Disney’s just released a behind-the-scenes “Music of Agrabah” video focusing on the new show-stopping number “Speechless” as well as the other toe-tapping numbers from the live-action Aladdin. Disney veteran and eight-time Oscar winning composer/songwriter Alan Menken joins Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) for the minute and a half video to discuss their contributions to the Disney legacy.
The Mouse House also released the full “Speechless” music video starring Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
In addition to Naomi Scott, the cast includes Will Smith as the magical Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
Guy Ritchie (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) directed and John August (Dark Shadows) wrote the screenplay. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich produced, with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy executive producing.
The behind-the-scenes team director of photography Alan Stewart, editor James Herbert, production designer Gemma Jackson, and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
Aladdin opened in theaters on May 24, 2019 and is rated PG for some action/peril.