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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Disney Sunday (10/02/2016)

It's been a while since I've posted one of these. I think for now on, I'll be using Disney Sunday to highlight Disney-related news and other neat items while offering my thoughts on them. So here's what I have to think about this week in Disney:

Live Action Lion King Announced

So Disney wants to make a live-action Lion King? The crazy part is that this isn’t the least bit surprising, considering how many of their other animated properties they want to give a live-action reboot to. It was only a matter of time until the best animated feature of the Nineties received the live action treatment.

If Disney moves forward with this, it would essentially be The Jungle Book without Mowgli. So would it even count as “live action” if all of the characters are CGI?

I mean, what’s next? Are they going to make a live-action remake of the animated Robin Hood with all of the characters as CGI anthros? (Actually, that sound awesome. Disney, if you’re reading this, go for it! Take my money!)

Beauty and the Beast Photo Leaks

Two new photos from the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action reboot were recently leaked, and they each offer a never before seen glimpse of the leading duo.

On the one hand, Dan Stevens looks excellent in his Beast makeup, and he certainly looks like the animated character.

As for Emma Watson—well, it’s hard to see her as anything else other than Hermione cosplaying as Belle. The actress from the Sing Me A Story television series looked more like Belle! (Am I the only one who remembers that?)

(Also, it doesn’t help that Emma Watson has gone full feminazi and said some stupid things.)

Disney Plans On Buying Twitter

Yes, the Mouse House is currently considering buying Twitter. That sounds like a headline from The Onion. Or at least it would if it hadn’t already purchased Marvel and Star Wars.

So what do I think of this potential acquisition? Well, remember when Disney purchased Maker Studios? The company that owned Blip? Remember how long that lasted until Blip went under? Do you think that Twitter would survive any longer than that?

Of course, the only thing that would be lost is an inconvenient social media platform that restricts posts to 140 characters and which is mostly populated by egg randos screaming “cuck” and feminazis screaming “check your privilege.” In other words, nothing of value would be lost!

Walt Disney World Turns 45

Forty-five years ago, on Oct. 1, 1971, the Magic Kingdom park and surrounding resorts opened to the public, offering the Disneyland experience to the East Coast.

To celebrate this milestone, a special 45th Anniversary Ceremony was hosted at the Magic Kingdom park on Saturday. The ceremony featured a speech by president George Kalogridis—and that’s about it. (Oh, but we got to see all the costumed characters sing Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!)

So, yeah, whoopee!

Top 10 Coolest Disney Characters

Lew Toons concluded his Disney Month with a list of the Top 10 Coolest Disney Characters. Sadly, neither Nick Wilde nor Flynn Rider made the list. I am disappoint. But hey, Robin Hood made the list, so all is forgiven!

Everything Wrong with Captain America: Civil War

With the recent release of Captain America: Civil War (otherwise known as Avengers 2.5), Cinemasins released an Everything Wrong With video on the movie. Check it out. It's awesome. (And of course, Black Panther and Spider-man help take off points from the sin counter!)