Are you ready to see ALADDIN? From the cave of wonders that is the Disney Studios, this modern retelling promises to keep you laughing! This thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Scroll down to download two passes to see an early screening of the film!
ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios)
Opening nationwide on Friday, May 24, 2019
Runtime: 128 minutes
Rating: PG (for some action/peril)
Disney’s Aladdin Live Action Trailer (2019)
Aladdin Screening Tickets
For the ALADDIN screening, I’m using a Disney ticketing system “SeeItFirst.” I have (15) Admit 2 passes. The screening is Tues, 5/21, 7:00 PM @ Regal Atlantic Station in IMAX 2D.
Aladdin Passes link: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/230573
Ticket pin: 230573
1) To download passes, login to www.seeitfirst.net with your account and enter the screening code (230573) to find the ALADDIN screening (Tues, 5/21 at 7:00 PM).
2) The screening page will then pop up – and you select 2 tickets and download your pass.
- Principal photography on “Aladdin” took place on practical stages at Longcross Studios and Arborfield Studios, both in the U.K., as well as in the Hashemite Kingdom of southern Jordan.
- The production filmed on the stunning desert vistas of Wadi Rum and Wadi Disi in Jordan where “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. The Royal Film Commission provided invaluable support to the production during filming, including comprehensive production services, assistance in facilitating logistics with local authorities, securing film permits and the hiring of 150 locals to supplement the existing U.K. crew.
- Production designer Gemma Jackson, who won an Emmy Award® for her production design work on “Game of Thrones,” was tasked with bringing Agrabah to life. She envisioned the city as a gateway to the Eastern world with a vibrant array of colors, cultures and sounds. Her inspirations came primarily from Moroccan, Persian and Turkish architecture and featured elements of Arab, Indian and South Asian cultures, since Agrabah is an Arab country on the Silk Road where cultural influences from other cultures in the regions could be found.
- The art department, under the supervision of Gemma Jackson, built the massive Agrabah set outdoors on a tarmac the size of two football fields at Longcross Studios in just 15 weeks.
- Set decoration for Agrabah included fabrics, textiles and carvings similar to those found in Marrakesh, lots of colorful woods, metals, fruits and vegetables and a 1,000-year-old olive tree.
- The “Prince Ali” musical sequence is the biggest production number in the film with 250 dancers and 200 extras. Costume designer Michael Wilkinson and his team created more than 200 costumes from scratch just for the extras.
- The 30-foot yellow flower camel on which Prince Ali arrives at the palace was made from 37,000 flower heads and took 15 model makers three weeks to build.
- Director of photography Alan Stewart had seven cameras filming the lavish production number “Prince Ali” to capture all aspects of the parade. For the “One Jump Ahead” sequence he attached a GoPro camera to Mena Massoud’s waist to capture footage from Aladdin’s POV as he runs and jumps through the narrow alleys and rooftops.
- The bed in Jasmine’s bedroom was doubled in size to accommodate both the princess and her tiger Rajah. The accompanying bedspread was hand-embroidered in Pakistan to honor Jasmine’s late mother’s kingdom of Shehrabad, which is based in South Asia.
- The Cave of Wonders was created via a combination of practical sets and VFX work. The cavernous interiors were built on soundstages at Longcross Studios and included an enormous lion’s head at the cave’s entrance and artificial rock formations covered with jewels and miscellaneous treasures. Set decorator Tina Jones sourced jewels from across the region as they are quite colorful, sparkling and bright.
- Almost every type of VFX work was utilized on “Aladdin,” including character animation, performance capture, set extensions, digital environments, and FX simulations.
- Visual effects supervisor Chas Jarrett built a 6-axis hydraulic platform for use in the flying carpet sequence in “A Whole New World.” The rig on which Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott sat was controlled by a hand-operated input device which moved hundreds of metallic pins up and down and from side to side against a blue screen with pre-filmed backgrounds.
- Aladdin’s sidekick Abu, while entirely digital, was based on a Capuchin monkey.
- Makeup and hair designer Christine Blundell created the wig, beard, and mustache worn by Navid Negahban as the Sultan. The separate pieces, which were colored to match his natural color, were meshed with his real hair. The entire process took 45 minutes daily.