|ALADDIN is Getting a Live-Action Prequel at Disney
AladdinsGenie on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Disney can’t stop, won’t stop with live-action reboots, but this one sounds genuinely interesting. The studio is moving forward on plans for a live-action Aladdin prequel, Genie, which will tell the story of Aladdin’s faithful genie before he befriended the ambitious street urchin. THR reports that horror veterans Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Freddy Vs. Jason) will write the script, with Tripp Vinson (San Andreas) set to produce.
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|Disney Networks to Air 'Aladdin' in Honor of Robin Williams
Meesh on Friday, August 15, 2014
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"The 1992 animated movie, in which Williams voiced Genie, is set to air on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior on Saturday, Sunday and early Monday. The role was one of Williams' most memorable performances and has been cited by many fans mourning his death.
A full list of Aladdin's air times is below.
Saturday, Aug. 16 (9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
Sunday, Aug. 17 (11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD
Sunday, Aug. 17 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) and Monday, Aug. 18 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Junior"
|Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63
AladdinsGenie on Monday, August 11, 2014
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Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, sheriff's officials said, a 911 call came in about a man who was unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dubbed “the funniest man alive” by Entertainment Weekly in 1997, Williams brought audiences hours of laughter, putting his imaginative spin on characters in film and television. He was lauded for his serious roles as well, winning a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance as Sean Maguire, the therapist who counsels Matt Damon’s math genius in “Good Will Hunting” (1997), and receiving nominations for “The Fisher King” (1991), “Dead Poets Society” (1989) and “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987).
Born in Chicago in 1951, Williams became one of only two students accepted into John Houseman’s prestigious acting program at Julliard, the other being Christopher Reeve, who became a lifelong friend.
Williams gained fame as Mork, the bizarre, suspenders-sporting alien on the sitcom “Mork & Mindy,” a spinoff from “Happy Days.” Williams departed from the script so often that producers intentionally left blank moments on page for Williams to have space to indulge his ad-libbing genius.