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Aladdin [1992] (2 discs)

Director:John Musker
Ron Clements
Writer:John Musker
Ron Clements
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Composer:Alan Menken
Songs:Howard Ashman
Tim Rice
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:94%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Reaction: Charming, classic, fun, and adorable.

Personal Rating: 9/10

John Musker => Director / Writer
Ron Clements => Director / Writer
Ted Elliott => Writer
Terry Rossio => Writer
Alan Menken => Composer
Howard Ashman => Songs
Tim Rice => Songs
Brad Kane => Aladdin (singing voice) (uncredited)
Bruce Adler => Peddler (singing voice) (uncredited)
Charles Adler => Gazeem / Nut Merchant (as Charlie Adler) (voice) / Melon Merchant
Corey Burton => Prince Achmed / Necklace Merchant (voice)
Douglas Seale => Sultan  (voice)
Frank Welker => Abu / Cave of Wonders / Rajah  (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried => Iago  (voice)
Hal Smith => Jafar's Horse (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Angel => Additional Voices (voice)
Jim Cummings => Razoul / Farouk  (voice)
Jonathan Freeman => Jafar  (voice)
Lea Salonga => Jasmine (singing voice) (uncredited)
Linda Larkin => Jasmine  (voice)
Phil Proctor => Additional Voices (voice)
Philip L. Clarke => Additional Voices (as Philip Clarke) (voice)
Robin Williams => Genie / Peddler  (voice)
Scott Weinger => Aladdin  (voice)
Sherry Lynn => Additional Voices (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Jasmine's appearance was influenced by Jennifer Connelly, as well as her animator Mark Henn's sister.
  • Originally, the peddler who introduces the movie would be revealed to be the Genie at the end - hence the fact that Robin Williams voiced him, too. Notice the similarities in the design of the two, especially the eyebrows, the beard, and the four-fingered hands. (All the other human characters have five fingers.)
  • During the course of recording the voices, Robin Williams improvised so much they had almost 16 hours of material. In fact, because Robin Williams ad-libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.
  • The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bedsheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and, without looking, take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.
  • The Genie's celebrity impersonations are (in order): Arnold Schwarzenegger, [?] Ed Sullivan, [?] Groucho Marx, [?] William F. Buckley, [?] Seņor Wences, Robert De Niro, Carol Channing, [?] Arsenio Hall, Walter Brennan, Mary Hart, Ethel Merman, Rodney Dangerfield, Jack Nicholson, and Peter Lorre. For release in India, Disney replaced the game show host with a cricket commentator. Some of the Genie's imitations were cut from the film, including John Wayne, [?] George Bush, and [?] Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
  • While filming this movie, Robin Williams frequently received calls from Steven Spielberg, who at the time was working on Schindler's List. He would put him on speaker phone so he could tell jokes to the cast and crew to cheer them up. Some of the material that he used was material that he was using for this film.
  • Jafar at first was more hot-tempered, while Iago was a cool, haughty British type. The filmakers felt that having Jafar losing his temper too much made him less menacing, so the personalities of the two characters were switched around.
  • Whenever Aladdin tells a lie, the plume on his hat falls and covers his face.
  • Scheduling conflicts with Star Trek: The Next Generation forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Jafar. He has said in interviews that this is his biggest regret.
  • To capture the movement of Aladdin's low-cut baggy pants, animator [?] Glen Keane looked at videos of rap star M.C. Hammer.