'Aladdin' Deleted Song 'Desert Moon' Proves Love Is Not Dead
Love is in the air under the "Desert Moon."
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.