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Disney 53: Aladdin

14 August 2013 10:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Thn’s retrospective of Disney’s Animated Classics continues with Aladdin.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

1992/ 90 Minutes

The idea of adapting the Middle Eastern folk tale “Aladdin” was first proposed by songwriter Howard Ashman in 1988. He and longtime collaborator Alan Menken were working on The Little Mermaid at the time, and production was about to begin on Beauty And The Beast. Ashman wrote an initial treatment for the project and collaborated on six songs with Menken.

After The Little Mermaid was completed, co-directors John Musker and Ron Clements turned their attention to writing a first draft script with Linda Woolverton providing a screenplay. Musker and Clements would go on to direct.

Aladdin was the second Disney animated feature to use fully rendered and textured 3D CGI moving backgrounds, in combination with the traditionally animated character animation, a process experimented on with The Rescuers Down Under and utilised to »

- Rob Burch

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