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Aladdin (1992)."Iago on a scale of 1-10 you are an eleven."

This week it's the Robin Williams comedy hour disguised as the classic 1992 Aladdin. D has been waiting for this movie a LONG time and we are absolutely thrilled to revist the songs, the jokes, the romance, weird fight scenes, all of it is right here this week. Hop aboard the magic carpet to Argrabah.


 

Storyline :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.


Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker


Writers: Ron Clements...(screenplay by) &John Musker...(screenplay by) andTed Elliott...(screenplay by) &Terry Rossio...(screenplay by)Burny Mattinson...(story) &Roger Allers...(story) &Daan Jippes...(story) &Kevin Harkey...(story) &Sue C. Nichols...(story) (as Sue Nichols) &Francis Glebas...(story) &Darrell Rooney...(story) &Larry Leker...(story) &James Fujii...(story) &Kirk Hanson...(story) &Kevin Lima...(story) &Rebecca Rees...(story) &David S. Smith...(story) &Chris Sanders...(story) &Brian Pimental...(story) &Patrick A. Ventura



Awards: 34 Wins & 22 Nominations


Film Budget: $28,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $504,050,219



 

Some of the greatest songs in Disney's entire catalog live here. It really was a Whole New World for Disney after Prince Ali came out One Jump Ahead of his predecessors.










 

Wish Granted!

  1. During the course of recording the voices, the late Robin Williams improvised so much they had almost sixteen hours of material.

  2. Because Robin Williams ad-libbed so many of his lines, the script was rejected for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.

  3. During script and storyboard development, the writers were already considering Robin Williams for the role of the Genie but had not approached him for the project. In order to convince Williams to do the role, Eric Goldberg animated the Genie doing several minutes of Williams's stand-up routines, including parts from his album "Reality... What A Concept," and screened it for him. Williams was so impressed that he signed almost immediately.

  4. To capture the movement of Aladdin's low-cut baggy pants, animator Glen Keane looked at videos of rap star M.C. Hammer.

  5. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken originally conceived the opening song "Arabian Nights" to be recurrent throughout the film, acting as narration. This idea was dropped when the visuals and storytelling proved strong enough in their own right.


 

All the Aladdin Films and the Aladdin Animated Series...and apparantly Jasmine movies are available on Disney+ So much Aladdin...so little time. Just ignore the new one...we plan to.


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