Disney will be entering the streaming service competition by launching Disney+ later this year. While we can expect to see all sorts of content under the studio’s umbrella, which consists of Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, and Pixar, it wasn’t clear how much money was being put into it.
Now new reports say that the studio is spending somewhere north of $500 million on original television shows like The Mandalorian and films like Lady and the Tramp. More on this below.
It’s been over two years since Walt Disney Studios announced that they would be releasing a live-action adaptation of their animated classic The Sword In The Stone with Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogmanhired to work on the screenplay. The original, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, was an animated musical comedy.
Now the film has found a director in 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. More on the story below.
Disney has announced some pretty big scheduling news surrounding the release of their Marvel Studios and Pixar films, as well as their reimagined live-action adaptations. Following the confirmation that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be pushing back Black Panther and Captain Marvel, comes word that The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are now officially set for release, and Toy Story 4 is getting pushed back an entire year. The studio has also reserved four dates for their live-action adaptations of their animated films.
Check out the all the release dates and the studio’s competition in the report below.
Walt Disney Studios has announced a plethora of live-action adaptations of their animated classics, and it looks like they won’t be stopping any time soon. To add to their already growing slate, the studio has just announced that they will be adapting The Sword In The Stone with Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogman working on the screenplay.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, took a recent vacation to Disney World in Orlando, FL, where she was able to pull the famed sword from the stone at the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Check out the photo here below of the 16-year-old actress at Disney World at the end of August, sporting Minnie Mouse ears and happily lifting the sword.
The Sword in the Stone attraction, based on the 1963 animated Arthurian movie, is located in front of Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel in Fantasyland. Back in the 1990s, there was a “Sword in the Stone Ceremony,” where Merlin would select a child from the crowd to pull the sword out of the stone. Although there’s no longer a show, guests frequently take photos at the park attempting to draw the sword. While the sword is typically firmly in the stone, periodically, a guest is able to remove it.