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YouTube Millionaires: ItsAlexClark Finds It “Really Fun To Figure Out How To Tell A Story”

Who's that animated man making cheeky videos on YouTube? It's Alex Clark! Clark, who has made videos since 2009, is the man behind the ItsAlexClark YouTube channel, where each video tells its own story. Clark, who is partnered with Studio71 and also performs live, engages viewers by retelling awkward or glorious moments, particularly from his childhood. His simple, colorful animation style allows his work to shine on screen, and his audience has shown its appreciation for his work. He now has more than one million subscribers, so we spoke with him:

Tubefilter: How does it feel to have more than one million YouTube subscribers? What do you have to say to your fans?

ItsAlexClark: It’s absolutely exciting. Everyone starts their channel dreaming of the day they hit 1 million. To wake up and see that you actually did it is a surreal accomplishment. I feel forever indebted to every single one
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From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Ferdinand’ to ‘Boss Baby,’ These Actors Inspire the Animators

From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Ferdinand’ to ‘Boss Baby,’ These Actors Inspire the Animators
From “the Lego Batman Movie” and “The Boss Baby” to “Ferdinand,” theaters are full of animated films showcasing premiere acting talent. Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, John Cena and Miranda Cosgrove are just a few of the actors who’ve entered the booth this year to give a vocal performance that will inspire animators as they create a character.

Voice-acting gigs were not always seen as plum jobs and voice actors often didn’t receive the same respect accorded other performers. That started to shift in 1992 when Robin Williams gave one of the most memorable voice performances as the Genie in “Aladdin.”

“A lot of people think it’s like an Adr process, like a post process when you’re directing a vocal performance,” says Tom McGrath, the helmer behind “Boss Baby” and the “Madagascar” films. “The main thing is to create a safe place for the actors so they can try things. As a director
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Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director
It looks like Disney's live-action version of The Little Mermaid may finally be gaining some real traction. The project has been in some form of development for some time now, but it appears the studio is much more serious about actually getting the movie made, as they've set their sights on a director. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) is said to be Disney's top choice for the job and has been offered the movie.

According to a new report, Rob Marshall is currently reviewing the script, which was written by Jane Goldman. That is also a new reveal, as it previously wasn't known who had worked on the latest draft. Goldman has written quite a few big hits over the years, such as X-Men: First Class, the Kingsman movies and Kick-Ass, just to name a few. As for Marshall, he most recently directed Mary Poppins Returns for Disney, which
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Disney eyeing Rob Marshall to direct The Little Mermaid

As Disney continues to adapt many of its classic animated films, Deadline reports that the studio is eyeing Rob Marshall to direct the live-action The Little Mermaid. Marshall has reportedly been offered the director’s chair and will decide after the holidays.

This won’t be the first time Marshall will have worked for Disney if he accepts. He has just come off directing Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the famous English nanny. He also directed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, a film which earned Disney over $1 billion at the box office in 2011, as well as 2014’s Into the Woods.

The Little Mermaid will be produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Hamilton), who also worked with Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns, and Marc Platt. Miranda will also write new songs for the film with Little Mermaid‘s original song writer and composer Alan Menken.

The next
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9 Things You Never Knew About Disney's Mulan

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Almost 20 years later - yes, 20 years (cries into pillow) - a live-action version of Mulan is in the works with director Niki Caro at the helm and an actress attached to play Mulan. The original animation is extremely empowering to women, so it's awesome that a female will be behind the lens, controlling our favorite childhood warrior princess's portrayal this time around. As we await our modernized heroine, and her potentially CGI-animated companions Mushu and Cri-Kee, we can look back fondly on the Disney original - because let's be real, we all still revert back to our 7-year-old Capri Sun-loving selves when "I'll Make a Man Out Of You" comes on Pandora. Now that we know when the reimagined film will premiere, let's take a look at nine facts you probably never knew about Disney's first Asian princess and Og girl-power-charged badass. The story of Mulan was originally a folk song.
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Robin Williams' Daughter Pays Tribute on Aladdin 25th Anniversary

Robin Williams' Daughter Pays Tribute on Aladdin 25th Anniversary
Disney's Aladdin has officially turned 25. The animated classic helped cement the new wave of Disney animated movies in the 90s, which spawned some of the most beloved titles in the history of the Mouse House, such as The Lion King and Mulan. There are many things to love about the movie to this day, but at the very top of probably everyone's list is Robin Williams and his legendary performance as Genie. To honor the 25th anniversary of Aladdin, Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda Williams, posted a loving tribute to the movie and to her father on social media.

Sadly, Robin Williams' passed away in 2014, so he isn't around to share the love that fans have for the movie all of these years later. But his daughter knows just how much people care about her father and Genie as a character. To honor the occasion, she posted a gif
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Magic Carpet Ride Back In Time: Aladdin Star Scott Weinger Pays Homage on Film's 25th Anniversary

Magic Carpet Ride Back In Time: Aladdin Star Scott Weinger Pays Homage on Film's 25th Anniversary
Everyone’s favorite street rat is celebrating 25 years since he first discovered a whole new world.

Scott Weinger, who voiced Aladdin in the beloved animated Disney film, marked the anniversary of the movie’s 1992 release on Saturday with an adorable throwback picture with his co-star, Linda Larkin, who originally voiced Princess Jasmine.

“Hey Princess @lindalarkinofficial can you believe #Aladdin was released 25 years ago today?” he captioned the cuddly snap. “I’d lie to you about being a prince just to fly you around the world on a Magic Carpet all over again.”

The actress re-posted the photo on her own account and commented,
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Scott Weinger Pays Tribute to 'Aladdin' on Film's 25th Anniversary -- See His Sweet Post!

Scott Weinger Pays Tribute to 'Aladdin' on Film's 25th Anniversary -- See His Sweet Post!
It may be a whole new world, but Scott Weinger still has love forAladdin.

The 42-year-old actor, who voiced the charming Prince Ali in the 1992 animated movie, took to social media on Saturday to pay tribute to the Disney classic on the 25th anniversary of its release.

"Hey Princess @lindalarkinofficial can you believe #Aladdin was released 25 years ago today? I’d lie to you about being a prince just to fly you around the world on a Magic Carpet all over again ❤️❤️ ," Weinger captioned a throwback pic of him and his former co-star Linda Larkin who voiced Princess Jasmine.

Additionally, Mena Massoud, the actor who is set to portray Aladdin in Disney's live-action version, also paid homage to his new character.

"Happy 25th Anniversary boo! Crazy to think that when I was a one year-old this story of #Aladdin came to life. And now, 25 years later, I have the honor & privilege to help re-tell this magical #Disney story once
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Aladdin's 25th Anniversary Celebrated by Past and Present Cast

Aladdin's 25th Anniversary Celebrated by Past and Present Cast
Exactly 25 years ago, Aladdin showed Princess Jasmine the world. The beloved Disney animated film was released wide on this day in 1992 and captured hearts around the globe with its epic love story, the late Robin Williams' iconic performance as the Genie and memorable songs such as "A Whole New World." To mark the movie's 25th anniversary, original star Scott Weinger shared on his Instagram page a throwback pic of him cuddling co-star Linda Larkin. The actor, also known for playing Steve on Full House and Fuller House, and the actress provided the speaking voices of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.  The photo shows them at an autograph singing of...
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‘Aladdin’ Creators Recall Robin Williams on the Animated Classic’s 25th Anniversary

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‘Aladdin’ Creators Recall Robin Williams on the Animated Classic’s 25th Anniversary
In news sure to send ’90s kids into despair as they share “Want to feel old?” posts on social media, “Aladdin” turns 25 today. The creators of that animated classic have shared their recollections with Variety, musing on everything from what some see as its status as the true beginning of the Disney Renaissance to talents of the late, great Robin Williams.

John Musker, who co-directed the film with Ron Clements, says it wasn’t just the actor’s comic brilliance that led to his casting as the Genie but his “mercurial voice” as well.

Read More:‘Aladdin’ Remake: Will Smith Cast as the Genie as Disney Finds Its Two Leads in Relative Unknowns

They also needed to “find an animation hook,” he tells Variety. “We wanted to find something that we felt you can only do in animation that you would never be able to do as well as live action.
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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin

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10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of Aladdin10 Magical Facts to Celebrate 25 Years of AladdinKurt Anthony11/24/2017 11:01:00 Am

Ah, Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer!

Released in theatres on November 25, 1992, today marks the 25th anniversary of Aladdin. Considered one of the founding films of the Disney Renaissance, Aladdin was Walt Disney Studio’s 31st animated feature film and ushered in a new era of classics.

Directed by famous Disney duo Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Moana) and featuring music by Disney Legends Alan Menken, Tim Rice, and Howard Ashman, you couldn’t have wished for a better team! Of course, we can’t forget the late Robin Williams as the voice of the eternally hilarious Genie; a role he was awarded a special honour for at the 1993 Golden Globes.

The film was an instant success. With a budget of $28M and
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‘Aladdin’ Turns 25: Creators on the Real Beginning of the Disney Renaissance

‘Aladdin’ Turns 25: Creators on the Real Beginning of the Disney Renaissance
Before Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” had its premiere in Japan, directors Ron Clements and John Musker were told not to worry if the audience didn’t laugh.

And it wasn’t because the Japanese performer who dubbed Robin Williams’ shape-shifting Genie didn’t capture the actor’s brilliant off-the-wall comedic performance.

“They tell you ahead of time, ‘don’t worry because the audience won’t laugh, because a Japanese audience doesn’t laugh,”’ noted Clements. “They just sit respectfully.”

But they did laugh at Genie, who turns into everybody from Ed Sullivan to William F. Buckley to former talk show host Arsenio Hall.

“Probably the biggest laugh in the whole screening was when he turned into Arsenio Hall and did his ‘Woof, woof, woof’ with his arm,” said Clements. “I was asking somebody afterward about that and why it got such a big laugh. They said ‘Oh, we loved it when the Genie turned into Julia Roberts
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‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!

‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!
Twenty-five years ago -- November 25, 1992, to be exact -- in the city of Agrabah, a street rat, an outspoken princess and an eager-to-please genie were at the center of another groundbreaking animated musical from Walt Disney Pictures.

Telling the story of a young man who falls in love with a princess and befriends a genie as he aspires for something more in his life, Aladdin quickly became a touchstone in Disney’s canon of animated films. Following the romance-driven The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, the 1992 movie boasted a bigger sense of humor -- largely thanks to Robin Williams’ performance as Genie -- and more action.

Earning universal praise, Aladdin earned $217 million at the U.S. box office and maintains a 94 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But like its predecessors, the soundtrack, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, propelled it to awards success, winning it two Academy
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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director

Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director
Disney is finally moving forward with its long-gestating Prince Charming project, bringing aboard filmmaker Stephen Chbosky to write the script, with an eye towards directing as well. We first reported on this Prince Charming live-action movie back in July 2015, with the studio bringing in writer Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) to write the script, but we haven't heard any updates on the project since then. Disney still hasn't issued a release date and there is no production schedule at this time, but at least the studio is actually moving forward with this once gestating project.

There is no indication as to whether Stephen Chbosky is simply rewriting or performing a polish on the original script by Matthew Fogel, or if he is conducting an exhaustive page-one rewrite and starting over from scratch. The story for this latest Disney live-action remake will be a revisionist tale, told from
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‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: How the Disney Musical Became One of Broadway’s Best (Exclusive)

‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: How the Disney Musical Became One of Broadway’s Best (Exclusive)
The house lights dim, the sun rises on its first performance, and a powerful voice belts out: “Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba,” the first lyrics of “Circle of Life.” Lindiwe Dlamini, a member of the ensemble dressed in a white dress, holding African bird puppets in either hand with another on her head, nervously waits in the wings as she readies to take the stage in the opening number of Disney’s Broadway adaptation of The Lion King, the 1994 animated hit film about a lion cub who overcomes adversity and accepts responsibility for his pride and land to become king of the jungle.

“You didn’t know how the audience was going to receive it, [but] the energy was beyond belief,” Dlamini recalls to Et. The actress was 29 years old when she was cast in The Lion King, which opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Nov. 13, 1997. The show later transferred to the Minskoff Theatre in 2006, where
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Jasmine's Tiger Will Return in Disney's Aladdin Remake

Jasmine's Tiger Will Return in Disney's Aladdin Remake
Aladdin is one of the next movies getting the live-action treatment from Disney, and fans seem to be pretty excited about it. While many details about the movie are still being kept under wraps, it's now been confirmed that Jasmine's pet tiger Rajah will indeed be featured in Disney's live-action Aladdin remake. This comes despite an earlier report from THR that stated the lovable jungle cat wouldn't appear in the movie. Here's what the new report has to say about it.

"Despite speculation that Princess Jasmine's pet tiger won't appear in the Guy Ritchie-directed remake, a source close to production tells EW that Rajah will indeed be a part of the film."

That's good news for fans of the 1992 animated version of Aladdin. In that movie, Rajah serves as Jasmine's main companion. However, the Guy Ritchie version, which arrives in theaters on May 24, 2019, sees a new character, played by
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Film Review: ‘Gilbert’

Film Review: ‘Gilbert’
The voice! That high-pitched, kvetchy, caterwauling rasp — the sound of an angry Jewish uncle from 1940 shouting in your face. The sour squint of disapproval. The teeth so bulgy they look like dentures that want to bite you. And the jokes! Vulgar (and cheap) enough that they’d seem right at home on a second-tier Catskills nightclub stage. In the 1980s, Gilbert Gottfried became one of the first walking-pieces-of-kitsch comedy stars: a man who seemed to be playing a character so obnoxious that the obnoxiousness became the point. He was the one-joke version of a post-Andy Kaufman jester. He killed, as they say, by letting the audience in on the garish bellowing absurdity of his act.

He found his way into the spotlight (on “Letterman” and “Arsenio” and “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee,” in chintzy Hollywood sequels like “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “Problem Child 2”). And he solidified his ironic mainstream status with a highly
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'Aladdin': Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Reboot

'Aladdin': Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Reboot
Following the recent success of live-action remakes of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney is rebooting another classic with Aladdin.

The 1992 animated film, featuring voices from Robin Williams, Scott Weinger and Linda Larkin, is being remade by Guy Ritchie, who is serving as co-writer and director of a star-studded cast. The film is currently in production, as the actors have been giving updates on social media, and is set for a May 2019 release. 

Check out who is playing whom in the upcoming movie below, and click here to read about all...
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’: How Robin Williams Connects the Sequel to the Original

It’s been a little over three years since Robin Williams passed away, and it still stings. He was so talented and widely beloved, and especially for my generation, where Williams did a string of family films including Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, and Jumanji, the loss hit particularly hard. Jumanji offered Williams a role he rarely got, which was to play the adventure hero, and he perfectly walked the line between a mild-mannered kid who had to grow up a wild man in the jungles of Jumanji. 22 years after the release of Jumanji and a new adventure is …
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30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil,
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