Get ready to be excited! The first teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action Aladdin is here!
While it’s just a quick teaser video, we likely won’t get a full trailer until closer to the May 24, 2019 theatrical release date, we get our first look at the Cave of Wonders and its treasure, as well as a glimpse of three characters — Jafar, Iago, and our street rat, Aladdin.
Like many, I grew up with the beloved Disney classic movies. They are timeless creations, and I now own most of them on Blu-ray! Aladdin was always one of my favorites. I had the dolls, the costumes, and I even think I had a stuffed Iago?!
One of my most favorite things about the original Aladdin film is the music, led by composer Alan Menken (who also brought us some of our favorite songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Pocahontas). From A Whole New World to Prince Ali, the soundtrack to this film is so memorable. That’s why I am so excited that Alan Menken is back to help with the music of the new live-action movie!
Similar to the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake with Emma Watson in 2017, Menken will be working on the Aladdin soundtrack by bringing back our favorite melodies and adding a few new ones with the help of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, best known for their work on La La Land.
The film, set to hit theaters on May 24, 2019, is directed by Guy Ritchie. The cast includes Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
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