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  • Approval of God: Although he was reportedly not happy with the announcement of the remake, feeling it to be the same film, Terry Rossio, one of the writers of the original film, ultimately felt that the remake was very good and even did some consulting behind the scenes.
  • Billing Displacement: Will Smith gets top billing, for obvious reasons, despite The Genie not being the main protagonist. For the DVD/Blu-Ray release, Smith's name appears above the title.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In the Japanese dub:
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    • Aladdin is voiced by film and television actor Tomoya Nakamura.
    • Musical theatre actress Haruka Kinoshita provides the voice of Jasmine.
    • Veteran actor Kazuki Kitamura voices Jafar.
  • Creator Backlash: Gilbert Gottfried, who famously voiced Iago in the original film and all other Aladdin-related projects, was upset that he wasn't asked to reprise his role for the live-action adaptation. This has some sense, considering that James Earl Jones was brought back to reprise his role as Mufasa in The Lion King.
  • Dueling Works: In a weird case of a work competing with another version of itself, when the film was released in Adelaide, Australia, the Broadway version was also playing at the local Festival Center, leading to confusing advertisements that shows either Will Smith or Michael James Scott as the Genie.
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  • Executive Meddling: The reason that Aladdin and Jasmine get Adaptational Modesty on their costumes, and why Iago isn’t as anthropomorphic.
  • Fake American: As per the animated film, Jasmine's accent is American, but her actress, Naomi Scott, is English. Conversely, two other American actors, Navid Negahban(the Sultan) and Nasim Pedrad(Dalia), use normal Arabic accents to portray their characters.
  • Jossed: There was minor controversy at the rumor that Tom Hardy was Guy Ritchie's preferred choice for the part of Jafar. Whatever the case, it didn't come to pass, and Marwan Kenzari was cast.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: Some of the trailers (like this one, "Within"), featured a sequence with Aladdin staring at Jasmine - apparently going through Love at First Sight. It is not in the final cut, as Aladdin helps Jasmine without looking at her first.
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  • Orphaned Reference: Aladdin and Jasmine revealing that their mothers taught them the same song has led to speculation about a greater connection being left for a sequel. It turns out it was really meant to lead up to a Distant Duet, but the song, "Desert Moon", was ultimately cut from the movie.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In the Japanese dub, Yohei Tadano replaces Akira Kamiya and Toru Okawa as the voice of Iago.
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Arturo Mercado Jr. replaces Rubén Trujillo as the voice of the Genie. He also replaces Smith's regular voice actor, Juan Alfonso Carralero.
    • In the French dubs (both European and Canadian), Anthony Kavanagh replaces both Richard Darbois and Mario Desmarais for the Genie's voice. He also replaces the usual French dubbing actor of Will Smith, Greg Germain.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Frank Welker reprises his role as Abu and the entrance to the Cave of Wonders.
    • In the Japanese dub, Kōichi Yamadera, who voiced the Genie in the dub of the animated film, reprises that role again. He had dubbed over Will Smith in a couple movies such as I Am Legend.
    • In Brazilian Portuguese, Márcio Simões reprises the Genie, as he's the official voice of Will Smith.
    • In the Hungarian dub, Károly Kassai reprises his role as Iago.
    • In the German dub, Michael Pan reprises his role as Iago from the sequels and TV series.
  • Throw It In!: Mena Massoud confirmed in an interview that he and Will Smith completely improvised “the jam scene”.
  • Trolling Creator: "Friend Like Me" starts out in the slow rapping style that many people had feared would happen when Will Smith's casting was announced, before the Genie says "Just kidding" and launches into the real song. Smith even did the rap version on Jimmy Kimmel shortly before the film's release, giving no indication that it was a joke.
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