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Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Announced Right Before Dog Day

Why Disney, why? It might be a coincidence, it might not be, but it’s still cruel of Disney to release an image of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil two days before International Dog Day!

 

 

I get it, I understand, D23 Expo is most certainly one of the places to announce new content, and Disney was busy pumping out show after show, from She-Hulk to the High School Musical series, but did they have to announce this new live-action remake right before International Dog Day?

 

 

Maybe they did it because they knew someone would write an article about it.

 

Boo Boo the Fool

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With Disney pumping out live-action remake after live-action remake, you might be getting sick and terrible of them all, but this one might just be a little different.

 

Maleficent

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Following in the footsteps of Disney’s 2014 Maleficient―which starred Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty―in focusing on an origin story for one of the franchise’s villains. It was a good move, especially considering Maleficient is getting a sequel.

 

Glenn Close as Cruella

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The position is one that Disney has forced themselves into. Before this new wave of live action remakes, we had a live action remake of The Jungle Book in 1994 and a live action remake of 101 Dalmatians in 1996. Both received lukewarm reviews and had a small gross, enough to warren a live action sequel 102 Dalmatians (not related to the straight-to-video animated sequel 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure), but didn’t make enough to warrant a wave of live action remakes.

Of course, The Jungle Book was remade again in 2016, but both that version and the 1994 version strayed far enough from the original Disney movie, and both strayed incredibly greatly away from the Rudyard Kipling novel.

 

 

What what could you add to the original 101 Dalmatians movie? This is the position Disney finds themselves in, and thus they’ve decided on a prequel. It’ll be tough, given the original Dodie Smith novel doesn’t give us much in terms of backstory for Cruella.

 

Emma Stone

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Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone will be a young Cruella de Vil.

 

Emma Thompson

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Emma Thompson is in talks to play a new character called The Duchess

 

 

Details are scarce about the project, but maybe with this Maleficient-style prequel, we’ll get a nice Cruella de Vil who isn’t mean to puppies. It worked for Maleficent, where they convinced audiences around the globe that a person whose named literally means ‘evil’ wasn’t all that, so maybe they can convince us that a person with a name that sounds an awfully lot like ‘cruel’ isn’t all that bad.

Maybe then I can forgive them for announcing this news so close to International Dog Day.

 

 

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Our Wishes Have Been Granted! 14 Upcoming Live-Action Disney Movies

Great news, Disney fans! The company has had such great success with live-action films like, Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), and Beauty and the Beast (2017)that they’ve decided to turn tons of your favorite Disney classics into live-action productions. There are also some bonus ones in here too.

 

We’ve compiled a list of the live-action films that Disney has in the works in order of their expected release date. 

 

 

1. Christopher Robin (Expected release date: August 3, 2018) 

 

Christopher Robin

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This live-action movie will feature a grown-up, working class Christopher Robin, played by Ewan McGregor. Robin will encounter his old childhood friend Winnie the Pooh (voiced by the legendary Jim Cummings) and help Pooh find his lost friends.

 

2. Mulan (Expected release date: November 2, 2018)

 

Mulan

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Mulan will be based on the original Disney animated film in which the daughter of an older warrior disguises herself as a man in order to fight in a war alongside her trusted dragon, Mushu. Lu Zhengyu has signed on as a writer. 

 

3. Mary Poppins Returns (Expected release date: December 25, 2018)

 

Mary Poppins

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Emily Blunt will play Mary Poppins, who visits a now grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw). Poppins will help their families remember the joys of magic.

 

4. Cruella (Expected release date: 2018)

 

Cruella

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Emma Stone is rumored to play Cruella De Vil in this live-action film as we explore the villain from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians.

 

5. Peter Pan (Expected release date: 2018)

 

Peter Pan

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake director, David Lowery, has signed on to direct Peter Pan’s live-action remake. Toby Hallbrooks (also Pete’s Dragon) is on writing duty to make this adaptation spectacular. 

 

6. Dumbo (Expected release date: March 29, 2019)

 

Dumbo

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Tim Burton will be directing this live-action film with a star-studded cast. You can expect to be dazzled by Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito. 

 

7. Aladdin (Expected release date: May 24, 2019)

 

Aladdin

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This remake directed by Guy Ritchie will star Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and Will Smith as the Genie. Production is currently underway in London.

 

8. The Lion King (Expected release date: July 19, 2019)

 

The Lion King

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This CG-animated film will feature Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.  

 

9. The Little Mermaid (Expected release date: TBD)

 

The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid’s talented cast includes Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, Titus Burgess as Sebastian, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. 

 

10. Tinker Bell (Expected release date: TBD)

 

Tinker Bell

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So far, all we know is that Reese Witherspoon will be playing Tink, and that’s more than enough for us to get on board.

 

11. Pinocchio (Expected release date: TBD)

 

Pinocchio

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As this is still in the early stages of production, rumors are flying that Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre) will direct, however, nothing has been confirmed just yet. 

 

12. James and The Giant Peach (Expected release date: TBD)

 

James and the Giant Peach

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The original story is about James, a young orphan who lives with his two mean aunts. He befriends bugs that live inside of a peach before he journeys to NYC. However, not much is known about this adaptation just yet. Last we heard, Disney wanted Sam Mendes for this as well.

 

13. Oliver Twist (Expected release date: TBD) 

 

Oliver Twist

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Rumors are that Ice Cube signed on for Disney’s Oliver Twist live-action musical. He is said to produce and play a major role, reported back in 2016, but little has been heard since. 

 

14. The Sword in the Stone (Expected release date: TBD)

 

Sword in the Stone

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It has been reported that Bryan Cogman, writer-producer on Game of Thrones, will write the script that will be produced by Brigham Taylor. This has been in the works since 2015, but no new information has surfaced. 

 

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The featured image is of Scar from Lion King making a disgusted face at Simba from The Lion King.

Celebrate Disney Artists With These New Disney Villains Stamps!

In honor of the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department, the U.S. Postal Service has released a stamp collection of ten Disney villains.

 

The announcement came from the D23 Expo over the weekend, and was easy to overlook with some of the other massive announcements. There’s no better way to send a birthday card than a picture of Cruella de Vil.

 

A picture of the stamp collection, including Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Scar, Maleficent, Ursula, Gaston, Queen of Hearts, Honest John, The Queen from Snow White, and the evil stepmother from Cinderella.

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The stamps are now available from the USPS’s online store here.

 

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