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Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato And Disney Being Sued Over 'Let It Go' Copyright Infringement


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Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato and Disney are all being sued by musician Jaime Ciero, who is claiming that the massively popular song ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen sounds substantively similar to a song of his.

‘Let It Go’ was the memorable soundtrack to the runaway success of Disney’s 2013 animated movie Frozen, and a song that has subsequently driven millions of parents completely round the bend. It was performed by actress Idina Menzel for the movie itself, and by pop star Demi Lovato for the single version.

However, TMZ reports on Thursday (November 23rd) that musician Jaime Ciero is suing the three defendants, claiming that ‘Let It Go’ sounds overly similar to his 2008 song ‘Volar’.

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Disney Cast Catherine Keener And Bob Odenkirk In 'Incredibles 2'


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Featuring the returning Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr, aka Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl, Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best, aka Frozone, Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr and Huck Milner as Dashielle 'Dash' Parr comes upcoming Disney release 'The Incredibles 2', with a trailer right around the corner. Original writer and director Brad Bird is also returning to help the Disney Pixar release.

Catherine Keener has joined the cast of 'The Incredibles 2'Catherine Keener has joined the cast of 'The Incredibles 2'

Fans of the original 'Incredibles' movie have been patiently waiting for the announced sequel for some time now, and with the film finally coming together, there have been some major news items coming out about exactly who'll be starring and how the story in the picture may progress.

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Disney Announces New 'Star Wars' Trilogy With Rian Johnson


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Disney would appear to be extremely confident about Rian Johnson’s handling of the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, revealing that they have green-lit a further trilogy of movies, entirely under the director’s aegis.

The 43 year old director will be writing and directing the first instalment of the planned new trilogy of films, with Johnson’s long-time production partner Ram Bergman working with him.

Although the details are vague at this point, rather than continuing the classic Skywalker-based timeline of the nine existing films, this trilogy will focus on “new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

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'Hocus Pocus' Director Wants Sequel With Original Cast


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When it comes to Disney, there are more classic animations than anything else. One of the exceptions to that rule however comes in the form of Halloween must-watch, 'Hocus Pocus'. Starring the brilliant Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the leading role of villainous witches Winifred, Sarah and Mary respectively, it's a film that achieved cult status upon home release.

Kenny Ortega seems keen to return to the franchiseKenny Ortega seems keen to return to the franchise

What many don't know is that 'Hocus Pocus' wasn't a big box office hit. In fact, it didn't fare very well upon its initial release at all, taking a short while to really take off. Looking back, it's hard to imagine why people didn't go out in their droves to see the flick, as it still stands up as one of the best seasonal pictures of all time and even to this day takes in around $1 million in sales each October.

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Disney Reveal Release Date For Live-Action 'Aladdin'


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Disney have this week announced the release date for their upcoming live-adaptation of classic fan-favourite film 'Aladdin', with the movie set to drop on May 24, 2019.

Fans are intrigued to see what Guy Ritchie does with 'Aladdin'Fans are intrigued to see what Guy Ritchie does with 'Aladdin'

Written by John August and produced by Dan Lin, with Guy Ritchie serving as director, the film will star relative newcomer Mena Massoud in the titular role, with 'Power Rangers' actress Naomi Scott stepping into the shoes of Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith serving as the Genie of the Lamp. Marwan Kenzari is the villainous Jafar, whilst Navid Negahban plays the Sultan.

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Disney Accused Of Whitewashing Over New Billy Magnussen Role


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Disney has been strongly criticised on social media for an act of whitewashing concerning its new live action re-make of Aladdin, apparently creating an entirely new role for a white actor.

The company is believed to have cast Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods, Bridge of Spies) as a character called Prince Anders, who does not feature in the 1992 animated Aladdin or the original folklore ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’, for its upcoming live-action film.

The decision follows an existing outcry over the casting of Naomi Scott, a non-Arab actor of British and Indian heritage, as Princess Jasmine two months ago. She’ll star alongside Mena Massoud, who is of Egyptian background, as Aladdin himself, and Will Smith in the role of the Genie.

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'Mickey' Singer Toni Basil Sues Disney And 'South Park'


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‘Mickey’ singer Toni Basil is suing several companies who she claims have used her 1982 song without her permission.

Among the defendants named in her suit, which was filed in Los Angeles on Thursday (August 31), are media companies Disney and Viacom, as well as television shows 'South Park' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. 

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Disney Say Goodbye To Netflix As They Prepare To Launch Their Own Streaming Service


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Now might be a good time to catch up on all those Disney and Pixar movies you have been meaning to watch on Netflix but haven't yet, because soon they'll all be taken down in favour of a new streaming service which is set to launch exclusively for Disney material. 

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It was only a matter of time, but Disney will now be unveiling their very own streaming company which means removing all their material currently available on Netflix. The news was announced through their most recent earnings report yesterday (August 8th 2017).

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Who Is Forthcoming Disney Star Mena Massoud?


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Disney fans everywhere have been waiting with baited breath to hear the main cast announcement for Guy Ritchie's upcoming remake of 'Aladdin', and the news certainly comes as a surprise to everyone. Now the question on everybody's lips is: just who is Mena Massoud?

Director Guy Ritchie pictured at 'King Arthur' premiereDirector Guy Ritchie pictured at 'King Arthur' premiere

The Egyptian-Canadian relative newcomer will be topping the bill as the titular lamp-rubbing hero, alongside Will Smith as the Genie and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. It's a re-telling of Disney's original 1992 animated film, though we're yet to see who will land the role of the villainous Jafar.

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Disney Reveal 'Aladdin' Live-Action Cast


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Disney are enjoying a surge of success as of late, with their new takes on classic tales such as 'The Jungle Book' and 'Beauty and the Beast' proving to be extremely popular. Bringing them to live-action, the movie company are able to do things on a bigger scale than ever before, and that's set to continue with live-action remakes for 'The Lion King', 'Mulan' and 'Aladdin' on the way.

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Iain Glen at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

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Iain Glen

Adina Porter at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

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Adina Porter
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Brenton Thwaites at the Premiere Of Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 19th May 2017

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Brenton Thwaites and Chloe Pacey
Brenton Thwaites and Chloe Pacey
Brenton Thwaites and Chloe Pacey

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons at a screening of Disney's 'Tangled Before Ever After' held at The Paley Center for Media, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th March 2017

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Riz Ahmed attending the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 11th December 2016

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