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Penneys have teamed up with Disney to bring you an exciting and colourful range of products from the classic family favourite, Aladdin

Just launched, the Aladdin collection is made up of over 40 products; perfect for both little ones and adults alike. With everything from the cutest kidswear PJ sets to enchanted accessories such as gold magic lamp necklaces, this collection will whisk you away to a whole new world. 

From Genie blues to emerald greens, the 12 highly pigmented eyeshadow palette is perfect when creating magical make-up styles.

With names like ‘Shooting Star’ and ‘Cosmic Love’, these shadows are dreamy. But before you head out on your magic carpet ride, don’t forget to spritz yourself with our enchanting fragrance, containing hints of jasmine and cashmere wood.

For an extra dusting of magic, the body mist will leave you shimmering all night long. You may not have a Genie to grant you three wishes, but you don’t need one when you have Penneys.

 

With prices ranging from €2.50 – €12, head down to Penneys to get your hands on this mystic collection.

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The weekend is finally here and we honestly couldn’t be happier. We are so ready to relax and leave the stress of the past week behind us.

We have certainly got that Friday feeling but we honestly haven’t got the energy to do anything other than sprawl across the sofa for the foreseeable future.

We’ll be tuning into everyone’s favourite Corkman Graham Norton and as per usual, the presenter has got some pretty brilliant guests this week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Will Smith will join Graham to talk about playing the iconic genie in the live-action Aladdin. Naomi Scott, who stars as Princess Jasmine, will also join her co-star to chat about the pressure of playing such a famous Disney princess.

Comedian Kevin Hart will also be on the sofa to talk all about his upcoming projects, including The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer completes the line-up. The actress will discuss her successful career and iconic roles in Hidden Figures and The Help. She will also share details about her new movie The Witches too.

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Viewers can also look forward to music from Shakespears Sister.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC1 on May 10 at 10: 35 pm.

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Many of us were absolutely RAISED on Disney when we were kids. We grew up with the incredible cinema releases of The Lion King, Aladdin, Cinderella, Mulan and The Little Mermaid, and it changed our lives forever.

The Disney princess role has changed as the generations got older (and more feminist), bringing more progressive films with 3D female characters such as Brave, Frozen, Moana, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled.

Kiera Knightly recently spoke out against the films, saying that her three-year-old daughter is banned from watching them in her home.

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When asked why, she said to "rescue yourself!" from the prince is a far better message to send to young women; "Cinderella waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t." Right on, gal, right on. Fight the power.

However, when we were watching the classic princess films as children, I highly doubt we realised at the time just how YOUNG they all are, which arguably makes the movies seem a tad creepy.

It's basically teens getting sexualised and sent off to live with a man who has privilege over them forever.

For decades, young girls have been seeing these characters as role models; they're compassionate, fierce, caring, brave and highly intelligent.

Many of the gals are preparing for marriage, but they're in their mid-teens. Seems a little weird, considering the men they're marrying are often at least ten years older.

For example. Pocahontas' age in the film was never confirmed, but in real life she actually met John Smith when she was just a 10 year old girl. Ew.

First up: Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's bae was only 15-years-old in the film, as a recent The Mary Sue article pointed out. So when she's dressed in red and is seducing Jafar (a creepy old man), she's officially underage…

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A key portion of the film revolves around the fact that she's obliged to marry a prince before her sixteenth birthday, which is three days away.

The Mary Sue also noted that Jasmine is a highly sexualised character, with Jafar commanding the genie to force her to love him. Alright…we're officially disturbed.

Plus, that waist-line is a fantasy; she'd fit maybe half an organ in there if she's lucky.

HuffPost has previously pointed out that none of the 'official' Disney princesses are older than 19, even though most of them are wed or engaged by the end of each of their respective movies.

Ariel is a sixteen-year-old who claims to be an adult, while Eric is the ripe old age of 18. So in today's day-and-age, it would be illegal for them to marry.

Granted, these films are purely fantasy, but it's pretty strange how they design the princesses as sexualised teenagers who always end up with an older man.

If this next one doesn't shock you, we don't know what will. Snow White is just 14 YEARS OLD when she meets her prince, and escapes from a cruel queen who tries to cut out her heart out of vanity.

The prince also kisses her while she's KO'd; problematic as f*ck.

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Kristen Bell has also pointed out issues with Snow White as a film, which was the first colour Disney animation and was released back in 1938.

“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” Bell says she asked her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!” Hello, consent?

Fairy tales don’t have a stable form, and every era rewrites centuries old fairy tales to fit it's specific agenda or zeitgeist. Many Disney princesses were based on the 1812 Brothers Grimm tales.

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They changed their book of stories to adapt to 19th-century German bourgeois family values, so why can't we update them in 2019?

Cinderella was transformed into a live-action remake recently, but ZERO alterations were made. 

Our Chinese hero warrior Mulan, famous for it's WHOPPER tunes like I'll Make a Man Out of You: she's also sixteen. Yet she has to nurture a fragile toxic male ego, and marries him in the end.

Ok, then, it took a woman to fix a man's dodgy job and her reward is a lifetime of obedience. Sleeping Beauty's Aurora was also 16-years-old, and we've got another classic case of non-consent.

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While Disney has 100 percent made improvements for it's female characters, like Frozen's Queen Elsa and Princess Anna especially, and Brave's Merida (also 16); it's important to be aware of the classic films and their morals.

The live-action Aladdin doesn't arrive for another few months (May 24 to be exact), we have no idea if Jasmine will be a more marriage-appropriate age. The actress cast to play her is 25-years-old, at least.

Naomi Scott isn't a teenager, so let's hope her character isn't either.  Scott told Entertainment Weekly that her character’s goal is “really to protect her people, to do right by them," in December, so we have high hopes.

The eye-wateringly hot Marwan Kenzari has been cast as Jafar in the live-action flick, and he looks FAR younger than the animated character. He's a certified thirst trap.

We're relieved they're moving away from the creepy-old-man game, thank God. The movie looks intriguing, if just for a blue Will Smith as the genie. (Check out those memes about him, they're amazing)

Bring on the badass empowered female princesses, like Meghan Markle and the Thai princess Ubolratana who recently attempted to run for Prime Minister. Get it, gurls.

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Disney fans and Aladdin fans and beauty fans – you're in for a treat.

The Disney Aladdin Collection by M·A·C is coming and it's everything you could have ever thought it would be.

Filled with a mix of precious metals and Jasmine-inspired jewel-tones, it hits shelves this May.

Bt that's not all – it also comes with the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The collaboration has three-pieces including a nine shade eyeshadow palette, a lipstick, as well as a bronzer all inspired by Jasmine.

Disney announced this MAC collaboration after the release of the full length trailer for the Aladdin live-action film to release May 24.

MAC took to Instagram to announce the good news.

They wrote, ''Your wish, our command. Manifest your magic with The Disney Aladdin Collection by MAC. Launching this May, this wish-fulfilling collaboration highlights the self-determination and confidence of Princess Jasmine in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin – in theatres May 24.”

Fans were delighted and took to the comments to say so.

One said, ''I am so ready to buy the lipstick!!''

While another wrote, ''Best ever colab I could ever imagine.''

The collaboration is centered around Jasmine's powerful character as a woman – self-determined, strong and confident.

The eyeshadows don't have any names, but the colours are stunning and the nine shades includes mattes, shimmers and jewel tones in mauve purple, red and pink blush tones, as well as gold shimmers.

Well there goes all of our money…

 

 

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Disney's live-action reboot of The Lion King may well break box office records, judging by the insane level of excitement built up around it.

The flick nailed an all-star cast featuring the original Mufasa himself (James Earl Jones), Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino), Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, John Kani, Eric Andre, Keegan Michael-Key and…

Who are we forgetting?

Oh yes… BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER as Nala. We're slain.

Naturally, there's an ecstatic amount of nostalgia, especially from us 90s kids out there. Thankfully, during last night's Oscars ceremony, Disney released an extended The Lion King trailer and we died.

How can we possibly wait until July 2019 to see Jon Favreau's epic Pride Lands tale, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet?

More live-action reboots are on the way, following the success of The Jungle Book, which boasts the same director as The Lion King. Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton will arrive in theatres this March, followed by Guy Ritchie's Aladdin in May.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Just like The Jungle Book, Favreau's Lion King uses CGI to bring an entirely animal cast to life in an incredibly realistic-looking format.

Donald Glover, This Is America musical legend, stars as Simba, the orphaned lion cub who returns to Pride Rock to take his place as king.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter plays Simba's love interest, Nala, while Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the villainous scar. Seth Rogen and Billy Eicher were cast as Pumbaa and Timon, Simba's beloved comic relief companions

We honestly won't be able to see this in cinema, we'd have to be restrained due to the sheer excitement of it all. Cannot cope.

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A few months ago, Will Smith appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly alongside the stars of Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, and people had something to SAY.

Basically, he wasn't blue, and this deeply offended the general public. Like, DEEPLY offended. Scuba diving in the Pacific deep.

He took to Instagram to defend himself, writing; "I’m gonna be BLUE! This is how the Genie is in human or disguise form. My character will be CGI most of the movie."

However, during the Grammy's ad-break last night, a new trailer for the movie was released and once again, fans ain't happy.

Disney managed to sneak in a minute-long trailer featuring Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud in the protagonist role. Will Smith's turn as the Genie has EVERYONE talking.

The 50-year-old actor is under a lot of pressure, taking over the reboot role from Robin Williams' iconic performance.

Sharing his own reaction to the trailer release, Will wrote on Instagram: "I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!" 

When he accepted the role, the actor said: "Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying. The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character."

The 1992 animation starred Robin Williams, and became especially iconic for his role in the voice acting and music.

The memes have already begun flowing in, and we are entertained to say the least.

Even Judge Judy was dragged into the hilarity:

The reactions are pure gas:

Paul Giamatti from the iconic Frankie Munez flick Big Fat Liar was even used:

Viewers weren't READY:

The poor man is getting dragged, by his own Shark Tale character:

We feel a bit sorry for him…

Do you think he deserves all this slagging? We don't think so, but by GOD are we enjoying the memes. Keep 'em coming, people.

Aladdin is set for release on 24 May, so we'll see what the reaction is to the full flick in due course.

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Disney has warmed our hearts on this dreary Friday morning by sharing the first teaser trailer of Aladdin. We have been dying to get a glimpse at the live-action movie.

The haunting teaser trailer opens with a shot of a desolate Agrabah as Jafar’s sidekick Iago flies through the sky.

We are then taken to the famous Cave of Wonders, where the iconic tiger mutters: “Only one may enter here… one whose worth lies far within… the diamond in the rough.”

Aladdin enters the Cave of Wonders as Jafar stands outside, waiting for his treasure.

The final shot sees Aladdin lift up the famous lamp.

The orchestral version of Never Had a Friend Like Me hauntingly plays at the end of the trailer and we are eager to hear the full soundtrack.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The live-action remake of Aladdin will follow the same storyline as the classic Disney animation.

The movie follows the tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mena Massoud will take on the lead role of Aladdin.  Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie.

Disney's live-action Aladdin will hit cinemas on May 24, 2019.

Watch the trailer for the live-action remake of Aladdin below:

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We are more excited than every for the upcoming year's Disney mania.

So many of our favourite animated films are being remade as live action stories, cast with fantastic actors.

And one of the movies with the biggest hype is Aladdin.

The heartwarming tale follows a Disney princess as she falls head over heels for a ‘bad boy’ with a golden heart.

Forbidden love, far off places, a pet tiger, magical carpets, and a whimsical genie – the story opens up a whole new world for fans everywhere.

With much awaited anticipation, the first film poster has finally been revealed.

Will Smith, who will be playing The Genie, shared the cinematic surprise to Instagram page.

“LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It features the iconic lamp that is home to the hilarious genie with colourful wisps of ancient magic slipping out its spout.

As of now, the film’s release date is set for May 24th, 2019, and we cannot wait!

Alongside Will Smith, actors confirmed for the Disney remake include Mena Massoud (Masters in Crime), who will play Aladdin, and Naomi Scott (The 33) starring as Jasmine.

Jafar will be played by the award-winning Marwan Kenzari, known for The Murder on the Orient Express .

And Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad has been cast as Jasmine’s loyal handmaid Dalia.

Aladdin will be directed by Sherlock Holmes’ Guy Ritchie as well.

Disney teased that we will get the 'first look' at the film tomorrow so stay tuned.

The movie should be amazing and we are excited to relive one of their childhood favourites.

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Some of our childhood Disney favourites are being remade into live action films and we can’t wait to see them.

But how much longer must we anticipate the release of these classic movies?

Here are the most recent dates announced for a few of our favourite films.

1. The Lion King

The movie is returning to the big screens on July 19, 2019, and the cast looks incredible.

From the same director of the live action Jungle Book Jon Favreau, the film will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Naala, and, of course, James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

2. Aladdin

On May 24, 2019, the live-action version of Aladdin will be in cinemas.

Will Smith has confirmed his role as The Genie, quite fittingly, while Mena Massoud will play Aladdin and Naomi Scott will star as Jasmine.

3. Frozen 2

Unfortunately, we have to wait over a year for Frozen to be released on November 27, 2019, but Disney promises it will be worth the wait.

Although nothing is known about the plot of the film, the original main cast has confirmed its return.

4. Toy Story

Toy Story 4 will be in theatres on June 21, 2019. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will be returning to voice their iconic roles as Woody and Buzz.

The sequel will also feature a love story between Woody and Little Bo Peep.

Even though it’s a while longer until their release dates, next year has a great lineup for Disney films.

And we are excited to relive these magical adventures.

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It feels like every Disney movie is getting the live-action treatment, and we must admit, we’re pretty happy about it.

We are mega Disney fans so seeing our favourite tales being remade into live-action movies is pretty exciting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of our favourite Disney movies will be transformed into a live-action movie.

Rumour has it, we’ll soon be reunited with our favourite Disney duo as Lilo and Stitch is set to be remade into a live-action movie.

We’ll be returning to Hawaii in the live-action/CG hybrid and we’re intrigued to see how the team will transform the beloved animated tale.

Disney has lined up quite the impressive creative team for the Lilo and Stitch remake with Mike Van Waes working on the script and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich producing the beloved tale.

The producers are already working on the Aladdin remake so it’s safe to say the live-action Lilo and Stitch won’t disappoint Disney fans.

Lilo and Stitch may not have been a massive box office success, especially when you compare it to films like Frozen and Moana, but it is one of our favourites.

Lilo’s sassy attitude, her deep love for Elvis’ music and her kind-heart make her one of the greatest Disney characters.

There’s no scene we relate to more than the one where Lilo lies down on the ground, listens to her Elvis record and yells, “Leave me alone to die.”

We can’t wait to be reunited with the Elvis-loving, Hawaiin-dancing heroine.

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So, you may have realised it by now… I am a massive Disney nerd.

Seriously, at 26 years of age, I refuse to drink my tea out of a mug that doesn't don my favourite characters. 

That's why I am SO freakin' excited about the shiny new range of Disney goods from our pals at Penneys.

They've gifted us with everything from 101 dalmatians PJs, to Chip cups and Minnie Mouse jumpers.

But now, they have introduced a homeware collection inspired by Aladdin and his mates. 

What does it all entail, I hear you shouting at your screen?

WELL, you can get yourself a shiny tea pot, in the form of the gold magic LAMP. I actually can't.

There are also some really gorgeous cushions, including one featuring the smiling face of Genie! 

Fancy sipping your morning brew out of a Genie head? Well, now you can.

There's also gorgeous bed linen and tea towels for the taking! 

Also how deadly is the Genie frame? And those gorgeous coasters.  

Penneys, once again keeping the magic of Disney alive! 

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Only last month, Jade Thirlwall was tipped to play Princess Jasmine in the live remake of Aladdin.

Rumours were swirling for a weeks, and to be fair, everyone got pretty excited at the prospect of Jade taking on the role.

However, it was announced this week that Jade didn't get the role, and instead it went to actress Naomi Scott.

We, along with Jade's fans, were pretty disappointed, but it seems like the Little Mix singer is not letting it get her down.

And if her most recent Instagram picture has anything to say about it, she's totally "over it."

We're sure Naomi will play a brilliant Jasmine, but we can't help but love Jade's little dig at Disney.

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