Filipina singer Morissette meets Will Smith, Alan Menken of ‘Aladdin’

Morissette Amon

Metro Manila — Morissette Amon, a Filipina singer was prodded into a whole new world when she flew to Tokyo and met two people who worked on the live-action remake of Aladdin.

Walt Disney Studios posted on social media last Monday a video of Morissette meeting musical composer Alan Menken, who worked on the current film and its animated predecessor, as well as Will Smith who plays the Genie.

The Filipina singer was honored to meet Menken, and asked him what it was like to work on a remake of the animated classic 27 years after Aladdin first hit cinemas.

“It’s incredible, it’s great,” Menken replied. “It’s kinda more contemporary. Working with Will. I didn’t have to do anything.”

Morissette was chosen alongside Filipino singer Darren Espanto to create the Philippines’ version of the film’s famous song, “A Whole New World.”

Smith then had a special request for Morissette, “I know I’m supposed to be the Genie, but you know, can the Genie have a wish?”

“Because you know, when you have the master and the lovely voice of Morisette here, I mean, I would like to make the wish to hear the two of you perform that song together,” the actor added.

Of course, Menken and Morisette made the Genie’s wish come true.

“You hit some great notes there!” the legendary composer lauded Morisette after the performance.

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