Aladdin (2019) is a live-action remake of the 1992 animated film of the same name. Like the original, it was produced and is being distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Aladdin (2019) is not on Netflix at this time.
Aladdin (2019) is scheduled to come to theaters on May 24, 2019, in the US and the UK. It was directed by Guy Ritchie, who also wrote the screenplay along with John August.
The remake is similar to the original animated film, but it is not exactly the same. There are new characters, a new score, and we learn backstories that were not in the original, including the story of Jasmine’s mother. In this film, the Genie even has his own love interest.
Aladdin is played by Mena Massoud, Princess Jasmine is played by Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari is Jafar, and the Genie is played by Will Smith. The movie pays tribute to Robin Williams, who was the voice of the Genie in the animated version. Nevid Nagahban plays the Sultan, and Nasim Pedrad plays Dalia, Jasmine’s loyal handmaiden and confidante.
It was a risky move, writing a new score for this movie, as the animated film won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. On the other hand, the composer for the original movie, Alan Menken, composed the score for this new live-action film, along with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the composers who worked on La La Land and The Greatest Showman. There will be a new solo for Jasmine and a new duet with her and Aladdin.
This remake worked hard to be more culturally sensitive in response to criticisms of the original film. For example, most of the actors are of Middle Eastern descent. They also worked with consultants as they were developing the storyline.
Will Aladdin (2019) be coming to Netflix? Where to Stream
Aladdin (2019) will not be coming to Netflix.
While Walt Disney Studios used to have a contract with Netflix, this contract ended in 2018 and was not renewed. Disney will be launching a new streaming service, Disney+, which is set to launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019. It has been announced that Aladdin (2019) will be one of the first shows available. The price for this new streaming service will be $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the U.S. It is also rumored that Disney will offer lower-priced bundles packaging Disney+ with ESPN and/or Hulu.
At the moment, you can not stream the original Aladdin either, because it has been placed in the Disney Vault.
Similar films on Netflix
Even though no upcoming Disney films will be coming to Netflix, there are still a few Disney films available for streaming for the time being. Some Disney films that are still on Netflix at the time of this writing are:
- Mulan II
- Tarzan II
- 101 Dalmatians (live action version)
- Atlantis: Milo’s Return
It is said that all Disney films will be removed from Netflix by 2020, so it would be a good idea to watch them on Netflix while you still can.