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Links to our threads on Enchanted (2007), Enchanted 2 (in development), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Maleficent (2014), Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Cruella (in development), Dumbo (in development), Mulan (in development) Pinocchio (in development), Tink (in development) and Winnie the Pooh (in development). We don't seem to have any threads on 101 Dalmatians (1996) or 102 Dalmatians (2000). Has Disney made any *other* live-action films based on their cartoons?

 

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Disney to Adapt Iconic 'Fantasia' Sequence Into Live-Action Movie (Exclusive)

Disney is conjuring up a live-action movie based on the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from the studio's animated classic Fantasia.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the script for the project — which is in early development at the studio — based on the 1940's animated film. The hot writing duo is also executive producing the film.

The "Night on Bald Mountain" section of Fantasia centered on a dark winged creature who raised spirits from the dead. They dance, fly through the air and enjoy an night of mayhem until they fade away as the night ends and the sun begins to rise. (Watch video below.)

Fantasia was comprised of eight animated segments that were set to pieces of classical music. Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky first created the music used in the "Night on Bald Mountain" section in 1867, and it was arranged by Leopold Stokowski for the film, introducing the now-well-known music to a much wider audience.

Sources say the live-action take will be similar to what Disney did with Maleficent, which starred Angelina Jolie as the iconic witch. Maleficent earned a spell-binding $758.4 million worldwide when it was released in May 2014. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, June 3

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Link to a semi-prophetic post of Overstreet's on our Cruella thread. (I say "semi-" because we don't know yet who is *playing* Chernobog.)

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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On 6/4/2015 at 0:07 PM, Peter T Chattaway said:

Link to a semi-prophetic post of Overstreet's on our Cruella thread. (I say "semi-" because we don't know yet who is *playing* Chernobog.)

If it is the Rock, what kind of homage do we owe Jeff? By what title do we address this minor prophet?


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