Guy Ritchie Answers Some of Aladdin’s Burning Musical Questions

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Aladdin is about as straightforward as movies come. You don’t walk out of it really wondering what could happen in a sequel. Everyone just lives happily ever after. On the other hand, if you’re a huge fan of Aladdin and saw the new live-action version this weekend, maybe you scratched your head about one or two things…

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Aladdin Made Me Feel Like a Kid Again

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When I think of the animated Aladdin, I think back to being about 14-years-old, jumping up and down on my bed, and singing along to its soundtrack. At that exact moment, my friends see me doing this through the window and laugh hysterically at me. You see, I love Aladdin. I always have. And I feel this distinct…

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Guy Ritchie Talks Aladdin’s Delicate Balance of Disney Nostalgia and Modern Updates

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Every time Disney remakes one of its classic animated films, the filmmakers face the same challenge. The new movie has to be different enough to justify its existence but also live up to the audience’s expectations. Maintaining that balance was among the many challenges co-writer and director Guy Ritchie had as he…

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So Will Smith Doesn’t Exactly *Sing* in Aladdin, But It Works

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When it comes to Aladdin songs, “Friend Like Me” is the showstopper. Sure “A Whole New World” is beautiful and “Prince Ali” is catchy, but it’s that big, intro song sung by the genie that sticks in your head the most. So when the lights went down at CinemaCon 2019 and “Friend Like Me” from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming

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Hot Jafar’s Parrot Iago Will Be Voiced by the Impossibly Busy Alan Tudyk

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After early reports that Jafar’s mischievous bird companion Iago was not going to be part of Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie, it now appears as if that’s very much not the case. Because Alan Tudyk has just been revealed to be playing the role.

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Take Your First Look at Will Smith as Aladdin’s Live-Action Genie

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From the moment that Disney announced Will Smith had been cast as the Genie for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, the biggest question on everyone’s mind was just what the actor would look like in the role given that the character was originally imagined as being big, buff-ish, and blue.

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