Disney has no shortage of enthusiastic fans, so why should they stop bringing out movies by the bulk? “Alice in Wonderland”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella” are just a few of their all time hits and they’ve now embarked on a mission to redo many of their classics. Armed with famous directors and top notch actors, Disney seems determined to reach new levels and set new standards with their live animations. Keep reading if you want to be the first of your friends to find out about their new releases.
Although it should be called “Genie”, since it’s going to focus on his adventures, the new movie has just been announced and gave rise to quite a hype. For now we only know the writers’ names: Damian Shannon and Mark Swift will be in charge of the screenplay. We’re still waiting for news on the directors and stars.
2. The Jungle Book
Not only the kids are excited for this movie that’s going to hit the big screens in the Spring of 2016. Starring Scarlett Johanson, Bill Murray and Lupita Nyong’o, filming for “The Jungle Book” has already started under the close supervision of director Jon Favreau.
If you’ve been longing for a more modern take on the cute elephant, Tim Burton’s version is on its way! The original film “Dumbo” appeared in the ’40s and starred the little elephant with the same name who could fly thanks to his big ears.
4. Winnie the Pooh
Don’t lie, you too had a toy with Winnie the Pooh when you were little, a notebook with his face on the cover or at least a sticker with the yellow bear. So you’ll be glad to hear Alex Ross Perry will write and direct a new version of the movie. However, Winnie will be taking the secondary role in this one, with Christopher Robin as a grown up being the main focus of the movie.
5. Beauty and the Beast
This one surely made both Harry Potter and Disney fans “EEK!” with excitement. Production of “Beauty and the Beast” has already started and it will star Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast. The plot is known by everybody, and yet we’re all holding our breaths in waiting for this live action adaptation.
6. The Little Mermaid
The adorable Ariel was also scheduled to receive a remake in the near future, but all plans seem to have been unsettled by Sofia Coppola renouncing her role. As many disappointed fans waiting for news, we too would like to hear about the director and future stars of “The Little Mermaid”.
The magical story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet, and Geppetto will be brought on our screens by director Paul Thomas Anderson. Pinocchio’s maker will be played by Robert Downey Jr. who will also help produce the movie.
The ’40s interpretation of classical music is also bound to take a more modern version. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are going to write “The Night on Bald Mountain” section of “Fantasia” in an atmosphere sprinkled with eerie beings and dead creatures.
9. Tinker Bell
Better get your tutus ready for the premiere of “Tinker Bell”. Even though there’s a long wait in front of us, the upcoming animation will star Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. However, there are still no rumors on who’s going to direct the movie.
10. Prince Charming
Don’t let the name confuse you because this movie is not going to revolve around Prince Charming, but around his brother. The latter has a hard time keeping up with his sibling’s looks and charm, so the movie should be a unique spin on classic happy ending story. Mat Fogel has been announced to be in charge of the script and we’re all keeping our eyes peeled for the upcoming stars.