Aladdin: Alan Tudyk Voicing Iago The Parrot

Alan Tudyk

by James White |
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If you've watched the new trailer for Disney's live-action take on Aladdin, you might be feeling a little bit more positive about Guy Ritchie's latest. Or, not, we can't tell you what to feel. Either way, you might be pleased to at least learn that Alan Tudyk will be back in the recording booth, providing the voice for feathery nuisance Iago.

The wise-cracking parrot sidekick of main villain Jafar (played in the film by Marwan Kenzari), Iago was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried in the 1992 animated adventure and its two direct-to-video sequels. The parrot is a wacky thorn in the side of our heroes, though from the looks of the trailer, he'll be more of a threat this time with the help of a little magic.

Tudyk's been building a reputation for working on Disney's output – he's the feature animation side's lucky charm, appearing in everything it has made since 2012's Wreck-It Ralph and has avian form, since he voiced slapstick chicken Heihei in Moana. Tudyk is also the sarcastic voice of K-2SO in Rogue One.

Aladdin will be out on 24 May, and Tudyk can also be found in slightly more physical form as Mr. Nobody on DC Universe series Doom Patrol.

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