Things were looking more like Bleeker Street than Cherry Tree Lane as “Mary Poppins Returns” lost to “Aquaman” over its opening weekend. Now as we enter the second weekend, the musical fantasy is humming a different tune. It earned four-straight days of $10 million+ grosses… Read More »Mary Poppins Returns box office results looking up
There couldn’t be a sequel to Walt Disney’s classic film “Mary Poppins” without a show stopping dance number or two. The biggest by far in “Mary Poppins Returns” is Trip A Little Light Fantastic which comes as the Banks children and Mary Poppins are trying… Read More »Trip A Little Light Fantastic – behind the scenes on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
The soundtrack for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns is a rare new movie musical. For someone like me who grew up on great films like “The Sound of Music” and the original “Mary Poppins,” I enjoy a good movie musical that you can take your entire… Read More »Listen to two soon to be iconic songs from Mary Poppins Returns
It may have struck out at last night’s Golden Globes, but the film version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods is a bonafide hit for Disney. In its 3rd weekend in theaters, it placed 3rd and racked up another $9.8 million at the box office… Read More »Into the Woods scores another Box Office win, announces DVD release date
The first trailer for Disney’s live action musical film version of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” just dropped today. The US version is exclusive to iTunes trailers, but you can watch the nearly identical version from Disney’s Australia youtube channel. Just keep in mind it opens on Christmas in America.
Beautiful music, but no singing. I don’t know why not, there will be singing in the movie. The big-screen adaptation includes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
12 new photos from the movie, plus the new full synposis for the movie below the jump
I’ve long looked forward to a movie musical production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods;” however, I did not expect Disney to be the studio to take it on. The subject matter does feature familiar Disney territory of fairytales, but while the stories are familiar kid tales, the situations are sometimes very adult. Never-the-less, Disney’s “Into the Woods” kicked off production last week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast.
Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” will direct the film. Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim will pen an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. I can listen to the Broadway version of Into the Woods all day.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
The all-star ensemble cast below the jump:Read More »Disney Rolls Film on Into the Woods All-Star Musical