Love is in the air under the "Desert Moon."
Disney dropped a deleted song from the live-action remake of "Aladdin," an aching and beautiful duet between Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and Aladdin (Mena Massoud).
The billion dollar hit only featured one new song, "Speechless," performed by Scott. But it seems this deleted number was planned, yet somehow didn't make the theatrical cut.
The scene starts with Jasmine in her room, singing as she gazes at the moon in the night sky. Then, Aladdin joins in, singing while looking at the same moon from the desert.
“Desert moon light the way, till the dark turns to day / Like a lamp in the lonely night, bright and blue,” they sing together.
Composer Alan Menken told People, “So many of my lost gems find their way back into the spotlight; songs like ‘Human Again’ from 'Beauty and the Beast,' ‘Proud of Your Boy’ from 'Aladdin, '‘If I Never Knew You’ from 'Pocahontas' and ‘Shooting Star’ from 'Hercules.'”
He continued, “Now a lost treasure from the 'Aladdin' live-action movie, ‘Desert Moon’ has its moment. I’m so thrilled to be able to share this magical song with the world.”
The "Desert Moon" deleted scene is available on the "Aladdin" Digital HD release today and on Blu-ray September 10.
Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom. Read More