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Artist Behind the Iconic Look of ‘Aladdin’ And ‘The Lion King’ Dies at 68

Aladdin's Cave of Wonders and the Lion King

During Disney Animation Studio’s renaissance in the early 1990s, CEO Michael Eisner was famous for letting his creative people just work and see what would come of it. One of those people was a young Kent Melton. Melton’s job at Disney Animation Studios was as an animation sculptor who created maquettes made of clay. Kent Melton was one of the ...

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DIY Disney Drinks: “Aladdin’s Magic Carpet” Champagne Cocktail

genie and magic carpet, champagne clipart

If you love all things Disney, then this Aladdin-inspired drink is perfect to serve during your next movie night! After all, a Disney-inspired cocktail makes everything more magical. This Disney-inspired cocktail is something I like to call “Aladdin’s Magic Carpet,” and it is sure to deliver the high-flying fun and glamor that Carpet is known for. This is essentially a ...

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Greed Nearly Destroyed Disney’s Relationship with Robin Williams

Greed Nearly Destroy Disney's Relationship with Robin Williams

With all due respect to Academy Award winner Will Smith, voice actor Dan Castellaneta, and the dozens who have played a role in the musical, there is only one Genie, Robin Williams. For those who don’t remember, he was a sheer force on the screen, unique in every possible way. You didn’t direct him so much as wind him up ...

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Josh Gad Faces Backlash After Defending Disney’s Posthumous Use of Robin Williams’ Voice

josh gad and an image of the genie and olaf meeting

Earlier today, Disney Legend and Frozen star Josh Gad revealed that the late Robin Williams was brought back to life, so to speak, to reprise his Genie role in the new Disney short called Once Upon a Studio.  Robin Williams and His Controversial Return At first, responses to this news — particularly since the short was using “previously unheard audio” that Robin Williams ...

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Disney Releases “Previously Unheard” Genie Dialogue From Robin Williams

robin williams and the genie

The iconic comedian and A-list actor named Robin Williams passed away several years ago, but the actor (who was known among Disney fans for his performance as the Genie in two Aladdin films from Walt Disney Feature Animation) recently returned — in a manner of speaking — for a very heartwarming ode to Disney Animation and Walt Disney Pictures!  In a ...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Officially Surpasses the Original 1989 Animated Film

Halle Ariel

On November 17, 1989, Walt Disney Pictures released a little mermaid into wild, uncharted waters, and Disney fans welcomed her with open arms. ​​ Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements with an original score by Alan Menken and the ethereal vocals of Jodi Benson as Ariel, The Little Mermaid made back five times its $40 million budget with a ...

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Fan Shares How Cast Member Saved Their Life During Disney World Vacation

cast member saves disney guest

The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are the ultimate Disney vacation spots. Be it the enthralling experience of Magic Kingdom Park or exploring the wonderful world of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, or taking a wondrous stroll through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort, there are always many thrills and ...

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‘Aladdin’ Star Takes Shot at ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake

Aladdin Star Little Mermaid Comments

As The Little Mermaid finally arrives in Theaters, one might expect the stars of other Disney live-action remakes to show support for Halle Bailey and the rest of their new peers. But that does not appear to be the case with one leading actor. Related: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Anticipates $110M for Its Opening Mena Massoud, star of Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin remake, took to Twitter ...

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Couple Gets Years in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Disney DVDs

Couple Gets Prison Pirated Disney DVDs

After almost a decade, a pair of Disney DVD pirates from Columbia, Missouri, is finally going to prison after running a smuggling scheme that sold hundreds of counterfeit copies of everybody’s favorite animated movies on eBay. According to a release from the Department of Justice, “Tabitha Nicole Rodgers, 43, and her husband, Clint Travis Rodgers, 49, were sentenced in separate ...

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Another Disney Ride Closes and Fans Demand a Retheme

Aladdin Ride Closed Disney

Another day and another Disney Park attraction is shutting down for some much-needed care, and would-be Guests are going to have to wait to take another magic carpet ride. January and February are known by many Disney Fanatics as the time of year when rides tend to shut down for some much-needed refurbishment, and usually at a time after scores ...

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