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)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!