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Published on April 30th, 2019 | by Genevieve Mc Bride


Disney And Will Smith Team For Friend Like Me Challenge

This is a very nice thing and a very worthy cause.

The Walt Disney Company and Make-A-Wish® launched the #FriendLikeMe Challenge today
– World Wish Day® – to celebrate the May 24, 2019 release of the studio’s much
anticipated new movie, “Aladdin.” Movie tickets are on sale now.

Disney, Will Smith and Make-A-Wish® launched the #FriendLikeMe Challenge today
pegged to the upcoming release of “Aladdin.” Will Smith, who stars in the film as
the wish-granting Genie, is encouraging fans and celebrities to participate in the
challenge and help show the world: Where there’s a wish, there’s a way. Part of a
global cause marketing campaign, the challenge poses the question: “If you were the
Genie in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ and had the chance to grant three heartfelt wishes for
someone, who would you share them with? Tag a friend on Twitter and/or Instagram.
For every public post with #FriendLikeMe from April 29 through May 24, 2019, Disney
will donate $5 up to $1 million to Make-A-Wish to help grant life-changing wishes to
children battling critical illnesses all over the world. For more information, go to” or see the official release below.

And be sure to check out the new 30-second spot and Make-A-Wish video and share them
with your readers, and don’t forget to see “Aladdin” when it opens in theaters
nationwide May 24, 2019…tickets go on sale today!

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 classic, “Aladdin”
is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and
self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, gritty,
visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John
August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the
larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the lovable street urchin Aladdin; Naomi
Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar,
the Royal Vizier and a powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned
with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited
best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor
Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the
palace guards. “Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich,
p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan
Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs
written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and new music written by
Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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