First teaser poster for Disney's live-action Aladdin

Williams won a special Golden Globe Award in 1993 for his work on the film.

In the 1992 film, this is where Aladdin finds the lamp: Atop a tower of stones in the middle of a lake of lava in the Cave of Wonders. People love Aladdin, and while I'm sure there will be some additions and some alterations, overall the new movie will likely bear a strong resemblance to the animated original.

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Aladdin will also star Naomi Scott as Jasmie and Will Smith as the Genie. Much singing follows, and Gilbert Gottfried voices a parrot. Remaking a Disney film is certainly a big shift in tone and story content than even his most accessible films like Sherlock Holmes but Disney seems to have enough trust in the director to hand him one of the studio's most beloved '90s animated films. Ritchie's film will include a couple of new songs, co-written by Disney music legend Alan Menken and writing duo Pasek & Paul - behind the likes of La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and stage musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Film by film, Disney is going through your childhood favourites and remaking them in live-action - and next year will bring three new takes on their animated classics. Fans will be relieved to know animal sidekicks Abu, Iago and Rajah are expected to be in the movie. The live-action versions of The Lion King and Dumbo will also debut in 2019.

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