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How Aladdin Should Have Ended. Spoiler Alert: With Honesty & Accepting That Monarchy Isn’t About Merit.

With the upcoming live-action/CGI Aladdin remake coming to theaters tomorrow, one of our favorite channels, How It Should Have Ended, has decided to tackle the 1992 classic animated film—and already made a better movie than the remake, to be honest.

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Dear Aladdin, Just Let Will Smith Get Jiggy With It

In the newest clip, we get a look at the "Prince Ali" song number which ... ugh, you can judge for yourself above.

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There’s a New Aladdin Trailer and I Still Don’t Know What This Movie Is Going to Be Like

We've all had our issues with the Aladdin news.

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Princess Jasmine Is 15 Years Old and That Is Bananas

Disney feminist hot takes are complicated.

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Rajah Erasure and a Really Bad Genie? Aladdin, What Are You Doing?

One jump right outta the theaters.

As you probably know by now, the internet has quite a lot of opinions on the new Aladdin movie.

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Twitter Has Opinions on the Live-Action Aladdin First Look

WHY ARE YOU WEARING A SHIRT, ALADDIN?

Okay fine they're making a live-action Aladdin movie, but Twitter has some thoughts first: most importantly, why in the world does Aladdin have a shirt on?

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The First Aladdin Teaser Trailer Is Here and People Are Mad

Not everyone is here for Prince Ali

The first teaser trailer for Aladdin hit the internet last night and everyone had something to say about it. As they should. A lot of what they had to say was ... not happy.

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Disney Accused of “Browning Up” White Extras on the Live-Action Aladdin Set

Disney has come under fire for reportedly "browning up" white extras on the Surrey, UK set of the live-action adaptation of Aladdin. According to The Sunday Times, "the company says it resorted to darkening white people for roles requiring skills that could not be readily found in the Asian community, such as stunt men, dancers and camel handlers." WHAT.

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Things We Saw Today: Uh Oh, Some Bad News About Santa Claus

I've got some good news/bad news about Santa Claus. The good news: he's real! The bad news: he's dead. Sorry, everybody.

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Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin Film Re-Writes Original, Creates a White Character Where There Was None Before

ok but why tho

Billy Magnussen has officially joined Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake, playing Prince Anders, a character who wasn't present in the 1992 original animated film. Because why, again?

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Things We Saw Today: Twitter Demands Tracee Ellis Ross as Live-Action Ms. Frizzle

The minds of the internet have suggested a brilliant revival casting: Tracee Ellis Ross as Ms. Frizzle in a live-action Magic School Bus.

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Things We Didn’t See Today: The Apparently Amazing Avengers: Infinity War Footage

At the D23 Expo, Marvel Studios shared some footage of Thanos battling the Avengers from Avengers: Infinity War - and it was apparently awesome.

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Are We Seriously Supposed to Believe There Are No Brown Men Talented Enough for Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin?

Sources suggested that the search for a lead in Disney's live-action Aladdin has been "especially" difficult because the team is only looking at Middle Eastern and Indian actors. This is just plain racist.

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Could Will Smith Be the New Genie in the Live-Action Aladdin Remake?

Casting rumors here, casting rumors there, casting rumors everywhere.

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Things We Saw Today: Beyoncé Performs in Cleveland in Support of Hillary Clinton

Jay-Z held a free concert in support of Hillary Clinton last night in Cleveland, and Beyoncé unquestionably led the group of artists with her performance of "Formation".

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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Genies*: “Ambitious and Non-Traditional” Live-Action Aladdin Finds Its Director

*Credit for this amazingness goes to TMS' Jessica Lachenal, who is funny as hell.

In more really weird Disney news, we've got more info on the live-action Aladdin that's coming out. When we last reported on it, it seemed to be going in a prequel direction. However, that seems to have changed and to hear it described now, it will be closer to the classic animated film with which we're all familiar. However, that doesn't mean it isn't still weird. A director was announced today whom you've probably guessed from the title of this post: Guy Ritchie.

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Princes with Personality: From Prince Charming to Flynn Rider

Princes aren't what they used to be, and that's a good thing.

Princesses are everywhere these days, playing a variety of social roles that bear little resemblance to those of decades past. But what about their princes? How have they changed with the times? Snow White's Prince is just there to be a prince and that's all he needs to be, while Flynn/Eugene is bursting with identity, personality, and humor. As the roles of women have changed in society, the expectations for the role of "prince" have changed as well.

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Things We Saw Today: Aladdin & Jasmine Riding a Skateboard—Err, Magic Carpet—Through San Francisco

PrankvsPrank's Jesse Wellens and cosplayer Jessica Shanholtz did their best Aladdin and Jasmine while riding through San Francisco on this magic carpet -- probably a boosted board, not to ruin the illusion or anything.

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Artist Depicts Classic Disney Movie Characters in the Style of Tim Burton

Big eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

What would 101 Dalmations look like if Tim Burton directed it? Or Sleeping Beauty?

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Poll Finds 30% of Republicans Favor Bombing Agrabah, Aladdin‘s Fictional Country

Riff raff!

As Donald Trump continues to whip the Republican base into a xenophobic fury, the disappointing polling results continue to come in—not the least of which that 54% of Republicans support Trump's proposed ban on Muslims (or that any percent of humanity supports Trump). No, the latest disappointment comes in relation to the fictional country of Agrabah.

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