Do you want the Aladeen news, or the Aladeen news?

It seems like we haven’t heard anything new from  THE DICTATOR camp since Sacha Baron Cohen covered Ryan Seacrest with ashes on the Oscars red carpet.  (Probably a mix of that moment and the onslaught of AVENGERS footage leading up to next Friday’s release.)  Well now, we finally have a glimpse at some new footage from the film, more specifically, the opening sequence that introduces the world to General Aladeen.

The hysterical scene definitely sets the tone for the rest of the movie, and gives off the same vibe that Cohen brought to both BORAT and BRUNO.  Check out the video below, and I dare you not to laugh!

THE DICTATOR, which stars Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, and Ben Kingsley,hits theaters on May 16, 2012.