OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?
Nov01

OP ED: Will the ALADDIN live action reboot be as successful THE JUNGLE BOOK?

Jon Favreau’s live action remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK in 2016 was such a sweeping success and it continues to lead Disney’s new trend of bringing classic Disney cartoons back to life for modern audiences. The animal adventure raked in an astonishing $966 million worldwide, making it the 40th highest-grossing film OF ALL TIME. The upcoming release of ALADDIN is just around the corner, and the question that remains to be seen is...

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FIRST LOOK: Live action ALADDIN unveils teaser
Oct11

FIRST LOOK: Live action ALADDIN unveils teaser

Our first look is finally here for Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of ALADDIN! We don’t get to see much but we end an the iconic shot of Aladdin grabbing the lamp for the first time in the Cave of Wonders. Teases of Jafar, Iago, the palace, Agrabah, and even the Cave of Wonders but not much more beyond that! RELATED POST ALADDIN teaser poster unveiled, first-look video follows ALADDIN is the exciting tale of the...

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ALADDIN teaser poster unveiled, first-look video follows
Oct10

ALADDIN teaser poster unveiled, first-look video follows

Get ready for a first look TOMORROW for Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of ALADDIN! To amp up excitement for tomorrow’s release, Will Smith released via social media today our first official teaser poster for the upcoming new film in which he portrays the indelible Genie with phenomenal cosmic powers and an itty bitty living space. Are you excited for a live-action ALADDIN? ALADDIN flies into theatres May 24th, 2019....

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THE JUNGLE CRUISE, MULAN, and ALADDIN confirmed at #D23Expo
Jul21

THE JUNGLE CRUISE, MULAN, and ALADDIN confirmed at #D23Expo

Sean Bailey talked about the success of the Walt Disney Studios live action remakes including ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MALEFICENT, CINDERELLA, and of course BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He then confirmed and revealed three new films underway at the studio: “Mulan,” a live-action take on Disney’s 1998 feature, which will be helmed by Niki Caro (“McFarland, USA,” “Whale Rider”). “Jungle Cruise,” a live-action nod to the popular theme park ride. ...

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Live-action ALADDIN to be directed by Guy Ritchie
Oct10

Live-action ALADDIN to be directed by Guy Ritchie

According to Variety, a live-action adaptation of Disney’s ALADDIN is in the works for the house of Mouse with Guy Ritchie directing and John August on board writing the script. The news comes after Disney quietly canceled their plans last year for a live-action standalone film about the Genie following rumors about rights complications with the character and the estate of the late Robin Williams. Two additional...

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A Whole New World of Alan Menken is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts this Friday!
Sep28

A Whole New World of Alan Menken is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts this Friday!

When people think about Disney movies, they often associate it with the iconic Disney song. And behind that song is usually composer ALAN MENKEN. Well, this Friday, SEGERSTROM CENTER for the ARTS will present A WHOLE  NEW WORLD, stories and songs from ALAN MENKEN.  Some of his song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules,...

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El Capitan Theatre celebrates MOANA with the films of Musker and Clements, special presos and more!
Sep21

El Capitan Theatre celebrates MOANA with the films of Musker and Clements, special presos and more!

Everyone is counting down to Walt Disney Animation Studios next film MOANA and what better way to countdown to the release of the film than with screenings of iconic films films by esteemed Disney directors Ron Clements and John Muskers? And what better place than at the historic El Capitan Theatre? The “Countdown to Moana” event features six iconic films. On select nights, the 7 p.m. shows will feature special presentations by...

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FRONT ROW VIDEO: Full final performance of “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular”
Jan11

FRONT ROW VIDEO: Full final performance of “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular”

It was an expectedly emotional evening at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park yesterday evening as hundreds of fans filled the entire theater to bid the Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular a fond final farewell. MouseInfo Twitter followers @minkus and @thingamavlogs allowed us to share the full video of the special event which included a welcome and introduction by current show director and choreographer. MouseInfo...

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New Aladdin Enchanted Window debuts at Disneyland Main Street
Dec20

New Aladdin Enchanted Window debuts at Disneyland Main Street

The final #Disneyland60 celebration Enchanted Window debuted recently at Disneyland showcasing two magical scenes from Aladdin. It is perhaps the most complex window of all that have debuted, featuring several animation sequences. The window vignette begins with the ominous dark Cave of Wonders. The lamp arises on its stone pedestal and not soon after we see Aladdin come up behind it looking down in awe. At the mouth of the cave we...

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REVIEW: ALADDIN finally comes home in HD with dazzling new Diamond Edition
Oct20

REVIEW: ALADDIN finally comes home in HD with dazzling new Diamond Edition

  ALADDIN has always been one of our favorite movies. A princess that speaks her mind, a lovable boy, high jinxed side kick, and of course the lovable, scene stealing genie. It’s hard to believe that the film came out 23 years ago. It’s also hard to believe that this is the first time the film is in HD in the United States, but it’s true, with the release of ALADDIN DIAMOND EDITION, it is the first time fans...

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