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Disney+ is reviving ‘Willow’ as a TV series

Disney is mining a different kind of nostalgia to fuel its shift toward streaming. The company has revealed plans for a Willow sequel series for Disney+ that should start production in 2021. While much of the plot is still a mystery, the show will take place “years” after the events of the movie and will mark the return of farmer-turned-hero Willow Ufgood. And yes, Warwick Davis will reprise his role.

Disney Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

The cast of Disney’s live-action(ish) reboot of The Little Mermaid has been filling out as of late, with speculation that Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay are attached to star. Now Variety reports Disney has a lead for the Rob Marshall-directed film, as Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle and Grown-ish fame is set to take the role of the titular mermaid, Ariel. Marshall confirmed the news himself. Continue reading Disney Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

Disney and Fox’s $71.3 billion merger gets shareholder approval

Now that Comcast has withdrawn from the bidding war, Disney is free to proceed with acquiring most of 21st Century Fox’s assets. Shareholders for both companies just approved a $71.3 billion buyout, a larger figure than either of the suitor companies’ earlier offers. They must still divest 22 regional sports networks per the Justice Department’s demands, but should everything go smoothly, the merger is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.

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