The cast of “Aladdin” reunited on “Good Morning America” this morning (Oct. 9) to celebrate the Blu-ray release of the 1992 classic film from the treacherous Disney vault on Oct. 12. And it’s not a celebration until someone starts singing “A Whole New World.”
This is the first time Kane and Salonga have sung the iconic Disney love song together since they originally recorded it in the early ’90s. To make things even more magical, famed Disney composer Alan Menken accompanied Kane and Salonga on the keys… while Scott Weinger (the speaking voice of Aladdin; Kane was brought in after Weinger tried and failed at singing), Linda Larkin (the speaking voice of Jasmine) and filmmakers John Musker and Ron Clements watched. Excuse us while we go cry our eyes out.
“I quickly put together this one, and ’One Jump,” and quickly flew over to London to meet Tim Rice,” Menken said of the process. “We knew this was going to be the magic carpet trip.” Rice would go on to write the lyrics of the beloved Oscar-winning song.
Back in August, Kane told MTV News that he has only performed “A Whole New World” twice — once with Salonga during the initial recording of the song and once with his wife on their wedding day. “It’s such a special song, and it’s such a beautiful experience, you want to keep it special,” he said at the time.