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And it sounded better than ever
A Whole New World is one of our favourite Disney songs ever – despite all the botched covers over the years (Katie Price and Peter Andre, anyone?), the original tune, sung by a loved-up Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in the movie all those years ago, still has the power to tug at our heartstrings.
So imagine our excitement when we saw Brad Kane and Lea Salonga – the voices behind Aladdin and Jasmine – reunite on Good Morning America to sing the hit tune.
Accompanied by the film’s soundtrack composer, Alan Menken, on the piano, Lea and Brad sounded as melodious as ever – and transported us straight back to that magic carpet ride.
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Despite the fact we felt incredibly old – how did the film come out 13 years ago?! – it was quite the trip down memory lane watching the pair recreate the romance between Jasmine and Aladdin.
The reunion was organised to celebrate the US release of Aladdin: Diamond Edition, which will also feature never-before-seen footage of Robin Williams, who tragically died last year, delivering typically hilarious lines as the Genie.
In honour of Williams, the team behind Aladdin spoke on the show about the creation of the cartoon, as well as releasing the rare footage, which shows Williams in the studio as he breathed life into the memorable character of the Genie.
The release will be available for US fans from tomorrow, with a UK release to follow soon, we hope.
Watch the clips of Lea Salonga and Brad Kane, as well as several hilarious outtakes of the Genie, below…