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Aladdin (1992)

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Aladdin (1992)


Starring the voice of
Scott Weinger
Jonathan Freeman
Robin Williams
Linda Larkin
Frank Welker

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

Aladdin is a Disney cartoon with a character that we all wish we had as friend, the genie. Aladdin is filled with endless thrills, table turning plans and music that you can’t help to like and sing along to. The movie’s intro is in form of a narrative, where a merchant tells us the tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp.

This 1992 Disney classic is based on an Arab folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from One Thousand and One Nights. The idea to make the movie was pitched in by the Late Howard Ashman (who died before the film’s release) Ashman has been behind a lot of Disney classics from Oliver & Company, Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. He was a writer, lyricist and producer and he was the lyricist for "Arabian Nights", "Friend Like Me", and "Prince Ali" used in this movie.

Aladdin’s story is about a street boy, who runs into a princess named Jasmine who escaped the palace to see what life was outside the palace walls where you are not told what to do. While they were together Aladdin gets captured by soldiers under the orders of Jafar, the Grand Vizier to the Sultan of Agrabah (Jasmine’s father).

Jafar needs Aladdin to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders.

The movie’s story now grows on what happened when Jafar didn’t get the lamp but Aladdin did in an attempt to read the inscriptions on the lamp, released the genie and he is given 3 wishes.

As the song goes, you never had a friend like me… So it has been, because all through Disney toon history we never found anyone more appealing to have around, Genie is just the best person to have in at corner.

The movie’s screenplay explores fantasy, world travel, fireworks and action scenes.

Aladdin was a box office hit, making over $ 500 million dollars in its theatrical run and also gave birth to two direct to DVD sequels and a TV series.
Aladdin won numerous awards, especially for its music, it won only two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "A Whole New World" and it also won four Grammy Awards, Best Soundtrack Album, Song of the Year for “A Whole New World”, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “A Whole New World” and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "A Whole New World".

Like it or not, Aladdin boast of the best of the best music, and it was also funny and fun to watch, so if you don’t own this DVD you Disney collection is not complete yet.


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