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'Aladdin': 25 Things You Didn't Know About The Disney Classic

20 November 2012 1:02 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Disney's "Aladdin" first opened. When it hit theaters back in 1992, it became the highest-grossing movie of the year. To celebrate the film's 20th Anniversary, we've unearthed 25 things you might not know about the Disney classic. From other actors who were considered for roles, to the rapper who inspired Aladdin's style, let's take a look back at some of the lesser known facts about the film. 1. John Candy, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Martin Short, John Goodman, and Albert Brooks were all considered at one point to provide the voice of the Genie. 2. Voice actor Frank Welker provided the chattering sounds of Abu, just as he did for the Nazi monkey in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and TV's Curious George. He also voices Scooby-Doo. 3. In early character sketches, Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. However, Disney honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested they make Aladdin into more of a "hunk, »

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