Flashback alert! Lea Salonga and Brad Kane, the original singing voices for Aladdin and Jasmine from the Disney film ‘Aladdin,’ have reunited to sing ‘A Whole New World’ together for the first time in 23 years. Watch the amazing clip below!
Aladdin, originally released in 1992, is one of Disney‘s best animated movies and we can’t believe it’s been 23 years since it first hit theaters. From the beautiful songs to Robin Williams‘ amazing comedy voice work, the movie is an absolute classic and now for the first time in two decades, the original singing voices of Jasmine and Ali have come together to perform “A Whole New World”, live on Good Morning America on Oct. 9. See the clip below!
Since it first premiered in Aladdin, the epic love song “A Whole New World” has been performed thousands of times at weddings and other special events, but it’s been 23 long years since Brad Kane and Lea Salonga have reunited to give a live performance together. Now, in celebration of the film’s re-release on DVD, the pair of Broadway veterans have joined together to re-create the animated film’s classic hit. Check it out below:
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In addition to the song, Disney has recently released some behind the scenes footage of Robin Williams preparing to play his iconic character from the film. In the clip, which was shown on Good Morning America on Oct. 9, Robin can be seen stretching his comedic and vocal talents in character, while quoting Star Wars and other famous movie lines as he takes on the persona of the Genie. His performance really stole the show, which helped the movie scoop up two Oscars back in 1993. “We wrote the part with Robin in mind, but we didn’t know if he would do it,” Aladdin co-writer John Musker has revealed in the past. “Fortunately for us, he did, [but] we were totally walking down the plank. If he said no, we were in big trouble because the whole concept was built around Robin.”
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— Alex Cramer