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Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ finds its leading lady

Liu Yifei at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival in 2017.Image: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images Meet the next new Disney heroine. The studio’s making progress on its live-action remake of Mulan, and it’s finally found a star to fill the title role: Chinese actress Liu Yifei. SEE ALSO: ‘The Lion King’ just cast its lion queen and she’s basically royalty already The Hollywood Reporter writes that Liu won the role after an epic search that involved almost a thousand candidates from five continents.  Liu (who is also known as…

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Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline

Heres what we know so far: All of the employees (or cast members, in Disney Park lingo) will be in costume and in character Each guest will get a storyline, which Disney specifically says will touch every single minute of your day Its meant to take place on a space ship; windows will only show space. The thought is that guests will get to travel on a spaceship and have an adventure that lasts the whole stay every minute was the phrase Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) July 15, 2017 In other…

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Netflix in talks to retain Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019

Netflix is still in active talks with Marvel over potentially retaining streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019, which is the date Disney has set for when itll remove Disney and Pixar movies from the subscription service in favor of its own in-house Disney streaming offering. We already knew the fate of Disneys Marvel co-production TV shows, including Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders was not subject to the new arrangement Disney announced earlier this week. These ongoing talks around feature-length…

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Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

Apples super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. Content is one of Clips key selling points, along with its simple-to-a-fault UI, and Apples promised to continue adding new stuff to the app, in order to keep things fresh. The addition of…

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