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First look at ‘Marvel Rising’

Marvel Rising is a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes, set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of Marvel Rising. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later that year.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a
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Marvel to launch new animation franchise Marvel Rising

Marvel Entertainment has announced that it is launching a brand-new multi-platform animation franchise entitled Marvel Rising, which will showcase the next generation of Marvel heroes.

The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of Marvel Rising. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later that year. The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely,
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Marvel Rising Trailer Announces Secret Warriors Animated Movie

Marvel Rising Trailer Announces Secret Warriors Animated Movie
Marvel Entertainment announced today, Marvel Rising, a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes set to launch in 2018, culminating with Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of Marvel Rising. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later that year. Distribution partners for the content to be announced at a later date. Marvel has unveiled a new video, where fans can meet the characters and all-star voice actors behind the all-new franchise Marvel Rising.

The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber, and Dee Bradley Baker among others. Future stories and content are
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9 Things You Never Knew About Disney's Mulan

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Almost 20 years later - yes, 20 years (cries into pillow) - a live-action version of Mulan is in the works with director Niki Caro at the helm and an actress attached to play Mulan. The original animation is extremely empowering to women, so it's awesome that a female will be behind the lens, controlling our favorite childhood warrior princess's portrayal this time around. As we await our modernized heroine, and her potentially CGI-animated companions Mushu and Cri-Kee, we can look back fondly on the Disney original - because let's be real, we all still revert back to our 7-year-old Capri Sun-loving selves when "I'll Make a Man Out Of You" comes on Pandora. Now that we know when the reimagined film will premiere, let's take a look at nine facts you probably never knew about Disney's first Asian princess and Og girl-power-charged badass. The story of Mulan was originally a folk song.
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Disney Finds Its ‘Mulan’ In Chinese Actress Crystal Liu

Crystal Liu has been cast in the lead role in Disney’s planned live-action Mulan movie. The Hollywood Reporter reports the news that casting directors had visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for the role of Hua Mulan, the young woman who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in 5th century China.

According to the trade, the casting directors were looking for an actress with ‘incredible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English and the most ineffable requirement of all: star quality.’

Here’s the official synopsis of the Disney animation.

Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot — though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu
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Liu Yifei cast as Mulan in Disney’s live action adaptation

Disney has found its actress to play the title role in the live action adaptation of Mulan. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed The Chinese Widow’s Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Lui, has been chosen to portray Mulan.

Mulan is based on a Chinese legend about Hua Mulan, a young female warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to join the Chinese military, taking the place of her aging father, to protect her country from the threats they face. Disney previously adapted the legend into the 1998 animated film of the same name starring Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, B.D. Wong and Miguel Ferrer.

Disney searched through five continents and over 1000 candidates for the role of Mulan before deciding on Yifei. Disney was looking for a Chinese actress who could speak fluent English and requires experience with martial arts for the role. Yifei has worked on numerous projects in
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Disney Has Founds Its Mulan For Upcoming Live-Action Movie

One of the many live-action remakes of Disney’s animated classics that’s on the way is Mulan, a new take on the Chinese folk tale that will follow on from the beloved 1998 version. We previously learned that The Zookeeper Wife‘s Niki Caro would be directing the project and now, after a year-long search, the House of Mouse has founds its leading lady.

The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that, out of 1000 actresses, Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) has been cast as the legendary warrior woman. Though not too well-known in the west, the Chinese-born Liu is a big star in her home country. In particular, the 30-year-old actress is dubbed “Fairy Sister” by the public for her delicate looks.

However, don’t let her nickname fool you, Liu’s dabbled in action-orientated fare before, such as 2008 Jackie Chan vehicle The Forbidden Kingdom. Plus, it was a
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Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Coveted Lead Role

Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Coveted Lead Role
Meet the new Hua Mulan!

Disney announced that after a worldwide search for the leading lady in its upcoming live-action movie, Mulan, Chinese actress Liu Yifei has landed the role.

For those unfamiliar with the beloved tale, Mulan follows a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father.

Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is apparently widely known in China as "Fairy Sister" for her appearance. In addition to acting, she's also made a name for herself as a singer and a model.

At age 11, Yifei moved to New York City with her mother, only to return to China a few years later in 2002 to pursue her acting career. The 30-year-old actress' most recent credits include movies The Chinese Widow and Once Upon a Time, which earned $82.3 million in China this summer.

She's also a brand ambassador for Dior, Tissot, Garnier and Pantene.

Yifei is the first
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Liu Yifei to Star in Niki Caro’s Live-Action “Mulan”

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Mulan” has found its leading lady. Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, has booked the high-profile role, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” helmer Niki Caro is directing Disney’s live-action remake of the beloved animated film.

The worldwide search to find “Mulan’s” star took a year. “A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which requires credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English, and the most ineffable requirement of all: star quality,” THR writes. “In deference to cultural accuracy, the studio focused on locating an ethnically Chinese young woman to play Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in fifth-century China.”

Liu is well-known in China. Her English-language credits “The Forbidden Kingdom” and “Outcast.” “The Assassins,” “Never Gone” and “The Four” trilogy are among her other credits.
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Disney's Mulan Remake Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Lead Role

Disney's Mulan Remake Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Lead Role
Disney has finally found their leading lady for the live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated classic Mulan, with Chinese actress Liu Yifei coming aboard as the title character. The actress, who has also been known as Crystal Liu, has been selected after a year-long, worldwide casting search was conducted by the studio, which came after Disney promised an all-Asian cast back in October 2016. It seems that the studio is living up to that promise, but this new report reveals that it was quite an exhaustive search to find the right actress to play Mulan.

This report reveals that Disney enlisted five different casting directors who scoured the globe, who visited five different continents and saw over 1,000 actresses for the role. Among the primary requirements for the role were demonstrable martial arts skills, proficiency in the English language along with that intangible "star quality" that the studio has found in Liu Yifei.
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‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Finds Its Star

‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Finds Its Star
Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale “Mulan.”

Niki Caro is directing and the pic is produced by Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner.

The movie is eyeing a 2019 release. The English-language version of the original “Mulan” (1998) featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and Bd Wong, while Jackie Chan provided his voice for Chinese dubs of the movie. It grossed $304 million worldwide.

Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver came on board in 2015 to rewrite the spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

In its search to find the film’s star, the studio was determined that the actress was ethnically Chinese young seeing thousands of individuals until finally selecting Liu. The newcomer will star as Hua Mulan, who who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription
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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin

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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of AladdinKurt Anthony11/24/2017 11:01:00 Am

Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer!

Released in theatres on November 25, 1992, today marks the 25th anniversary of Aladdin. Considered one of the founding films of the Disney Renaissance, Aladdin was Walt Disney Studio’s 31st animated feature film and ushered in a new era of classics.

Directed by famous Disney duo Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Moana) and featuring music by Disney Legends Alan Menken, Tim Rice, and Howard Ashman, you couldn’t have wished for a better team! Of course, we can’t forget the late Robin Williams as the voice of the eternally hilarious Genie; a role he was awarded a special honour for at the 1993 Golden Globes.

The film was an instant success. With a budget of $28M and
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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director

Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director
Disney is finally moving forward with its long-gestating Prince Charming project, bringing aboard filmmaker Stephen Chbosky to write the script, with an eye towards directing as well. We first reported on this Prince Charming live-action movie back in July 2015, with the studio bringing in writer Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) to write the script, but we haven't heard any updates on the project since then. Disney still hasn't issued a release date and there is no production schedule at this time, but at least the studio is actually moving forward with this once gestating project.

There is no indication as to whether Stephen Chbosky is simply rewriting or performing a polish on the original script by Matthew Fogel, or if he is conducting an exhaustive page-one rewrite and starting over from scratch. The story for this latest Disney live-action remake will be a revisionist tale, told from
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30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil,
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Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Five Projects, Promotes Peilin Chou

Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Five Projects, Promotes Peilin Chou
Oriental DreamWorks has unveiled five new movie projects and promoted Peilin Chou to the post of chief creative officer.

The company announced Tuesday that it’s developing “Over the Moon,” a modern-day retelling of the Chinese myth about a mysterious moon goddess, with Audrey Wells writing and Janet Yang executive-producing. It’s also developing an untitled Chinatown project as a comedic adventure with supernatural elements, with Alan Yang, co-creator of “Master of None,” executive-producing.

Oriental DreamWorks also said it’s developing superhero project “The Monkey King,” written by Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich; the comedy “Illumikitty,” about a feline plot for world domination, written by Jenny Bicks; and the animated comedy “Lucky,” written by Rita Hsiao (“Mulan”).

Oriental DreamWorks is backed by DreamWorks Animation, Cmc Capital Partners, Shanghai Media Group, and Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited. Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks to buy Universal’s 45% stake in the company, which Universal inherited when Comcast acquired DreamWorks Animation last
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The Voice of Mulan Is Actually 1 of Your Favorite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nearly 20 years after its initial release, Mulan is getting rebooted with a live-action film, and our childhood (and adult) selves are practically filled with glee. While the details are still being pieced together, we are excited to see one of our favorite princesses come to life on the big screen. As Disney searches for the perfect heroine to fill out that armor, we can't help but reminisce about who played the original Mulan. Related25 Mulan Moments That Better Be in the Live-Action Movie Broadway star Lea Salonga, who was also the singing voice of Jasmine in Aladdin, sang the melodies in the animated film. But Ming-Na Wen was the speaking voice behind the character. Not only did she reprise her role as Mulan in the sequel and a few Disney spinoffs, but she's also still kicking butt today. After voicing the Chinese warrior, the Coloane, Macau-born actress went on to
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Disney's Mulan Remake Begins Shooting This January

Disney's Mulan Remake Begins Shooting This January
Disney's live-action remake of Mulan is reportedly set to begin production early next year and filming locations have been revealed. The news comes after it was announced that the live-action remake was getting pushed back to a 2019 release date as opposed to the original November 2018 release date. Many have attributed the delay to a lack of casting announcements, but that is unverified at the moment. The Disney D23 Expo announced casting for the live-action Aladdin and many assumed that some information would have been announced for Mulan at D23, but the only thing that was confirmed was that the movie had been pushed back.

While Mulan seems to have taken a backseat lately, a new report suggests that production is due to start soon. Omega Underground reports that production is set to start in late January of 2018 and that shooting will take place in China, New Zealand, and Australia. The
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Aladdin Gets Homeland Star as Jafar's Henchman Hakim

Aladdin Gets Homeland Star as Jafar's Henchman Hakim
Just a few weeks after we reported that The Mummy remake star Marwan Kenzari is in talks to play the villainous Jafar in Disney's Aladdin reboot, it seems the studio has also found the villain's right-hand man. Turkish actor Numan Acar is in talks to portray Hakim, who serves as the "head of the guards" for Jafar in this live-action remake. There was a guard character named Hakim, voiced by Frank Welker, in the original Aladdin movie, but it seems he will be a much more substantial character in this live-action movie.

Deadline broke the news of this casting, but their report did not include Marwan Kenzari as part of the cast, so perhaps his deal has not been finalized at this time. Numan Acar will be joined by Will Smith, who voices The Genie, Mena Massoud as the title character Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Nasim Pedrad as Mara,
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Critics Reveal the TV Character They First Identified With — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: When was the first time you saw a TV character that you felt represented you or your experience? Who was it? How did you feel? (This is jumping on the #FirstTimeISawMe hashtag about representation.)

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

This is a tough question, because I don’t think I’ve seen a character like me yet on television (black comics nerd who loves playing drums, has a thirst for pop culture, spent his teens grooving to Frank Zappa and Parliament/Funkadelic and has a passion for racial issues and opposing stereotypes in media. Nope, haven’t seen that character yet). But the first time I saw
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Critics Reveal the TV Character They First Identified With — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: When was the first time you saw a TV character that you felt represented you or your experience? Who was it? How did you feel? (This is jumping on the #FirstTimeISawMe hashtag about representation.)

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

This is a tough question, because I don’t think I’ve seen a character like me yet on television (black comics nerd who loves playing drums, has a thirst for pop culture, spent his teens grooving to Frank Zappa and Parliament/Funkadelic and has a passion for racial issues and opposing stereotypes in media. Nope, haven’t seen that character yet). But the first time I saw
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