Last night, The Walt Disney Company performed a show of strength unlike anything we’ve seen outside of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con by unleashing details and plans for new entries in several of its biggest franchises, including properties from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation. Since a number of movies received slight schedule adjustments, here is a comprehensive look at the confirmed release dates for a ton of film and streaming projects that fans are excited to see. Read More »
Both Moana and The Princess and the Frog are getting their own Disney+ shows. The Moana series will arrive in 2023 and is described as a “long-form musical comedy,” while the Princess and the Frog show is called Tiana, and will serve as a sequel to the 2009 movie. That show will drop on Disney+ in 2022. Both new shows were announced during Disney’s big Investor Day presentation.
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At least this one time, criticisms of whitewashing in a major Hollywood movie will have a happy ending.
When Ralph Breaks the Internet debuted its first footage to eager fans at last year’s D23 Expo, all the buzz surrounding the Wreck-It Ralph sequel was about the scene in which Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) stumbles upon the room housing all of the Disney princesses, voiced by most of the original voice actors. The rest of us finally got a peek at this scene in this year’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailers, but excitement over the cameos soon turned to anger when fans noticed that Disney’s only black princess, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), was considerably lighter than when she had appeared in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. But before that controversy could break the internet, Disney moved quickly to change the Ralph Breaks the Internet princess scene.
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