Produced by the Disney Channel, this musical version of ALADDIN is based on a popular stage production by the Prince Street Players, with music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and book and lyrics by Eiler.
Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.
This is the classic story of the young boy Aladdin who is tricked by and evil wizard to go inside the cave that holds a great treasure and there is an old lamp that he needs to bring to him... See full summary »
I actually got this on VHS when I was a kid sometime after the movie Aladdin (Disney version) hit theaters. My grandma, being the sweet but confused woman she is, got this for me and I never had the heart to tell her this was one of the worst films I have ever seen.
The voice acting is terrible, the lip moments don't sync with what is being said, its very obvious that the animators are under paid due to lack of graphical detail and constant reuse of the same back grounds, the music is cheesy and hard to sit through without wanting to shove something sharp into your ear drums, and for some reason I can't explain, the genie is an inner city basketball player, complete with sneakers. On top of everything else, watching the movie again, it has this creepy, almost sexual undertone to it that leaves a bad taste in the back of your mouth.
Get this and watch it only if you are a fan of terrible movies. Otherwise, just let it sink into obscurity where it belongs.
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