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Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters

BBC News Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Aladdin: How Disney found its leading charactersWill Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.
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News video: Will Smith Explains How His 'Fresh Prince' Found Its Way Into 'Aladdin'

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When it came to adapting Disney’s “Aladdin” as a live-action film, Will Smith said he had one stipulation: that the final product be a “contribution to the human family.” Interestingly, Smith said he was initially skittish about playing the Genie in the new adaptation because of the...

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