My newest interview subject, Mark A. Mangini, is an accomplished sound designer and editor. He’s helped create the soundscapes for films of all sorts. Ranging from multiple films in the Star Trek franchise to a frequent collaboration with Joe Dante, from Disney Renaissance classics like Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin to Mad Max: Fury Road, which would win him his first Oscar, Mark A. Mangini has created memorable soundscapes for almost half-a-century, with no signs of stopping any time soon. Mark took some time to speak with me this past December, and today I share my epic conversation with this great talent.
The Royal Treatment is the follow up movie Mena Massoud had been waiting for. As of the writing of this article, The live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin made $1.051 billion in the box office. For some unknown reason, he is not getting any acting offers after the film’s success. Before he snagged the role of the Prince of Thieves, He was playing negative stereotype roles. Hollywood is supposed to be woke now so there should be a space for him. Especially if she starred in a successful movie. His Co-stars Will Smith and Naomi Scott got opportunities after the film.
We now know what Will Smith will look and sound like when he appears as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin remake. Are you truly ready?
Entertainment Weekly has published the first photos from Disney’s upcoming Aladdin remake, set for May 24, 2019. Despite the movie being due in six months, no one knew what it’d look like until today.
There are a lot of trends in Hollywood right now, some of them are good, and some of them are bad. Disney has a funny way of always ending up in both of them though. For example, they’ve been on a stint the last few years of making live-action versions of their legendary animated films, and most of them are great. But, they also have a habit of getting controversy with some of what they. This includes the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
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