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'Aladdin' Live-action prequel in works at Disney

Disney's 1992 hit movie 'Aladdin' is getting its own live-action prequel treatment.

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Disney is planning a live-action prequel movie of its 1992 animated classic, 'Aladdin.'

The upcoming film is being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift with Tripp Vinson producing.

The movie tells the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who finds a lamp that unleashes a Genie who grants him three wishes. A love interest and a sorcerer also figure into the proceedings.

The new project would revolve around how Aladdin’s Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp.


Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992, to positive reviews and was the most successful film of 1992, earning over $217 million in revenue in the United States, and over $504 million worldwide.

'Aladdin' joins a number of live-action Disney fairy tale films heading to the big screen.

'The Jungle Book' hits theaters April 15, 2016. 'Beauty and the Beast' has been fixed for March 17, 2017.

Others include Pinnochio, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,' 'Maleficent' and more.

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