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The first full length trailer for Disney’s live-action Aladdin is here, and we’re thrilled to confirm that Will Smith’s gauzy blue, genie-fied makeover is far less concerning within the largest context of a two-minute clip.


Fans of the animated Disney film might be pleased to witness a glimpse of the telltale action, color, and music that captivated them in the first place. More importantly, though, is the assurance that Smith Blue-point-oh is not necessarily a permanent fixture throughout the story, as magic allows him to change his form how he sees fit. Disney likely tried to clue us in with the Entertainment Weekly cover, which featured a not-so-blue Smith in his genie garb—but to be fair, this production has had no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments.

Any concern surrounding some of the classic performances can be put to rest, as well. Smith looks right at home among the rousing horns and bustling energy of “Friend Like Me” while Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott have little trouble handling “A Whole New World.” It’s all there, folks. We might actually enjoy ourselves when Aladdin hits theaters on May 24.

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