Live-action ‘Winnie the Pooh’ announced, gets writer

No, this isn't an extended April Fool's Day joke. I wish it was. Deadline reported early this morning that Winnie the Pooh is set to be the next live-action feature film from Disney. Alex Ross Perry, writer-director for Listen Up Philip, is set to pen the script based on A. A. Milnes's classic. UGH. I … Continue reading Live-action ‘Winnie the Pooh’ announced, gets writer

‘Mulan’ to get live-action treatment: Too far?

When reports surfaced late yesterday that Disney's 1998 Mulan would become the next live-action film after Beauty and the Beast, I instantly felt conflicted. http://media.comicbook.com/uploads1/2015/03/disney-villain-analysis-mulan-129399.jpeg I lacked the words to eloquently articulate the confusion, anxieties and frustrations I had upon reading the announcement. I've now found the word: Dishonor.  Dishonor on your whole family. Dishonor … Continue reading ‘Mulan’ to get live-action treatment: Too far?

‘Beauty and the Beast’ adds Mrs. Potts, LeFou and Maurice

It's not one lump, it's two three for Disney casting news! Emma Thompson will join the live-action Beauty and the Beast as Ms. Potts; Kevin Kline will play Belle's father Maurice; and Josh Gad announced via Twitter he'll join in as Gaston's henchman, Lefou. Talk about a busy day for Disney fans! The release date … Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’ adds Mrs. Potts, LeFou and Maurice

‘Cinderella’ enchants on opening day; ‘Frozen Fever’ warms the heart

No need to run from the palace here; Cinderella is a real treat. The incomparable Lily James (Downton Abbey's Lady Rose) steals the show as the titular princess, but she is surrounded by excellent company. Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) plays off James's light yet genuine Cinderella as an equally charming and surprisingly developed Prince … Continue reading ‘Cinderella’ enchants on opening day; ‘Frozen Fever’ warms the heart