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Naomi Scott Belts Out a New Song for ‘Aladdin’ in “Speechless” Music Video

The original Aladdin was made all the way back in 1992. So it only makes sense that the music video for a new original song in the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic is a throwback to that decade too. Disney has just released the full version of “Speechless,” a new song that Naomi Scott sings in the movie as Princess Jasmine. It’s a powerful ballad that gives Jasmine a new dimension as she sings that she won’t be silenced or shut down. The oppression of women is something that wasn...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Fantasy, Disney, John August, Musical, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Video Clips, Tony, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Benj Pasek, Agrabah, Billy Magnussen


Disney Drops Speechless Music Video From the Aladdin Soundtrack

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney drops Speechless music video from the Aladdin soundtrack Ahead of Aladdin‘s theatrical release, Walt Disney Pictures has dropped the full music video for Princess Jasmine’s new original song “Speechless,” composed by Oscar winner Alan Menken (La La Land) and co-written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman). Performed by Naomi Scott, you can check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Jafar, Benj Pasek


‘Aladdin’ Review: A Well-Meaning But Hollow Remake of a Classic

At a crucial juncture in the new live-action Aladdin , our eponymous hero is in the puffed-up guise of a fancy prince, supposedly encountering the comely Princess Jasmine for the first time. In reality, though, they’ve met before even as Aladdin is trying to pretend otherwise. In this moment, Aladdin is hopelessly tongue-tied, desperate to please but failing at just about every moment, valiant effort aside. Such is the experience of Aladdin in a microcosm. This film is desperate to please...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Tom Hanks, Movie Reviews, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Smith, Ali, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Scott, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Massoud


New Aladdin Featurette Highlights Princess Jasmine

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin featurette highlights Princess Jasmine Walt Disney Pictures has released a new character featurette for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting Naomi Scott’s portrayal of Princess Jasmine. It also features our first official preview of Jasmine’s original song titled “Speechless” which was composed by Alan Menken (La La Land) and co-written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman). Check out the video below! PB ...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Jafar


Step into the World of Aladdin in New Special Look Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Step into the world of Aladdin in new special look featurette Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the special look featurette for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting how the production designers created the world of the fictional city of Agrabah. Including an interview from Emmy-winning production designer Gemma Jackson (Game of Thrones), talking about the film’s incredible set locations, set designs and costumes, you can check out the video in the player below!...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Jafar


ASCAP Screen Awards Honor Pasek & Paul, Pinar Toprak and Michael Giacchino, Who Rallies Against Work Exodus

Richard Kind, the kindly goofball actor from “Spin City” and many Pixar films, opened the ASCAP Screen Music Awards with a bondage joke. “You wonder, why do I tell that to start off?” Kind said, responding to the roomful of titters at the Beverly Hilton. “Well, a joke about bondage and sexual deviation, amongst musicians […]
Tags: News, Awards, Pixar, Ascap, Beverly Hilton, Michael Giacchino, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Richard Kind, Pasek, ASCAP Awards, ASCAP Screen Music Awards, Music for Screens, Pasek & Paul, Pinar Toprak, Paul Pinar Toprak


Make Way for Prince Ali in New Aladdin Clip 

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Make way for Prince Ali in new Aladdin clip Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a new clip (via IGN) from their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring the Genie’s extravagant musical number that highlights the arrival of Aladdin as Prince Ali. Check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Ali, Tony, Golden Globe, Prince Ali, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express


The Genie Gives Aladdin a Fabulous Makeover in New TV Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Genie gives Aladdin a fabulous makeover in the new TV spot Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a brand new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting our titular street rat’s fabulous makeover sequence as the Genie turns him into the rich and noble Prince Ali. Featuring a lot of new footage, you can check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Ali, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express


Meet Your New Best Friend in New Aladdin TV Spot, Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Meet your new best friend in new Aladdin TV spot, featurette Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a brand new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, spotlighting Will Smith’s Genie as he explains to our titular street rat what he is. Featuring new footage, you can check out the video below along with the newly released featurette, highlighting the film’s characters. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as the Genie in the new film alongside Me...
Tags: Videos, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu


Aladdin: Listen to ZAYN & Zhavia Ward’s Version of A Whole New World

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Aladdin: Listen to ZAYN & Zhavia Ward’s version of A Whole New World Walt Disney Pictures has released the full music video for the version of “A Whole New World” set to play over the final credits for the upcoming live-action Aladdin. Performed by singer-songwriters Zayn and Zhavia Ward, the new version is a reimagination of the most iconic theme song from Disney’s 1992 classic film of the same name. The film’s digital soundtrack is now available for pre-order and is sche...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Tim Rice, Ralph, Alan Menken, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin


Genie is the Perfect Wingman in New Aladdin TV Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Genie is the perfect wingman in new Aladdin TV spot Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting how great of a wingman Will Smith’s Genie is for the titular hero. Also featuring an extended scene of Aladdin’s prince transformation sequence, you can check out the video below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gpt...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin


New Aladdin Dolby Poster Reveals a Pair of Thieves

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin Dolby poster reveals a pair of thieves Walt Disney Pictures has released the Dolby Cinema poster for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring our titular street rat along with his trusty sidekick-monkey Abu. Check out the full poster in the gallery below! Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) stars as the Genie in the new film alongside Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the...
Tags: UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, TV News, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu


It’s the Start of a Whole New World in New Aladdin Clip

BEGIN SLIDESHOW It’s the start of a whole new world in new Aladdin clip Walt Disney Pictures has released a brand new clip from their upcoming live-action Aladdin, highlighting the beginning of Aladdin and Jasmine’s first magic carpet ride together. Also featuring a closer look at Jasmine’s protective pet tiger Rajah, you can check out the video below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh ||...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Jordan, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine


New Aladdin TV Spots and Poster Reveal Chaos at the Market

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin TV spots and poster reveal chaos at the market Walt Disney Pictures has released the new RealD 3D poster for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring our titular street rat and Jasmine causing chaos at the market. You can check out the full poster in the gallery below along with the two new TV spots which also feature a bit of new footage from the market chase. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Videos, Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Aladdin IMAX Poster Invites You to Experience a Whole New World

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Aladdin IMAX poster invites you to experience a whole new world Disney has released the exclusive Aladdin IMAX poster for their upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic. Check out the full poster now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSiz...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah


Witness A Rags To Wishes Story In New Aladdin TV Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Witness a rags to wishes story in new Aladdin TV spot Disney has debuted a magical new TV spot for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic Aladdin teasing the film’s rags to wishes story with the help of Will Smith’s all-powerful genie. Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; g...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


New Aladdin TV Spot: Sometimes You Just Have to Take a Risk

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin TV spot: Sometimes you just have to take a risk Walt Disney Pictures has released a brand new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring new footage from the film including extended clips of Aladdin and Jasmine’s iconic magic carpet ride. Check out the video on the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


New Aladdin TV Spot Invites You On A Magical Adventure

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin TV spot invites you on a magical adventure The new Aladdin TV spot is here to show off a magical, live-action world based on Disney’s classic 1992 animated film, although it is a little light on the genie. You can check out the trailer in the post below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() ...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Movie Trailers, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


New Aladdin Character Posters Debut

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin character posters debut The time is quickly approaching and anticipation is growing higher for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the acclaimed 1992 Disney classic Aladdin and the studio has just released four new posters highlighting each of the four main iconic characters. Check them out in the gallery below! (via ScreenRant) PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRef...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Film Posters, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


ASCAP Screen Awards Tap Pasek & Paul, Pinar Toprak, Michael Giacchino for Honors

The ASCAP Screen Music Awards has announced several honorees to be feted at a May 15 ceremony in Beverly Hills, with “Captain Marvel” composer Pinar Toprak, “Incredibles 2” scorer Michael Giacchino and the “Greatest Showman” songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul all slated for special trophies. Pasek and Paul, who are also best […]
Tags: News, Awards, Beverly Hills, Ascap, PAUL, Michael Giacchino, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, Pinar Toprak, Paul Pinar Toprak Michael Giacchino, Pinar Toprak Incredibles


New Aladdin International Poster Reveals a Magic Carpet Ride

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin international poster reveals a magic carpet ride Walt Disney Pictures has released a new international poster for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring an iconic scene from the original film with Jasmine and Aladdin riding the magic carpet. Check out the full poster below (via IMP Awards). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


New Disney’s Aladdin TV Spot Features New Footage

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Disney’s Aladdin TV spot features new footage Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV spot for their upcoming live-action Aladdin, featuring new footage from the film including a short glimpse of Jafar using the magic of the Genie. Check out the video below! (via Comic Book) PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd....
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah


New Aladdin Toy Features a Snippet of Jasmine’s New Song

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Aladdin toy features a snippet of Jasmine’s new song According to Cinema Blend, a snippet of one of the newest songs from Walt Disney Pictures‘ upcoming live-action Aladdin has arrived online, revealing a short preview of Princess Jasmine’s (Naomi Scott) song titled “Speechless.” Composed by Alan Menken (La La Land) and co-written Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman), the song was leaked through a new Princess Jasmine singing doll which was created by JAKK...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


Alan Tudyk, Disney’s Lucky Charm, Will Voice Iago in ‘Aladdin’

In Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King, director Jon Favreau is bringing back James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Mufasa from the animated original. But no such luck for Gilbert Gottfried, who memorably voiced Jafar’s pet parrot in Disney’s 1993 animated classic Aladdin. Director Guy Ritchie has hired actor Alan Tudyk to take over the role in the studio’s upcoming live-action remake. Tudyk has become something of a lucky charm for Disney after appearing in several of their recent hits...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, Oscar, James Earl Jones, John August, Will Smith, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Dodgeball, Tim Rice, Hollywood Reporter


Alan Tudyk Will Voice Iago in Disney’s Aladdin

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alan Tudyk will voice Iago in Disney’s Aladdin Following the release of Aladdin‘s official trailer, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Wreck-It Ralph‘s Alan Tudyk has signed on to voice Jafar’s parrot sidekick Iago in the live-action remake. Iago was previously voiced by comedian Gilbert Gottfried in the animated film and its sequels. Tudyk is best known for voicing many animated characters in films like Ice Age as Lenny, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked as Simon...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Hollywood Reporter, Ralph, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


The New Aladdin Trailer is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The new Aladdin trailer is here! After many teasers and TV spots, Walt Disney Pictures have released the full trailer for Aladdin, the next live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. Check out the new Aladdin trailer in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSi...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Power Rangers, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek, Agrabah


Check Out Blue Will Smith in New Aladdin Teaser!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check out blue Will Smith in new Aladdin teaser! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the Super Bowl spot for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, featuring our first look at a blue Will Smith as the Genie. Check out the Aladdin teaser below! RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar, Benj Pasek


First Official Look at Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First official look at Disney’s live-action Aladdin revealed! Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the first photos from director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The photos give us our first look at the main cast including Will Smith’s Genie wearing a newly designed costume quite different from the original animated film. Check out the photos below! (via Entertainment Weekly) RELATED: The Aladdin Trailer is Here! PB = P...
Tags: Movies, Robin Williams, Disney, Oscar, Little Mermaid, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Tony, Golden Globe, Walt Disney Studios, Marc Platt, Orient Express, Jasmine, Aladdin, Abu, Jafar


‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie, With Music From ‘La La Land’ Team, in the Works With ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Director

The award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the big screen. The musical, which features songs by La La Land and The Greatest Showman team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has been running on Broadway since 2016, and took home Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. Stephen Chbosky, director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the recent Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct. It was only a ma...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Stage, Broadway, Universal, Musical, Tom Hooper, Hamilton, Universal Pictures, Evan, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, Stephen Chbosky


Tony-Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen To Become a Feature Film

Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen to become a feature film The smash-hit musical Dear Evan Hansen will be adapted into a feature film. Per a report from Deadline, Universal Pictures bought the rights from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music and lyrics. Dear Evan Hansen tells a story exploring themes of teen suicide and mental illness, following a high schooler who’s plagued with social anxiety, eventually making up a story to befriend the family of a classmate of his who had c...
Tags: Movies, Hugh Jackman, Universal Pictures, Damien Chazelle, PAUL, Tony, Marc Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Pasek, EVAN HANSEN, Steven Levenson, Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones, Movie News, Adam Siegel