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Agrabah: 'Aladdin' city that Republicans want to bomb. Is Agrabah Burning? Nearly 1 in 3 Republican primary voters want to bomb 'Aladdin' city According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, nearly one third of 532 Republican primary voters support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah? Is that the name of the “capital” of Daesh (a.k.a. Is / Isis)? Or perhaps that's the place where Jihadis buy their weapons of mass murder? A hummus-filled North African dish maybe? Wrong. Wrong (you must be thinking of some U.S. gun store or European back alley). Wrong. Agrabah is actually the name of a city located in the exotic land of Arabia, itself located in … Aladdin, the 1992 animated Disney movie directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, and Linda Larkin. So, why would so many Republicans want to bomb it? »
- M.T. Philipe
It has been just over one year since legendary comedian Robin Williams passed away, and while some fans are still mourning this loss, some will rest easy by knowing that his voice and likeness won't be exploiting for quite some time. The Sunday Times reports that Disney had been planning a sequel to their 1992 animated classic Aladdin, where they planned on using Robin Williams recordings that never made it into the final movie for this sequel. As it turns out, the actor's will prevents anyone from exploiting his name, likeness or voice for the next 25 years, which lead the studio to scrap their plans. Here's what an unnamed former Disney executive had to say.
"When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from Good Morning, Vietnam, Hook, Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin was making 30 jokes a minute. Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, »
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Due Out: October 13, 2015
Plot: A street urchin (Weinger) falls for a beautiful princess (Larkin). He then uses a genie’s (Williams) magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her.
Who’S It For? Everyone, of course. Plus, this is one of Williams’ signature roles, so the fact that you get a little extra from the extras about his wonderful performance, makes this Diamond Edition a must buy.
Movie Score: 9/10
· The Genie Outtakes – Robin Williams’ Genie outtakes are magically brought to life.
- Jeff Bayer
“Oi! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck!”
Now is your chance to experience Disney’s beloved masterpiece Aladdin, a timeless adventure for the whole family that will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Enjoy this magic carpet ride of non-stop comedy on Digital HD and Dma September 29th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack October 13th. You won’t want to miss out hearing Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie”.
See our pics from the La screening Here.
Disney’s beloved »
- Tom Stockman
The 31st Walt Disney animated classic features the voices of the late Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried, Jonathan Freeman and Frank Welker, and features the music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The new release also marks the USA debut of the film on Blu-ray.
Pre-order Aladdin: Diamond Edition On Amazon.Com Here
In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.
The Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of »
- Scott J. Davis
In celebration of the upcoming Aladdin: Diamond Edition release, Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, hosted a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot and Wamg was there for Sunday’s fun events.
There was a host of fun activities for kids – a coloring table, ring toss, belly dancing lessons and a nice pre-movie breakfast. Youngsters in attendance also left with gifts such as Disney action figures, the iconic fairy wings, and a special Golden Books edition of Aladdin.
For many of the kids in the audience, this was their first time seeing Aladdin, including star Scott Weinger’s own son and his delighted friends, further confirming that this Disney classic holds up through generations.
Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar.
Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World, »
- Melissa Thompson
The actors who voiced Disney's Aladdin and Jasmine were together again over the weekend! At Saturday's D23 Expo, a Disney fan event, Scott Weinger hit the stage with Linda Larkin. The pair voiced Aladdin and Jasmine for the 1992 movie, and Scott took to Instagram to share a cute selfie of their meetup. "Aladdin and Jasmine back together! @lindalarkinofficial #d23," he wrote. The fun reunion comes at a busy time for Scott, who's among the Full House cast members returning for the reboot, Fuller House. Can't get enough of Disney? Check out Disney characters you didn't know had famous voices, then see Disney costumes that'll blow your mind. »
This may make you feel indescribable feelings! Aladdin star Scott Weinger, aka Full House's Steve, recently reunited with his Disney co-star Linda Larkin, who portrayed Princess Jasmine, at the 2015 D23 Expo. "Aladdin and Jasmine back together! @lindalarkinofficial #d23," he wrote on Instagram on Saturday night, alongside a selfie of the two. The 39-year-old actor, who reprises his TV role in the new Netflix series Fuller House, and Larkin, 45, had provided the speaking voices of Aladdin and Jasmine in Disney's 1992 Aladdin film. Brad Kane, 41, and Broadway star Lea Salonga, 44, provided the characters' singing voices, singing »
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 Expo 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish.
The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held »
- Michelle McCue
I really, really cannot wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is anyone with me? Oh, all of you. We’re edging closer and closer to that December 18th release, and we’re hoping that Disney and Lucasfilm are going to show us more online in the coming weeks. It looks like the company have something up their sleeves for the middle of August though, as a press release reveals that Disney plan to show off footage from Star Wars as well as their other upcoming properties including Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Pixar slate at their huge fan event, D23 Expo 2015.
Marvel didn’t pack for San Diego this year, and we not present at Comic-Con to present anything from their upcoming slate, or make any kind of announcements – so are they holding out for their parent company’s Expo? We certainly hope so.
- Paul Heath
Just a heads up -- in case you can't get to Walt Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA from August 14-16 -- heaps of new Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and Disney movie intel will be coming out of the event, so put yourself on standby for cool previews.
Disney just shared a press release with the 2015 schedule. You'll see it's noted that "a bevy of special guests will be on hand to offer a look at an unparalleled slate that includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens-and much, much more." Also, "Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana." So if those movies, and all Disney/Pixar projects, are of interest to you, just know some good teases should be coming out of this.
Here's the »
- Gina Carbone
Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2015, taking place August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Studio will unveil its animation and live-action film slates via two huge Hall D23 presentations featuring surprise guests and many unforgettable moments. Other not-to-be-missed events include a Frozen FANdemonium musical celebration with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney Pixar's Toy Story with John Lasseter and the original Pixar crew.
Hall D23 Presentations:
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go, »
Disney has announced its full schedule for the D23 Expo, which is set to take place next month at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and will feature big upcoming releases such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana, along with much, much more.
Here’s the main presentations…
Friday, August 14, 3 p.m.—Hall D23
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to “let it go,” come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, »
- Gary Collinson
A whole new. . . movie! Disney is gearing up for an Aladdin live-action prequel, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Wednesday, July 15. The new comedy adventure, called Genies, will finally reveal how Genie ended up in the mysterious lamp. The late Robin Williams voiced Genie in Disney's 1992 original classic. The heartwarming tale about a boy pretending to be a prince also featured the voices of Full House alum Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Frank Welker (Abu), and Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the [...] »
Disney is digging deep into its well of animated movies, putting a live action prequel to the 1992 blockbuster Aladdin into development, entitled Genies. The studio has brought on screenwriters Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th) to write the screenplay for the project, described as a "live-action comedy adventure" by The Hollywood Reporter. Disney is already planning to have this project, still in early development, spawn a live action remake of Aladdin itself.
The original Aladdin movie is based on a centuries-old Arabic folk tale about a lowly street kid who finds a magical lamp with a genie (Robin Williams), who grants him three wishes, while the nefarious Jafar tries to obtain this lamp to gain power over the land. The prequel Genies is said to focus on the realm of these magical entities, and how Aladdin's particular genie becomes enslaved in this lamp. Aladdin took in an »
As we get older, certain knowledge vacates our brains like cereal pouring out of a box. I can’t remember any formulas from geometry class and I’m not 100-percent certain of my own state bird, but, dammit, I know my Disney characters. We all do. But do we really? We know every word from “Part of Your World” and “Hakuna Matata,” but do we know the performers behind the doe-eyed animated stars? Now, you can say you do. We all know the big stars, like that Mandy Moore was Rapunzel in Tangled or that Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell star in Frozen, but that’s just the tip of the Disney iceberg. Let’s take a peek behind the cartoon curtain and check out the real performers who brought our favorite Disney characters to life.
Ariel, The Little Mermaid
While her appearance is modeled after none other than Alyssa Milano, »
- Courtney Enlow
16 items from 2015
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