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Adapting beloved animated classics has proven quite lucrative for Disney. Their latest, The Jungle Book, has wreaked havoc at the box office for two straight weekends in a row. Naturally, the studio is forging ahead with plenty more live-action fare.

First up are sequels for two blockbusters. Angelina Jolie will once again channel her villainess for Maleficent 2, while Jon Favreau is set to return to direct The Jungle Book 2. Find out the rest of Disney’s upcoming projects below including a Tinker Bell film starring a popular blonde actress.

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Disney Planning Live Action Peter Pan Film

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I could think of at least a dozen films from Disney’s animated vault to receive a live-action treatment. And Peter Pan is not one of them. That’s apparently not the case with studio execs. They’re forging ahead with a new live-action film directed by David Lowery. He recently tackled Pete’s Dragon for the studio.

Like the world needs another adaptation of the classic tale by J.M. Barrie. Based on reception from recent works, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Disney. NBC’s Peter Pan Live! is their lowest-rated musical to date. In addition, the Peter Pan origin story, Pan, starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund only grossed a paltry $35 million at the domestic box office.

Would you watch another live-action Peter Pan film? Or would rather re-watch Hook starring Robin Williams and Julia Roberts? Sound off below.


Disney is planning yet another live-action film of an animated classic, sorta. It’s actually more like a spin-off. The focus of the movie will be the sister of a beloved Disney princess. Find out who’s getting a sibling below.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is currently shooting at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. But, that might be the last installment shot in Georgia should the Religious Liberty Bill be passed. The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios released a statement they would take their business elsewhere should the anti-gay bill become law.

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Pete’s Dragon is the latest from Disney’s vault to get a reboot. The mouse studio debuted the first teaser trailer during ABC’s Disneyland 60 celebration on Sunday night.

The reimagining of the cherished family film, still tells the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Unlike the whimsical original 1977 film, though, the new version isn’t a musical. The CGI live action film takes on a decidedly more dramatic tone, which is pretty much the direction Disney has taken with their recent remakes.

Pete’s Dragon Movie Synopsis

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Never watched the original, but the remake looks quite appealing. Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters on August 12. Check out the trailer below.

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Not that kind of happy ending, but of the happily-ever-after kind. Get your mind out of the gutter 😉

It’s only a matter of time before Walt Disney releases an LGBT animated feature film. Until that happens, this fan-made video by YouTube user The Nameless Doll will have to do. He spliced together footage from various classics to tell a new ‘fairy’ tale (pun intended). I couldn’t resist.

Watch Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid and Dimitri from Anastasia fall in love. The entire clip is sung in Finnish but thankfully there are subtitles. Phew. Check it out below.

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Ever wonder what chain of events led to Cruella de Vil’s obsession to turn dalmatians into fur coats? Wonder no more. Disney is developing an origin story centering around the fashionable villain. Much like what the studio did with Sleeping Beauty‘s Maleficent, people will discover how the iconic character came to be.

The 101 Dalmatians spin-off has no director as of yet, but Freaky Friday’s Andrew Gunn is set to produce. Glenn Close brought the animated character to life in the live-action 1996 hit film. Find out below which fiery actress is being eyed to portray Cruella this time around.

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With his current gig on CBS’ Supergirl, Jeremy Jordan hasn’t had an opportunity to put his powerful pipes on display like he did on Smash. This past weekend, he took full advantage of his time on stage. The 31-year-old entertainer showed off his vocals at the 2015 TrevorLIVE LA event.

Jordan, who earned a Tony nomination for Newsies in 2012, delivered a medley of memorable theme songs from Disney classics including Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame and naturally of course, Newsies. Check out the epic performance below.

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