A Side-by-Side Video Comparing the 2019 'Aladdin' Trailer With the 1992 Original Surfaced & It's Interesting

1992 Aladdin and 2019 Aladdin movies
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It looks like 2019 is going to be the year of reboots, especially in the realm of Disney. Films like Dumbo, The Lion King, and Lilo & Stitch -- just to name a few -- are all set to debut their remakes, with another beloved Disney classic heading to theaters in the new year. If you haven't heard, a live-action Aladdin film is on the way that might have fans hyped to return to the fictional city of Agrabah. And to make things interesting, someone created a side-by-side video of the Aladdin trailers (that is, the original 1992 animated movie, and the upcoming 2019 flick) that definitely has people talking.

  • Disney Dorks shared a side-by-side comparison video of the original movie and the remake's trailers on Facebook that's turning heads.

    This should be interesting.

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  • We've seen the official "Aladdin" (2019) trailer before, but not matched with the original!

    Talk about an unusual stroll down memory lane.

  • Clearly, there's a lot of flashy stuff about the remake -- the vast CGI sand-lands.

  • And the Cave of Wonders.

    It's hard not to get excited as we know what's in store.

  • We also get a glimpse of the dreamy Mena Massoud as Aladdin, which is pretty sweet.

    Will Smith is set to play the genie -- so we already know that's going to be lit!

  • After seeing the original Aladdin side-by-side with the remake, it's hard *not* to wonder if the live-action movie will hold water.

    There are a few things about the live-action trailer that just miss the mark in comparison to the animated original.

    An overwhelming number of people just can't see a movie without Robin Williams. (We're still in our feels about not seeing him in the Mrs. Doubtfire reunion.) It's an emotional subject for sure as no one in the world can replace him. Among the other casting issues, there's still the fact that the live-action trailer just looks too serious. In an interview with the animators of the original Disney movie, it was said that "the really exciting thing to this gang of animators was that we were going to make a movie that was in some sense a satire of a Disney movie." The 1992 Aladdin was experimental with its humor, plot, and animation. Making it more serious than it was would be the real insult to the original.

  • It's safe to say the interwebs are wary of the 2019 Aladdin remake.

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    Judging by these comments, folks are here for the monochromatic, dreary-looking palette the new trailer boasts.

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  • Folks are also side-eyeing some of the casting choices.

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    There's a resounding rejection coming from Robin Williams fans -- and understandably so. Still, it's not stopping people from getting excited about Will Smith as the Genie.

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  • As expected, there's some backlash about all the "computer-generated graphics" as critics feel CGI is on overkill these days.

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    Is a live-action movie truly live action if everything in it is animated (except for the actors)?

  • It's gonna be real weird to see a CGI Genie morph into his Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions, but were hoping for the best.

    Who knows, maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised.
  • You can check out the video of the side-by-side Aladdin trailers here: