Okay, but Gottfried spoiled it
bazmitch23 from Co, Derry, Northern Ireland
13 April 2015
When I have the host screaming at me most of the time, this is really
annoying. God only knows of why they cast him in the movie. Maybe to
annoy people on purpose.
They did the same thing by casting Jason Alexander in "Hunchback" and
look what he's doing now.
If Robin Williams hosted this doc, that would've been class. At least
HE doesn't massacre my ear drums and make me want to destroy my TV,
Chev Chelios style.
And it's a real shame he's not interviewed on this doc. Bummer.
Despite this problem, we learn interesting things about the animation
process, how live action models were used, writing the songs,
performing "A Whole New World", how Aladdin's appearance was based on
Tom Cruise and Jasmaine was based on Jennifer Connolly.
There is a moment where we see the actor who played Jafar go into a pet
shop and have a parrot put on his shoulder. He has a phobia of birds
and wanted to see if this could cure his phobia. It doesn't.
We see the animators and directors being interviewed by Leonard Maltin
on stage in front of students. The guy who played Aladdin and Gottfried
are interviewed too. When the latter came out, I was expecting one of
the students to have a rifle at the ready. Do us all a favour.
Overall, not a bad doc. If only there was a version that has all the
Gottfried bits edited out, that would've been better.
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