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Robin Williams’ Will Kiboshes Plans For New Aladdin Sequel

by Peter Paltridgeon November 9, 2015
It’s rumored that there are hundreds of hours of unreleased material that Robin Williams performed in improv for the Genie in the original Aladdin film (and maybe even some from the third). And now we may never hear most of it. According to the Times of London, the exact wording of Williams’ will has “forbidden […]

Review: “Aladdin” Diamond Edition – Rawk! Polly Wants This Blu-ray!

by Dr. Daedaluson October 20, 2015
Aladdin was another successful part of Disney’s “renaissance:” the period that started during the late ’80s with The Little Mermaid that revitalized interest in the Disney brand, thanks to a renewed interest in quality storytelling, Broadway-worthy musical numbers, and state-of-the-art visuals. Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast were both top notch films, but Aladdin, in […]


John Musker & Ron Clements Clear Up Rumors About Their Movies

by Peter Paltridgeon October 19, 2015
One of the most legendary creative forces in Disney history has been the team of Ron Clements and John Musker, who created The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules in a row (and then Treasure Planet). They both sat down with E! Online recently to discuss some rumors the Internet has been passing around about their […]

Disney Schedules Aladdin-Fest This Weekend For Robin Williams Tribute

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
As a tribute to the recently deceased actor-comedian Robin Williams, Disney has announced they will schedule four showings of his signature movie for them – 1992’s “Aladdin” where Williams provided the voice and personality of the Genie – on three of their network channels. Williams famously agreed to voice the Genie character with a handshake […]


Robin Williams 1951-2014

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died today from an apparent suicide.  He was 63. A successful stand-up comedian, Williams achieved nationwide fame as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on an episode of Happy Days.  Williams later played Mork in the Happy Days spinoff Mork & Mindy […]

Disney to Adapt “Aladdin” as Broadway Musical

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2013
Disney Theatrical Productions is planning to adapt Aladdin as a Broadway stage musical, building on the 1992 hit animated movie with an eye to the curtain rising at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014, according to the Associated Press. Reports are that the genie, brought to memorable life by Robin Williams’ vocal performance and mercurial […]

"Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams" Sure to Please Target Audience

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2007
To say that Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams is better than it needed to be may sound like damning with faint praise, but it’s really meant as a commentary on the runaway success of the “Disney Princess” franchise. Anybody who has visited a major department store recently has seen a small explosion of […]