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
As soon as genie is released from his tasks by aladdin's final wish, he tells aladdin to wish for "the nile", aladdin makes this request and genie replies "no way". Phonetically "the nile" sounds like "denial", so one could argue that genie did make the wish come true. See more »
After Aladdin has been captured, Jasmine storms up to Jafar as he is exiting his secret lair which is hidden behind a sliding wall. When Jafar realizes the Princess is approaching he hastily closes the door on Iago the parrot. When Iago calls out he "can't breathe" the pattern carved into the bottom of the sliding door disappears, but reappears once Jafar kicks Iago back into the secret lair. See more »
Ahh! Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer.
[camera hits him in the face]
Too close! A little too close.
[camera backs up]
There. Welcome to Agrabah.
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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 »
In the 2015 Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD release, the original 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo was replaced with the 2011 variant of the current 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo. See more »
Just watched this recently, on the new-and-improved DVD which features a restored print, and it looks spectacular. The story is slightly shallower than the best of Disney's films, but this is balanced by the sheer lunacy of Robin Williams' bad, blue Genie. Whoever first thought of putting Robin Williams in a Disney flick should get a Pulitzer, or a Nobel, or something. The comic timing of his riffs combined with the comic timing of the animators transform the Genie from a "Deus Ex Machina" into the soul of "Aladdin."
I have a tiny issue with the fact that the most recent VHS and DVD prints of the movie have bowed to pressure from activist groups and altered a line in the opening song. The original line was, "...where they cut if your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." The revised line reads, "...where the land is immense and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." Protesters claimed the original line perpetuated a negative stereotype of Arab countries and peoples. But...but...but marketplaces and cities in Arabian countries still cut the hands off convicted thieves. And there's even a scene in the film which threatens to relieve the princess of an appendage. They're not being negative; they're being accurate. And, oh yeah, IT'S A CARTOON. But that's just my opinion.
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