Disney has just released the first official teaser trailer for the Guy Ritchie’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
Opening May 24, 2019, Aladdin stars Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and Navid Negahban as the Sultan. In addition to the main characters, actress Nasim Pedrad has been cast as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s handmaiden and actor Billy Magnussen will play Prince Anders, a potential husband seeking the princess’ hand.
Yesterday afternoon, Smith shared the first look at the Aladdin poster on Instagram.
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Shortly after Smith’s reveal, Disney confirmed the news and then proceeded to drop a rather big announcement of their own.
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Watch the teaser trailer below.
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12 Classic Animated Movies You Can Watch Right Now
It was an exciting week in the world of animated films, as Disney held their Disney 23 Expo. With the exposition promising a bevy of animated entertainment in the near future, we here at Goliath decided to take a look at 12 animated classics that are worth your time in the very near future. For the overall health of the list (and to prevent one infamous, mouse-fronted studio from dominating entirely), we’ve decided to disqualify classic Disney animated films such as The Lion King or The Little Mermaid. We just have to assume that everyone has seen those ones before. We have allowed Pixar films, however, to make up for the previously mentioned slight against the classics we all grew up with. So without further ado, here’s 12 classic animated films you can dig into right away!
12. Ratatouille (2007) – Pixar Animation Studios
Considering the myriad of behind the scenes production issues the film faced (the film’s original director, Jan Pinkava, was replaced midway through production by Brad Bird, who finished the film), it’s a wonder Ratatouille is making its way onto any “Best of…” lists, let alone garnering Oscar nominations (it received five nominations, winning Best Animated Picture) and inspiring youths everywhere to take up the apron and pursue a career as a chef. Following the exploits of a young rat named Remy (voiced beautifully by Patton Oswalt) as he attempts to follow his passion for cooking despite his rodent heritage, Ratatouille helps drive home the always important lesson that it’s not where you come from, but what you choose to do with yourself that makes you who you are. It’s a profoundly familiar moral, but a necessary one that can be pleasantly enjoyed when wrapped up in an animated film with this many laughs, heartfelt moments and beautifully rendered CGI.