Welcome one, welcome all to the latest episode of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! This week we are joined by our good friend Andy Heller, aka Fat Dude Digs Flicks. We invited Andy on for a very special episode in which we pitch a Disney live-action remake! Andy, alongside hosts Casey Kelderman and Brian Mensing, will each pitch 2 different films based on a Disney animated property. They each will pick a cast and director for the film, and decide which direction the story will go. Give the episode a listen to hear their takes on some Disney classics!
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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the world has been flipping upside down, with the film industry being no stranger to the effects. Disney and Marvel Studios have pulled Black Widow from it’s original May release date. Other films that have also moved include Spiral, Scoob!, and Trolls: World Tour. The latter film will be releasing on VOD the same day it was originally going to hit theaters on April 10th.
The Lovebirds has also made changes to it’s release. The film will make it’s way to Netflix most likely on it’s original April 3rd release date. Furthermore The Way Back, Birds of Prey, and Bloodshot have all made their way to an early VOD release.
Rosario Dawson has been cast as fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano in season two of The Mandalorian. Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars first introduces us to the character. She later appears in Rebels. Ashley Eckstein voices the character in both series.
Pitch A Disney Live-Action Remake
The following are the choices of our hosts and guest for their picks for a Disney live-action remake.
Andy: Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Black Cauldron
Brian: Up and The Incredibles
Casey: The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Shameless Plugs
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