It would seem people are getting a little tired of the faithful live action remakes of classic Disney films. Instead, they want something a little more… street.
A fake trailer for Aladdin: Street Rat Edition was uploaded to YouTube.
Aladdin - Street Rat Edition -TRAILER (2019) www.youtube.com
In the trailer, Aladdin resembles a more modern idea of a street rat. He's tatted up, has bloodshot eyes, smokes and drinks, and has actual nipples.
It's a jarring video to watch, especially the trippy ending. Is this really what people want?
Yes. Yes, it is.
I've said it once, I'll say it again and again. I LOVE THE INTERNET! https://t.co/qzHOSw3VF8— Lucas Suarez (@Lucas Suarez)1549725922.0
@The_Spore666 @kungfuman316 This version is what I wanna see https://t.co/Pf352uHgNC— thatnorwegianguy (@thatnorwegianguy)1549854397.0
New Aladdin movie look suuper fire https://t.co/x6VwWstH1a— BLΛCK JΛCK (@BLΛCK JΛCK)1549664068.0
Stop what you're doing and watch this now! https://t.co/zI8y4JngmE via @YouTube— Matt Dawson (@Matt Dawson)1549726084.0
@VideodromeATL 38,000 views is criminal— S😭B ROLOMON (@S😭B ROLOMON)1548987277.0
The fake trailer is pretty impressive, with some seamless art added into the Disney film. There are many details you won't see on the first viewing, so it's recommended you watch multiple times.
Part of the charm is the way scenes and character reactions are reworked into their new context. And honestly, just coming up with this idea takes a bit of genius.
But good lord, is it horrifying.
This is both amazing and horrifying at the same time 🤣😭 https://t.co/SeQRJMQY8P— GodEye_Galatea (@GodEye_Galatea)1548896642.0
I’m pretty sure I’ve dated a couple of street rats 😂 https://t.co/DuGig3PF0Y— Bona Bones (@Bona Bones)1548791995.0
@VideodromeATL no!— Enjoy the Film (@Enjoy the Film)1548816885.0
@cartoonbrew Ok, what the hell--— Zaccary Vega (@Zaccary Vega)1548707528.0
This video is a little different for that the YouTube account Tommy Stanfield usually uploads. While he pretends these scenes are all clips he found in movies, the other videos on the channel are live action edits, changing the sound or visuals to completely change the context of scenes.
Other films that get this kind of treatment include The Matrix Revolutions, Swordfish, and You've Got Mail. However this is the first animated video uploaded to the channel.
Maybe if we're lucky, the live action movie will get the same treatment, but fans don't seem too optimistic.
Prediction: Aladdin is going to be the movie that kills Disney's live-action musical remakes.— Beth the Elder One (@Beth the Elder One)1549894201.0
Please stop these live action films #Aladdin #Aladdin2019 https://t.co/KBLjyC79Se— Steven Breen (@Steven Breen)1549886142.0
Every shot in the live action Aladdin looks like the filmmakers went “okay how do we take this thing from the origi… https://t.co/lg1sjZz7Po— Patrick Willems (@Patrick Willems)1549851188.0
If there's one thing Disney should've learned by now, it's to tread lightly when remaking childhood classics.