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Axing the Beanstalk: Disney CANCELS Upcoming Animated Film ‘Gigantic’

During the 2015 D23 Expo, Disney made an exciting announcement: a reimagining of Jack and the Beanstalk was coming to the big screen. The story involved the titular character Jack befriending a female giant. Disney even shared original artwork when the film was introduced before a live audience. Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur writer Meg LeFauve as well as Tangled‘s Nathan Greno were on board […]

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Coogan Act: Understanding the California Child Actor’s Bill

John Leslie “Jackie” Coogan was one of the earliest child actors that rose to prominence in Hollywood. He began his career as an infant, getting an uncredited role in the 1917 film Skinner’s Baby. It wasn’t until Coogan was cast alongside Charlie Chaplin in the classic film The Kid that he finally gained the recognition he deserved. Coogan acted in more films until he […]

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Billy Magnussen’s Addition to ‘Aladdin’ Remake Cast Causes Outrage

All eyes are on Disney as the production studio rolls out live-action versions of their beloved animated classics. One of the most closely watched remakes is the upcoming adaptation of Aladdin to be directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie. Last month, Disney announced their official cast, which includes newcomers Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Hollywood star Will Smith who will be playing the […]

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Hakuna Matata! Disney Announces Official Cast for The Lion King Remake

In 2014, Disney made a huge bargain with Maleficent, a live-action version of Sleeping Beauty with Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie. The film became a huge hit in the box office and further served as the go signal for the studio to continue their string of live-action remakes. The films that followed, including Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book, would go on to […]

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