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  • UK Media Criticizes Disney for “Browning Up” Extras in Upcoming Live Action ‘Aladdin’

    Over the weekend, several news outlets in the UK reported on the casting for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. “Fury as Disney ‘browns up’ white actors to star in Aladdin despite filming next to one million-strong Asian community,” read a Daily Mail headline. The headline in an article in the Sunday Times that originally broke the […]

  • Disney Postpones Release Date on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    Star Wars: Episode XI was originally supposed to hit theatres on May 24, 2019, but along with yet another new director, a new release date has just been announced. The official release date has been bumped up to December 20, 2019. We’ve also learned that the live-action adaptation of Aladdin will hit theatres on May 24, 2019.

  • Disney Casts Numan Acar as Hakim in Live-Action Remake of ‘Aladdin’

    Numan Acar has just been cast in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Acar will be joining Will Smith as Genie along with Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott who will play the roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively. The live-action adaptation is based on the 1992 animated classic by following the story of Aladdin, […]

  • Casting for Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Causes Controversy

    After a worldwide search of over 2,000 actors, the leading roles of the Genie, Aladdin, and Princess Jasmine were announced this past weekend at the D23 Expo. Disney is now facing some criticism for the casting of Princess Jasmine. Naomi Scott landed the role of Princess Jasmine, and her heritage as a half-white and half-Indian […]

  • Will Smith Cast as Genie in the Live Action ‘Aladdin’

    Today at D23, it was announced that Will Smith has been cast as the Genie in the upcoming Aladdin live-action remake! Disney also announced the casting of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. Aladdin will be played by the up and coming Mena Massoud, and Princess Jasmine will be played by Naomi Scott (who recently played the […]

  • Disneyland’s Fantasmic! Adds Scenes From The Lion King, Tangled, and More!

    When Fantasmic! returns to Disneyland Park this summer, it looks like it’ll have some new additions to the show. Aladdin, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tangled look to all be scenes that will be included! Additionally, Mickey Mouse looks to have an even bigger presence in the nighttime spectacular. There is no […]

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    Disney Composer Alan Menken to be Honored by Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Composer and Disney Legend Alan Menken is being honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer with a special award. On June 15th, at a gala event in New York City, Menken will receive the Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor that the Hall of Fame bestows.  The award is presented to a songwriter […]