Aladdin

Last Updated on: June 12th, 2024

Aladdin (1992 Movie)

“Aladdin” is a classic animated musical fantasy film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1992. The movie is based on the Arab folktale from the collection “One Thousand and One Nights,” specifically the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp.

The film is set in the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah and follows the adventurous journey of a young street urchin named Aladdin, voiced by Scott Weinger. Aladdin comes across a magical lamp containing a powerful genie, voiced by the legendary Robin Williams. With the help of the genie, Aladdin transforms into a prince and tries to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, voiced by Linda Larkin, who is also on a quest for true love and freedom.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, “Aladdin” was a major success both critically and commercially, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1992. The film is beloved for its captivating story, unforgettable characters, and catchy musical numbers composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The character of the Genie, voiced by Robin Williams, became an iconic and beloved Disney character, known for his humor, wit, and ability to grant three wishes to the lamp’s possessor. Robin Williams’ energetic and improvisational performance brought a unique and dynamic element to the character, making him one of the most memorable aspects of the film.

“Aladdin” received critical acclaim for its animation, music, and voice performances, and it won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World.” The film’s success led to several sequels, an animated television series, and a successful Broadway musical adaptation.

The themes of “Aladdin” revolve around self-discovery, the importance of being true to oneself, and the power of love and friendship. It also addresses issues of social class and the desire for freedom and equality.


Fun Facts

  • Aladdin’s mother was originally in the movie as was the song ‘Proud of Your Boy.’
  • The Genie was created specifically with Robin Williams in mind.
  • Picard himself (Patrick Stewart) was almost cast as Jafar.
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Additional Details

  • Movie Studio:
  • Year Released: 1992
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $504.1 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Awards; Won Golden Globes; Won Grammy Awards
  • IMDB Link

Cast

Crew

  • Directors: John Musker and Ron Clements
  • Producers: John Musker and Ron Clements
  • Music: Alan Menken

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