What’s your favorite Disney musical?
Do you love to sing along to The Little Mermaid soundtrack? Have you been obsessed with all of the songs from Encanto? And of course, who can forget the cultural impact of Frozen! We’re always tracking down the latest Disney entertainment news like these Marvel movies coming to Disney+, the new Beauty and the Beast special coming to ABC, and when we can expect to see new details on Disney and Pixar’s newest movies. And now we’ve found out some huge Disney movie news that musical fans are going to be excited about!
Disney is developing a BRAND NEW musical comedy, according to Deadline! The movie will be called Penelope, and it’s based on the fairytale The Princess and the Pea. Disney hasn’t said too much more about the project, but sources say it’s set for a theatrical release.
Robert Sudduth will be writing the script, and Will Gluck is producing under his Olive Bridge banner. Sudduth is known for his work on the show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and the upcoming musical prequel, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. Gluck will also be producing Disney’s upcoming The Aristocats live-action adaptation.
We’ve been getting a TON of Disney entertainment news recently, especially now that San Diego Comic-Con is underway! We finally got our first REAL look at the upcoming National Treasure: series coming to Disney+.
Perhaps the BIGGEST Disney+ news this week, though, has been the addition of both Deadpool movies and Logan to the streaming subscription service, These are the first “R” rated movies on Disney+, as Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds hilariously pointed out on Twitter.
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