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Disney Animation’s DRAGON EMPIRE Adds CRAZY RICH ASIANS Writer

A few months back it was reported that Disney was hard at work on their newest animated feature Dragon Empire, since then news on the project have been quiet, until now.

According to DeadlineCrazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim and Moana producer Osnat Shurer have boarded the fantasy-adventure.

Courtesy of Deadline

Paul Briggs who was head of story on Big Hero 6 and Frozen will make his directorial debut alongside Tangled animator Dean Wellins on the film. At this point not much is known regarding the films story. However the outlet states the movie has an Asian element running through it and a female protagonist. This film is not expected to be a musical. Also the film is expected to have a theatrical release and will not head for Disney’s streaming service.

Lim has earned global success with Crazy Rich Asians and is currently working on the sequel to that film as well. Shurer was previously head of Pixar’s short films. She then produced Disney’s Oscar-nominated hit Moana, which grossed over $640M at the worldwide box office.

Stay tuned for more news on this project as it breaks.

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In 2013, Skyler Shuler wanted to share his knowledge of Disney films and the magic behind the scenes. So, he created the Instagram account Disney Film Facts and the page quickly garnered a following. Soon after a Twitter was created, and not long after that DisneyFilmFacts.com was born. The page has been lucky enough to garner a wonderful following of such amazing Disney and movie fans, as well as been sourced in some of the biggest entertainment sites in the world. In 2018, the page was rebranded to The DisInsider, and the rest was history!

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