Of all the recent live-action retellings of classic Disney films — Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and there’s even talk of the possibility of a live-action The Little Mermaid — we’ll admit that we have been most eagerly anticipating the live-action Beauty and the Beast ever since it was first confirmed and word got out that Emma Watson would star in the role as Belle.
Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.
Disney recently released the Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer, giving viewers a sneak peek of the beast’s enchanted castle. If you don’t quite remember the trailer for the 1991 animated movie, we don’t blame you because that was 25 years ago, but Disney Dorks on Facebook put the trailers side-by-side for a comparison that will likely give you chills. Check it out:
Beauty and the Beast is coming to theaters everywhere March 17, 2017.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her sights firmly on her sophomore year of high school. “I didn’t think I would have a chance,” she said. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana — representing my culture in that way.”
Fortunately, the film’s Hawaii casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition. “Her audition was fantastic — she was such a raw talent,” said producer Osnat Shurer. “Auli’i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank.”
“Auli’i demonstrated a certain fearlessness in her auditions and call-backs,” said director John Musker. “She has a playful, mischievous wit. She can project vulnerability, she doesn’t seem intimidated at all by the challenges ahead, and her Polynesian background has helped shape her connection to family, hard work, and music. These are all qualities she shares with Moana.”
“Moana is a vibrant, tenacious 16-year-old growing up on an island where voyaging is forbidden,” added director Ron Clements. “But Moana has been drawn to the ocean since she can remember and is desperate to find out what’s beyond the confines of her island.”
Auli’i Cravalho has already started recording for the role, and Moana sails into U.S. theaters November 23.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is one of this year’s most anticipated comic adaptations. Though the movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 4, Marvel has just released the very first teaser trailer.
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under their wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Witness the power of the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.
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What kind of woman was Mary? What must have gone through her mind when God appeared to her and blessed her with the birth of a son named Jesus, and did she have doubts? What kind of husband was Joseph; did he struggle with accepting Jesus as his own child? How did the couple approach parenting their young son, and how did they explain his role in the world when he began to realize that something may be a little different about him?
These are the questions The Young Messiah, in theaters now, aims to explore in a fresh take on the traditional story of Jesus, the son of God. Inspired by scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus.
Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the savior for the whole family.
When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in his early years, he turns to his parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its creator? How do you teach the teacher? How do you help the savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as he and his family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem — where his true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
The Young Messiah reveals how Mary and Joseph, in their hearts, were just parents trying to do the best they could by the tremendous gift they were given in Jesus — not unlike any parent today faced with difficult decisions on what’s best for their child and the responsibility to protect and support them.
Watch the Parenting featurette below to find out why the filmmakers feel the importance of connecting with the Holy Family, and why they are relatable in today’s parenting world.
‘The Young Messiah’ Movie Ticket Giveaway
The Young Messiah is in theaters now and we are giving one lucky winner two AMC movie theater tickets. We hope it’s an extra special way you and your family can celebrate Easter this year.
This giveaway is open to US entrants ages 18+ and ends March 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to share in life’s happy moments, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough. The new movie LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life is all about friendship, trusting yourself, and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome soundtrack young girls will love.
Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia, and Andrea as they learn about friendship, fame, and pop star fun in Heartlake City. The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan. As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and it’s friendship that’s the most precious thing in the world.
LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life brings the LEGO construction-based toy to (animated) life and invites girls into the world of Heartlake City to inspire them to use their imaginations to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving, relateable characters.
LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life releases on Digital HD January 19 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 2. Own it here.
Grab your microphone and click the play button in the app below to watch the special sing-a-long music video for the original song “Girlz” from the movie by L2M, the next girl-pop power sensation. You can also learn more about the girl group and listen to their song “High Tops.”
Young girls can unlock their inner pop star with the Girlz 4 Life activity pack: selfie props, making the band DIY pop star instruments, friendship card, and more.
‘LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life’ Blu-ray Giveaway
Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia, and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important and it’s your friends that count!
One lucky reader will win LEGO Friends: Girlz 4 Life on Blu-ray. This giveaway is open to US entrants ages 18+ and ends February 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.