Disney Is Planning a Live-Action Dumbo Remake With This Surprising Director
With the live-action Beauty and the Beast barely being out for more than a few hours, Disney has announced their latest movie collaboration, and it’s not based on one of their famous princess-driven movies. Although they are already working on a live-actionAladdin and Mulan, this time, the mouse has decided to launch a live-action Dumbo — and the director they’ve got on board might surprise you as much as it surprised us.
If you guessed that Disney was hiring the master of the macabre, Tim Burton, to direct their newest Dumbo, we’d ask if you were psychic! The usually very dark and twisted Burton has been tapped by Disney to create the live action world of the little elephant with big ears.
The original movie has a lot of things that are a cause for concern with modern viewers, however. It has a lot of racist stereotypes, especially in the portrayal of the crows (one of whom is actually named “Jim,” get it?). With Burton at the helm, we’re wondering if the old racist tropes will be dealt with in a sensitive way.
His 2016 film, Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, faced major backlash in part due to his creation of a black, male villain, as well as the lack of diversity in the characters, a decision the director ignorantly claimed was his prerogative.
Hopefully, the director will have learned a thing or two before making another kids movie with such a racially charged past.
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(h/t Teen Vogue; Photos via Handout + Brad Barket/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)