“I know you guys have been waiting. Here’s the very first trailer for Aladdin, this is the very first trailer, don’t get dizzy, though,” said Smith as he began to spin the camera in circles.
The trailer then begins, showcasing classic scenes from the original 1992 Disney film re-created in live-action, including Smith performing soundtrack favorite Friend Like Me as the genie, originally portrayed by Robin Williams.
Check out the trailer to Aladdin, starring Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.