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Disney Chooses New Live-Action Belle

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The Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning musician known as H.E.R. has just been cast to play a live-action version of the Disney princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. H.E.R. is not replacing Emma Watson, however. Even though the 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast that starred the English Harry Potter actress and the Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens did not ...

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Beast Loses Head in ‘Be Our Guest’ Restaurant

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Disney Cast Members are known for their commitment to excellence and their ability to stay in character so as not to ruin the ‘Disney magic’ for Guests at Walt Disney World Resort or any other Disney Resorts or Disney Parks. In fact, staying in character is a crucial part of the role; however, sometimes extenuating circumstances can present a challenge, ...

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OpEd: ‘Turning Red’ Echoes Familiar Disney/Pixar Transformation Trends We’ve Seen Before

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People have praised the latest Disney-Pixar animated feature film, Turning Red (2022), for its originality and unique deliverance of a one-of-a-kind storyline. I agree that there are several novel aspects at work within the film, many of which we’ve yet to see play out in prior works of animation from Walt Disney Entertainment. One example is the way adolescence is ...

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OpEd: We Have the Disney Princesses, Now We Need the ‘Disney Dudes’

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There are many Disney heroines, but only 12 Official Disney Princesses. The official lineup of The Disney Princess franchise includes Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin), Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana (Princess and the Frog), Rapunzel (Tangled), Merida (Brave), and Moana. And ever since they have been marketed as a collective ...

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Disney Baddies Who Turned Good

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From the wickedest of evil villains to those misunderstood, misbehaving but otherwise harmless antagonists that annoy us so, Disney characters usually take a distinguished side for being either for or against what’s good and what isn’t. Over the years however, we have seen many demonstrations of certain characters in Disney films shifting form their former antagonistic ways to those that ...

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Fit For A Prince: A Profile of Disney’s Notable Male Protagonists

Disney Princesses undeniably dominate the movie scene in comparison to many of their supporting male counterparts. Ironically, it is some of these secondary male characters who are the actual royals responsible for bestowing various Disney Princesses with their regal status to begin with. In other instances, you have movies that star a male protagonist who ultimately ends up being outshined ...

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Want A Different Live-Action Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’? We Have The Contenders For The Role

Disney has been very focused on live-action adaptations of its animated movies in recent years, with Emma Watson‘s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ being one of the more well-known adaptations (and with a new live-action Snow White in the works too!). However, even though Belle’s “tale as old as time” was only retold a few years ago, Disney fans still never ...

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Beauty and the Beast’s Emma Watson Returns To Social Media After A Long Hiatus

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Emma Watson, the English actress best known for the “Harry Potter” films and Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast“, has come back online after months of conspicuous digital absence. The actress’s social media accounts were “dormant” until this weekend, when she returned online to show solidarity with the crew members who are petitioning the Alliance of Motion Picture ...

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