Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Disney is apparently determined to remake, reimagine, or retell every fairy tale in its animated feature stable, with new versions of everything from Beauty and the Beast to Winnie the Pooh in the works. But one character you won’t see make a comeback is Robin Williams‘ Genie from 1992’s Aladdin.
When Williams voiced the jolly blue giant, he recorded enough material that Disney could cobble together an entirely new performance out of the outtakes. However, Williams’ will prevents the studio from doing any such thing. Read about the future of the Robin Williams Genie character after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
The internet is bursting with fan theories about popular films, some more plausible than others, and it seems like new ones get added to the pile every day. But it’s not often one actually gets verified by someone who should know. 23 years after Aladdin‘s theatrical release, directors Ron Clement and John Musker have finally confirmed one of the most enduring theories surrounding Robin Williams‘ Genie. Find out what it is after the jump. Read More »
As we’ve noted before, Cyclops Print Works is quickly becoming one of the best pop culture screen print companies out there. Not only do they have the official license for Disney properties, but they are employing a bunch of incredible and popular artists to create some great limited edition screenprints. We’ve written about their prints a few times in the past (D23 Expo, Inside Out, Feast and JC Richard’s Cinderella).
Today Cyclops Print Works have announced their 6th print, artist Mark Englert‘s Aladdin-inspired print titled “You Ain’t Never Had a Friend Like Me.” Find out more details about the Mark Englert Aladdin print, see it in full and find out when and where you’ll have a chance to get it, after the jump.
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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 23 years since Disney’s animated musical Aladdin hit theaters. And while it’s not a special anniversary for the film, the film comes to Blu-Ray for the first time on October 13th, which means there are some cool new special features that are coming to light.
One such feature reveals Robin Williams Aladdin outtakes from his voice recording sessions as Genie, one of most iconic roles from the late actor’s celebrated career. And a tease of the never-before-seen footage of Williams firing on all cylinders has surfaced online. Watch it below! Read More »
Good and bad news for Disneyland fans:
- We’ll start off with the good news — a new stage production based on the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen will be coming to Disney California Adventure in Disneyland Resort. Fans of Frozen have proven they can’t get enough of Anna, Elsa and the whole gang, so Disney is giving fans something bigger and better than the other Frozen park offerings.
- The bad news is that it will be replacing the wonderful Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular stage show which has been playing in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park since 2003.
Find out more details about the Disneyland Frozen musical after the jump.
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D23 Expo 2015 kicks off on Friday in Anaheim, California, and pop culture screen print collectors should take note as the convention will see a ton of new officially licensed screen print releases from top artists like Mark Englert, JC Richard, Dave Perillo, Joe Dunn and more. We’ve covered some of the prints already on the site, but so many new prints have been posted since, I thought it was time for a good round up of what is available and where. Hit the jump to see the D23 Expo 2015 print releases.
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If you’ve been paying attention to movie news over the past year, then you’re probably aware that Disney has been digging around in their vault for inspiration by giving some of their animated classics the live-action treatment with revisionist takes on the same story, or spin-offs following other characters from the movie.
Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but thankfully, a helpful new chart has surfaced online to help Disney fans keep track of all the sequels, spin-offs and remakes from the past and the future, and there’s even some interesting information to be gleaned from the chart as well. Check out the Disney sequel spin-off chart after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Tinker Bell’s getting a spinoff, Cinderella’s prince is getting a spinoff, and now Aladdin‘s Genie is getting a spinoff, too. (Which we totally called, by the way.) Disney is developing Genies, a live-action comedy adventure that’ll reveal how the jolly blue giant wound up in that tiny little lamp.
And don’t worry, Aladdin isn’t getting left out in the cold here either. The tentative plan is for Genies to eventually lead into an Aladdin live-action movie. More details on the Aladdin Genie movie after the jump. Read More »
Disney continues to announce their plans for D23 Expo 2015, which will take place August 14th to 16th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The latest batch of announcements include the Disney Animation and Pixar’s presentations and some immersive experiences.
The announcements include: a joint Pixar and Disney animation presentation which will include looks at The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana, a stand-alone behind the scenes look at Zootopia presentation, an Aladdin retrospective titled “The Making of a Classic”, a behind the scenes panel focusing on Walt Disney Animation short films, Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration!, a screening of the short documentary The Tunes Behind the Toons followed by a Q&A, and some information about Disney Animation’s presence on the show floor which also includes a Frozen Album signing.
Find out details on all of the newly announced D23 Expo 2015 Animation presentations, after the jump.
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