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Live action Night on Bald Mountain sounds metal as shit.
My first thought they could adapt a folktale featuring Chernobog, but a quick google search says that supposedly only a few records about the original diety (Zcerneboch) exist nowadays, and no narratives specifically about him.
That said, the Disney wives tale is that one of the animators for that sequence evidently grew up with stories about Zcerneboch (such that using him was likely his idea), so maybe it's just an issue of going to the region and canvassing those stories from the actual people, rather than trusting the word of scholars who catalogued it from afar.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 28th 2019 at 1:13:28 AM
From what I remember, a sequence like that was planned for Sorcerer's Apprentice back in the 2000s but they cut it early on.
If you want live-action Chernobog, I highly recommend watching American Gods.
Mulan Star Crystal Liu Absent From D23 Amidst Controversy
How many think that due to her tweet, she caused a lot of problems for Disney that they might not want to hire for another project again?
Hmm I still prefer Close Cruella.
What exactly did she do again?
She support the Hong Kong police action.
She's about to be unpersoned from the project.
Though isn't it true that celebrities were forced to support?
Some did get pressure by the Chinese govt, but some that have close tie to the party also use this chance to get to the good side of the party. People just don't know which one.
And, the reality is, those who choose to remain neutral in conflict have chosen the side of the oppressor. While I find it understandable if there is a level of pressure from the Chinese government to make these statements, the net result of the actions is still negative. And at that point, we're starting to tread close to 'Just following orders' excuses which I've no time for.
Sympathetic? Maybe. Excusable? No.
A deleted scene where the Genie showcases how his previous masters were really bad at wishing.
Edited by Shadao on Sep 1st 2019 at 4:47:48 AM
Man, they should have kept that. It'd make this Genie even more of a standout.
I can see why that was cut. The first one breaks the ďcant make people fall in loveĒ rule, and while live action Genie doesnít have the no-kill rule, the remaining ones are still pretty dark and mean spirited.
Not to mention Genie isnít really all that literal, so making the plot point any more than a single joke and itís Chekhov's Gag payoff later would come off oddly.
You know, whenever Snow White gets a live action remake, I think they should cast Emilia Clarke as the Evil Queen. Because she has a face with much rounder features like one would see in a Disney Princess and that would make her more of a foil to Snow White (don't get me wrong, Charlize Theron also fit the Evil Queen role nicely, but she's got much sharper features that just scream "villain").
Iíd like to see whoever they pick as both forms.
> whenever Snow White gets a live action remake,
that already happened bud when they made snow white and the huntsman
Apparently, Pocahontas is getting a remake. I think this is a terrible idea.
Representatives of the Powhatan nation actually approached Disney with an offer to make the original film more accurate to the real story of Pocahontas. Disney refused, and then had the gall to say their movie was "based on a true story".
What's more, the movie tried to tell a story of different cultures learning to accept each other, but its attempt at doing this, well-intended though it might have been, has not aged well at all. The movie implies that the hostilities between the British settlers and Native Americans were essentially an early misunderstanding, and everything was smooth sailing from there on out.
The real Pocahontas, of course,was 12 years old and died of typhus before she could be returned to Virginia. There's also no proof that the story of her saving John Smith ever actually happened. "But it's just a movie!" I hear you say. That's wrong. Preschoolers watch Disney movies, and those movies shape their view of the world they live in. If Disney is going to make movies that claim to be based on reality, they have a duty to do so correctly. And if that means showing them the ugly truth and not pulling any punches, then so be it.
On the upshot, that site gives no citations or sources whatsoever for that rumor, every other site Iíve found reporting it (all minor film news sites) only use that site as a source, and no major film news sites are reporting it.
So it could very easily be bullshit.
If not, itís a really, really bad idea, though.
I would not want to be the writer that has to contend with that... mess. And that's putting it lightly.
If you push anywhere closer to reality of her story, it's depressing and kind of hard to make much of anything optimistic out of it. If you push it towards what the movie originally did, you just replicate the problems that film had the first time around. And I don't see any way to really make much of a happy medium between them either.
It was never my favorite Disney film back then, but I've grown more and more annoyed with Both Sides are Terrible "Yeah, the whites pillaged, raped, and burned the natives, but what about them Angry Natives guyz! Both are bad people!".
They could try making a moving about Sacagawea
I remember when Moana was coming about there was suggestion that the movie could be about the movie being about Moana championing against European colonization is in East Pacific magic. And the general response was essentially ďor they could make a movie just about the culture without also being about Europeans.Ē
Thatís basically my take on Disney making a movie about Native Americans - who have it even worse than Africans in regards to every narrative involving them being about white people.
I feel they could do better for folktale adaptations than Brother Bear, which - I mean, I donít hate it - but always got this vague The Theme Park Version from, like the writer just found out about animism and just had to write something about ďhow cool this exotic belief system was, guys!Ē Pocahontas actually has the exact same problem.
We Got This Covered News tends to post unsubstantiated rumors all the time. I see little to suggest any legitimacy to this one.
Besides, Disney doesnít need to remake Pocahontas when theyíve got 4 Avatar sequels on the way.
I prefer Brother Bear's theme park animism to Pocahontas pretending that real life douchebag John Smith was in fact the complete opposite of a douchebag.
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