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Aladdin Spin-Off Is Happening

An Aladdin spin-off is in the works, as Disney is reportedly developing a spin-off of the live-action remake following Prince Anders. The project is intended to premiere on Disney+ and likely won’t be having a wide theatrical release akin to Aladdin. Billy Magnussen is expected to reprise the role from the movie, and Disney has hired Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme to write the screenplay. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are also on board to produce for Rideback, with Ryan Halprin executive producing.

Though the live-action Aladdin remake was largely faithful to its source material, it did introduce some original characters. Magnussen’s Prince Anders is one of the movie’s standout creations, thanks in large part to his amusing portrayal...

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Frozen II Has A Post-Credits

Frozen II Has A Post-Credits

Frozen II Has A Post-Credits

We’re about to get into some spoilers for Disney’s long-awaited animated movie Frozen II. To explain the end-credits scene, I first need to explain a moment from the movie. So, seriously, if you don’t want to be spoiled, please check out one of our other lovely articles.

It’s becoming more and more common for movies to offer mid-credits, end-credits, or post-credits scenes and Frozen II is no exception. Like some other Disney movies before it — Ralph Breaks The Internet comes to mind – the movie offers an extra scene for fans that’s the right level of fun for both adults and kids.

If you were hoping for a big Disney animated universe tie-in, however, you may be disappointed to learn the House of Mouse is not teasing Frozen 3

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Jonah Hauer-King Is Prince Eric

Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has found its Prince Eric, as Jonah Hauer-King has reportedly officially signed on for the role. According to a new report, Hauer-King screen-tested twice for the role, with the second occurrence just a few days ago on Nov. 9 in London with director Rob Marshall. Apparently, Marshall likes what he saw in Hauer-King, as the young actor will now star opposite Halle Bailey as our new Ariel, the titular mermaid.

Jonah Hauer-King is a rising star in Hollywood who most recently portrayed a younger version of Tim Roth’s character in the drama movie The Song of Names. His casting in The Little Mermaid is not particularly surprising in that he had previously been reported to be among one of two finalists for the part along with Krypton star...

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Disney Animated Films On Disney Plus

The release of Disney Plus is just around the corner. Numerous trailers are being released for the upcoming films and series, as well as original content, that will feature on this groundbreaking streaming platform. Fans are absolutely excited at what’s in store for the subscription service.

Disney Plus allows for a lot of opportunities to revisit old properties. While we already know that the animated division of the company will be heavily explored through the service such as the old Marvel animated series, there’s also an option to create new animated shows. With so many films in the Disney library now, any one of them could be brought back and reworked as a series. Here are three confirmed animated films that are getting a revival, as well as seven that definitely should return!

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Dolittle Trailer Talking to the Animals!

Talking to the Animals!

Talking to the Animals!

Dolittle trailer with Robert Downey Jr. talking to the animals!

Universal Pictures has released the trailer and poster for Dolittle (previously known as “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”), starring Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame) as the title character. Check out the Dolittle trailer in the player below, along with the poster in the gallery!

RELATED: Jonathan Liebesman Tapped For The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Reshoots

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluct...

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Dolittle Movie Trailer: Robert Downey Jr.

The official trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle is now online. This will be the first film the actor has starred in since his swan song as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, in addition to the first non-MCU movie he’s appeared in since 2014’s The Judge. Universal spent an estimated $175 million to make the Doctor Dolittle adaptation, in the hope of scoring a sizable hit with families powered by RDJ’s star appeal. Unfortunately, there’ve already been signs of trouble, beginning with Dolittle being delayed from April 2019 to January 2020.

More recently, it was reported the film was undergoing major reshoots, with Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) writing new material and Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) directing. The reshoots have since been completed, and Dolittle – ...

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‘Onward’ Trailer: Meet Pixar’s Newest

'Onward' Trailer: Meet Pixar's Newest

‘Onward’ Trailer: Meet Pixar’s Newest

There are some classic Pixar elements in the new trailer for the studio’s next animated, feature, Onward. It’s about a pair of mismatched buddies — brothers, in this case — who set off on a journey to find something, and reconnect with their father and each other along the way. Of course, there are new aspects too. Not too many Pixar movies have a hard rock score or elves tooling around a fantasy world in a beat-up old van.

The brothers are voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. They try to bring their late father back to life with a magical spell — but something goes wrong and only half of him comes back to life. Like, literally, he’s just a pair of legs with no torso or head...

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The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

The Lion King Director Jon Favreau

While Disney’s latest adaptation of The Lion King is casually referred to as a “live-action” remake, it’s really not. Cutting-edge CGI was use to make realistic-looking animals and environments, but it turns out that there is just one shot inserted into The Lion King that is truly live-action, which director Jon Favreau shared.

As Jon Favreau revealed, the only truly real shot in The Lion King is at the very beginning, when the movie’s African setting is established. The landscape photo is a fun inclusion on Favreau’s part, though obviously it’d be difficult, if not outright impossible, for the average moviegoer to notice it’s live-action vs. the realistic CGI.

You’ll recall that The Lion King isn’t Jon Favreau’s first fo...

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Toy Story 4 Flies High

 Toy Story 4 Flies High

Toy Story 4 Flies High

Pixar’s Toy Story 4 flies high with $238 million globally

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opened with $118 million at the domestic box office, giving it the highest opening for a Toy Story film (adjusted for inflation, Toy Story 3 remains the top in the series). Toy Story 4 did mark the only movie of the summer 2019 season to have an opening weekend higher than $100 million (Aladdin opened with $91 million, but crossed $100 due to the four day weekend). Including Toy Story 4 and Aladdin, Disney now has the four highest openings of the year (Avengers: Endgame & Captain Marvel). Internationally, Toy Story 4 brought in $120 million for a global opening of $238 million.

Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play remake opened with a healthy $14 million haul which is on par wit...

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‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs

'Toy Story 4' Easter Eggs

‘Toy Story 4’ Easter Eggs

While Toy Story 4 breaks from series traditions in some ways — there’s no Andy, except in a brief prologue, as he passed on his toys to a little girl named Bonnie at the end of Toy Story 3 — it still maintains many of the hallmarks of the series that introduced the world to Pixar Animation Studios back in 1995. From the very beginning, Pixar loved littering its films with Easter eggs; references both to itself and to other beloved movies. Toy Story 4 might have more of these Easter eggs than any Pixar production to date. (It helps setting a big chunk of your movie in an antiques store; you can hide a lot of shoutouts in all that bric a brac.)

Below are 20 of the coolest Easter eggs we found in Toy Story 4. (There are also a few minor SPOILERS, bu...

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