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Disney Is Making Live Action ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Movie

It was inevitable: Disney is making a live action Winnie the Pooh movie because of course Disney would make a live action Winnie the Pooh movie. The studio’s tactic of bringing their animated properties into the live action realm has already paid off with Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella, so why not pay another visit to the Hundred Acre Wood and let a live action Christopher Robin hang out with a CGI Piglet?

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Disney Officially Announces ‘Frozen 2’; Original Creative Team Set to Return

The news out of Disney’s shareholder meeting keeps on coming. This one isn’t much of a surprise: Disney is making Frozen 2. In a related story, the sky is blue and water is wet (until a princess with freezing powers comes along and turns it into ice).

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‘Cinderella’ Review: This Old Fairy Tale Still Has Some Magic

The name “Disney” brings to mind images of fair princesses, charming princes, magical fairy tales, and simple happily ever afters. In recent years, though, Disney has begun rethinking their classic properties, and releasing more thematically complex versions of their famous films. Sleeping Beauty became Maleficent, which turned a wicked witch into a sympathetic anti-hero; a whole mess of fairy tales turned into Into the Woods, where happily ever after preceded a whole bunch of death and tragedy. The ranks of Disney Princesses grew to include women like Merida, the bow-slinging heroine of Brave, and Anna and Else from Frozen, who rescued each other from an prince, rather than the other way around. Every value and concept that Disney had established and reinforced through decades of repetition was seemingly up for reconsideration and revision.

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Tim Burton Will Direct Disney’s New Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

With their new Cinderella just days away, Disney is continuing its streak of turning its animated classics into live-action features with the news, via the Wall Street Journal, that Dumbo is ready to make the transition from animated elephant to ... well, still-animated elephant surrounded by live-action actors. If that idea doesn’t get your ears flapping, maybe this will: the Journal says Tim Burton will be the man who’ll direct the new Dumbo.

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10 ‘Big Hero 6’ Facts

If you saw Big Hero 6, you fell in love with Baymax, there's just no way around it. He doesn't just save the day, he’s also lovable and sweet and cuddly. And, that's no accident. Disney animators based a lot of Baymax’s look on a young child. His walk was specifically modeled after a toddler with a full diaper. These are just some of the super duper facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which returns to Disney and Marvel's Big Hero 6!

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Disney On Ice’s ‘Passport to Adventure’ Skates into Grand Rapids [Video]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their Disney pals are coming to town when Disney on Ice’s Passport to Adventure skates into Van Andel Arena from Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are still available, ranging from $12 to $58, with special deals for children.

Show times are 7 p.m. EST Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Home Depot Employees Perform Hilarious Disney Parody

One click on this video, and you'll see that these Home Depot employees are "more than just doing" — Owosso's Home Depot's got talent.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian

As if James Earl Jones’ return as Darth Vader and Frank Oz’s Yoda weren’t enough to remind you ‘Star Wars Rebels’ takes place in an era closer to the original trilogy, Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian will seal the deal. The galaxy’s smoothest smuggler will make his debut on an upcoming episode of the Disney XD animated series, but does it mean a trip to Cloud City is in order?

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Gaston Duped By 11-Year-Old in Arm Wrestling Contest [Video]

In the latest Gaton-themed video to hit the internet, the actor arm wrestles with an 11-year-old girl

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Man Challenges Disney World’s Gaston to Push-Up Contest [Video]

A man visiting Disney World challenged the Gaston character actor to a push-up contest and the result was AWESOME.

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Did Christina Aguilera Verbally Abuse Mickey Mouse at Disneyland?

Did a former Mouseketeer leave Mickey Mouse himself in tears? Only if you believe this wild story about Christina Aguilera!

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‘Into the Woods’ Review: Not Your Typical Disney Fairy Tale, For Better Or Worse

In the fall of 2013, APCO Worldside surveyed 70,000 people about the world’s biggest brands. They measured their responses in eight different ways—“understanding, approachability, relevance, admiration, curiosity, identification, empowerment, and pride.” The number one most loved company out of 600 choices: Disney.

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