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We aren’t going to ‘Let it Go’ (see what we did there?!), Frozen is one of Disney’s best Animated films.

Check out our list of BEST and WORST Disney animated films here. 

Robin Williams in Aladdin:

Animator Eric Goldberg remembers drawing Genie.

How did Aladdin on Broadway get the set for “Friend Like Me” to look this cool? Six-time Tony-winning set designer Bob Crowley walks us through.

Forget the Globes (which, sorry, have been occupying most of our time today) — this is Thursday’s real big news:

Disney Channel has announced that casting is now under way for a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy that explores the teenage lives of the children of some of Disney’s greatest villain characters.

Here’s the scoop: Beast and Belle rule over an idyllic kingdom with their kind teenage son, who looks to be taking the throne, but his first proclamation involves a shot at redemption for the misbehaving kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar (named Carlos, Mal, Evvie, and Jay, respectively).

The teens attend the kingdom’s hottest prep school alongside other famous offspring, including the children of the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. The villainous teens face a dilemma of nature vs. nurture, and whether they’ll follow in their parents’ footsteps or embrace their own inner hero.

Oh yeah: Aladdin is coming to Broadway. And we’ve got more photos!

What happens to Disney princesses Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, and Pocahontas after the credits role? According to viral star Jon Cozart, nothing good — though at least he got a great video out of it.

Set your magic carpets on a course for New York City: Disney’s Aladdin is coming to Broadway in 2014.

IRL Jasmine’s hair is bigger than her body! Find more re-imagined Disney princesses on PopWatch.

From EW’s archives: Our 1992 cover story about Aladdin, which industry folks apparently thought would be a big gamble for Disney. Excerpt:

The wide Thanksgiving-weekend release of Aladdin marks Disney’s most aggressive effort yet to engineer the cross-generational appeal that can make the difference between a solid hit and one for the record books. The film’s cast of characters, from a homeless, hormone-driven-teen-hunk leading lad (think Persia, 90210) to a sexually aware, proto-feminist princess to a father anxious about his advancing age, have cares and concerns that will be inscrutable to young children. Moreover, the film polishes off the storybook timelessness of past Disney fables and substitutes topicality, with lines and situations that take satirical swipes at America’s pop-culture landscape, including game shows, recent movie hits, TV commercials, even presidential politics (one power-mad character croons, ”Read my lips and come to grips with reality”).

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