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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

‘Aladdin’ wrapped filming, artwork teased, now how long until fans see footage, Will Smith’s Genie

Mena Massoud (The 99, Jack Ryan), star of Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, has tweeted that production has wrapped. Check out the image below. The movie will head into post-production for now and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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‘Aladdin’ live-action film: Guy Ritchie is ‘committed’ and ‘passionate’, Will Smith ‘brings so much energy’

While promoting the new film 12 Strong, star Navid Negahban spoke with Dispatch Radio about his upcoming role in Disney’s live-action Aladdin film, due in 2019. “I play the Sultan,” Navid explained, More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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‘Aladdin’ under attack for ‘browning up’ white extras, an ‘ insult to the entire industry’

The upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin is making headlines….for all of the wrong reasons. The new project, directed by Guy Ritchie (The Man from UNCLE, Sherlock Holmes) is reportedly using makeup to darken More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Mena Massoud and ‘Power Rangers’ star Naomi Scott cast as leads in Guy Ritchie’s live-action ‘Aladdin’

Disney and filmmaker Guy Ritchie may have had trouble finding their stars for Aladdin following a worldwide search, but news is that after meeting with 2,000 actors, looking for unknowns of Middle Eastern More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Disney rumored to whitewash live-action ‘Aladdin’ with Tom Hardy as Jafar

Disney appears to be headed towards another whitewashing debacle, not learning from disasters such as Ghost in the Shell, Aloha, Pan, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Last Airbender, or Doctor Strange –  with More...

By Zach Jones On Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Guy Ritchie discusses live-action ‘Aladdin’ with Will Smith as Genie, little to no music

The live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin is still years away from arriving in theaters, but director Guy Ritchie spoke about the film, the casting of Will Smith as Genie and the rumored lack of music in More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 24th, 2017

2015 Walt Disney World Hidden Mickey trading pins

The Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Hidden Mickey pins released in 2015. This post will focus on WDW, Wave A only: Disney Villain Neckties Epcot Logos Cast Member Costumes Character Sidekicks Character Apples Nearly More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Susan Seidelman’s ‘Boynton Beach Club’ premieres March 16, exploring the new ‘dating game’ rules

The world premiere of the heartwarming musical romantic comedy, Boynton Beach Club, will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Boynton Beach Club explores our amazing More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Dan Lin says live-action ‘Aladdin’ will not be ‘Prince of Persia,’ whitewashed

The subject of Hollywood whitewashing, where ethnic characters and stories are given a painful Caucasian makeover has been a topic of ire from some groups. For example, director Scott Derrickson genuinely listened More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, November 7th, 2016

Disney sets ‘Snow White’ live-action film adaptation with ‘Girl on the Train’ writer

Disney sets another live-action remake of one of their classic animated films, this time the very first animated feature: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the live-action Snow More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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New ‘Moana’ poster showcases characters, voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

Disney dropped a new poster for the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ South Pacific adventure, Moana. The Little Mermaid team of Ron Clements and John Musker deliver a new story of self-discovery with Dwayne More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 25th, 2016

Disney sets ‘Moana’ premiere for Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with the renowned filmmaking team Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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‘Aladdin’ Blu-ray review: A classic revisited with even more Robin Williams

Disney’s re-release of Aladdin carries a bit more emotion after the passing of Robin Williams who brilliantly brought the Genie to life. The new version gives fans a greater and deeper look at the actor’s More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Disney announces new animated film ‘Moana’ for 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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‘Art of John Alvin’ Review: Beautiful tribute to his legacy, from ‘Blazing Saddles’ to ‘Star Wars’

John Alvin’s wife Andrea details the impact of John Alvin which is amazing captured in the new book: The Art of John Alvin. Described as “Hollywood’s best kept secret,” Andrea reveals the More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Police: Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt, cut his wrists

Robin Williams apparently died of asphyxia due to hanging, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Tuesday to the press. The final cause of death will not be official for several weeks following an autopsy, More...

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