Disney Nerd: 10 facts about the live adaption of Beauty and the Beast

We are just days away until the release of Beauty and the Beast in cinemas, so to get you in the mood for an enchanted tale coming to a screen near you soon, here are 10 facts about Beauty and the Beast’s live action remake.

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Ryan Gosling was originally offered the role of the Beast, but turned it down for a role in La La Land, instead. Emma Watson, on the other hand, was offered a role in La La Land, but decided to take on the role of Belle. Nice bit of film swapsies, there.

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Disney originally weren’t too sure about making the live adaption of the film as a musical. That’s when director, Bill Condon, stepped in and said “With all due respect, I think you’re crazy. The songs are too good. You’re going to spend all this time making a huge, gorgeous live-action “Beauty and the Beast” and not do ‘Be Our Guest’?” And what a relief, how could you skip some of Disney’s most iconic songs in the remake?!

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Despite the film not being released until this week, filming was completed over 18 months prior on the 27th August 2015.

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Though he now plays the role in the live action, Sir Ian McKellen originally turned down the voice of Cogsworth in the original animation of Beauty and the Beast back in 1991.

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In preparation of the role of Belle, Emma Watson re-watched the original Disney release of Beauty and the Beast and began to take singing classes. Some real dedication right there.

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Disney Nerd: Walk in Belle’s footsteps and visit the locations which inspired Beauty and the Beast

Everyone is familiar with the scenery of the little town that Belle and her father, Maurice, hail from in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast but the inspiration had to come from somewhere. In this blog post, I’ll be giving you an insight of the different destinations that are said to have inspired the Beauty and the Beast Locations.

Alsace, France

Alsace is located is a region in France, the heart of Europe, with an abundance of architectural and cultural gems. It’s no surprise  that the film has links to this location with the similarities of the architecture and the lifestyle in general. Alsace stands apart from all other regions of France. The capital of Alsace, Strasbourg, is home to world renowned historical heritage sites, with the Grande Lle listed as UNESCO World Heritage. For information on visiting Alsace, visit the official website.

 

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Disney Nerd: Here’s what films you can expect to release in 2017

If there’s one thing any true Disnerd has to get excited over at the beginning of a new year, it’s all the upcoming Disney films on the horizon There’s been a lot in the works and here’s what you can expect throughout 2017…

Beauty and The Beast

The live action remake of one of the Disney classics has been highly anticipated since the debut announcement, even more so when ‘Harry Potter’ star, Emma Watson, was announced to take on the role of bookwork beauty Belle. The film is set to release 17th March 2017, so not too long to go.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth in the PotC series will see the return of Captain Jack Sparrow as he comes face to face with deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, Captain Salazar, as they escape from the Devil’s Triangle. The film is set to be released in the US on the 26th May with international releases soon to follow.

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Disney Nerd: My top 10 Disney films

 

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Disney films are without a doubt my favourite films of all, but to narrow it down to a top ten has been a very difficult task for me, as a Disnerd, to accomplish. However, after a long thought (and discussion with my mother), I’ve managed to pick a top ten.  I’ve based this on the Walt Disney films and not included live actions or Disney Pixar. These are in order and took a LOT of thought, so without further ado…

10.Lady and The Tramp

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This canine love story is one that definitely pulls at my heart strings and as someone who prefers dogs over people, this is such a lovely film I enjoy curling up to watch. The soundtrack is beautiful, with ‘Bella Notte’ being my favourite song from the entire film.

9.The Aristocats

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Even if you’re a dog > cat person, it’s impossible to not love the tale of this feline family as they try and venture home to their mansion in Paris. The songs are catchy and the entire storyline is full of family friendly comedy and a plot to win you over and really make everybody want to be a cat.

8.The Lion King

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A true classic. The Lion King is a beautiful and emotional film but has the equal balance of comedy for it not to break your heart too much (Mufasa’s death anyone? Still gets me going even today.) The scenery of the film is gorgeous with the African colour scheme and beautiful wild animals. Of course, another film full of songs which will be etched in your mind for many years, including the famous ‘Circle of Life’, it’s no wonder the film inspired a Broadway/West End show.

7.Aladdin

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Starring the late Robin Williams, this is definitely one of his most finest pieces of work with the chucklesome Genie really being what makes this movie what it is. Of course, we can’t forget about the leading Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, who both share a beautiful love story, but where would a Disney film be without a splash of laughter?

6.A Goofy Movie

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To me, this film is highly underrated. A member of the classic Disney films, Goofy, takes his son Max, on a trip of a lifetime, which can only go wrong in true Goofy style. Another film with a great soundtrack full of toe-tapping hits, this film is one that any person who considers themselves a Disney fan needs to see in their lifetime.

5.Pocahontas

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I used to watch this film every Sunday at my Gran’s without fail. Differing from most Disney princess fairytales, this tells the story of Powhatan Indian princess Pocahontas and English explorer, John Smith. Coming from two different worlds who are against one another, Pocahontas and John Smith are brought together during John’s search for a New World before falling for one another. The beautiful animation really introduces a historic native culture to the world and shares the love story of the diverse love interests. Definitely a classic almost forgotten from the Disney films.

4.Beauty and the Beast

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Who couldn’t be in love with Beauty and the Beast? From the hearty characters and the well known songs, not to mention the beautiful animation by Disney. Another wonderful story which teaches that love is love and not defined by a person’s looks. Plus, how amazing is Gaston? One of the best villains going. As much as he isn’t a feminist, you just love to hate him and his selfishness.

3.Sleeping Beauty

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Another Disney princess film I adore is Sleeping Beauty. The magic and thrill of it all is so enticing and I’m absolutely in love with the three good fairies.  The fact that even though they are unaware of who the other person is, Aroura and Phillip are willing to fight for one another’s love, though it ends up they were destined to be together all along. Thank goodness they were actually going to be set up with each other the entire time, right?

2. Peter Pan

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A definite close second, the entire story of Peter Pan and the idea of Neverland has had me in awe since a little girl. A world where growing up doesn’t exist and adventure awaits is truly something I admire and long to exist. Although the music, animation and characters were what appealed to me most as a child, perhaps now at an older age where I’m becoming a young woman with many responsibilities and fear the future is the reason I truly have fallen in love with Neverland.

1. 101 Dalmatians

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Of course, having owned four dalmatians of my own, it’s no surprise that this is my number one Disney film of all time. I’ve been obsessed since I was quite literally a baby and owned more than a fair few hundred of stuffed Dalmatian toys. The thought of that many dogs actually does excite me, despite being a lot of work and for some reason unknown, the breed has always been one I’ve been most attracted to when it comes to dogs. I love to hate Cruella and following the puppies as they prove that dogs are in fact smarter than you think is such an exciting and entertaining story which I love to relive again and again.

 

What are your top 10 Disney films – are any of them mentioned above? Comment below because I love to talk Disney!

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Disney Nerd: Minnie Mouse collection is landing in Sephora!

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If you’re a Disney / beauty fan, then I come baring good news for you! A Minnie Mouse themed collection will be arriving at Sephora this April and it looks AMAZING.

Despite the fact that Disney make up may sometimes be seen as for kids, this is in fact for all us maturer fans with some quality cosmetic. The Minnie Mouse collection consists of a red lipstick, lip stain kit, compact mirror, eyeshadow palette of 20 colors, six brushes, an illuminating blush and a set of two liquid eyeliners. The collection looks absolutely gorgeous and channels Minnie’s iconic style of polka dots and bows along with some stunning Disney details.

Not only is it a #RedLipstick $15? but it has #MinnieMouse on it with her signature ?Well that will be hard to use!- YES for the lipstick and YES for #NotForUse #Makeup Drawer (I know u have one too lol) ❤️?#DisneyMinnieBeauty #Collection : 1.Minnie’s Black & White Felt Liner Duo $20 A set of two liquid eyeliners Black / White 2.Minnie’s Inner Glow Luminizer Blush $22 A soft, pink shade. 3. A six-piece brush set $58 4. A lip stain set $26 5. #EyeshadowPalette with 20 shades $45 6. A Mirror $26 Will be available @Sephora around March – April What are your thoughts? ? XO #Trendmood #disney #Collection #LimitedEdition #sephora #sephoraXDisney #makeup #makeupporn #MakeupOnPoint #makeupobsessed #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #Eyeshadow #MinnieMouseSephora pic & info: @allure THANK U for this BEAUTIFUL update: @blankbeautycanvas ?? A photo posted by TRENDMOOD (@trendmood1) on Feb 4, 2016 at 3:51pm PST

And living in the UK doesn’t even have to be a big problem because not only does Sephora offer shipping to the UK, but there’s even talks about a Sephora being placed in Harrods, London! RIP to my bank account. The collection price ranges between $15-$45 which averages to around £10-£30 and is said to be of amazing quality. What do you think of the collection – will you be purchasing anything? And have you heard about the Sephora coming to London? Let me know in the comments!   Signature

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Disney Nerd: Sneek Peak of the Disney X Vans 2015 collection

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If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a huge fan of Disney. I also really like to wear VANS. So, when I discovered Disney and Vans will be releasing a new line together, I got pretty excited.

Disney and Vans will be collaborating together again to bring a new collection featuring some classic Disney characters and combining them with the classic VANS shoes as well as shirts and accessories, this is one for all the Disnerds out there.

The collection appeals to pretty much everyone with male and female apparel and even sizes for kids and toddlers – show your Disney side in your day to day style or even at the parks!

The collection is expected to be out June this year around VANS stores globally – not long now!

What do you think of the collection? Will you be purchasing anything?

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Disney Nerd: 10 facts you probably didn't know about your favourite Disney films

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Hello!

It’s been a little while since I’ve worked on a Disney Nerd post, but guess who’s back, back again?

Disney films are some of the most incredible animated movies in history and an all round family favourite; but how many facts are you aware of about the magic behind the movies? Here are 10 facts you may not have known.

1.Walt Disney had planned a short sequel film to Snow White – Snow White Returns. The film had a storyboard but never made out of the preproduction stage. There is no known reason as to why the studio decided not to make the film.

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2.Princess Aurora AKA Sleeping Beauty is the princess with the least amount of dialogue- only speaking 18 lines throughout the entire film.

3. The first female to direct a Disney animated movie is Jennifer Lee, who co-directed Frozen

4. In 101 Dalmatians, Pongo has a total of 72 spots while Perdita has 68.

5. There are three cameo appearances during The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s scene for the song ‘Out There’ – made by Beauty and the Beast’s Belle, The Lion King’s Pumbaa and Aladdin’s Magic Carpet

6. Another more recent cameo appearance is made by Tangled’s  Rapunzel and Flynn during Elsa’s coronation in Frozen

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7. Monster’s Inc character, Sulley, has more than 2.3 million individual hairs, all carefully animated. Each frame of him took an estimated average of 12 hours to produce.

8. Simba is Swahili for lion.

9. Despite us knowing Cinderella’s prince as ‘Prince Charming’, in the animated version we do not find out his actual name. In the newly released live action version, we know him as Kit, a nickname given to him by his father.

10. The voice actors of Mickey and Minnie – Wayne Anthony Allwine and Russi Taylor – were married in real life and in a happy relationship until his death in 2009.

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How many of these were you aware of? Credit to various sources which I have studied these facts over many years of visits to the parks and just a general love of Disney and the secrets!

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Disney Nerd: Disneybounding

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If you consider yourself a Disney enthusiast, like myself, then you may have heard of the term Disneybound- but what exactly does it mean?

The definition is rather simple: Disneybounding is where fashion and Disney collide. Fans of Disney choose a character and base their outfit on them. The simplistic answer for wanting to dress up as a Disney character without having to go all fancy dress. After all, who can wear a Cinderella dress when going shopping or to work?

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