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The Devil Wears Prada actor is the latest to join the star-studded live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Unlike Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and company, Stanley Tucci won’t be playing a beloved character from the 1991 animated classic. Instead, a brand new character has been created for the 54-year-old thespian to play. Find out below.

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Ever wonder what Cinderella, Belle and Hercules would do if they had Instagram accounts? Take a bunch of selfies of course. Duh!!!

Italian artist Simona Bonafini sketched gorgeous illustrations of several Disney characters as part of her ‘Selfie Fables‘ series. Whether it’s telling the world what book they’re reading or showing off their newest designer heels or taking a selfie after a good workout, as it turns out, Disney characters are just like us.

Check out the spot-on sketches below. Be sure to read the hashtags as well. Some are quite hilarious.

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Pinocchio Is Disney’s Next Live Action Adaptation

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No lie here. Disney is developing yet another live-action adaptation of one of their animated classics. Someone stop the insanity.

After all these years, Geppetto finally gets his wish. Pinocchio will be a real life boy. The 1940 classic is based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio. It tells the story of a wood-carver named Geppetto and his puppet who is brought to life.

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Someone stop the madness!!! Am I the only who think this is getting ridiculously out of control. Walt Disney just announced plans to produce another live-action adaptation of an animated classic. This time around it’s Winnie The Pooh.

Deadline reports the movie will follow “Christopher Robin as an adult, which brings him back to A.A. Milne’s famous bear and the Hundred Acre Wood.” Sundance darling Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Phillip) has been tapped to pen the screenplay.

This latest remake comes on the heels of the Mulan live-action which the studio announced earlier this week. Production for Beauty and the Beast is already underway with The Jungle Book and Dumbo on the horizon.

Which beloved animated film is next? Who would you cast in the live-action Winnie The Pooh film? Sound off below.

Disney Reveals Live-Action Mulan Film Is Next

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Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live with the assistance of The Rock joked that a live-action Bambi was on the way. Though it was just a parody, at Walt Disney’s current pace of remaking their classics, I wouldn’t be surprised if the studio announces an actual film about the beloved dear was in development. After all, they are working on a Dumbo live-action film as we speak.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mulan is next on the production line. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (We’re the Millers) are producing the new project.

The 1998 animated classic follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place in the army and go to war. With the help of her trusty dragon sidekick Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country’s greatest heroines.

With Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and now Mulan on the way, which animated classic do you think is next to get a live-action remake? Weigh in below and check out Christina Aguilera’s soundtrack contribution “Reflection.” One of my favorite Disney theme songs from the 90s for sure.

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The casting team for the Beauty and the Beast live-action adaptation are obsessed with Brits. Emma Thompson is the latest from across the pond to join the star-studded cast. The 55-year-old will feel at home on set with her fellow countrymen Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Dan Stevens (Beast).

What part is Thompson playing? She’ll take on the role of Mrs. Potts, voiced originally by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated classic. Since the new version will feature the movie’s original songs, Emma better brush up on her vocals. The title track is one of the most revered and beloved from the Disney archive. As RuPaul would say, ‘Don’t f*ck it up!!!’

The studio also revealed that Kevin Kline is on board to play Maurice, Belle’s father. At least now, Josh Gad who’s taking on Le Fou will have another American to talk to on set ;)

In other BATB-related news, Luke Evans who’ll channel his inner douchebag to play the obnoxious Gaston recently shared a shirtless sweaty pic of himself on a hike. Let’s hope the live-action adaptation allows at least a couple of scenes for Evans to show off his physique. Check out the photo below.

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With Cinderella hitting theaters this weekend, Walt Disney has already begun planning their next live-action adaptation. As if their plate wasn’t full enough with Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book currently in production.

The Mouse studio is in the beginning stages of giving another classic animated film a reboot. Find out which beloved film below along with which director is reportedly attached.

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Forget her Oscar for Dreamgirls or her Grammy for her debut album. All that doesn’t matter. Jennifer Hudson has officially arrived now that she’s forever immortalized as a Disney character for Disney Parks.

Obviously, I’m exaggerating, but posing for Annie Leibovitz for Disney’s Dream Portrait Series is a big thing. The 31-year-old entertainer joins the elite ranks by channeling Princess Tiana from The Princess and The Frog. Her picture features the caption, “Where you always follow your heart.” Check out previous portraits below and see how Hudson ranks among them.

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