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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)

Aladdin is a child laborer who works for a guy that exchanges "new lamps for old". This guy swaps a "new" lamp for 2-3 replacement old lamps, then brings back the old lamps for Aladdin to ... See full summary »

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Aladdin is a child laborer who works for a guy that exchanges "new lamps for old". This guy swaps a "new" lamp for 2-3 replacement old lamps, then brings back the old lamps for Aladdin to polish and make look like new. One day Aladdin sees a princess riding by as he looks out the window, and he falls for her. But then he must return to his lamp polishing. As he polishes one of the old lamps, a genie comes out and offers Aladdin the opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life. Of course, Aladdin's wish is to marry the princess, but even with the genie's help he encounters a few obstacles, including that of the Sultan accidentally swallowing his lamp.... Written by Julie Anne Elliot (Shira)

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10 August 1934 (USA)  »

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The PCA approval certificate for this film (#154) was the first awarded to a production company that was not a member of the MPPDA. See more »

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Referenced in A-Lad-In Bagdad (1938) See more »

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Fair Short
23 June 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Aladdin sees a Princess going down the street so he rubs his magic lamp and asks for a wish that will get him closer to the woman he loves. This Ub Iwerks short certainly isn't a masterpiece but there are enough entertaining moments in it to make it worth watching if you're a fan of his work. As with a lot of his films from this era, the animation and Technicolor is certainly the highlight. The best thing about the picture is the great use of color because it really makes the scenery come to life. With that said, the story itself isn't all that memorable and I'd argue that the characters aren't all that likable either. This includes Aladdin who is rather annoying here.


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