Walt Disney Pictures Developing Aladdin Prequel


Walt Disney Pictures is developing an Aladdin live-action comedy prequel entitled Genies. According to reports, Tripp Vinson will produce the film, and Mark Swift and Damian Shannon will write the screenplay. The prequel will center around the Genie character from the 1992 film Aladdin. The voice of Genie was provided by the late Robin Williams. To date, Aladdin has grossed more than $500 million worldwide. The rest of the Aladdin cast included Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Gilbert Gottfried (Lago), Frank Welker (Abu), and Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine). The cast of the upcoming Genies film will be announced at a later date.

Walt Disney Pictures is the film division of the Disney franchise. The film division has been producing films since the 1930s. Some of company’s early classics include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty. The Disney Pictures’ resume includes countless other successful movies including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and the Toy Story films. This year, Disney has released six films- their upcoming releases include The Good Dinosaur (November) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega (Finn), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron). The film is a part of the Star Wars franchise, and it will be centered approximately 30 years after the event from the Return of the Jedi movie. The Star Wars movies have accumulated billions of dollars at the box office. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace has grossed over one billion dollars, and it ranks as one of the highest-grossing films of all times. The first Star Wars film was released in 1977, and it was directed by the legendary George Lucas. The film has grossed over $700 million worldwide, and it starred Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Peter Cushing. Star Wars was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and it won six of them. The film won for Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects, Art Direction, John Williams for Music (Original Score), and it won the Sound award.