So there was kind of a big story the other day that there was some difficulty in casting Guy Ritchie‘s live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The difficulty was that Disney was having a hard time finding a young man and woman of Middle Eastern or Indian descent to play the lead roles, even after a worldwide casting search of some 2,000 potentials. Remember that? Well, forget it! As revealed at D23 today, Disney and Ritchie have found their Aladdin and Jasmine. (more…)
Learning the lessons of Ghost in the Shell, the Walt Disney Company is taking great pains to secure culturally appropriate leads for their upcoming remakes of Aladdinand Mulan. For the latter, Disney is looking to mainland China to find a young woman to play the fierce warrior of myth of legend, but presently, it’s the former movie that’s giving Disney the more difficulty. A worldwide search is underway to find an Aladdin and a Jasmine for the upcoming Guy Ritchie adaptation, but finding a young, talented and photogenic couple of Arab descent, it seems, is easier said than done. (more…)
It’s full speed ahead at the Walt Disney Company right now as apparently they won’t be satisfied until all their classic animated movies are remade as lavish live-action reproductions. The next item up for bids is an immensely popular film from a quarter of a century ago, one that solidified the studio’s modern comeback, and reasserted the their brandname for creating instant classics. So to recap, in the last few weeks alone, we’ve gotten the announcement of Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, a live-action (and presumably white-washed) Mulan, and now we’re going to get Aladdinfrom that master of subtlety and romance, Guy Ritchie. (more…)
I love musicals. And that’s one of the big reasons why I loved Disney movies as a kid. Some of those childhood favorites made their way to the stage and did pretty well for themselves, like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
Alan Menken, who was the songwriter for the aforementioned Disney films as well as Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, mentioned at a recent Disneyland performance that Aladdin may be making its way to Broadway. It’s already being performed on stage in the United States and is currently on in Utah until the end of October.
I think it’s about damn time that this became a thing! What do you guys think?
Internet has been kind for folks that has artistic skills and ideas for being the place to have them show their creation off while all I have to show was my old manga scanlations done on MS Paint. Juan Pablo Bravo, who did this awesome Pixar Character Size Chart, stepped his game up and jumped from two hundred characters to two hundred and fifty. He has them listed in order from the film’s release date and although it’s an estimation of their height, I say its pretty exact. Check the massive the picture out as it may listed an old movie you may have forgotten. Also, stop by Bravo’s page to look up some other things he has done.