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Disney’s live-action Mulan doesn’t come out until March 27, 2020, but since Mickey Mouse is a greedy, money-grubbing whore who wants you to stretch and exercise your fingers for when you need to pull out your credit card and type in the number to pre-order tickets, the first teaser trailer was released yesterday

I have to give Disney some credit, because Mulan doesn’t look like a lazy live-action carbon copy of the cartoon movie (like The Lion King does).

The parents of Mulan are played by Tzi Mi and Rosalind Cho, and Mulan is played by Liu Yifei.

Joining the ones I mentioned above are MASTER Donnie Yen as Mulan’s mentor, Jason Scott Lee as Hun leader Böri Khan, MASTER Jet Li as the Emperor of China, Yoson An as Mulan’s love interest, and GODDESS Gong Li as a powerful evil witch.

Below a poetic fighting scene from the movie Hero between living LEGENDS/ LORDS and SAVIOURS Donnie Yen & Jet Li.

You know, I would watch this in a hot minute.

Only because the cast screams Awesome!

Disney has been hyping this for three fucking years.

Was it worth it? For Disney, yes I’m sure it is. Hardcore Lion King fans are already losing their shit with excitement.

I have to admit this trailer got everything!

90s nostalgia: check! Childhood nostalgia: check! Lion King nostalgia: check! The only things missing are charm and originality.

Regardless, Lion King remake > Aladdin remake. 

Just when I thought that Guy Ritchie could never do a movie worse than Swept Away, I found out he can. That film will be the live-action version of Aladdin because Will Smith’s genie looking like the beefy baby of one of those aliens from the Eiffel 65’s Blue video is just a NO!

Instead of going to see this movie, we should watch the cartoon version and remember Robin William as the Genie.

The difference between Robin Williams and Will is that Robin could do many different characters (same as Jim Carrey) and Will can only do Will.

That is why we adored the Genie so much.

I was initially going to say that this looks like a low-budget, fuck effort cover of a cheap Aladdin porn parody, but they’re all wearing way too many damn stupid clothes for that!

Entertainment Weekly put out the first pictures from Aladdin starring Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Mena Massoud as the title character.

And while my first wish to a genie would be for a hot piece of man who cums bitcoins, others would wish for this live-action Aladdin to disappear in a cloud of smoke FOREVER.

Because well… Whoever else looks more like the cartoon genie than Will Smith does.

But who cares about Will Smith?

Some of us, lovers of hot men, only care about Hot Jafar (played by Marwan Kenzari,) and here’s what he looks like.

All that been said, Jafar is right up my alley. And that’s right where I want him!

For years now, we all know that Disney (and Hollywood overall) characters/stories are rip-offs of foreign material. That old Lion King reference from The Simpsons was a deeper reference than it first appeared. 

You remember the one: Mufasa appears in the clouds, bidding Lisa to “avenge my death, Kimba—I mean, Simba.”

If you didn’t get the Kimba bit, that’s okay, neither did most Americans.

What the bit is referring to is Kimba The White Lion, a Japanese manga (I actually watched when I was a kid) character created by Osamu Tezuka that was maybe (almost definitely) the inspiration for The Lion King’s Simba.

And, as the above video essay from Alli Kat shows, that’s not all Disney “borrowed” from the Kimba-centric flick King Of The Jungle, a film that’s never received a proper English release.

But that Disney was so clearly inspired by Kimba isn’t the problem here.

Rather, it’s that Disney has long asserted that The Lion King was its first original animated film, and that it’s never heard of King of the Jungle or Tezuka.

And when you see the side-by-side glimpses afforded by the above video it’s pretty impossible not to see the similarities, whether it be in the characters themselves, the design flourishes, or even specific shots.

Sure, Kimba’s dad dies by drowning rather then wildebeest stampede, but his clamber up the rock wall and denial of saving by the story’s nefarious antagonist still looks familiar.

Obviously, this isn’t a cry to disavow The Lion King or any such thing.

But it is another reason to distrust any company with as much power as Disney, who sent a cease and desist to the company behind 1997 King Of The Jungle sequel Jungle Emperor Leo for ripping off their idea… HA! The nerve!!

In short, Lion King is not just inspired by Hamlet like Disney would say.

The teaser trailer for Disney’s latest minimal effort cash grab, the live-action remake of The Lion King, rolled out few days ago while many of us were busy eating animals.

Which is alarming if you think about it.

Here’s Disney, trying to get us invested in the inner lives of talking birds and stuff, as Americans were feasting on the carcasses of their brethren. (Btw Happy belated Thanksgiving to you).

In classic “teaser trailer” fashion, we really don’t get much. But then again, we don’t need much with this one. Most of the world has already seen this movie.

And from the looks of things, there’s not going to be much difference.

I have a question: How are CGI animals any more “live-action” than animated animals?

That lion cub looks cute but I can’t stand Beyonce or Seth Rogen. The original animated 90s version and the Broadway musical were masterpieces.

That’s enough for me.

The world is wishing a happy birthday to the one and only Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse, the brainchild of cartoonist Walt Disney that eventually came to symbolise a global entertainment empire, celebrates his 90th birthday today.

Now… As a kid I was never fascinated by Mickey, I found him meh, I was a boy into superheroes, Japanese robots and assorted “violence”.

It bored me the fact everyone were so into it, even the adults while I was like…. Are you all okay? When my parents took us to Disney I found it nice but that’s about it. And then was him, Mickey Mouse… More like some human underneath. I was an innocent kid, but I was not dumb. 

Regardless, there were some cute animations and he seemed nice.

But just make sure you don’t piss him off…

He was and still is the idol of many people (for whatever reason) and today I salute him.

Happy 90th birthday Mickey Mouse!