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Disney Junior starts new series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

Disney Junior starts new series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

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Production has begun on "Mira, Royal Detective," an animated mystery-adventure series for preschoolers slated to debut on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world in 2020. Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom's young prince. The role of Mira will be voiced by 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier. The announcement was made by Joe D'Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Junior. Commenting on the association, D'Ambrosia said, "We are eager to introduce kids and their families to the rich, diverse cultures and customs of India through Mira, a young girl who looks at th...
Google doodle honours Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Google doodle honours Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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Google marked the 400th birth anniversary of Spanish Baroque painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo with a doodle depicting his iconic "Two Women at a Window" painting. A series of major exhibitions celebrating his work is opening at Seville's Museum of Fine Arts in Spain. It will bring home Murillo's work from renowned collections from all over the world as Madrid embarks upon the "Year of Murillo", Google said. Known for his dramatic lighting, radiant colour palette, and versatility, Murillo brought to life a wide range of subjects, from the grandeur of his "Immaculate Conception" to the casual grace of the "Two Women..." "Two Women..." is currently a part of Washington DC's National Gallery of Art's collection. Born in Seville in late December 1617 (the exact date is unknown), Murillo ...
The Lion King Hindi trailer: Meet Kabir Bedi as Mufasa!

The Lion King Hindi trailer: Meet Kabir Bedi as Mufasa!

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The much-anticipated Hindi trailer for the live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’ directed by Jon Favreau is out. The trailer for Walt Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ lives up to the expectations of every 90s’ kid. The Hindi version of the trailer is also out with Bollywood actor Kabir Bedi, which is set to generate the same goosebumps as much as James Earl Jones. With his voice as Mufasa in the Hindi dubbed version, other actors who are voicing different roles, are yet to be out. Sharing the Hindi trailer on his Twitter, Kabir Bedi wrote, "Here’s Disney’s #LionKing 2019 teaser trailer in HINDI, voiced by me, for your enjoyment." Here’s Disney’s #LionKing 2019 teaser trailer in HINDI, voiced by me, for your enjoyment 😀 pic.twitter.com/W64dfxvJ94 — KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) November 23, 2018
Disney releases first trailer of ‘The Lion King’ remake

Disney releases first trailer of ‘The Lion King’ remake

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The much-anticipated trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau is out. The trailer for Walt Disney's 'The Lion King' lives up to the expectations of every 90s' kid. The trailer has all the main characters of the classic 1994 animated movie including Mufasa, Rafiki, and Simba. Check out the trailer here: The trailer features the famous 'circle of life' song and the classic scene where Rafiki holds baby Simba in the sky. With the screenplay written by Jeff Nathanson and songs by legends like Elton John and Time Rice, the movie will be directed by Jon Favreau. Jon Favreau's adaptation of the Disney Animated Film 'The Lion King' will feature Donald Glover and Beyonce in the lead roles for the voice cast. It’s scheduled for release on July 19, 2019....
LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part trailer — Chris Pratt returns as Emmet Brickowsk

LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part trailer — Chris Pratt returns as Emmet Brickowsk

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The new trailer of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was recently released with Chris Pratt not only returning as Emmet Brickowski, but also as the voice of Rex Dangervest. Check out the trailer below: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has been directed by Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers and directors of the first film, are returning as producers and co-writers. Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Michelle Morgan are the other two writers of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The voice cast also includes Will Arnett as Batman, Nick Offerman as MetalBeard, Tiffany Haddish as Queen Whatevra Wa-Nabi, Alison Brie as Princess Unikitty, Stephanie Beatriz as Sweet Mayhem, Charlie Day as Benny the Spaceman, Channing Tatum as Superman, Jonah Hill as Green Lantern...
Dumbo new trailer: Tim Burton releases heartbreaking look!

Dumbo new trailer: Tim Burton releases heartbreaking look!

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Disney's animated 1941 classic Dumbo gets a live-action makeover in the new trailer and poster for director Tim Burton's retelling. The titular flying elephant is joined by several of Burton's longtime collaborators in the film such as Michael Keaton, Eva Green, and Danny DeVito among them), as well as newcomers like Colin Farrell. Check out the new trailer here: The reimagined story will follow a former circus star, played by Colin Farrell, who returns to the big tent after coming home from war. He finds work with a struggling circus and is put in charge of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the show. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keato...
Boon Foundation bids $600,000 for original art for ‘Master Race’

Boon Foundation bids $600,000 for original art for ‘Master Race’

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The Belgium-based Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts cast the USD 600,000 winning bid to add the original art for the eight-page story Master Race (EC 1955) to its collection of artworks from comic strips and graphic novels. Heritage Auctions offered the original art for the first time since its publication in 1955 at a public auction of vintage comic books and comic art held on November 15 in Dallas, Texas. “These eight pages date from 1955 and were the first major representation of the Holocaust in the history of graphic narrative,” said Daniel Spindler, a representative of the Boon Foundation. “Master Race is one of the world masterworks of graphic narrative,” Daniel further stated. Created in Belgium in June 2018 by Philippe Boon, the Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic
New Bengali cartoon channel ‘MOOPLE’ launched on YouTube

New Bengali cartoon channel ‘MOOPLE’ launched on YouTube

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With the launch of MOOPLE television channel, a world of newly-created Bengali animated cartoon characters such as Neel, Pari, Rex, Packi, Stegy, Tops and Tero under the title "Dhinchak Dino" opened up for the kids in Kolkata. Marking the Children’s Day celebrations on November 14, actors Dev and Koel Mullick inaugurated the channel in the presence of children. MOOPLE TV is the umbrella brand of Hi-Tech Animation. The Channel would flag off with a series of animated cartoons in Bengali, followed by similar series in Hindi and other Indian regional languages. The YouTube Channel would provide infotainment and also teach basic education to the kids, the official statement further stated. Hi-Tech Animation has plans to invest Rs 8 crore initially in the new venture for content creation
Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

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The king of the ocean is all set to swim to the Indian shores before the rest of the world. Jason Momoa starrer Aquaman will release a week before the United States. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the release date on Twitter. “Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week before its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil, and #Telugu,” he wrote in a tweet. Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week *before* its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil and #Telugu. pic.twitter.com/c4RWyWPFRK — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 13, 2018 As per the official synopsis, the film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifeti
Not all heroes wear capes: Remembering ‘Marvel’ous Stan Lee

Not all heroes wear capes: Remembering ‘Marvel’ous Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the creator of some of comics books' most enduring characters and the former president of Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday. Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters. Who was Stan Lee? Lee was one of the most famous comics writers and actors, especially in the Marvels collection of comics and movies that is famous worldwide. He will be remembered as an icon of the comic book industry. Stan Lee’s net worth was estimated to be $50 million. Born in New York City on December 28, 1922, Lieber, who later shortened his name to "Lee" as