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Milford Hutsell

James and the Giant Peach” Remake In Development By Disney. The popular children’s book by Roald Dahl was first adapted by the studio in the 90’s and premiered in 1996.

It was first announced in 2016 that Disney was looking to revamp the franchise. Disney even hired Sam Mendes as director and approved Nick Hornby to pen a script for the film. This time, it appears Disney is going in a different direction after the flop of another Roald Dahl story based film by the studio, The BFG. The BFG didn’t take with most audiences back in 2016 which caused Disney to reevaluate the idea of a James and the Giant Peach remake.

According to the listing on IMDb the new version of  James and the Giant Peach is currently “in development” and early in the pre-production process. A telling sign that this may come to fruition is the possible tie to Tim Burton.

It is not yet know if Tim Burton will be a part of this project, but with his involvement in the 1996 classic and his participation in more recent Disney remakes/live-action films such as Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Dumbo, there is a high chance he will be a part of the remake for James and the Giant Peach.

Disney has yet to set a release date for the film and there are currently no production team members or casting choices listed for the James and the Giant Peach remake.

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Photo Credit: Disney/Walt Disney Pictures

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Disney Seeking Harry Styles To Play Prince Eric in Live-Action The Little Mermaid. Though most fans know Harry Styles from his days as a member of One Direction, Styles has started transitioning to film, making his film debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

With the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel and Disney seeking Harry Styles for the role of Prince Eric, all signs point to Disney making this live-action film with a musical focus. Though Prince Eric does not sing in the animated classic, the Broadway adaption of the film has Prince Eric in multiple songs and even performing two solos.

Halle Bailey still remains the only confirmed cast member for the film, with Melissa McCarthy still “in-talks” with Disney for the role of Ursula. Also in-talks with the House of Mouse are Jacob Tremblay as Flounder and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

In the same report from TheHollywoodReporter, Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda will work together to update the scores and lyrics to the popular soundtrack for the live-action remake. The Little Mermaid is scheduled to begin production in early 2020.

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney and The Little Mermaid!

Photo Credit: Disney/Getty Images

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Disney Rumored To Be Making A Live-Action Atlantis: The Lost Empire And Eyeing Tom Holland To Play Milo Thatch. In an era of live-action remakes, Disney may be turning its attention to more underrated Disney Films.

Since Disney first announced the idea of remaking previously animated films into live-action versions, Disney fans have been abuzz with film suggestions and fan-made casting choices. Popular choices for remakes amongst fans are: Hercules, Treasure Planet, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Pinocchio, The Sword in the Stone, and recently rumored to be in the pipeline, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

With every tremor about a new remake comes a wave of speculation and rumors. Recent rumors claim Disney may be looking to cast Tom Holland as Milo Thatch in a live-action version of Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Also rumored was Guillermo del Toro to direct, which he immediately shut down via his verified Twitter account, @RealGDT.

According to a film synopsis from Google, “Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire  is about an inexperienced young adventurer becomes the key to unraveling an ancient mystery when he joins up with a group of daredevil explorers to find the legendary lost empire of Atlantis. A naive-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, a famous explorer. When a journal surfaces, an eccentric billionaire funds an expedition and the action shifts to high gear.”

An official announcement has yet to be made by Disney, but if the project does get the green light what are some of the casting choices you would like to see for the live-action film? Be sure to share your ideas in the comments!

Photo Credit: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images/Disney

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Oga's Cantina

Walt Disney World fans all over the galaxy have been anxiously awaiting the details on the newest disturbance in the force: Galaxy’s Edge. With the opening date set for August 29th of this year, the wait is almost over and guests are ready to plan their first journey to a galaxy far far away. That brings up an important question: what will one eat during their stay? There are a total of five locations to access food or drink in this new sector of Hollywood Studios. Just read ahead for your comprehensive guide to the newly released menus for restaurants in Galaxy’s Edge.

Docking Bay 7 – Food and Cargo is a quick-service restaurant with a roomy atmosphere, perfect for parking your speeder while you fuel up. They offer a wide array of exotic options.

Breakfast entrées:

•Eggs, sausage, potato hash, and sweet roll

•Overnight oats

•Sweet roll

Kids’ breakfast:

•Egg, potatoes, fruit, with drink

Lunch and dinner entrées:

•Beef pot roast

•Sticky pork ribs

•Shrimp and noodle salad

•Fried chicken

•Plant-based meatloaf

•Salad with marinated chicken


Kids’ Disney Check Meals:

•Chilled shrimp and noodles

•Black bean hummus with vegetables and crackers

Kids’ Meal:

•Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese


Dessert:

•Chocolate cake

•Raspberry crème puff


Drinks:

•Passionfruit kombucha

•”Moof” juice

•Tea and lemonade with pear

•Coca-Cola products

•Bottled water

•Coffee

•Chocolate milk

•Apple juice

Oga’s Cantina is the watering hole we’ve known since Star Wars began. Here, guests will have an opportunity to mingle with other travelers and enjoy the music, as they refresh themselves with a variety of beverages and snacks.


Alcoholic beverages:

•Bloody Rancor

•Spiran Caf

Alcohol-free drinks:

•Blue Bantha

•Black Spire Brew

•Moogan Tea

•Tarine Tea

•Apple juice

•Orange juice


Hot beverages:

•Café Latte

•Double Espresso

•Cappuccino

Snacks:

•Overnight oats

•Sweet roll

Ronto Roasters is the perfect stop for meat-lovers. Visitors will eat with a view of the pitmaster droid, turning the spit of meat as it’s cooked by an old podracer.


Breakfast entrées:

•Egg and sausage wrap

•Overnight oats

All-day entrées:

•Pork and pork sausage wrap

•Sweet turkey jerky

•Spicy turkey jerky


Beverages:

•Meiloorun Juice

•Sour Sarlacc

•Tatooine Sunset

•Coca-Cola products

•Bottled water

•Chocolate milk

Kat Saka’s Kettle is a quick service stall that offers an irresistible specialty snack: Outpost Mix. It’s a sweet and savory popcorn you can carry with you as you explore Batuu.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Milk Stand. Every Star Wars fan will want their chance to try blue milk and this is the place to get it. You can order either the Blue Milk or the Green milk here, although why not try both?


With all the options available at Hollywood Studios’ Galaxy’s Edge, guests may wonder where to even begin their culinary journey. There really isn’t a bad place to start, just as long as you don’t stop!

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It is hot in Florida right now. With the Heat Index well into the triple digits, the last place you want to be is stranded in a stuck monorail.

Today guests on their way to the Magic Kingdom were stuck in a stalled monorail on the track from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom. It as so hot many started to remove the emergency windows for ventilation.

Disney was quick to respond and state that the Transportation Team is aware of the situation and is working quickly to get those guests moving on to their Disney destination.

According to posts on Twitter the Monorail was only stuck for about 30 minutes and guests were taken to their destinations.

Whew…

Photo and Source Click Orlando

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The Toy Story Happy Meal toys may be gone, but there is something new to find in our Happy Meal boxes at McDonald’s. Your little adventurers can now discover Lion King Happy Meal Toys when they get a kids meal at McDonald’s.

Lion King Happy Meal Toys

Ten new figures inspired by the new Lion King film are now available when you purchase a Happy Meal. Each piece connects together to create a Savanna scene. The following characters can be found as adorable toys:

  • Simba
  • Nala
  • Young Simba
  • Young Nala
  • Timon
  • Pumba
  • Sarabi
  • Mufasa
  • Zazu
  • Rafiki (reenacting the iconic Circle of Life scene!)

Lion King Happy Meal Toys

The meals are fully themed, including the boxes, apple slices, Go-gurts, and milk bottles! In addition to that the toys are also part of McPlay, which is an innovative, unique play resource full of games and creative activities to help kids develop useful skills. You can take pictures of the Lion King toys, and upload them into the app.

Lion King Happy Meal Toys

There are also Lion King inspired activity sheets available on HappyMeal.com to continue the fun and adventure of the new film at home! You can also enter to win as part of the Roar to Win Game! Prizes include a Walt Disney World family vacation, Disney Gift Card eCard, and food!

Will you be collecting the new Lion King Happy Meal Toys from McDonald’s?

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Round up the gang, because the toy box is coming to the table! Farm Rich has introduced playful new Toy Story Mozzarella shapes! These snack-able shapes are the newest Toy Story inspired treats to hit the grocery store shelves.

Mozzarella sticks have always been one of my favorite appetizers, so I’m totally looking forward to making these! The tasty snack comes in three different shapes inspired by Toy Story characters. There is Woody’s Hat, and the likeness of Bunny, and our favorite Aliens. These yummy cuties have a whole grain coating, for a delicious crisp crust when you bake them.

The tasty Toy Story cheese shapes have Disney’s “Mickey Check” for nutrition approval, for being a good source of protein and Calcium. The Mickey’s Check nutrition program is dedicated to promoting fods you can feel good about serving to your family.

These are currently available at select stores across the country, and on Amazon Fresh. Sadly I haven’t seen them at my local Publix yet, but you can bet I’ll be checking daily!

Will be picking up these fun Toy Story Mozzarella Shapes from Farm Rich? I bet they would be so cute for a Toy Story 4 DVD/Blu-Ray release party!

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The new Lion King film roars into theaters on July 18th, and Dooney & Bourke is ready to celebrate with a new collection! The new Lion King Dooney and Bourke Collection will bring a touch of the wild side to Animal Kingdom on July 19th, with an assortment of 3 new bags.

The new Dooney & Bourke collection will make it’s debut at Mombasa Marketplace and Discovery Trading Company in Animal Kingdom. The collection includes three silhouettes, a satchel, crossbody and tote! All three bags have the same pattern featuring Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa in a repeating pattern. A mossy green stripe design sets a backdrop that makes these beautiful characters in different poses pop. These new bags will be sure to rule the Pride Lands with a Hakuna Matata style!

Be sure to check out all of the excitement coming to Animal Kingdom to celebrate the Lion King this month! There is even a new Scavenger Hunt, which offers a savanna surprise upon completion!

The Lion King Dooney and Bourke Collection will be available to guests starting July 19 at Animal Kingdom, and only while supplies last! Will you be adding one of these wildly gorgeous new Disney handbags to your collection?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Walt Disney World Resort has certainly been busy with all the holiday news this morning. Another exciting announcement is the return of  Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party is returning this year to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. You are able to make reservations for this fun party starting today!

This fun addition to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is from 9:30 PM- 12:30 PM at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. This is a separate ticket in addition to the ticket needed for the Christmas party.

Tony (yes the Tony of Tony’s Town Square) will be joining guests as they eat and enjoy a special assortment of delicious holiday-themed food and drinks. Beer and wine is included for guests of age along with a large variety of meats and cheeses. We all know it wouldn’t be a Christmas party without some amazing holiday treats. Load up your plates with a variety of desserts!

If you’re not already excited about this amazing addition when you book Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party you also have reserved viewing for the  “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” in front of the restaurant.

Guest seating is at a first-come-first-serve inside the restaurant and shared seating may be required. As stated this is a party within a party and the tickets are $99 per person (plus tax) and available at every Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event night at Magic Kingdom Park.

You can book Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party online or by calling 407-939-3463. Space is limited for each party. Make sure to book your reservation for both Tony’s and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party today! Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can be purchased here.

Information and pictures are from Disney Parks Blog found Here.

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Registration for the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend opens today.

The Star Wars Rival Run Weekend will celebrate its fifth anniversary from Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020, and will include the 5K, 10K,  half marathon, and kids races. Participants will have the opportunity to run through Walt Disney World Resort, meet Star Wars characters from both sides of the Force, and earn unique Star Wars inspired finisher medals. In the spirit of celebrating the iconic rivals from Star Wars, participants will also have the opportunity to choose their side of the Force.

For runners who love runDisney and Star Wars but can’t make it to Walt Disney World in April – or those who want to get in some practice ahead of the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend – registration for the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon also opens today.

Runners can register for these events at www.runDisney.com. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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