OMG. Disney Might Be Making a Live Action Little Mermaid Movie
Disney may love to bring us animated fairy tales, but lately they’ve been all about the live-action remakes, even announcing plans for nine (!) live-action films that will see some of the biggest stars taking on iconic kiddie-friendly roles. From more Maleficent and, of course, Alice Through the Looking Glass to Emma Stone as Cruella De Ville and a Tim Burton take on Dumbo, there will be plenty of reasons to visit theaters if Disney has anything to say about it. And to keep you firmly in your theatre seat (unless you’re jumping up with excitement over this news), Disney might be making a live-action Little Mermaid movie. Eeeeeee!
The idea of remaking the beloved 1989 fishy tale is apparently being discussed by producers, according to Deadline, which may seem a little odd considering Refinery 29 reports that there’s already a live-action Little Mermaid movie in the works (although it may be in trouble, since Sofia Coppola ditched the project because of “creative differences” after Chloë Grace Moretz was cast in the lead role). With Chloe on board for the possible competitor film, we have to wonder which names are floating around to play Disney’s Ariel. Perhaps an ideal role for new redhead Brie Larson or maybe the perfect part for Elle Fanning?
The possibilities for Prince Eric are almost too drool-worthy to consider, not to mention who might voice our faves: strict Sebastian, friendly Flounder and, of course, silly seagull Scuttle.
Although it may seem like an impossible endeavor to bring realistic mermaids to life, if anyone can do it (and do it right), it’s Disney. With their current mastery of turning our fave fairy-tale stories into real-life spectacles on screen, the idea of seeing real(ish) mermaids swimming through the water and meeting the fabulously evil Ursula is almost too exciting to imagine. And, honestly, who among us hasn’t tried to brush our hair with a fork?
If you have any doubt that Disney will do the Little Mermaid justice, take a peek at the teaser trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie starring Emma Watson and just try to not feel ALL of the feels. Seriously, shivers!
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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)