OMG: Disney Has 9 MORE Live-Action Films in the Works
You probably already knew (maybe even thanks to us, *wink wink*) that Disney was gearing up for a whole bunch of live-action films (nine, to be exact) in 2016/2017, including such gems as Beauty and the Beast and Cruella. That list has since gotten even bigger (squeals of delight entirely appropriate) with even more live-action additions on the docket (on top of The Little Mermaid, which, oh em gee!), and lucky for you, we’ve got some inside scoop on what will be hitting the big screen.
Most exciting to us, perhaps, are the announcements of the RL versions of the companies’ beloved classics, including Peter Pan (the same team that’s bringing you Pete’s Dragon will be taking on Peter Pan live — not a bad idea, since they’ll already have the whole making-flying-look-realistic thing down), Mulan (rumored to be starring Jenna Ushkowitz), Pinocchio (Ron Howard is taking the helm as director with Robert Downey Jr. slated to play Geppetto), Genies (a prequel to Aladdin, natch) and Night on Bald Mountain (better known as Fantasia).
They’ll also try their hand at an adaptation of A. A. Milnes’ childhood favorite, Winnie the Pooh, as told through the eyes of Christopher Robin: How. Freaking. Cute!
The box office giant won’t be neglecting its regular live-action faves, either: They’ve got Disenchanted in the works, a sequel to the modern day hit Enchanted, in which Amy Adams will likely be back to reprise her role as Princess Giselle, and a fifth installment planned for Pirates of the Caribbean (out May 26, 2017) called Dead Men Tell No Tales and starring Johnny Depp.
Last but not least, there will be a twist on a tale that already got the live-action treatment, albeit from another point of view: Prince Charming is set to get his own film as told through the eyes of his… brother? Huh. We never knew!
It’s gonna be a busy season at the box office, people!
Which live-action film are you most excited for? Let us know over @BritandCo!
(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Jesse Grant/Getty and Disney)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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