We’ve got a great (and exclusive) look from behind the scenes of Disney’s upcoming live-action feature, Aladdin, to share with you today. From the cover art alone, you can tell that the new movie is obviously going to pay homage to the original animated classic but will also tap into the magic and mythology that enriched the story of a street rat-turned-prince. Additionally, the pages we can share with you today reveal the impressive studio set that acted as a stand-in for a Moroccan location, the imposing design of Jafar’s Study, and even an all-new character in the movie.
The Art and Making of Aladdin (Insight Editions / April 30, 2019 / $45.00) treats Aladdin fans to images that capture the visual majesty and behind-the-scenes accounts of the Disney film’s fascinating development and production. In this book, fans will discover how the streets of Agrabah come to vibrant life in the thrilling live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 classic, Aladdin, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
This beautifully packaged book features exclusive interviews with director Guy Ritchie, legendary Disney composer Alan Menken, lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and key cast and crew. The Art and Making of Aladdin takes an in-depth look at gorgeous concept art and unit photography and delves into characters old and new, including Will Smith’s Genie and Nasim Pedrad’s new character, Dalia. Revealing interviews with filmmakers, cast, and crewmembers provide unique insight into the Aladdin filmmaking experience through a beautifully designed exploration of the film’s creation.
The Art and Making of Aladdin moves beyond a simple commemoration. It is the definitive chronicle of hundreds of people’s shared mission to reimagine a beloved film in a completely new format. Check out a sampling of the book’s rich content below!
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