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The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid still doesn’t have a director, but it finally secured its leading lady. Chloe Moretz announced via Twitter that she’s playing the titular character in Universal’s highly-anticipated remake.

“Been waiting a long time to tell you guys !! #TheLittleMermaid going to be a beautiful experience! Can’t wait to show everyone my Mermaid!” – Moretz via Twitter

Sofia Coppola was supposed to direct the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale but exited the project over creative differences. Universal’s take on the mermaid who gives up her life in the sea after falling in love with a prince will be decidedly darker than Disney’s animated film.

Do you think Moretz is the perfect choice to take on this part? Excited for a darker and edgier Little Mermaid? Weigh in below.


We’ve already heard Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo and Jessie Ware take on Disney classics for We Love Disney in stores October 30. Now, we have Jessie J’s contribution to the compilation album. Among the ones I’ve heard so far, surprisingly it’s my favorite.

The 27-year-old Brit takes on “Part Of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. Typically, the “Bang Bang” singer goes all out with her vocals. Instead of the bombastic route, Jessie remains true to the whimsical nature of the classic Ariel tune. It’s nice to hear some vocal restraint from her, for a change. Sometimes less is more.

Check out her rendition below, along with the original sung by Jodi Benson. Be sure to weigh in afterward if you think Jessie J aced the assignment or fumbled it.

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Watch 92 Years Of Disney Animation In 92 Seconds

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Why 92 seconds? Exactly 92 years ago today on October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio which would later become Walt Disney Pictures.

I don’t need to list off the countless animated films the studio has released since. This 92 second montage clip pretty much does the job. Pocahontas, Fantasia, Pinocchio, The Lion King, Cinderella and all your favorites are highlighted. Check out the visual walk down memory lane below.

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Enchanted Sequel Picking Up Steam

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Amy Adams charmed movie goers in Enchanted as Princess Giselle trying to survive in modern-day Manhattan. Fans have been craving a sequel ever since. Eight years later, it appears the sequel might actually becoming to fruition.

A sequel was first planned in 2010 but nothing has been announced since. Finally some significant news has emerged. Collider reveals the sequel has been renamed from Enchanted 2 to Disenchanted. The news outlet also reports Disney “is now in the process of punching up the script with the hopes that it will be in greenlight-ready shape very soon.”

The film’s original director Anne Fletcher will reportedly return to the director’s chair. No word on whether Amy Adams, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel or Susan Sarandon will reprise their roles. Hopefully, at least Adams does. You can’t have an Enchanted sequel without her. Relive below some of Amy’s memorable musical numbers from the film

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Ariana Grande is just one of the artists featured on the forthcoming compilation album, We Love Disney. The likes of Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Tori Kelly, Jessie Ware and Ne-Yo to name a few cover classic tunes from the Mickey vault.

The 22-year-old pint-sized singer chose “Zero To Hero” from the animated film Hercules. To put it bluntly, her efforts are Herculean. Ariana absolutely slays her version with her mighty vocals, culminating to sickeningly flawless high notes. Check out her version below.

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This isn’t your parent’s The Jungle Book. Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories is decidedly darker, swooping and more primal than the 1967 animated Walt Disney classic. Though the live action CGI adaption is going for a more realistic approach, the teaser hints at the inclusion of the fan-favorite song “Bare Necessities.”

Newcomer Neel Sethi plays Mowgli, the boy raised by jungle animals. A star-studded roster lend their voices for the animals characters. Bill Murray will voice the friendly bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley the panther Bagheera, Idris Elba the villainous tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson the python Kaa, Christopher Walken the ape King Louis, and Giancarlo Esposito and Lupita Nyong’o as the wolves Akela and Raksha.

A rival project over at Warner Bros titled Jungle Book: Origins features Andy Serkis directing Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, and Naomie Harris as Raksha.

Disney’s latest version arrives on April 15, 2016, while the Warner Bros film doesn’t arrive until a year later on October 6, 2017. Check out Disney’s trailer below.

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New Mary Poppins Musical In The Works

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The great Walt Disney reboot revolution continues, but this time it’s not an animated favorite that’s getting the treatment. Rather, it’s a beloved musical.

The studio is reportedly developing a new Mary Poppins musical. Instead of remaking the classic, Entertainment Weekly insiders reveal the new “film will take place in Depression-era London, some 20 years after Disney’s classic Mary Poppins, and will draw from existing Poppins tales in the rest of author P.L. Travers’ 1934-1988 children’s book series.”

Rob Marshall, who’s adapted Broadway musicals like Chicago and Into The Woods for the big screen, has been tapped to produce the project along with John DeLuca and Marc Platt.

Would you watch a new Mary Poppins musical? Who do you think should play the part famously portrayed by Julie Andrews in the 1964 classic? Weigh in below.


Who wouldn’t jump at a chance to sing for Disney? I’m sure the Mickey Mouse studio had no problems gathering this star-studded lineup for this upcoming compilation album.

Produced by David Foster, We Love Disney features plenty of big names to sing Disney classics ranging from The Jungle Book to Aladdin and even Frozen. Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani appear alongside rising stars Tori Kelly, Jessie Ware and Jhene Aiko for this fun project.

The lead single finds Ne-Yo channeling his inner Robin Williams to belt out “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. However, the track I’m most looking forward to is Tori Kelly’s take on “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas originally sung by Vanessa Williams. Love Kelly, Williams and that movie. It better not be a hot mess 😉 Give Ne-Yo’s track a listen below, and check out the album’s official track list as well.

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