Watch the brand new trailer for MALEFICENT featuring Lana Del Rey’s haunting vocals
CHEEKBONES AND LANA! ALL HAIL!
CHEEKBONES AND LANA! ALL HAIL!
If that’s the sound of your mind exploding, you’re not alone.
The Disney Channel has announced plans for Descendants, an original movie (or DCOM for all the cool kids) that will feature the teenage kids of some of Disney’s most famous villains. SAY WHAT.
"Beast and Belle rule over an idyllic kingdom with their kind teenage son, who looks to be taking the throne, but his first proclamation involves a shot at redemption for the misbehaving kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar (named Carlos, Mal, Evvie, and Jay, respectively).
The teens attend the kingdom’s hottest prep school alongside other famous offspring, including the children of the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. The villainous teens face a dilemma of nature vs. nurture, and whether they’ll follow in their parents’ footsteps or embrace their own inner hero.”
SAY WHAT x 2.
Who wasn’t a fan of the old school DCOMs from back in the day? Xenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Luck of the Irish, Halloweentown (my personal favorite)? It’s no secret that Disney has seriously slipped in quality, especially in the DCOM arena. But this idea sounds flat out magical, and I will absolutely be watching when it hits the airwaves in 2015.*
*And pretending that my innocence hasn’t been shattered thinking about Disney villains getting more action than me.*
Hot off the heels of the first poster release yesterday, Disney has unveiled the very first teaser trailer for their Sleeping Beauty villain epic Maleficent.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as the titular villain, as well as Elle Fanning as Aurora and, believe it or not, a tiny little Shiloh Jolie-Pitt as young Aurora.
The trailer has hints of 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman (which ended up being much better than I could have predicted), striking a gritty, foreboding tone in order to tell the story of one of fairy tale’s most vicious villains.
Maleficent hits theaters in 2014.
HOLY SHORT TERM MEMORY, BATMAN!
In an announcement that displeases literally no one, Disney Pixar has announced that the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo (yes, it’s been TEN YEARS) will be called Finding Dory, and is set to hit theaters November 2015.
In a press release from the animation giants:
“There is no Dory without Ellen. She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met Marlin. In ‘Finding Dory,’ she will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way….Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.”
And Dory herself, Ellen DeGeneres had this to say about the long-anticipated follow-up:
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time…..I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
So. YEAH. Thinking about it, I honestly can’t believe it’s been a decade since Finding Nemo came out. I was a KID for crying out loud. That being said, I am just as (if not more than) excited about this sequel than I was for the original. More Dory, more hilariously intelligent oceanic humor? Yes please.
Even though she is already set to play Belle in a new version of Beauty and the Beast (which is PERFECT casting, btw), word on the street has it that Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in talks to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s newest take on the fairy tale. This one already has Cate Blanchett as the evil step-mother, so it’s got to be at least mostly decent.
How do you feel about Watson possibly playing TWO Disney princesses? Is that weird?
Because Disney loves a good cash cow, it’s being reported that Disney’s Aladdin is set to make its Broadway debut this march, just as their previous musical darling Mary Poppins takes its final bow.
Now, I love Disney as much as the next gal, but OH WHO AM I KIDDING THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVERRR.
Having not been thoroughly enchanted as most of the world with Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, the unsurprising news that a sequel has officially been greenlit is appropriately unexciting for me.
Variety is reporting that Disney is now officially working on the sequel, hiring veteran Disney scribe Linda Woolverton (she also wrote The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast in addition to the first Wonderland). Confirmation from Burton and his gang of pale-faced cohorts has yet to surface, but rest assured that if an opportunity arises for Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp to look the perfect mixture of ghastly and ridiculous*, they’ll take it.
(For the record, I love both of them, and Tim Burton too, but it doesn’t make their pattern any less predictable.)
Because the universe hates us, obviously.
From his website, Rider Strong but a nail in the newly opened coffin of the Boy Meets World spinoff:
"At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years. But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, its own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.”
SAD. SAD. SADDDDDDDDDD.
So, I had chosen to be silent regarding the news that the Disney channel was considering a Boy Meets World spinoff; I don’t like to really get my heart into something if it’s just “rumored.” Well, my lips are sealed no longer as Disney has revealed that the original It couple of Friday nights has officially signed on for the new series. This is huge.
Disney announced that Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage have officially joined the series, titled Girl Meets World, as a “happily married couple” with a 13 year old daughter. Obviously, the daughter in question, Riley, will be the main focus of the show, filling the shoes that Savage once made awkwardly famous. Now that this is a reality, let me just start by saying HOLY CRAP THIS IS SO TOTALLY AWESOME YOU GUYS.*
Dear lord, please let Mr. Feeney live until they start production so he can pop back in their lives at least once.
*And by awesome, I mean really, really cool while also making me feel totally old.