The moment Disney fans have been waiting for is here! The first official full-length trailer for the live action “Aladdin” has been released, and you won’t want to miss it.
Disney previously released a “first look,” which gave a glimpse of the live-action version as some of your favorite characters, after the Grammys. This gave fans a peek at Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
The clip was only a minute long and definitely left fans longing for more. And thankfully, now the time has come to see the full 2 minute and 45 second trailer in all its glory via Disney’s official YouTube channel:
The trailer, which made its premiere on “Good Morning America,” features Aladdin’s adventure to find the magic lamp, the moment he befriends the Genie and his efforts to woo the princess — magic carpet ride and all!
After even just this small preview, people couldn’t be more excited to see the film, which hits theaters on May 24. Disney fans took to Twitter to show just how excited they are to watch this as soon as it’s out.
“I’ll be in the cinema opening weekend,” Twitter user @abigailshoes decided after hearing “A Whole New World”:
Disney sure knows how to profit off of millennial nostalgia because when A Whole New World started, I just threw my hands in the air and gave up. I’ll be in the cinema opening weekend
— Abigail 🥿👠👡👢👞👟🥾 (@abigailshoes) March 12, 2019
This instantly reminded folks of how much they loved the story of Aladdin as a child. Twitter user @mutiara_permata wrote, “Can’t wait to watch it! My childhood bedtime story”:
Aaaaaaaa can't wait to watch it! My childhood bedtime story ❤ #Aladdin
— pada sensi amat sih (@mutiara_permata) March 12, 2019
The nostalgia factor is hitting people pretty hard. Twitter user @whitneyexhale wrote “Omg [I] miss my childhood”:
So, this film is sure to bring Disney fans young and old to the box office. Because who wouldn’t want to relive the magical moments from the original “Aladdin” film over and over again?!
Director Guy Ritchie knew from the onset of this project that nostalgia, especially for the songs, would be important to this movie’s audience. “Clearly people are very attached to the original songs and clearly that’s part of the DNA, so we didn’t really want to stray from the original stuff, just an embellishment with a couple of new tracks,” the director told Entertainment Weekly.
The only place where he intentionally strayed was with the “Friend Like Me” soundtrack, so as not to try and compete with the incredible work of the late Robin Williams, who provided the voice of Genie in the 1992 Disney animated version of the film.
“I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different, and just the flavor of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane versus trying to compete,” he told EW.
So, whether fans go to the theater because they miss the animated “Aladdin” or because they’re excited to see the new changes made to the story they know so well, this film has something to offer for everyone!