Only a few more weeks before Disney's Aladdin hits theaters!
Ever since the trailer came out, everyone's been excited to see the live-action adaptation. Recently, Zayn Malik and Zhavia's "A Whole New World" music video was released, and fans reacted to Zayn's resemblance to Aladdin.
As part of its reimagination of the beloved tale, Disney is revamping the classic for a whole new generation. Two of the country's vocal powerhouses, Darren Espanto and Morissette Amon, have worked together on a localized version of the film's most successful song.
Darren couldn't help but express his delight with the opportunity, saying it was a "dream come true." “I grew up with Disney, listening and singing along to the songs of so many of their movies," he said. "I never would have imagined that I would be given the opportunity to sing one of their most amazing classics."
Morissette shared how the project was a great responsibility, considering Lea Salonga had originally provided the singing voice for Princess Jasmine. “The fact that the original version was sung by the legendary Lea Salonga, makes being chosen for this project truly an honor. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I wish our rendition of this beautiful song makes people happy,” she said.
It's Disney Philippines' way of helping Filipino fans connect more to their favorite characters and stories, said Veronica Cabalinan, Country Head of The Walt Disney Company Philippines. "Here at Disney Philippines, we collaborate with like-minded brands and individuals to deliver the best experiences to our Filipino fans in a locally relevant manner.
We can't wait for their music video to come out!