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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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the little mermaid

‘Mary Poppins’ Director in Talks for ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Action Movie

Rob Marshall, who led hit musical Chicago to its Oscar win, has been offered the upcoming live-action musical remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Scored by Hamilton genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie looks like it’s going to be BIG. Marshall has until after Christmas to decide if he wants to direct the adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. He also directed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but we won’t hold that against him. 

 

rob marshall

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Kick-Ass writer Jane Goldman has written the script, and Miranda will compose the music alongside Alan Menken, who was behind iconic tracks on Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and the original The Little Mermaid

 

It will follow a slew of live-action remakes of Disney classics including Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. For me, The Little Mermaid is the most exciting of these reboots, as the underwater visuals are sure to be stunning and will further allow me to indulge in my fantasy life as a royal mermaid. Dumbo, though, is the saddest movie ever made and does not need to be rebooted, especially not by Tim Burton. There is enough misery in the world. 

 

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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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Disney Cosplay

Meet The Cosplay Prince You’ve Always Wanted!

For some reason, I get extremely excited seeing people cosplay their favorite characters.

 

Is it the effort it takes? The feeling as though that character is right there in front of you? Is it just the simple idea of dressing up? Well, probably all of those things, and this cosplayer has recently put in the effort, skill, and realistic effect for his one-week cosplay challenge… For Disney Princes. Cue the joy.

 

Miami native J. Stryker has recently released his seven-character cosplay of all our favorite Princes and from the makeup details to the perfect costumes, and overwhelming nostalgia is starting to takeover. Have a look at some yourself…

 

 

Hercules

Dang Hercules, that roman nose though. / Image Via J Stryker

 

Prince Eric

Nice. Prince Eric anyone? / Image Via J Stryker

 

Tarzan

Tarzan… Oh I see! / Image Via J Stryker

 

Simba

Simba! What a mane. / Image Via J Stryker

 

By the looks of these pics, we know this cosplayer does not joke around. And now we can live happily and pretend we just saw princes brought to life. Thank you, J Stryker, can’t wait for more!

 

 

Feature Image Via J Stryker and Digital Spy