Disney’s 2019 Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Aladdin’ Joins Their Disney+ Library on January 8, 2020
It’s time for Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie to finally join the live-action Disney characters already living on Disney’s subscription service. This company shared an announcement about Disney+ and movies available for binge-watching during 2020. Less than a year after its release, the 2019 version of Aladdin will be on Disney+.
When will the live-action Aladdin be on this streaming platform? Here’s what we know about Disney+ and its upcoming release schedule, including the recently announced spin-off series about Prince Anders.
The live-action version of ‘Aladdin’ is coming to Disney+
What’s better than a beloved Disney story starring Will Smith? During 2019, Disney premiered its live-action version of the animated classic Aladdin. This time, it featured actors Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith. Months have passed since the movie premiered in theaters. Now, Disney has plans to release it on its streaming service, Disney+.
Disney is still tweaking its official release schedule. One of the best examples of that is Marvel’s blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame, which had an initial Disney+ premiere date of December 2019. The company later decided to add it to their streaming service’s library on its release date, Nov. 12, 2019.
Other live-action films, including ‘The Lion King,’ are coming to Disney+ during January 2020
Although Dumbo is already on this streaming platform, other live-action movies produced by Disney during 2019 will appear on their subscription service. That includes the photo-real adaptation of The Lion King, which, according to Disney+, will be available as of Jan. 28, 2020.
If you’re just a fan of Aladdin and Jasmine, your Disney+-related wish is officially granted. Other versions of Aladdin are available on this streaming platform. That includes the original animated film and its sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. There is more Aladdin content coming to Disney+, including an exclusive and original spin-off series.
Disney+ announced a new series featuring some of the ‘Aladdin’ cast members
There may be more Aladdin content coming to Disney+. One character from the live-action film, Prince Anders, portrayed by Billy Magnussen, is reportedly getting his own spin-off series on the streaming platform, Disney+. This news comes only weeks after Mena Massoud shared information about his career after Aladdin.
“I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it,” Massoud said during an interview with The Daily Beast. “I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like Aladdin. ‘He must have made millions. He must be getting all these offers.’ It’s none of those things. I haven’t had a single audition since Aladdin came out.”
As one of the view one characters who are white in a film that predominantly features people of color, the announcement of the Disney+ spin-off was met with some criticism from fans. Disney has yet to announce a release date for this upcoming series.