Group Hug! Aladdin and Jasmine reunited again @ D23 Expo 2015

Group Hug!  Aladdin and Jasmine reunited again @ D23 Expo 2015

Oh My Disney runs the story of the reunion of the Aladdin key crew. It wasn’t as big reunion as 11 years ago for the platinum DVD. Glenn Keane and Andreas Deja where among the few who didn’t attend the panel. But yeah they people who where there, directors Ron and John, animators Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn and voice actors Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin and Brad Kane had a good time seeing each other again. They mostly remercie the late Robin Williams and point out how much influence he had to the final film.

More Aladdin at D23 2015

More Aladdin at D23 2015

Besides the Aladdin Making of a Classic panel there where 3 more events that involved Aladdin and the people behind the musical and film, James Monroe Iglehart was this year a couple events on stage singing, there was of course a Robin Williams tribute and Andreas Deja became a Disney Legend. There was also new concept art and the first clip from Moana a film that’s been in production for years and helmed by Aladdin directors John Musker and Ron Clements. Moana will be released in theaters in November 2016.

First off  there was a musical showcase of the Disney Musicals that where on Broadway over the years.Hosted by Stage Genie himself James Monroe Iglehart  and joined by Mary Poppins/Belle Ashley Brown and Tarzan’s Josh Strickland  in The Originals! They bring songs from all Disney musicals including Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and others. Of course James Monroe did Friend Like Me


While Josh sang Proud of Your Boy

Robin Williams was honored on the Disney Legends Award Ceremony where Ne-Yo did his take on the classic Friend Like Me. Also as part of an album that is coming with Disney Broadway shows. Good old James Monroe Iglehart was also at the party sings the Oogie Boogie song from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” this because composer Danny Elfman became a Disney Legend. 

 

And of course a true Disney Legend is Andreas Deja who got his honor as being part of the core Disney animators for almost 3 decades.

Paintry drawing of Rajah by Aaron Blaise

Paintry drawing of Rajah by Aaron Blaise

Aaron Blaise was for 2 decades one of the best animators Disney had on their payroll. He worked on many of Disney’s top animated features of the 1990’s. His credits include “Beauty and the Beast” where he animated Beast, Young Nala on “The Lion King” and the lead character on “Pocahontas” Today he works freelance as an illustrator and is trainer. On his site The Art of Aaron Blaise he gives a demonstration on how Rajah might look like in a painterly fashion drawn digital with Photoshop. Notice that the basic drawing is done in a miniature time and then Aaron spends the rest of the 3,5 minute video fine turning the drawing.

Full House returning after 13 years

Full House returning after 13 years

Rumor has it that the 80’s sitcom Full House is getting a new season on Netflix. See a simplet of the story by Variety Online Magazine below.

Netflix is one step closer to ordering a new season of “Full House,” the ABC sitcom that ran from 1987-95 starring John Stamos and Bob Saget.

According to TVLine.com, which broke the news, the new show would be called “Fuller House” and would focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character of eldest daughter D.J. and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).

A Netflix rep said the report is “just a rumor,” without elaborating. Warner Bros., which produced the sitcom, declined to comment.

Candace Cameron Bure is rumored to return as D.J Tanner while her best friend Kimmy Gibbler will again be portrayed by Andrea Barber. The rumors also say that most of the old cast could be returning in one form or another this could of course mean that Scott Weinger (Aladdin voice actor) could also return as Steve Hale D.J’s long term boyfriend and now maybe husband and father of her children.

I loved watching Full House and seeing the girl growup, see Danny struggeling to be aingle parent with the help of his brother-in-low Jessie “Have Mercy” Katsopolis and his best friend Joey Gladstone. So much fun!

Lea Salonga and Liz Callaway – I Still Believe

Lea Salonga and Liz Callaway - I Still Believe

Two of rhe best singers in the world teamed up to pipe “I still believe” rhe wonderful song by Claude-Michel Schönberg,  Alain Boublil, & Richard Maltby Jr  from the musical Miss Saigon. Both ladies played a role.in the Broadway version of this musical but also did the singing part for Princess Jasmine. Liz did Jas in The Return of Jafar and Lea in everything else Jasmine needed to sing