Aladdin TV Spot

When the first teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin first arrived, fans were fairly underwhelmed. Not only did the teaser offer very little footage of Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, but it didn’t give us a look at Will Smith as the genie in the famous lamp at the center of the story. Even when the first images of Will Smith in the movie arrived, he wasn’t blue like the famed genie voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated classic. But that changed today.

A surprise Aladdin TV spot that aired during the Grammys not only brought more footage, but it finally gave us a shot of Will Smith in all his blue glory. And, oh boy, it’s certainly something to behold. Read More »

disney lunar new year posters

Disney must count itself lucky that one of its characters from one of its most anticipated 2019 feature films is a pig. Because today is Lunar New Year and it rings in the Year of the Pig — which means that Hamm is front and center of the Chinese-inspired Toy Story 4 poster. The Toy Story sequel is one of the seven Disney Lunar New Year posters released by the House of Mouse to honor the holiday celebrated by China and many East and Southeast Asian countries.

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Aladdin

With Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake arriving in May, here’s a bit of news that ought to surprise both no one and everyone. Indie studio The Asylum, responsible for such straight-to-DVD knock-off “classics” as Transmorphers and Snakes on a Train are now working on their own Aladdin movie, and it starts shooting in Los Angeles this week.

Known initially for their “mockbusters,” or low-budget films similar enough to major releases without encroaching on them legally, The Asylum achieved more mainstream success with the intentionally-awful Sharknado series. Yeah, that Asylum. Those are the folks who, in addition to Disney’s version, are going to be tackling French translator Antoine Galland’s orientalist mish-mash entry into The Arabian Nights. Colour me intrigued, at the very least.

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captain marvel images

Disney is going to have a very big year in 2019. In addition to the launch of their streaming service Disney+, they’re also loading up theaters with huge titles: The Lion KingAladdinCaptain MarvelDumboAvengers: Endgame and of course, Star Wars: Episode IX. In anticipation of these releases, new DumboAladdin and Captain Marvel images have arrived online. Time to get hyped, and then give Disney all of your hard-earned cash.

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Aladdin images

A fresh batch of new Aladdin images have come out of the Cave of Wonders, giving us our first look at Will Smith‘s Genie and Naomi Scott‘s Princess Jasmine. We also get a closer look at the titular street rat himself, played by Mena Massoud, who is rocking a whole lot more vests than the partially shirtless animated version of Aladdin.

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new aladdin songs

I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid! And filled with live-action remakes of Disney films. Like Aladdin, which will have the live-action treatment courtesy of director Guy Ritchie. One of the biggest complaints surrounding these live-action remakes is that they often take a shot-for-shot approach, leading some to question: what’s the point? When it comes to Aladdin, you can rest assured that the new film won’t be identical to the 1992 animated hit. For one thing: there are at least two new songs featured, one of which is said to be “empowering for women.” More on the new Aladdin songs below.

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Aladdin Remake Writer Unhappy

Last week, the first teaser for Disney’s live-action remake of their contemporary classic Aladdin arrived with middling reactions. With the exception of a few key establishing shots of the city of Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders, as well as the first glimpse at Mena Massoud as Aladdin reaching for the genie’s lamp, the teaser was rather lackluster.

And it turns out one of the original film’s screenwriters isn’t too happy with it either, but for an entirely different reason. Read More »

aladdin trailer

Disney knows a good thing when they see it, so they’re all-in on live-action remakes of their animated hits. The latest: Aladdin! The 1992 animated musical featuring a now-iconic vocal performance from the late Robin Williams gets a live-action update courtesy of Guy Ritchie. Will Smith takes on the role of the Genie, who grants wishes to Aladdin, a thief who wants to woo a princess. An Aladdin teaser is now available to start getting you excited about the film. See it below.

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aladdin remake poster

Your wish has been granted. Disney has released the first official poster for the live-action Aladdin remake directed by Guy Ritchie and set to star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith. The minimalist Aladdin remake poster teases the fan-favorite character of the Genie played by Smith, and confirms the film’s release date of May 2019.

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aladdin songs

When we learned that La La Land and The Greatest Showman maestros Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were on board to pen new songs for Guy Ritchie‘s live-action remake of Aladdin, we knew were in for a whole new world of great music. But can they live up to the renown of Alan Menken‘s masterful songs for the 1992 animated film? Apparently, Pasek and Paul are eager to try.

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