To the Resc
The Power of Nostalgia DISNEY’S LIVE-ACTION REMAKES IN 2019 Even if someone doesn’t consider themselves a movie buff, they’ve likely heard about Disney’s decision to harness — and capitalize on — the power of viewer nostalgia with live-action remakes of its beloved classics. Back in 1996, Disney tested this formula for the first time, releasing “101 Dalmatians” with Glenn Close starring as the brilliantly deranged Cruella stalking puppies for their fur. After breaking box office records on the first weekend, Disney decided to create a slow trickle of other live-action remakes using the same blueprint: “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, “Cinderella” in 2015, “The Jungle Book” in 2016, and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2017, among several others. By promising viewers the storyline they loved as a child, a star- studded cast, some vaguely cheeky references, 3D visuals, and added action, Disney has created a recipe for box office success. Here are three live-action remakes that have been or will be released in 2019. ‘Dumbo,’ March 2019 Unlike the animated classic released in 1941, this live-action version introduces a former circus star, played by Colin Farrell, and his two children as caretakers of the big-eared, flying mammal. Directed by Tim Burton, “Dumbo” doesn’t use real elephants on screen. Disney instead uses a mixture of CGI and live-action. Other major stars in the film include Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, and Eva Green. ‘Aladdin,’ May 2019 The original “Aladdin” hit theaters in 1992, ultimately pulling in Oscars for best score and best song. Now, 27 years later, Disney has decided to retain many of the original’s musical and narrative elements. While fans of the first
My name’s Johnnie. I’m a 5-month-old treeing walker coonhound, and I’ve been training alongside Dr. Corum to do tracking with North Valley Search and Rescue. In the northeastern half of Flathead County, search and rescue is conducted by North Valley SAR, the nonprofit agency Dr. Corum and I are a part of. They work with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office to find people who’ve gotten in trouble in the harsh Montana wilderness.
Working with North Valley SAR is a huge responsibility. When someone goes missing, every second counts. Humans can only see so much. My
nose might be able to save someone, but only if I don’t pick up an enticing mountain lion scent and get distracted. The training is intense and extensive so I can learn everything I need to know to help. Fortunately, we hounds are known for being very relentless. We
It’s not summer without a cold, sweet ice cream cone or popsicle. While dogs can’t partake in such sugary snacks, we have an icy treat your dog can enjoy to beat the summer heat.
film will surely miss hearing the voice of the late Robin Williams, the genie will still play a central role in the film’s story and will be brought to life by Will Smith. Actors Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott will play Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively. ‘The Lion King,’ July 2019 The original film became one of the biggest animated features at the time of its release in 1994, and all of the beloved characters will return in a live-action/CGI version. While James Earl Jones will return as the
• • • •
2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tbsp honey
voice for Mufasa, the remake will also feature Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, as well as a long list of other talented men and women.
Hopefully these three remakes will dredge up some of the same wonder and joy the original stories evoked.
Inspired by TheCottageMarket.com
Made with FlippingBook - Online magazine maker