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Making a Splash! Sofia Coppola to Direct Live-Action Little Mermaid | Sofia Coppola

UpdatePosted 03/19/2014 09:45AM

Live-Action Little Mermaid to Be Helmed by Sofia Coppola

Originally posted 03/19/2014 09:00AM

Well, Ariel does know a thing or two about being Lost in Translation.

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Splash Turns 30: 8 Memorable Mermaids from Pop Culture | Splash, Daryl Hannah, Tom Hanks

Splash Turns 30: 8 Memorable Mermaids from Pop Culture

Originally posted 03/09/2014 02:15PM

Tom Hanks recently amazed audiences in the Academy Award-nominated Captain Phillips, and it was 30 years ago that the actor's first major movie set sail. Splash hit the big screen on March 9, 1984.

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How Are Disney's Princesses Spending Their Holidays? | Ginnifer Goodwin, Jordin Sparks

Disney World's New Fantasyland: The Princesses Open Their Own Castles

Originally posted 12/24/2012 10:25AM

Poor Cinderella may not have a stocking to hang by the chimney with care, but she does have that choice bit of Florida real estate: her own castle smack in the middle of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This season, she isn't the only Disney princess with a stronghold to call home. Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Belle from Beauty and the Beast now boast their own splashy attractions in the recently launched New Fantasyland, which more than doubles the original 10 acres of the most popular section of the most popular park in the world's most popular resort. (Yes, expect crowds.)

"To all those who are young, and young at heart," Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin – joined by Jordin Sparks, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas Staggs and Mickey Mouse – said at the Dec. 6 dedication ceremony. The actress also said, "The castles here are far more beautiful than they are on Once Upon a Time – with no trolls or giants to worry about."

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