'Aladdin' should rub audiences the right way (Features ( a bit of…
'Aladdin' should rub audiences the right way
different from Robin Williams
different from the theatrical Broadway version
longs to escape his itty bitty living space.
uses one wish to become a prince to court Jasmine
creates its own complications
pushing back against traditions
has a powerful new anthem
Justin Paul (composed)
must marry royalty
a bit of Bollywood flair
elaborately mounted songs
with charming leads
Sultan's evil vizier Jafar
a good-hearted thief
has nefarious ambitions
Jasmine's protective handmaiden
more organic adaptation than "Dumbo"
"everything old is new again"