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Will Smith reveals new 'Aladdin' footage

The star - who plays the Genie - unveiled new clips at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2019

Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Canadian actor Mena Massoud at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 23, 2019. AFP
Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Canadian actor Mena Massoud at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 23, 2019. AFP

Will Smith and his Aladdin co-stars Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott appeared on stage together at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, which took place last night in Los Angeles.

Amid all the fun performances and 'sliming', Smith revealed some new footage from the forthcoming live-action remake of the 1992 animated Disney film, in which he will play the blue Genie.

"This is the story of Aladdin, the princess and the lamp," the clip begins, before showing Genie busting out the classic song Friend Like Me.

"Is this magic?" Aladdin asks the genie, referring to the lamp. "Or are you magic?"

"Kind of a package deal," Genie replies.

Smith gets slimed on stage during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. AFP
Smith gets slimed on stage during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. AFP

The new clips also show Princess Jasmine and Aladdin on a magic carpet ride.

It certainly got fans more excited about seeing the film, which will be released on May 24.

Massoud spoke to Entertainment Tonight ahead of the event on Saturday about the previously split opinions on Smith's take on the Genie, the beloved character originally voiced by Robin Williams. "I think I've seen more than most people at different stages, so I think people are going to be psyched about it," he said. "It looks amazing."

Social media users seem to finally agree. "Much more excited now than I was before," wrote Thomas Polito on Twitter.

"That new Aladdin footage is the best Disney has showed off so far," added Skyler Shuler.

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Updated: March 24, 2019 10:49 AM

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