Disney brings back 1992 nostalgia in new ‘Aladdin’ trailer

The film also featured snippets of the classic songs. (Screengrab/Walt Disney Studios)
Updated 13 March 2019
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Disney brings back 1992 nostalgia in new ‘Aladdin’ trailer

  • The film will premiere in the US in May
  • Fans are changing their minds about the film, as the new trailer shows more resemblance to the 1992 animated classic

DUBAI: Disney has released the full trailer of its live action adaptation of “Aladdin,” showing more resemblance to the colorful and snappy world of the 1992 animated film.  

The 2-minute trailer of the movie remake features more of the “whole new world” that Disney fans are going to expect once the live-action version hits the cinemas in May – and they seem to have changed their minds about it.

It opens with Canadian actor Mena Massoud as Aladdin in a chase scene at Agrabah, the fictional vibrant desert city where the story takes place, as well as a peek of Aladdin’s sidekick Abu, and of course, Princess Jasmine.

Perhaps the highlight of the new trailer is a more detailed look at Genie, played by actor Will Smith, who seems to have redeemed himself after a teaser, released early this year, showed an “awkward” portrayal of the iconic blue character.

The trailer also features snippets of the classic songs in the film, including “Friend like me” and the classic love ballad “A whole new world.”

What do you think of the new trailer? Do not miss out on the thrill, and watch it here:


‘Walk with a statement:’ The Nou Project announces new sneaker designs

Updated 25 May 2019
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‘Walk with a statement:’ The Nou Project announces new sneaker designs

  • The re-design came in three new colorways: Grey, burgundy and navy
  • The Nou Project was launched with the aim to broaden the way art is consumed and support emerging artists by providing them with a platform to gain recognition

DUBAI: Tucked away in Dubai’s artistic and cultural Alserkal Avenue, Saudi brand The Nou Project announced the latest re-design of its classic sneakers — the all-new ultra-low tops.

In a one-night only pop up in KAVE café, the brand’s founder, Nour Al-Tamimi, and co-designer, Basma Chidiac, announced the re-design that came in three new colorways: Grey, burgundy and navy.

“We want people to be able to walk with a statement,” Al-Tamimi told Arab News as she showed off her previous collections.

The pop up featured a 50 percent discount on all pairs, as well as two artists and a calligrapher available for buyers to customize any of the newly-bought sneakers. Tables topped with board games lined the space, while popcorn and cotton candy was also handed out­ to attendees.

With an environmental and sustainable mindset, the duo has invested heavily in the use of Micro Fiber material, which is also known as “Vegan Leather,” instead of actual leather. They are already known for their recycled rubber soles, a unique calling card for the edgy, homegrown brand.

Reported as the Kingdom’s first major sneaker brand, Al-Tamimi had no idea she would find such success when she started out.

“I had no idea this would become my life today,” Al-Tamimi said in a previous interview. “It’s exciting to be the first Saudi sneaker brand — that’s a milestone in itself.”

The Nou Project was launched with the aim to broaden the way art is consumed and support emerging artists by providing them with a platform to gain recognition — some of their sneakers feature striking and often thought-provoking artwork.

The new designs were created in collaboration with artists Nika Fontaine, Baron Von Fancy and Franz Klainsek who designed each pair with their unique style, ranging from street art to digital image manipulation and pop art.