So let's not replicate it. Let's instead imagine a different Aladdin. A live-action Aladdin.
After the jump, I mean.
The captain of the guard, out to get Aladdin.
originated by Jim Cummings
He brought the required toughness to Zero Dark Thirty and Child 44.
Kind of a gentle soul. Has his mind set on Jasmine marrying a prince; otherwise his mind wanders all over the place. Trusts Jafar too much.
originated by Douglas Seale
He can be a big, boisterous presence. And what a fine beard!
Jafar's talking, wise-cracking parrot, prone to anger.
originated by Gilbert Gottfried
Comedian, actor -- best-known as the Warden who insists on "protecting his investment" in The Mummy.
The grand vizier, he maintains a hold on the Sultan through hypnosis. Wants to rule Agrabah. Seeks the lamp.
originated by Jonathan Freeman
Seductive in Cairo Time, sinister in "Poirot: Cards on the Table",
The sultan's daughter, but she wants more than riches and a palace -- she wants freedom!
originated by Linda Larkin/Lea Salonga
Loved her in The Hundred-Foot Journey; in addition to performing on Broadway with Robin Williams, she is also a DJ -- so she can bring that surprising cool to Jasmine.
Street rat, diamond in the rough, Prince Ali, blah-blah-blah. The hero of the story.
originated by Scott Weinger/Brad Kane
He's ridiculously attractive...and not to a degree that would be too much for a "street rat" (and besides, we know from Life of Pi that he can get pretty grimy). Charming in Million Dollar Arm; a huge career is ahead of him.
He who lives in the magic lamp...and helps Aladdin to become "worthy" of Jasmine's love.
originated by Robin Williams
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
I mean, right?