CollegeHumor’s April Fools prank is Sinbad’s long-lost ‘Shazaam!’ movie

It’s quite damaged, and most of it has been recorded over, but what’s there is classic cinema and movie magic. We’re excited to share it with audiences at large.”

@sinbadbad Found it in a box of VHS tapes out behind a closed Blockbuster. “It was pulled from theatrical release. I would prefer if we all just pretended this never happened.”
Further driving home the ruse, CollegeHumor promised   they’re   “currently working on a distribution deal to release the full 93-minute film.” Better still, some people on Twitter still think the movie actually existed and Sinbad just forgot about it. People want to be fooled 🙂
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Show Full Article “Then, one of our producers found this VHS in a box behind a shut-down Blockbuster. @eccunningham 😉
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@eccentric_muse 😀
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@alexweprin they don't know. Remember that time hundreds of Redditers insisted Sinbad   starred in a genie movie called Shazaam!, when really they were probably thinking of Shaquille O’Neal’s Kazaam? ANYWAYS, we have our eye on a new 4k TV so plz pay up thx pic.twitter.com/JZdoTQ5s1y
— CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) April 1, 2017

The clip reveals two kids, Rachael and James, inadvertently   unleashing a genie trapped in a lamp in their attic. @EnchantdHart521 my bad
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

@Ashrose07 okay okay Ashley
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Really family? Sinbad   even confirmed it never happened on Twitter, but later promised: “I   am going to do one so we can close this chapter.”
He came through with his promise on Saturday when CollegeHumor released “lost footage” of the Shazaam! “Like most Americans, we had weird memories of this movie existing, but just thought we were confused,” CollegeHumor says   in a statement accompanying a press release. “This is what we’re gonna go, we’re gonna start all over, all right?” Sinbad says. “Kidnapper!” they scream as they attempt to run away. movie starring Sinbad that, again, never happened. “I’m gonna introduce myself. I am Shazaam, the genie of the lamp.”
“It was my first time directing and the studio wasn’t happy with the project,” Sinbad says in a statement of his own. https://t.co/eKlMWNBVzV
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) April 1, 2017

Others caught on. It may be too early to call, but CollegeHumor and Sinbad just won April Fools’ Day.