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  • The original animated Genie is a Disney icon. 1 / 9

  • Creating a new version of Genie for the remake was always going to be challenging. 2 / 9

  • But Aladdin VFX Supervisor Chas Jarrett revealed the development of Genie's look. 3 / 9

  • "There was a chance we could have... made it more caricatured based." 4 / 9

  • "When you've got Will Smith, you realize what makes Will Smith works..." 5 / 9

  • "is all the little Will Smith mannerisms. It's what makes him Will Smith." 6 / 9

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  • So Jarrett and his team leaned into making the Genie more like Will Smith. 7 / 9

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  • "Ultimately we felt confident in the character we created, so we waited it out and it all worked out." 8 / 9

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