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It looks like the sting of John Carter’s box office results is still being felt by Disney. According to reports Disney has halted production on Order of Seven. The film, which is a Snow White inspired martial arts epic, had already begun pre-production and director Michael Gracey had planned to being filming in London this summer according to Collider.
It seems Disney wants to look over the films budget although no amounts have been disclosed. The film as also being overseen by former studio head Rich Ross which may also factor in to the delay. The film could still get the green light from Disney at some point. The recently hired two new writers to polish the script. The story, which had a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) in 19th century Hong Kong escaping from her wicked stepmother to take upwith a band of seven warriors. I hope the film does end up getting made, even with two other Snow White films already hitting theaters.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is working with Turner Classic Movies to present two incredible Disney live-action film classics during the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.
On Friday, April 13, Kirk Douglas will be present at Grauman’s Chinese Theater for the first public screening of the newly restored 1954 action-adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. On Saturday, April 14, comes a 75th-anniversary screening of the “fairest of them all,” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Check out the full press release below.
For the second consecutive year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate the legacy of
The Walt Disney Studios. Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The
Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Disney’s first hand-drawn feature-length
animated film. In addition, legendary actor Kirk Douglas will present the first general public
screening of the newly restored (from original camera negatives) live-action adventure, 20,000
Leagues Under the Sea (1954).
On Saturday, April 14, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will screen at
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre at 1 p.m. This film revolutionized the art of animation with its
cutting edge technique, design and storytelling – setting animation in pursuit of an ever more
realistic look. Moreover, it demonstrated animation’s viability as a legitimate cinematic art form.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed a special Academy Award® on
Walt Disney, recognizing Snow White as “a significant screen innovation which has charmed
millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field.” The unique Oscar® trophy consisted
of one full-sized statuette standing next to seven miniature versions. The film also earned an
Oscar® nomination for Leigh Harline’s memorable score.
In 1997, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was named one of the 100 Greatest Films of All
Time by the American Film Institute (AFI). The following year, the AFI named it the greatest
American animated film of all time.
On Friday, April 13, at 2:45 p.m., Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas will be present at Grauman’s
Chinese Theatre for the first public screening of the newly restored 1954 adventure film epic,
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the first live-action feature film shot at Walt Disney’s Burbank
studios. Disney recruited an A-list cast including Kirk Douglas, James Mason and Paul Lukas,
and a set budget of $9 million, the largest in Hollywood history at that time.
Walt Disney had originally planned to turn Jules Verne’s tale of Captain Nemo’s battle to wipe
out warfare into an animated feature. But when he saw designer Harper Goff’s preliminary
sketches, he decided to make the switch to live action. To film the massive production – the
studio’s first in CinemaScope – Disney added a water tank and a third soundstage to his
studio, rented additional space from 20th Century-Fox and Universal, and sent cast and crew
to the Caribbean for underwater shooting. His technicians also had to develop new equipment
for the film’s many underwater scenes and create a giant, two-ton squid for the film’s most
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea went on to earn two Oscars®, one for the eye-popping visual effects and one for John Meehan and Emile Kuri’s art direction and set decoration. The film earned a third nomination for Elmo Williams’ editing.
Operation Undersea, an episode of the Disneyland TV series highlighting the creation of the film, won Emmys® for Best Individual Program of the Year (1955) and Best Television Film Editing.
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Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) is in final negotions to star in Disney’s “Order of Seven”. The film was originally conceived as a Kung Fu retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but has recently moved away from that concept.
According to Variety, Ronan would play Olivia Sinclair who is a British expat living in 19th century Hong Kong who seeks protection from a group of former warriors turned outlaws. Once an evil empress returns, Sinclair helps the warriors find themselves and reclaim their destinies. Disney studio executives are currently in talks with well-known action stars in Russia, China, and Japan to both find a global group of heroes and boost international interest.
I think the move away from the Snow White was a good plan considering there are two films coming out this year that are based on the classic tale, “Mirror, Mirror” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Ronan has also proved that she can hold her own in an action based movie with her performance in “Hanna”.
We will bring you more details as this project develops.
Kate Aspen, the leading designer and manufacturer of uniquely beautiful wedding favors, announced today the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings favor and gift collection in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products.
Inspired by the style, grace and elegance of the Disney Princess characters and their magical stories, the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Kate Aspen favor and gift collection features 10 timeless designs. These imaginative favors and gifts are perfect for brides who want to bring the enchantment of a fairy tale wedding to their special day, while showing their personal style and giving guests a little bit of magic of their own.
Highlights of the collection include a dainty set of white ceramic lovebird salt and pepper shakers inspired by Sleeping Beauty; a wine stopper elegantly engraved with an iconic royal coach, and a bottle opener beautifully disguised as a slipper with a touch of sparkle inspired by Cinderella; a baroque-style frame in white or black, inspired by Snow White, to honor “the Fairest of Them All” in subtle script on the insert; a lovely Ariel-inspired photo frame with rows of tiny faux pearls; and two favors inspired by Belle—a chrome spreader engraved with “Love Blossoms” and an enchanting white frosted tea light featuring the words “Let Your Dreams Light the Way” that glow as a beautiful reminder of when the bride was a princess for a day too.
“It is our goal to make every bride feel like a princess on her wedding day,” said Robert Oberschelp, Director Disney Consumer Products. “Through our collaboration with industry leader, Kate Aspen, we can now extend the fairy tale beyond fashion with a beautifully designed collection of wedding favors and gifts.”
With the perfect marriage of practicality and elegance, each favor and gift is beautifully packaged in a white box featuring soft swirl designs in wisps of silver metallic, tied with a white organza bow and a whimsical fleur-de-lis-style charm with a crystal dangle.
Kate Aspen CEO Jennifer Fallon, notes, “We are pleased to collaborate with Disney on this collection. Disney Fairy Tale Wedding’s mission to make a fairy tale experience within reach for every bride, and our mission to offer the most fabulous favors at an attainable price point is the perfect marriage.”
Prices for the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Kate Aspen favor and gift collection start at $3.49. The collection will be available in stores at Michaels Spring 2012, and are now available online on My Wedding Favors, The Knot, and Beau-coup.
Great news! ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” is online now through January 7, 2012. New episodes premiere in primetime January 8, 2012 at 8:00p.m. ET. Rediscover the world of where fairy tales meet modern times: http://abc.tv/
“Emma Swan’s life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she’s been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry is desperate for his mom’s help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming. Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen, freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves.”