Disney announced March 16 that its forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which will be released in 3D, will hit theatres March 17, 2017. Kevin Kline and Emma Thompson are among the latest stars confirmed.
The film will feature original songs from the 1991 film and its subsequent Broadway adaptation that was written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Menken and Rice will also write new songs to be featured in the film
Full article @ Playbill.
While the Playbill article doesn't name what roles Kline and Thompson will be playing, IMDb.com lists them as Mrs. Potts and Maurice. This, and now with Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad, of 'Frozen' fame (Olaf), as Le Fou, this new live action adaptation of the Broadway musical is getting very very exciting!!
Disney has given us our first look at the official logos for the teams that are competing in “The March Magic Tournament.” Each of these team logos will be represented on their own t-shirt and you will be able to purchase them at DisneyStore.com beginning Monday, March 16th.
To view all 32 amazing designs, hop over to wdwnt.com!
IF YOU WANT to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to Disney World. Then, reserve a meal at a restaurant called Be Our Guest, using the Disney World app to order your food in advance.
The restaurant lies beyond a gate of huge fiberglass boulders, painstakingly airbrushed to look like crumbling remnants of the past. Crossing a cartoon-like drawbridge, you see the parapets of a castle rising beyond a snow-dusted ridge, both rendered in miniature to appear far away. The Gothic-styled entrance is teensy. Such pint-sized intimacy is a psychological hack invented by Walt Disney himself to make visitors feel larger than their everyday selves. It works. You feel like you’re stepping across the pages of a storybook.
If you’re wearing your Disney MagicBand and you’ve made a reservation, a host will greet you at the drawbridge and already know your name--Welcome Mr. Tanner! She’ll be followed by another smiling person--Sit anywhere you like! Neither will mention that, by some mysterious power, your food will find you.
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Belle has found her Beast! Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast has cast the man who will play the furry prince. Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens scored the part of the Beast, The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday, March 4.
Th\o read the rest of the article go to Yahoo Celebrity.
(Dan Stevens played Matthew Crowley in Downton Abbey.)
From the Walt Disney World rumor mill: a Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant could be opening in Adventureland
Empty since 1994, except for when it was used for the occasional meet-and-greet or as a trick-or-treating stand, the Adventureland Verandah looks to be finally reopening as a restaurant. Anyone who visited Magic Kingdom prior to 1994 will recall the popular counter-service restaurant with its Asian and tropics-inspired menu and relaxing, hypnotic music.
Rumors of a new restaurant have been circulating for the past few years, but earlier this monthpermits were posted online showing that something is finally happening with this long forgotten space. Liberty Tree Tavern, which shares a kitchen with the Adventureland Verandah, will be closing for a lengthy rehab from July 6 to Nov. 20 – perhaps to update the kitchen to once again serve both restaurants. To read the rest of this article go to Orlando Weekly.
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