• 'Aladdin': Naomi Scott explains why Princess Jasmine's story has been updated for 2019
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    Rebecca April May

    'Aladdin': Naomi Scott explains why Princess Jasmine's story has been updated for 2019

    Naomi Scott spoke to Yahoo about how Princess Jasmine’s plot, and both the character’s ending and the finale of the film, differs from the original Disney animated film.

  • 'Toy Story 4' producer addresses the existential crisis created by new character Forky
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    Tom Butler

    'Toy Story 4' producer addresses the existential crisis created by new character Forky

    Forky has the potential to tear the fabric of the Toy Story world apart, if you think about it too much.

  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' to finish Rocket's story arc, says director James Gunn
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    Ben Arnold

    'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' to finish Rocket's story arc, says director James Gunn

    The thing that upset James Gunn the most when he was fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' is perhaps not what you'd expect.

  • Will Smith's 'Prince Ali' clip from 'Aladdin' remake splits fans
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    Ben Arnold

    Will Smith's 'Prince Ali' clip from 'Aladdin' remake splits fans

    From the moment the blue Will Smith appeared in the first look at Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin, fans have been dubious.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' writers confirm huge Captain America fan theory
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    Hanna Flint

    'Avengers: Endgame' writers confirm huge Captain America fan theory

    That ending with Steve Rogers has made a lot of fans happy.

  • Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer face off in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' teaser trailer
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    Hanna Flint

    Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer face off in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' teaser trailer

    The Disney villain is back and it looks like she has new royals to deal with.

  • Reboot of 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' on the way with Josh Gad
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    Ben Arnold

    Reboot of 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' on the way with Josh Gad

    A reboot of 80s child-shrinking classic Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is in the pipeline, with Frozen star Josh Gad attached to star.

  • Will Smith reveals stress of following Robin Williams as Aladdin’s Genie
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    Will Smith reveals stress of following Robin Williams as Aladdin’s Genie

    The Men in Black star, who takes on the role in the live action version of the film, spoke at its premiere in London.

  • Disney fans are swooning over Zayn's 'A Whole New World' video — and his resemblance to Aladdin
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    Gwynne Watkins

    Disney fans are swooning over Zayn's 'A Whole New World' video — and his resemblance to Aladdin

    The new music video features Zayn and Zhavia Ward.

  • Pixar's upcoming films are 'insanely different and unrecognisable to the other' (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Pixar's upcoming films are 'insanely different and unrecognisable to the other' (exclusive)

    'Toy Story 4' producer Jonas Rivera promises the four as-yet-unannounced Pixar titles are “insane”.

  • Indiana Jones 5 is still on track for a 2021 release
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    Indiana Jones 5 is still on track for a 2021 release

    The fifth Indiana Jones movie is still on track for a 2021 release, Disney has confirmed on the publishing of its latest slate.

  • 'Avatar 2' has been delayed again
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    Ben Arnold

    'Avatar 2' has been delayed again

    James Cameron's long-awaited Avatar 2, the sequel to his 2008 blockbuster, has been delayed once again.

  • Disney confirms three new 'Star Wars' films will begin in 2022
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney confirms three new 'Star Wars' films will begin in 2022

    The first movie will arrive on the pre-Christmas weekend, with sequels then following in 2024 and then 2026, after the conclusion of the current trilogy with J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker.

  • Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)
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    Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)

    “Game of Thrones” and “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which focuses on a group of ancient human beings, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap. Details about Madden’s character is being kept under wraps.“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film. Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.Also Read: Marvel Studios Taps Ma Dong-seok for 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)According to ComicVine, the Celestials accelerated the evolution of a handful of subjects and gave them the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits.The story will focus on the female Eternal known as Sersi, (no, not the character on “Game of Thrones”), several insiders have told TheWrap. Angelina Jolie is currently in talks for the role.“We have started working on what are the films post-phase 3,” Feige previously told TheWrap, referencing the forthcoming fourth part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s slate of movies after the wind-down of franchises based on the original Avengers.Best known for playing Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,” and following that up with BBC thriller “Bodyguard,” Madden will next be seen in Paramount’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” playing John’s longtime manager, John Reid.Madden is repped by WME and Troika.Marvel had no comment.Read original story Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap

  • Disney will revamp the racist 'We Are Siamese' song in 'Lady and the Tramp' remake
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney will revamp the racist 'We Are Siamese' song in 'Lady and the Tramp' remake

    Like a few things in the Disney canon, the famous 'We Are Siamese' song from Lady and the Tramp really hasn't aged very well.

  • Why make another one? 'Toy Story 4' producer Jonas Rivera addresses the elephant in the room
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    Tom Butler

    Why make another one? 'Toy Story 4' producer Jonas Rivera addresses the elephant in the room

    'Toy Story 4' producer Jonas Rivera admits it wasn’t just the public asking that question, it was also being asked by the creatives tasked with the job of finding the story the fourth film.

  • Chris Pratt's amazing 'highly illegal' video from 'Avengers: Endgame' set goes viral with 14 million views
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    Chris Pratt's amazing 'highly illegal' video from 'Avengers: Endgame' set goes viral with 14 million views

    Cheeky Chris Pratt diced with the wrath of Marvel while filming his role in Avengers: Endgame, daring to pull out his smart phone on set.

  • Disney defends huge salaries for its top execs after scathing editorial by Abigail Disney
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    Disney defends huge salaries for its top execs after scathing editorial by Abigail Disney

    Disney has defended the multi-million dollar salaries it pays its top executives, following an excoriating editorial from Abigail Disney.

  • Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans
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    Disney accused of trying to edit out its racially dubious past with Disney+ plans

    It was reported earlier this week that the 1946 animated-live action movie Song of the South will not be appearing on new streaming service Disney+. The studio is also planning to remove the controversial scene from 1941’s Dumbo featuring the singing bird character Jim Crow, named after the black face character created in the 1800s, and which later offered up a title for racial segregation laws. While some have described the decision as being a symptom of political correctness, others have criticised Disney for trying to erase previous wrongs, as if they never happened.

  • Walt Disney heir says paying chief executive £50.5m is 'insane'
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    Walt Disney heir says paying chief executive £50.5m is 'insane'

    Abigail Disney said the company was not rewarding workers properly. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images/Women's Media Center An heir to the Walt Disney fortune has described the $65.6m (£50.5m) paid to the company’s chief executive, Bob Iger, as “insane”. Abigail Disney, an Emmy award-winning film-maker and a granddaughter of the company’s co-founder Roy Disney, said it was outrageous that Iger was paid 1,424 times more than the average pay for a Disney employee last year. Iger’s 2018 pay package increased by 80% from $36.3m in 2017. He also collected $43.9m in 2016. “Let me be very clear. I like Bob Iger,” said Abigail Disney in a series of 22 tweets on Sunday. “I do NOT speak for my family but only for myself. Other than owning shares (not that many) I have no more say in what happens there than anyone else. But by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane.” The tweets followed up a “humane capitalism” speech she gave last week in which she said Iger was a “good man” who had performed well at Disney and deserved a bonus, but such huge pay deals “had a corrosive effect on society”. Let me very clear. I like Bob Iger. I do NOT speak for my family but only for myself. Other than owning shares (not that many) I have no more say in what happens there than anyone else. But by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane. https://t.co/O34OjXd6rr— Abigail Disney (@abigaildisney) April 21, 2019 “When he got his bonus last year, I did the math, and I figured out that he could have given personally, out of pocket, a 15% raise to everyone who worked at Disneyland, and still walked away with $10m,” she said at the Fast Company event in New York. “So there’s a point at which there’s just too much going around the top of the system into this class of people who – I’m sorry this is radical – have too much money. There is such a thing.” Abigail Disney said Iger “certainly” deserved a bonus, but from speaking to workers in Disneyland, it was clear to her they deserved and needed a rise. She said many Disneyland workers were struggling to pay for essentials such as medicine. A Disney spokesman said: “Disney has made historic investments to expand the earning potential and upward mobility of our workers, implementing a starting hourly wage of $15 at Disneyland that’s double the federal minimum wage, and committing up to $150m for a groundbreaking education initiative that gives our hourly employees the opportunity to obtain a college or vocational degree completely free of charge.” The company also said the increase in Iger’s 2018 pay was caused by share grants connected with Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Abigail Disney argued it was not enough for the company to commit to paying double the minimum wage. “We all know the federal minimum is too low to live on,” she said. “So why must we, at a company that’s more profitable than it’s ever been, be paying anything so close to the least the law allows?” She said the Walt Disney Company was not doing enough to reward those who kept it running every day. Specifically, she called on corporate executives to give employees pay rises, rather than one-off bonuses. A rise, she said, would dramatically improve the living standards of workers while having little to no impact on top earners. “Maybe they can’t afford a third home, or another boat,” she said on Twitter. “I’m not being facetious here. That’s the kind of sacrifice we’d be talking about for high-level execs.” Abigail Disney interviewed on CNBC about US millionaires and tax Responding to criticism directed at her for taking a stand against excessive executive pay, Abigail Disney said: “Pointing out the incongruity of pay at the top and pay at the bottom provokes a reaction because it so violates our innate sense of fairness, it is impossible not to wince.” Her comments came after a report from the executive data firm Equilar noted Iger’s pay was about 1,424 times that of the median pay for a Disney employee, at $59,434. Abigail Disney is a member of the activist organisation Patriotic Millionaires, which is calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. She has said she has given away $70m since she turned 21. Abigail Disney told New York magazine’s The Cut that if it were up to her, “I would pass a law against private jets, because they enable you to get around a certain reality”.

  • Will ‘The Lion King’ be a shot-for-shot remake? Here’s what Jon Favreau says
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Will ‘The Lion King’ be a shot-for-shot remake? Here’s what Jon Favreau says

    Jon Favreau has opened up about modernising The Lion King, while also revealing whether or not it is a shot-for-shot remake.

  • Will Smith reckons the Aladdin blue genie memes are 'very funny'
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    Ben Arnold

    Will Smith reckons the Aladdin blue genie memes are 'very funny'

    When director Guy Ritchie revealed Will Smith's blue genie from the live-action remake of Aladdin, it was ripe meme fodder.

  • Marvel's Disney+ show will connect to the movies 'in a big way'
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    Marvel's Disney+ show will connect to the movies 'in a big way'

    Marvel boss Kevin Feige has dished out some tantalising hints about how the MCU will link with Disney+ when the streaming service launches.

  • How Hawkeye's Disney+ show could set up the future of the MCU
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    Digital Spy

    How Hawkeye's Disney+ show could set up the future of the MCU

    Representation, here we come.

  • Which Marvel characters are alive or dead ahead of 'Avengers: Endgame'?
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    Hanna Flint

    Which Marvel characters are alive or dead ahead of 'Avengers: Endgame'?

    Here is a list of who survived and who died after The Decimation.