It seems like Disney has been announcing live action movies based on our favorite fairy tales quite a lot lately, and as a lifelong Disney fan, I couldn’t be more excited to see fresh, new takes on fairy tales that Disney has to offer! We received some more news on the latest fairy tale to be in the works to become a Disney film: the “Black Cauldron” book series!
The series of five books, called the “Chronicles of Prydain” were written in the 1960’s by author Lloyd Alexander. In 1985, Walt Disney Animation Studios made “The Black Cauldron,” based on two of the three books in the Chronicles. Disney recently acquired the rights to the five books, and they are in the very early stages of developing these books for screen.
Disney’s 1985 “The Black Cauldron,” while not one of the most classic of Disney’s animated films, has become somewhat of a cult classic, and even has a lesser known Disney princess–Princess Eilonwy. It will be especially exciting to see them work with these stories again with the new film and revisit Alexander’s story for inspiration. I’m also interested to find out if we might possibly see more than one film, since this is a five-book series they have the rights for now.
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