The Walt Disney Company announced a special collaboration with Malaysian songbird, Shila Amzah, to dub the upcoming Disney’s Live Action Aladdin into Bahasa Malaysia. Disney’s Live Action Aladdin will be the first foreign live action film to be released widely in the cinemas in Bahasa Malaysia alongside the English version. Both versions will be available in cinemas from 23rd May 2019.
“Princess Jasmine is a character of courage and self-determination, which are qualities that Shila Amzah embodies. The Walt Disney Company continually strives to collaborate with talented local artistes to bring relevant quality entertainment to audiences in Malaysia,” said Tom Batchelor, Vice President of Studio, Live Entertainment and Music (South Asia).
Aside from voicing Princess Jasmine, Shila will also be singing all the music in the film including a new song, Speechless (Raungan Suara). This new song will also be available as a single in Bahasa Malaysia and will be released on Spotify and other music platforms on 24th May 2019.
There will also be a special single release of A Whole New World, which will see Shila team up with the winner of this year’s Anugerah Juara Lagu, Hael Hussaini, to bring this classic tune to live in Bahasa Malaysia. The Bahasa Malaysia version of A Whole New World (Dunia Baru) will be available on Spotify as well as other music platforms from 24
Aladdin is a well-loved classic that is well-known by Malaysians. It is a movie that children aged 3 to 80 can thoroughly enjoy. With the impending Hari Raya celebrations and mid- year school break, families can spend time catching this well-loved tale with their children, parents and grandparents alike – a multigenerational movie outing affair.
“Aladdin” opens in Malaysian cinemas in both Bahasa Malaysia and English from 23rd May 2019.