Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp.Written by
Layout supervisor Rasoul Azadani traveled to his hometown of Ispahan, Iran in 1991 to get a feel for the look of the film. He took nearly two thousand pictures there. His name was supposed to be the incantation Jafar used when he approached the Cave of Wonders, but the idea was written out so as not to be such an in-joke. However, in The Return of Jafar (1994), the (here nameless) captain of the guards was eventually named in his honor. See more »
When Aladdin has been trapped in the Cave of Wonders and Jafar (disguised as an old man) is gloating, he opens up his coat to get the lamp, realises it's gone and pats himself over with his coat still unbuttoned. As soon as his hands leave his body however (right before it cuts to a wide shot of him screaming) his coat magically buttons up again. See more »
Say, you're a lot smaller than my last master. Either that, or I'm getting bigger. Look at me from the side. Do I look different to you?
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The cast section is left out in the end credits. The main voice cast's names are listed in the Character Animation section. See more »
This movie was the biggest film of '92, and it's easy to see why-a lotta fun, as a terrific Robin Williams performance carries it to heights it otherwise would not have gone to. Great animation, fine songs, a decent plot--what is there not to like? I will admit some of the Arab characters seemed to be stereotyped-but no more so than in Mulan or Tarzan or whatever; animation seems to stereotype Everything.
A great movie, ***1/2 outta ****, a fave then and now.
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