Disney’s Live Action Aladdin will be the first foreign live action film to be released widely in the cinemas in Bahasa Malaysia alongside the English version. Both versions will be available in cinemas from 23 May.
Shila Amzah To Voice Princess Jasmine For The Bahasa Malaysia Dubbed Disney’s Live Action Aladdin
“Princess Jasmine is a character of courage and self-determination, which are qualities that Shila Amzah embodies. The Walt Disney Company continually strives to collaborate with talented local artistes to bring relevant quality entertainment to audiences in Malaysia.“– Tom Batchelor, Vice President of Studio, Live Entertainment and Music (South Asia)
Aside from voicing Princess Jasmine, Shila will also be singing all the music in the film including a new song, Speechless (Raungan Suara). This new song will also be available as a single in Bahasa Malaysia and will be released on Spotify and other music platforms on 24 May.
There will also be a special single release of A Whole New World, which will see Shila team up with the winner of this year’s Anugerah Juara Lagu, Hael Hussaini, to bring this classic tune to live in Bahasa Malaysia. The Bahasa Malaysia version of A Whole New World (Dunia Baru) will be available on Spotify as well as other music platforms from 24 May onwards.
Aladdin is a well-loved classic that is well-known by Malaysians. It is a movie that children aged 3 to 80 can thoroughly enjoy. With the impending Hari Raya celebrations and mid-year school break, families can spend time catching this well-loved tale with their children, parents and grandparents alike – a multigenerational movie outing affair.
“Aladdin” opens in Malaysian cinemas in both Bahasa Malaysia and English from May 23, 2019.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is 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. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., (“Death Note“) with Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hansen”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).
The 1992 animated film starred Robin Williams and featured such memorable songs as the Oscar®-winning “A Whole New World” and “Friend like Me.” The film grossed more than $502 million at the global box office, which led to successful stage productions on Broadway and abroad as well as a North American touring company.