Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

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Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

Post by ShyViolet » August 2nd, 2019, 8:47 pm

Lol. Yeah, brings back memories here too! :)

It was so crazy back then with WDFA films...there were actually quite a few times when we had to wait at least a week to see the film, sometimes even more, because either the film was completely sold out over the weekend, (this happened with Pocahontas, Aladdin and Toy Story) or we couldn’t even rent the VHS for a while because it kept getting checked out. (Aladdin.). There were two rental stores in the area and the same Aladdin issue happened at both. :roll:
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Post by Daniel » August 8th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Ahead of the video release, Disney Music has released the full song of "Friend Like Me":



Was disappointed when Genie didn't say "Whoosh! Now Looky Hear!" when I originally saw the sequence. Yeah, I still think the original is better in every conceivable way. ;)

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Post by Ben » August 9th, 2019, 3:01 am

Wow. Will should never have tried to sing...he really can’t hold a note too well, can he?

It’s funny. Rand and I just saw the stage version in London and, despite great performances across the board, we largely felt the production was flat and fairly basic, with no real awe factor even while it was entertaining enough.

But it still bests this in every way. The direction especially is too frantic, trying to infuse the lack of energy that the CG Will can’t provide by being big and messy. As I said about the stage show, there are some titles that can only really be done in animation!

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Post by Daniel » August 21st, 2019, 4:32 pm

Here's "Desert Moon", a song that was cut from the film:



It will be featured as a bonus on the Blu. It's kinda sweet. Makes more sense if you've seen the movie. In a way, I wish they had kept it.

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Post by Daniel » August 29th, 2019, 2:15 pm

When three Disney Aladdin's collide: (Mena, Scott Weingner and Brad Kane at D23)

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How cool. All that's missing is Deniz Akdeniz from Once Upon a Time.

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Post by Ben » August 29th, 2019, 6:12 pm

...and any number of stage performers from Broadway, the West End, and around the world...! ;)

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Post by Dan » August 31st, 2019, 9:51 pm

As a matter of fact, there was a fourth Aladdin at the show. Clinton Greenspan, who is wrapping his run on the US national tour and transferring to Broadway within the next week or so. :mrgreen:

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Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm

They've been airing commercials for the home release, among them is one showcasing both films side by side... it's not really doing the remake any favors!

The cave of wonders looks so bad in the remake! The inside was just devoid of the majesty from the original. The sparkly gold that made you want to reach out and grab is gone, in its place is dull looking treasure in a very dark, dreary atmosphere. That whole scene was just awful!

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Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » September 5th, 2019, 4:51 pm

I’m dreading my disc turning up! ;)

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Post by Daniel » September 12th, 2019, 3:40 pm

Target Exclusive unboxing:



Pretty. Like how the back incorporated the genie scene. "Made you look".

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Post by Ben » September 12th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Actually quite nice! The LD did do a "made you look" type thing, though, back in the day if I remember right, on the inside of the sleeve. :)

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Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » September 12th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Yep, with an added speech bubble. ;)

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