Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, made the following statement: “We’re pleased that these talented executives will be joining our incredible team of studio leaders once the acquisition of 21st Century Fox is completed. Under Alan Horn’s leadership, Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm have reached unprecedented levels of creative and box-office success, and adding Fox’s impressive film brands and franchises to our studio will allow us to create even more appealing high-quality entertainment to delight audiences.” Alan Horn Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, made the following statement: “The addition of these respected film groups under the umbrella of The Walt Disney Studios will create endless possibilities as we continue to deliver first-rate motion pictures to audiences around the world. This is an experienced group of executives, and Alan Bergman and I look forward to welcoming them to our … [Read more...] about Disney Announces Additions To Studio Entertainment Management Team After Fox Deal
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Kathryn Beaumont was barely a teenager the first time she met Mr. Walt Disney, but the memory is still clear as day."I was so in awe of [Walt]. My mother and I went to his office -- and he opened the door, which floored me!" Beaumont told AOL as she reflected on that moment in the early 1950s. "He brought me in, showed me a place to sit next to him, and we sat down and started our conversation." (A photo from that same meeting is in the gallery below.)More than six decades after she voiced Wendy Darling in the original "Peter Pan," Beaumont's voice is still instantly recognizable. Airy with just a light English accent, it's comforting yet upbeat, nearly spellbinding."He was head of the studio, but he was one of the gang," Beaumont recalled. "He would come into the cafeteria, go through the line, and just sit down next to whomever -- wherever there was a place for him to join."See Kathryn Beaumont with Walt Disney: 6 PHOTOS Kathryn Beaumont, star of 'Peter Pan' and 'Alice … [Read more...] about Original ‘Peter Pan’ star shares personal memories of Walt Disney
Jet Li is to star in Disney's live-action 'Mulan' movie.The 54-year-old actor - who is one of China's biggest and most successful international stars - is said to be in finals talks with the studio about playing the Emperor of China in the much-anticipated remake, The Hollywood Reporter reports.Although Li - who has previously starred in 'Lethal Weapon 4', 'The Legend' and 'Ocean Paradise' - is yet to sign a contract with Disney, the studio is well on its way to completing its cast as Gong Li has been confirmed as the movie's villain.Donnie Yen was also recently cast as the Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan, while Liu Yifei will star in the titular role.The lead part didn't come easy to 30-year-old Yifei though as it's believed a team of casting directors visited five continents and spoke to nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which required credible martial arts skills and the ability to speak English.Disney original adapted the myth into a popular animation back in … [Read more...] about Jet Li to star in Disney’s Mulan?
THE action-packed second trailer for the new Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has given fans a fresh glimpse of its all-star cast. Alden Ehrenreich leads the line-up as a young Han Solo, and is joined in the latest highly-anticipated offering from the famous film franchise by Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson. Set in Han Solo's early life, the new trailer gives film-goers their best look so far at the second Star Wars spin-off film, which follows on from 2016's Rogue One. It opens with a voice-over from Emilia Clarke, who plays Qi'Ra, asking Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo: "You're after something. Is it revenge? Money? Or something else?" The Hollywood actress can then be seen in shot for the first time, wearing a slinky black dress and sporting dark hair. She tells the up-and-coming American actor: "You look good. A little rough around the edges. But good." The trailer then flashes through a number of impressive action scenes, and sees the … [Read more...] about Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer gives fans a new look at Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo alongside Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover
STAR Wars fans are gearing up for the new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. But, what do we know about the movie, and who is in the cast with Donald Glover? Let's get the lowdown... When is Solo: A Star Wars Story released in the UK? Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit UK cinemas on May 24, 201 - a day earlier than the US. It's a Star Wars spin-off film that focuses on Han Solo's early life. The film has been produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and is the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. The plot: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. More Star Wars NewsSerkis Life All you need to know about actor Andy Serkis HOLY SITH Grab your lightsaber because Star Wars Day is being held TODAY! … [Read more...] about When is Solo: A Star Wars Story out in the UK, watch the new trailer and find out who’s in the cast with Donald Glover?