For kids big and small, Aladdin is a Disney classic – one of the highlights of the Mouse House’s renaissance period. Alongside fellow ‘90s hit The Lion King, it’s getting the live-action treatment this summer – and after a few early teasers, a full trailer has arrived giving our best look yet at Guy Ritchie’s film. Following the not-so-universally-beloved unveiling of Will Smith’s Genie in the last teaser, this is a more encouragingly confident insight into the film. Watch the trailer:
That’s more like it, huh? This is an Aladdin trailer with pace and energy, bringing familiar songs, a cheeky caper tone, and a shot of the Genie riding a pair of ostriches. With full-voiced renditions of ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’ sure to please fans, it looks like Richie’s take might be a cave of wonders after all. Mena Massoud stars as the titular ‘street-rat’ who finds himself in the possession of the magic lamp, with Brit actor Naomi Scott playing Jasmine. And sure, there’s probably still a bit of tweaking to be done on the Genie’s look – but there’s certainly less of that uncanny valley feeling that was a bit worrying in the previous teaser.
Here’s a new poster for the film:
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