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'Aladdin' stars explain 12 ways the new remake stands out from the original

LOS ANGELES - The story of the diamond in the rough is back, with some of the rough spots worked out.

Disney's live-action version of "Aladdin" debuts Friday, 27 years after its animated original. Writer-director Guy Ritchie gives the story some necessary updates, like having Jasmine (Naomi Scott) aspire for more than choosing the right husband.

"We love the original movie, but when you watch it now, there are some things that are dated," said producer Dan Lin on the purple carpet of Tuesday's world premiere at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre. "Some of the political issues and the way they treat women just needed to be updated for today."

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