Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.
When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He is also on a mission to stop the powerful Jafar who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true.Written by
Unlike the shapeless flabby genie of the original film, director Guy Ritchie purposefully portrayed Will Smith's genie with a bodybuilder physique complete with bulging biceps, swollen pecs and ripped six pack abs. He explained to EW, "There's a particular type of physicality that I grew up with that I was keen on - that 1970s body builder look - not inflicted by steroids but by lifting vast amounts of weight and eating vast amounts of food. So I want a genie with abs." Will Smith said, "Their (1970s bodybuilders) upper body is really huge and the legs are small 'cause they never do leg day." Ritchie added, "I did want a traditional demigod, someone who looked like a big, strong muscular 70s bodybuilding dad - a physically imposing but avuncular figure - big enough to feel like a force, but not like he was counting his calories." Ritchie told Empire that he also wanted his Genie to be egotistical - he liked the idea that "the wisest entity in the physical sphere happens to be really vain." To showcase his vanity, the Genie is seen flexing his enormous biceps multiple times in the film. He's also seen pumping iron in the form doing bicep curls with a very heavy dumbbell and bench press with a massive barbell along with a skipping rope and hula-hoop to remain ripped. He also does various bodybuilding poses in front of a mirror while checking out his muscles. It should be noted that highly sculpted physique shown in the film was created using CGI and is not Smith's actual physique. See more »
In "A Whole New World" the long shots looking down at Aladdin from a distance show him holding the Magic Carpet's tassels to steer, but in the closeups his hands are at his sides or on the carpet in front of him, with the tassels blowing in the wind. See more »
[from official trailer; to Aladdin]
You really don't know who I am? Genie, wishes, lamp, none of that ringing a bell?
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Initial credits have the cast performing a dance to snippet of "Friend like Me." This is also a callback to the Broadway/live action performance of Aladdin. In which, at the end of the show, the cast come out and then perform an encore of "Friend like Me." Shortly after Robin Williams passed away, the current cast dedicated the encore to Williams/asked the audience to participate. See more »