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Aladdin Grammys trailer gives first look at Will Smith as Disney's blue Genie

Will Smith takes on the Genie role that Robin Williams made famous.

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Grammy watchers met the new Aladdin during Sunday's musical awards show when footage from the upcoming live-action film of the famed story came out.

Fans were treated to their first glance of Will Smith  as the blue-skinned Genie, the role made famous in the 1992 animated version by Robin Williams. Canadian actor Mena Massoud plays Aladdin, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

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"You really don't know who I am?" Smith's Genie says to Aladdin. "Genie, wishes, lamp, none of that ringing a bell?"

An earlier teaser, showing Massoud but not Smith, was released in the fall.

Aladdin opens on May 23 in Australia and May 24 in the US and UK.

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