Princess Jasmine - Disney's Aladdin

When you’re growing up a charming street rat on the streets of Agrabah just trying to keep one step ahead of the palace guards, every day is an adventure. But when you meet the princess of your dreams your sense of adventure elevates to a whole new world with the help of a certain Genie of the lamp. That’s Disney’s “Aladdin.”

The new TV trailer follows the rags to wishes story of Aladdin and finally gives us a taste of Will Smiths’ act as the Genie:

In every new trailer I see, the detailed lushness of the sets and costumes adds another layer to what I already like about the story of Disney’s “Aladdin.” I like the way they’ve brought imagined world from the animated classic into the real one.

I also like that we’re beginning to see a bit more of how Smith will handle the humor of The Genie. So far, I found myself smiling at his portrayal. Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine appear to have some nice on screen chemistry as well.

Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin

Yes, it’s one of two remakes of classic animated films, the other being The Lion King, from Disney this summer. It may feel like overkill, but I think Disney has a good strategy here to introduces the stories of their classic animated hits to new audiences.

Jump on your magic carpet for Disney’s “Aladdin” in theaters beginning May 24.

About the movie:

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 and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt 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 lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.