After some of the greatest musical hits from "La La Land" and "The Greatest Showman", American songwriting duo Pasek and Paul have collaborated with the musical legend Alan Menken for Disney's upcoming live-action retelling of Aladdin - and we finally have some details!
In an interview with Variety.com, Justin Paul revealed that they've already worked on a solo song for Princess Jasmine, which simply seems like justice after the princess's original solo "To Be Free" was cut out from the animated classic.
Paul also told Variety that they have a duet for Aladdin (played by Mena Massoud) and Jasmine (played by Naomi Watts).
"It's a sweet song," he said.
Although Disney plans on using inspiration from the original songs, there's no confirmation that classic hits like "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will be featured in the live action movie.
There are, however, going to be new songs for the characters. And fans aren't very excited about it, pointing out that Disney completely "ruined" a few hits like "Gaston" in the live-action reboot of Beauty And The Beast.
But some fans trust Alan Menken more than anyone.
Alan previously worked on a few hits for the animated classic back in 1992, including "Street Urchins" and "Jafar's Hour", and fans are sure that as long as Alan is present, the songs will have the old magic to them.
Paul also confirmed that they even went to work on a new verse for the original film's "Arabian Nights". And while some Disney purists may not be so fond of this idea, most of the fans are just happy that they finally have some words to babble along!
Aladdin, starring Mena Massoud as the lead, Naomi Watts as Jasmine and Will Smith as Genie, is all set to release in May next year, along with Tim Burton's Jumbo which hits the theatres in March 2019.