Will Smith's Aladdin Genie Finally Appeared During the Grammys, and Viewers Were Creeped Out

It highlights the odd blend of animation and live action

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When Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin was featured on an Entertainment Weekly cover story last December, fans were slightly concerned. Will Smith was not, on the cover or any of the interior photos shared in the issue, blue like the animated character voiced by Robin Williams in the original.

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