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Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Bambi’ Remake with ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Chaos Walking’ Writers

For their next attempt at transforming animated classics into live-action films, Disney will be setting its sights on Bambi. The studio has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) to write the screenplay for the film. Depth of Field, the production banner behind the popular indie ...

Robert Zemeckis Boards Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ as Director, Co-Writer

Disney is full steam ahead with live action remakes of their animated classics, and another major director has boarded one of the many projects in development. Deadline is reporting that Robert Zemeckis, director of Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, has signed on to direct and co-write Disney's Pinocchio. Zemeckis will partner with Chris ...

Disney Officially Drops “Fox” Name, Rebrands 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures

In an unsurprising move, Disney has officially wiped itself clean of the "Fox" name, rebranding the studios it purchased in its monumental acquisition of 21st Century's Fox's Film and TV assets. Variety is reporting that the house of mouse has changed 20th Century Fox film studio to 20th Century Studios, while Fox Searchlight Pictures will become ...

A ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Fan Experience Pop-Up Exhibit is Coming to Toronto

Toronto Star Wars fans, get ready for your journey to a galaxy far, far away! To celebrate the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga, Disney Canada is inviting fans to take part in six custom and unique rooms that have been inspired by 40 years of the Star Wars universe.  Get a first look at ...

Disney Becomes First Studio in History to Reach $10 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

It's become second nature for Disney to break box office records, but today's achievement is unlike anything previously seen before. The house of mouse has become the first studio in history to pass $10 billion at the global box office. Its latest hit, Frozen 2, helped the studio pass the marker, as it now stands ...

‘The Maze Runner’ Director Wes Ball Developing New ‘Planet of the Apes’ Movie

After much speculation, the Planet of the Apes series is alive and well at its new Disney home. According to THR, Disney has tapped The Maze Runner director Wes Ball to develop a new Apes film. The move makes Apes one of the first historically storied Fox titles to get the redevelopment treatment since Disney’s acquisition of ...

Adam Lamberg Will Reprise his Role as Gordo in Disney Plus’ Upcoming ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival

Gordo is back! In a press release, Disney announced that Adam Lamberg will return as David "Gordo" Gordon for the upcoming Lizzie McGuire series, set to premiere on Disney+. Lamberg originated the role of Gordo, Lizzie's best friend, whose intelligence, creativity and wry observations about middle school life made him a bit of an outcast – except to his ...

‘Frozen 2’ Film Review

To start off this review I must make an honest admission of guilt:  I had not seen Disney’s 2013 smash hit, Frozen, until just a few days ago.  Being assigned to review the second film at an advanced screening and press preview event hosted by Walt Disney Studios Canada, I thought it necessary to take ...

Disney+ Launches with 10 Million Signups + 3 Million Mobile App Downloads

Disney stepped up to the plate, and exceeded expectations. Today, Disney announced that it's recently unveiled streaming service, Disney+, has reached over 10 million subscribers after its first day of operations. The company announced the news in a brief press release, which you can see below: "Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt ...

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Advanced Review

Let’s go back in time, January 20, 2006. Disney is premiering the highly anticipated movie High School Musical, and to say five-year-old me lost her mind watching this movie is slight understatement. I lived and breathed these movies as a child – and the two others that would premier in the following years. So when ...

Disney Developing ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot with ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Craig Mazin

The Pirates of the Caribbean are ready to set sail once again. Disney is developing a Pirates reboot, and has tapped veteran Pirates writer Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin to pen the script. The news, which comes from THR, states that Disney is hoping to breathe new life into the franchise, especially after the last ...

Marvel Television Head Jeph Loeb to Exit Company

Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, is reportedly on his way out of the company. Sources say that the prolific comic creator and TV producer has been working on a transition plan to exit the company and is expected to formally announce his departure by Thanksgiving. Insiders say that Loeb's exit has been in the ...

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