Gilbert Gottefried about his role in Aladdin

Gilbert Gottefried about his role in Aladdin

Actor and comedian talks about how he got cast as Iago and working as a voice actor on Disney’s Aladdin to EW

Twenty-six years after its release, Gottfried says he remains very proud of the Aladdin. “I remember the movie came out, and it was a monster hit,” Gottfried says. “Still, when I look at my career, I look at that one and say I know for a fact that one is a quality work.”

More Then A Peacock Princess

More Then A Peacock Princess

More then 10 years Disney released a DVD Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams with a brand new traditional animated short about Jasmine called “More Than A Peacock Princess”

From wikia:

Jasmine is tired and bored of her usual princess duties; these include shop openings and helping to sell a camel in the local market place. During having her portrait painted as a “Peacock Princess”, Jasmine loses patience and says she wants more responsibility. The Sultan gives her the job of “Royal Assistant Educator” at the Royal Academy. Jasmine is thrilled. However, this is soon changed once she meets her pupils. They run amok, draw on the walls, pillow fight, and throw books. She calls Rajah to try and scare the children into behaving, but they ignore him and chase Jasmine and Rajah into the mud and up a tree. Jasmine gives up. Her lady-in-waiting tells her later that night that all she needs is patience and perseverance, and she could do anything she wants. The next day Hakeem, the stable boy, seeks Jasmine’s help. The Sultan’s prized horse, Sahara, is missing from the Stables. Jasmine takes it upon herself, with Carpet, Abu, and Iago’s help, to find Sahara and return him to the Palace.

Notice that it was the first time Lea Salonga did the singing voice if Jasmine since the film.

At the Disney Broadway Party Broadway’s Jasmine, Courtney Reed, did her own redition of this song

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.