Howard Trailer

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the songs from Disney’s animated classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. However, you may have a harder time finding is someone who knows the name of the man who wrote those songs.

Howard Ashman is the lyricist behind such memorable tunes as “Under the Sea,” “Friend Like Me,” and “Be Our Guest,” and unfortunately, his musical genius was cut short after he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Watch the first Howard trailer for a glimpse into the life and genius of Howard Ashman below. Read More »

aladdin 2

The live-action Aladdin is preparing for another round on the magic carpet. A sequel to the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin is officially in the works at Disney, with the studio hiring Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) and John Gatins (Flight) to map out the new plot for Aladdin 2. Guy Ritchie is returning to helm the sequel which, according to reports, will follow an entirely new story inspired by One Thousand and One Nights. Sorry, The Return of Jafar fans.

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disney live-action remakes

We’ve reached Disney live-action fatigue, and no one’s feeling it more than the directing duo behind some of the biggest Disney animated classics. Disney Legends John Musker and Ron Clements have directed acclaimed Disney animated films like Aladdin and The Little Mermaid and they have a few opinions about the House of Mouse’s slavish recreations of their greatest animated hits. Not all of them good.

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Aladdin spin-off Billy Magnussen

It was only a matter of time until Disney ran out of classic animated movies to remake into live-action films, and we’ve been wondering how the studio would shift gears when they inevitably decide that a remake of The Fox and the Hound probably isn’t going to cut it. Now it seems like we may have our answer about what they might do instead: spin-offs of its live-action remakes.

A new report says a live-action Aladdin spin-off is in the works, but it’s not based on Mena Massoud’s Aladdin, Naomi Scott’s Jasmine, or even Will Smith’s Genie. Nope, it’ll center on Prince Anders, the goofy-ass character played by Billy Magnussen who was in the film for all of two minutes.
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New Blu-ray Releases Aladdin

It’s that time again! Looking for physical media to augment the wild, ever-expanding world of streaming material? Then you’ve come to the right place my friends. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Aladdin Honest Trailer

For a movie called Aladdin, all of the buzz leading up to the release of Disney’s remake of the classic 1992 animated movie was about the horrifying version of Genie as played by a buff, computer generated, blue Will Smith. Thankfully, Genie wasn’t all that terrifying in the final cut of the movie. Instead, the most offensive effrontery was not having the ambition to do anything more copy and paste the original Aladdin and make it just charming enough to vaguely please everyone to the tune of $1.04 billion.

Watch the Aladdin Honest Trailer below for a more scathing dig into the Disney remake. Read More »

Aladdin and The Lion King Video Games Re-Release

After the success of the remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King this summer, Disney is looking to cash-in even further on the nostalgia of the animated classics by re-releasing the old school video games that were based on them for the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintento and Game Boy. And you’ll be able to play them on all the current generation systems. Read More »

aladdin deleted song

Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin took some creative licenses from the 1992 animated classic, including the addition of a new song, “Speechless,” that will be sure to earn Disney its coveted Best Original Song nomination at the Oscars. But another original song was almost included in the film. Titled “Desert Moon,” this Aladdin deleted song has been released by Disney ahead of Aladdin‘s Digital HD release this week. Listen to “Desert Moon” below.

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aladdin sequel

Aladdin was another hit live-action remake for Disney, and it looks as if the House of Mouse wants to head back to Agrabah. Dan Lin, the producer of the Guy Ritchie-directed film, recently revealed that an Aladdin sequel is in the early stages over at Disney and that the powers that be are already mulling over ideas on how to bring back the characters for another adventure.

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aladdin clip

Before Aladdin was released theaters earlier this year to the tune of $1 billion worldwide, it seemed odd to pair director Guy Ritchie with the remake of the Middle Eastern-set Disney animated classic. But once the star Mena Massoud started crooning the lines to “One Jump Ahead,” it all immediately became clear. The stylish filmmaker, best known for his rapid-fire dialogue and editing combined with artful slow and fast-motion, put all of his techniques on display in the sequence for “One Jump Ahead,” which follows the titular street rat as he and an undercover Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) evade capture through the streets of Agrabah.

/Film has an exclusive Aladdin clip showcasing the techniques in this sequence, ahead of the film’s upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release. Watch the Aladdin clip below.

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