When Aladdin was released in 1992, critics and audiences alike were blown away by the amazing performance given by Robin Williams as the genie in the animated feature. Thanks to home video and streaming, two generations of fans have grown up with the iconic Williams version of the genie, so Will Smith had his work cut out for him when he signed on for the new live-action Aladdin. Was he aware of it? You bet! And he told us it was a really daunting experience. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith)
Aladdin is now playing in theaters..