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Comic Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Diving Onto Your Bookshelf!

Swim into this news, Disney fans! A comic adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, has been announced a week after the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel the upcoming live action remake of the Disney film. The comic will retell the story of the animated film with the classic designs that you doubtlessly remember from childhood. According to The Hollywood Reporter  the series will be released by Dark Horse Comics. The series will be adapting the animated film’s story, which is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, very closely but through Ariel’s eyes, allowing us a more intimate look at the events strictly from her POV. The aim of the series will be to truly see what Ariel was thinking as she deals with finding true love, grappling with her father King Triton, and fighting against the evil sea-witch Ursula.

 

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The comic will be entitled Disney: The Little Mermaid and will be launching as a three issue limited series. The series will be written by Cecil Castelluci, with artwork by Zulema Scotto Lavina. Castelucci’s previous writing credits include the critically acclaimed Soupy Leaves Home, as well as other comics such as The P.L.A.I.N. Janes, Female Furiesand Shade: The Changing GirlShe has previous experience working on a Disney adaptation comic, having written Snow White and The Seven Dwarfswhich also told the classic animated film’s story from Snow White’s point of view.

 

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The comic will be launching October 16th, doubtlessly building hype for the upcoming live action film in the future. Are you excited to revisit the sea and all the denizens within in comic form? Tell us in the comments! In the meantime, you can revisit the original animated film or even better, read the story it was based on! But be warned, it’s a little darker.

 

 

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Marc Webb to Direct Live-Action Snow White?

Now that Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin is a hit, it seems like the perfect time to announce that Marc Webb is set to direct the live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Variety reports that while the deal isn’t finalized, Disney has Webb at the top of their list to direct a live action version of Disney’s first full-length animated feature film.

 

Snow White movie poster

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Based on the story from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, this 1937 paved the way for the future. It’s the film that put Disney on the map, the first animated film that had sound incorporated into the cartoon instead of just being an overlay, the film with an adjusted gross of $1.7 billion.

 

Snow White

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This film is so important that it’s almost surprising that Disney’s mascot isn’t a girl in a glass coffin.

 

Marc Webb

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Flash forward and Snow White and getting a live action remake. Will Marc Webb direct it? Despite his stint with the Amazing Spider-man series being less than spectacular (Thanks, Sony!), he’s directed some great flicks.

 

"(500) Days of Summer" Movie Poster

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His debut film, (500) Days of Summer, was a sleeper hit that earned over $60 million in worldwide returns, far exceeding its $7.5 million budget.

 

"Gifted" Movie Poster

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After the Amazing Spider-Man films, his 2017 film about an intelligent seven-year-old who becomes the subject of a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother entitled Gifted grossed a whopping 43 million off of a $7 million budget, with Star Tribute writing , “Sure, it’s a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that’s all you need as long as its heart is true” and with Richard Roeper saying, “Gifted isn’t the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far – but it just might be my favorite”.

Maybe it’s time Marc Webb took on the reigns of a bigger film. Luckily, he won’t be alone. This isn’t a one man show, after all, it’s a movie.

 

Erin Cressida Wilson

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Erin Cressida Wilson is in negotiations to pen the script. Wilson famously wrote Secretary, starring Maggie Gyllenhall and James Spader, which won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. More recently she’s written The Girl on the Train, adapted from Paula Hawkins novel of the same name, which scored a nomination for Best Thriller from the Saturn Awards.

Now, last but not least…

 

🎵Ladies and gentlemen this is the moment you’ve waited for🎵

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

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Joining the crew are Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind La La Land, and The Greatest Showman, and guess who’s doing the new songs for the movie?

 

Marc Platt

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This is Marc Platt, producer behind La La Land and Mary Poppins Returns, and he’s on board to produce this movie! But are you on board? Are you ready?

Now if you’re sick of these live action remakes, don’t fret! The live action version of Lion King is only coming out later this year…

 

 

BTW: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are doing the new songs for this movie.

 

 

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Disney Villains Series in Development!

As Disney prepares to launch its new streaming service, Disney+, news about the various projects being developed for the service continue to come out. Now, a new show has been announced based on some classic Disney characters.

Disney and ABC will be developing Book Of Enchantment, a television show based on a series of novels by Serena Valentino. It focuses primarily on Disney villains like Maleficent and Ursula and how their stories interconnect in an epic fantasy world. Since the project has just been announced, there is no word yet on casting or filming dates.

 

Close ups of Ursula, The Beast and Maleficent's faces
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There are currently five books in the series. The first three focus on Ursula from The Little Mermaid, The Beast from Beauty and The Beast, and The Evil Queen from Snow White. Book four focuses on Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and book five on Mother Gothel from Tangled.

Disney+ is expected to launch later this year. Previously announced shows for the service include Marvel series based on Loki and Scarlet Witch, a television version of High School Musical and the newest season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Several movies are also being made for the service, including another Muppets reboot as well as an updated version of Don Quixote.

 

 

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Ariel

10 Disney Plot Holes We’ve Been Suspicious of for Far Too Long

I love Disney movies. You love Disney movies. We all love Disney movies. But let’s be real, there are some pretty glaring plot holes in pretty much all of them, not that that’ll stop me from watching them. Without further ado, here are ten Disney plot holes that annoy the crap out of me. 

 

1. Ariel has some issues. She’s clearly a space case who’s forgotten she’s literate, because despite signing a binding legal contract to give her voice to a space witch, she at no point attempts to write Prince Eric a letter, a word in the sand, hell, even spell something with spaghetti. The older I get, the more I relate to King Triton. “I’m sixteen years old, I’m not a child anymore!!!” GURL, yes you are.

 

Ariel signing the contract

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2. Ariel PART 2. Moving past her silence, because apparently all it takes to win the guy then almost lose the guy then win the guy again is to be silent through your whole relationship. Mysterious works, apparently. Anyway. One of Ariel’s best friends is a crab. Yet here she is, totally Gucci with the slice of man she wants to sink her teeth in sinking his teeth into Sebastian’s fourth cousin twice removed, or whatever.

 

Ariel Dinner

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3. How come Hades doesn’t realize that Herc is STILL ALIVE??? The whole plan revolves around Hercules not being there when he takes over Mt. Olympus, so in true middle manager form, he asks his interns to do the most important task and never bothers to check their work until 18 years later when their half-assed attempt backfires and bites him in the butt. Also, the souls literally fly through his living room. He has no one to blame but himself.

 

Souls entering Hades' room

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4. In 101 Dalmatians, does anyone believe that Anita and Roger can responsibly take care of over one hundred dogs? Seriously, anyone? Someone needs to call Animal Control, because this is some serious Hoarders behavior.

 

101 dalmatians

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5. Despite never meeting a White Man™ before, Pocahontas can magically speak English. I’d love a remake of this movie where every time John Smith says something, Poca just responds with “I literally can’t understand you, white boy” in Virginian Algonquin.

 

Pocahontas and John Smith

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6. Cinderella’s whole life goes back to normal when the clock strikes midnight, except for the shoes. Sure, sure, it continues the plot, let’s glaze over it. But like, the prince has to check the foot of every single woman in the kingdom? You’d think he’d vaguely remember what she looks like, or at the very least remember she’s blonde. 

 

Cinderella shoe

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7. The Seven Dwarves are precious gem miners, and yet are so poor they have to live seven deep in a small cabin. I mean, I get living with your best friends, I’m doing it, but they can’t even pay poor Snow White for her maid services? Alllllrighty then. 

 

Seven Dwarves, mining

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8. Aladdin’s first wish was to become a prince, which the Genie granted. Clearly Aladdin either wasn’t paying attention, forgot, or just doesn’t believe he’s really a prince, because he won’t shut up about how Princess Jasmine can only marry a prince. I don’t know how he forgot, he has the dopest song of the whole movie. It’s in my top five Disney songs ever. And the Sultan’s reaction afterwards, “Splendid!!! Simply marvelous!!!!” Yes, yes it is.

 

 

9. I get that when Rapunzel gets a haircut that the cut hair turns brown and loses its magical powers, but the hair attached to her head shouldn’t also lose its magical powers. I’m sure Disney and Tangled fanatics have a myriad of excuses, but none of them will convince me. 

 

Tangled haircut

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10. In The Princess and the Frog, Naveen has to kiss a princess in order to turn back into a human. Charlotte’s temporary royal title, as her father was named the King of Mardi Gras, was only valid til midnight, and boo kissed the frog after midnight. Girl should be a frog herself, but that wasn’t how they wanted the story to go soooo.

 

Charlotte kissing the Frog Prince

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Solar eclipse

5 Characters Who Should Look Directly at the Eclipse

Today a solar eclipse will pass over the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Anybody lucky enough to see the total solar eclipse will be in for a literal once in a lifetime experience. It will be tempting to look directly at the eclipse, but scientists warn that this could seriously damage people’s eyes.

 

Not everybody deserves to hear this warning, though. Here are some characters who actually should look directly at the eclipse.

 

1. Tom Chaney from True Grit

 

True Grit cover

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For those unfortunate people who have yet to read Charles Portis’s classic True Grit, Tom Chaney is the central villain. He shot Mattie Ross’s father dead, which sends the precocious young lady on an adventure to avenge her dad.

 

Portis manages to make Chaney a near-sympathetic character, but he still killed Mattie’s dad and Mattie is awesome. Best of all, Chaney would actually be directly under the total solar eclipse’s path. If you happen to run into Chaney today, make sure he doesn’t know about those eclipse glasses.

 

2. Dracula from Dracula

 

Bela Lugosi's Dracula

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Transylvania may be far from the United States, but Count Dracula could be on vacation in New Orleans or something. If so, maybe you can forget to mention that you’re not supposed to look directly at the sun. You can find a way to artfully omit that information, right?

 

3. The Queen from “Snow White”

 

Evil Queen

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Magic mirror on the wall…don’t even bother. If the Queen looks at the solar eclipse, she’ll damage her sight so much she might not even be able to see. If she can’t see, then any concept of who’s the fairest of them all will surely fly out the window. In fact, if the Queen looks at the solar eclipse the central conflict in “Snow White” would be resolved.

 

4. Claudius from Hamlet

 

Hamlet skull

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Claudius is one wicked uncle. First, he kills his own brother, and then he marries his brother’s widow. Woof. Once he’s king, his nephew, Hamlet, swears vengeance. If Claudius went blind, then it would definitely make Hamlet’s quest for vengeance easier. Assuming the eclipse happened before the events of the play, then Claudius’s whole dastardly scheme would fall apart.

 

5. Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men

 

Anton Chigurh

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Anton Chigurh, famously played by Javier Bardem in the 2007 Coen brothers movie, is essentially a force of nature. With his captive bolt gun, Chigurh acts less like a madman and more like a professional big game hunter. Any hunter’s worst nightmare is going blind. Let’s see Chigurh nail those crazy shots without his precious 20/20 vision.

 

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