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Muppet Babies was a traditionally animated series that aired in the 1980s where all of the lovable Muppets you know today were scaled down to toddler sizes and went on imaginative journeys when their nanny, who we only knew by her sock, had left the room.
Disney Junior is relaunching the series as a CGI animated show in 2018 and will be geared towards children between the ages of 4-7.
Debbie McClellan, vice president, the Muppets Studio said:
Bringing Muppet Babies to Disney Junior is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new generation of viewers and to creatively build on the innovative original series. We hope to engage and delight the nostalgic fans while also entertaining new kids, parents and diverse audiences through heart and humor as only the Muppets can deliver.
This week, the Disney Store removed all traces of Maui costumes and clothing from the upcoming animated film, Moana.
The film takes place in a Polynesian setting where Moana, the daughter of the village’s chief, goes on a sea adventure with her demigod friend Maui in order to save her island.
Though the film is slated to open the week of Thanksgiving, it has created enough buzz to warrant a slew of Halloween costumes…which was immediately followed by controversy.
A vocal minority felt as though Maui’s skin should not be used as a costume for the sake of cultural appropriation. The tattoos are a major part of Polynesian culture as well as the film itself.
Offended parties took to social media to voice their distaste with the costume and Disney had it removed from both their physical and online stores in about a week.
Do you feel Disney made the right decision?
Here is your first look at the characters from the Disney Channel original, Descendants 2.
The made for TV movie will be a followup to this year’s popular musical feature that showed that the offspring of Disney Villains can still be good at heart!
Descendants 2 is slated for release in 2017.
Disney has announced plans to reboot the classic 1991 film, The Rocketeer.
Though The Rocketeer didn’t garner box office success when it first opened, it had a strong cult following which kept the franchise strong throughout the years and even caught a second wind recently in the art world.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.
With recent reboots like Ghostbusters being a box office flop, one has to wonder if audiences are becoming fatigued with reboots altogether. Though it was difficult for Sony to reboot something that was flawless in the eyes of the fans, many feel like a reboot of The Rocketeer offers a lot more room to improve on the original.
Max Winkler and Matt Spicer will be in charge of the script and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) will be the producer.
There is no further information on when The Rocketeer will be set to release.
Yesterday, Disney launched Emoji Blitz for Android and iOS and though the game isn’t revolutionary in gameplay, it certainly sets itself apart from games like Candy Crush by allowing you to play with adorable emoji versions of your favorite Disney characters!
If you’re as obsessed as I am with collection games, where you need to play in order to earn more characters similar to the Tsum Tsum mobile game, than chances are you won’t want to put Emoji Blitz down.
The best part of this game is that not only do you get to earn characters in-game as you play through, but the characters you unlock go into a Disney emoji keyboard which can be used in your messaging app!