The original animated Genie is a Disney icon.
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Creating a new version of Genie for the remake was always going to be challenging.
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But Aladdin VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett revealed the development of Genie's look.
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"There was a chance we could have... made it more caricatured based."
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"When you've got Will Smith, you realize what makes Will Smith works..."
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"is all the little Will Smith mannerisms. It's what makes him Will Smith."
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So Jarrett and his team leaned into making the Genie more like Will Smith.
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"Ultimately we felt confident in the character we created, so we waited it out and it all worked out."
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