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By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Live-action ‘Snow White’ film adds Marc Webb to direct

Disney’s live-action remake project list is still very lengthy and their first film, the classic Snow White, just took a huge step forward with news that The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is set to More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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No Disney ‘Aladdin’ here, in Weird News story about a Saudi man chained for 6 years ‘possessed by evil genie’

As Disney’s live-action Aladdin film wins big at the box office, a bizarre 2010 story from Saudi Arabia features a “genie” of its own. From that story: A Saudi man has spent six years chained in More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Disney teases ‘Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ live-action films with new clips, details

Disney is wasting no time after the record breaking success of Avengers: Endgame, teasing their flagpole, live-action films: Aladdin and Lion King, both due later this summer. The new Lion King trailer from director More...

By Red Diogenes On Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Disney releases an ‘Aladdin’ trailer which reveals Will Smith singing, Alan Tudyk as Iago and a new poster

Disney has only offered a short tease for Aladdin, a live-action version of the popular 1992 animated film, but now adds a more rich clip, highlighting Will Smith as the Genie, even singing in glorious fashion. Check More...

By Red Diogenes On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
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First photos of ‘Aladdin,’ first look at characters, Guy Ritchie details the live action film

Disney has now released some images from their upcoming movie, directed by Guy Ritchie, which introduces fans to the characters in this new live-action world. Released by EW, the photos features Mena Massoud as More...

By Red Diogenes On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Disney’s first look at the live-action ‘Aladdin’ film, poster and Mena Messoud

Tapping in on their successful trend of remaking their animated classics into live-action blockbuster hits, Disney will now try their hand at Aladdin with director Guy Ritchie and Will Smith starring in the role More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 19th, 2018
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Disney’s new live-action ‘Aladdin’ will have new songs from ‘Greatest Showman’ duo

From La La Land to The Greatest Showman, songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are adding another amazing film to their resume with Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin. In fact, Variety reports that More...

By Red Diogenes On Saturday, August 18th, 2018
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‘Suicide Squad 2’ delayed as Will Smith set to film ‘Bad Boys 2’ then ‘Bright 2’

Will Smith’s schedule appears to be set as Suicide Squad 2‘s delay allows room for Bad Boys For Life and Bright 2. Smith continues to be a blockbuster draw and can credit his success in Bad Boys, More...

By Red Diogenes On Friday, June 1st, 2018
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‘Godzilla King of the Monsters’ ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ delayed, ‘Shining’ sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ moved up

Warner Bros. has made a couple of release date announcements, delaying two films, bumping up one film. The biggest news is the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, will now open on May 31, 2019, in More...

By Red Diogenes On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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‘Aladdin’ teased at CinemaCon: Will Smith not trying to replace Robin Williams, footage detailed

Disney shared from footage from their upcoming  Aladdin live-action adaption with a behind the scenes look. Will Smith taking over the role of the iconic Genie and Disney distribution executive Cathleen Taff More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...


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