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Republicans Want Agrabah Bombed: What Has Aladdin Done to Deserve It?

Agrabah: 'Aladdin' city that Republicans want to bomb. Is Agrabah Burning? Nearly 1 in 3 Republican primary voters want to bomb 'Aladdin' city According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, nearly one third of 532 Republican primary voters support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah? Is that the name of the “capital” of Daesh (a.k.a. IS / ISIS)? Or perhaps that's the place where Jihadis buy their weapons of mass murder? A hummus-filled North African dish maybe? Wrong. Wrong (you must be thinking of some U.S. gun store or European back alley). Wrong. Agrabah is actually the name of a city located in the exotic land of Arabia, itself located in … Aladdin, the 1992 animated […]


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Republicans Want Agrabah Bombed: What Has Aladdin Done to Deserve It?



'Hotel Transylvania 2' Box Office: Adam Sandler Biggest Opening Weekend Ever? Think Again

'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early […]


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'Hotel Transylvania 2' Box Office: Adam Sandler Biggest Opening Weekend Ever? Think Again



THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER: Academy Premieres Original Version of Richard Williams Animated Film

'The Thief and the Cobbler': Original version of Richard William's animated film has first public screening at the Academy The first public screening of the original version of Richard William's The Thief and the Cobbler will be held at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Williams will be in attendance to introduce the recently reconstructed original workprint from 1992. The Thief and the Cobbler will be accompanied by Richard Williamss' 1972 Oscar-winning animated short A Christmas Carol, adapted from Charles Dicken's 1843 novella. Featuring animation by Ken Harris and Abe Levitow, among others, A Christmas Carol has, according to the Academy's website, “a distinctive […]


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THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER: Academy Premieres Original Version of Richard Williams Animated Film