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.
There very talented young performers from the Artsylum Quarte, piano, violin and bass, preform a wonderful rendition of Arabian Nights, A Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and A Whole New World. The latter was really amazing to listen and enjoy the beautiful composition by Alan Menken. Shame about the background noises though. Also listen to their The Little Mermaid medley, Pocahontas and Mulan preforms at their Youtube account.
It’s been ages since I posted something here. It’s not that I lost interest in the blog or Aladdin, I do though I admit it’s less that say 2-3 years ago. The thing is I hardly come across anything news worthy. Well I got something for you today on the last day of 2011. Browsing YouTube I stumbled upon two ladies who made a habit out of reinacting Disney songs in live action. The result is fun and looks great it’s obivous they took their time to plan put the songs and not burst into random sillyness.
Their A Friend Like Me is also worth a watch though I personally didn’t like it that much.
I dug up the real English version of A Whole New World on the 1993 released VHS “Friend Like Me” from the Disney Sing A Long Song series. This is the version I own(ed) and I have the the Dutch edition on my YouTube channel.
The clip is from forourhappiness and was added on my birthday, January 11th, but for some reason I just found it. The quality is not DVD or even VHS but considering it’s capped from a 15 year old VHS the quality is acceptable. Fast forward to 2.38 for “It’s a magic carpet”. Click on the “Sing a long songs” tag at the end of the post for a list or related posts.