Aladdin, a 2019 American film classified as a live-action animated musical fantasy film, is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Guy Ritchie. The film’s script was jointly written by Guy Ritchie and John August. It was inspired by the 1992 Disney animated film with a similar identity, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights’ eponymous tale. Aladdin features Will Smith, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Navid Nagahban, Marwan Kenzari, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, and voices Frank Welker and Alan Tudyk voices.
The film features Aladdin (a street urchin), who expresses his affection for Princess Jasmine, becomes buddies with a wish-granting Genie, and fights with Jafar, who is wicked.
Ritchie was announced by Disney as a director for live-action Aladdin remake in October 2016. Smith joined the cast in July 2017 as the first member, and later that month, Scott and Massoud were recruited for two lead roles. The primary shooting commenced in September. The first shooting location was Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, and Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan.
Aladdin was released theatrically on May 24, 2019, in the United States. It emerged as the ninth-grossing film of 2019 after earning $1 billion. The film was met with different reactions from critics, many applauding its costume design, performance, and music. It was criticized for its screenplay, Ritchie’s direction, and Kenzari’s role as Jafar. A continuation of Aladdin is in creation.