paranormal exterminators ever. Get the full rundown on TV shows and movies leaving Netflix next month
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You know that feeling when you’re lounging around, watching the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast, and thinking to yourself, “Man, I wish I could be inside that ballroom while Belle and the Beast bust a move on that slick-ass dance floor”? Of course you do – it’s a common feeling for all of us. At Tokyo Disneyland, you’ll soon be able to experience it for real.
Take a look at some early footage from the new Beauty and the Beast ride, which will be the first ever ride-through attraction based on the 1991 movie. Read More »
Though you may not know Howard Ashman by name, you’re undoubtedly familiar with his work as one of the lyricists behind the original songs for Disney’s animated classics Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Unfortunately, Ashman passed away far too young at 40 after a battle with AIDS. But his legacy will live through the Disney movies he left his stamp on, and a new documentary wants to make sure everyone remembers him.
Simply titled Howard, the film hails from Beauty and the Beast producer Don Hahn and explores the life and career of the lyricist and playwright. A new clip has debuted to show how he worked behind the scenes during recording sessions at Disney during production on Beauty and the Beast. That means we get to see rare behind the scenes footage of Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury singing the tune “Be Our Guest” as Lumiere and Mrs. Potts respectively. Read More »
Box office reports are easy to parse through, but what about the overall net profit of a movie? And when you factor in production and marketing costs, what do the lists of highest-grossing movies really look like?
According to the new reports about the 2017 most profitable movies, not too different than what you’d expect.
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Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit last year, but it didn’t satisfy all the fans out there. Some were particularly disappointed with the obviously enhanced vocal work of Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson when singing as the charming, sharp, bookworm villager Belle. But they might be more satisfied with the latest casting of Belle in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast live concert production coming to The Hollywood Bowl this spring.
Following previous live concert renditions of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Beauty and the Beast live concert features an all-star cast that will be led by (500) Days of Summer and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. And if that wasn’t intriguing enough, the rest of the cast features an interesting assembly of talent as well. Read More »
The last time women lead the highest-performing movies at the box office, Elizabeth Taylor slinked around an eastern Mississippi estate in a skin-tight white négligée. But 59 years later, women rule the box office again.
The three top-performing films of 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, and Wonder Woman, were all headlined by female leads, the first time this has happened in cinematic history since 1958. It’s been a long time coming, but I can now proudly proclaim: Who run the world? Girls.
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The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.
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In a tale as old as time, an awards hopeful is returning to theaters for a limited run just in time for awards season.
Bill Condon‘s lush remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast is getting a theatrical re-release in Los Angeles and New York City in the first week of December. It’s unsurprising considering the movie’s status as the highest-grossing movie of 2017, and the 1992 animated version’s own Academy Awards history. In a crowded Oscars race like this year’s, Beauty and the Beast won’t likely score a Best Picture nomination – but hey, at least those costumes look pretty.
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