The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, see what visual effects artists think of the work done on the Harry Potter film franchise over the years. Plus, watch a nearly hour-long Q&A hangout session with the cast of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. And finally, take a look behind the scenes at the reimagined Snow White’s Enchanted Wish attraction at Disneyland Read More »
When California’s Disneyland theme park eventually reopens, guests will be treated to a newly revamped version of a classic attraction. The park’s only ride-through princess attraction, which was formerly known as Snow White’s Scary Adventures, now has a new name: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. According to the Disney Parks blog, the overhaul uses “state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system” to bring Snow White’s “happily ever after” to life.
Get a first look at the updated attraction below.
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Because studios can’t always be shelling out money for intellectual property that they hope to turn into the next blockbuster franchise, Universal Pictures opted for the public domain fairytale of Snow White to turn into a gritty fantasy film series by way of Snow White and the Huntsman. But try as Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth might, all we got was a movie that was nowhere near being the fairest of them all. Watch the Snow White and the Huntsman Honest Trailer below to really dig into the movie. Read More »
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first feature length animated film from Walt Disney Animation. The movie inspired one of the earliest attractions in the Fantasyland section of Disneyland in California. But when Fantasyland was updated in 1983, the ride was given a complete overhaul with new technology, a new facade, and even a new name. Now the ride is getting another new update to coincide with its 65th anniversary at Disneyland. Read More »
Marc Webb may be the director of the next live-action Disney remake that will sweep audiences (and box offices) off their feet. The director of The Amazing Spider-Man films and (500) Days of Summer has been tapped by Disney to remake the 1937 classic animated film Snow White, the studio’s very first animated feature that kicked off a century-long legacy.
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One of the most highly anticipated moments in Ralph Breaks the Internet is the scene where the Disney princesses of the House of Mouse meet the modern gamer girl, Vanellope (Sarah Silverman). More than just a glorified cameo, the scene brings back the majority of the original voice actresses and shows our favorite princesses in a new light.
But what do the princesses get up to when they’re not wielding glass slippers as weapons? Apparently, they love to lounge about in casual wear just like us. And we have been blessed with a first look at the brand new outfits that the princesses wear in their downtime.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Angie Han
This month, Beauty and the Beast joins Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book on the list of Disney animated features that have undergone live-action makeovers. And over the next few years, that list is only going to grow. It seems like every week brings a major update on yet another Disney fairy tale, and the studio’s already got several dates set aside for these projects through 2019. Let’s take a look at all the Disney live-action remakes in development right now. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
For their next live-action remake, Disney is digging way down deep into their vaults, all the way to their very first animated feature. That’s right, a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie is now in development. Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) is in talks to write the script and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) are attached to write new music. Read More »
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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 »
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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