I was in the 6th grade when Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin was released. I remember this so well because we had a yearbook, and our class voted that movie as our favorite. It’s easy to see why it was a favorite — those catchy tunes and exciting story line!
You all know what an exciting lineup of films is coming to Walt Disney Studios’ this year. This coming May, Walt Disney Studios is bringing us a live adaptation of their classic film, Aladdin! Today I am so excited to share with you this very first look.
FIRST LOOK OF DISNEY’S LIVE ACTION ALADDIN
Will Smith as the iconic Genie is going to be BRILLIANT! I think he naturally has that persona that the Genie portrays. I also love the colors in this film! It looks like it’s going to be incredible!
DISNEY’S ALADDIN SYNOPSIS:
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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