Aladdin (1992 movie)
|Based on||Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights[a]|
|Music by||Alan Menken|
|Edited by||Mark A. Hester (associate editor)|
H. Lee Peterson
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|Box office||$504.1 million|
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It was part of the Disney movie era known as the Disney Renaissance. The movie was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It is based on the Arab folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from One Thousand and One Nights. The voice cast features Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and Douglas Seale.
Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992. It got positive reviews and was the most successful movie of 1992, earning over $217 million in revenue in the United States, and over $504 million worldwide. The movie also won many awards, most of them for its soundtrack. Some people have accused it of being racist, because the heroes are light-skinned and have American accents while the villains are dark-skinned and have Arab accents. Aladdin's success led to other material inspired by the movie, including two direct-to-video sequels, The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves; an animated television series; toys, video games, spin-offs, and Disney merchandise. A Broadway adaptation debuted in 2014.
Plot[change | change source]
In the city of Agrabah, the Sultan wants his daughter Princess Jasmine to marry a prince, but she rejects every suitor and temporarily leaves the palace. At the marketplace, she meets a "street rat" named Aladdin.
Jafar, the Sultan's vizier, discovers that Aladdin is the only one who can enter the Cave of Wonders and find a magic lamp. Jafar orders him to get the lamp. Aladdin and his pet monkey, Abu, enter the cave, where they befriend a magic carpet and obtian the lamp. Abu inadvertently grabs a forbidden treasure and the cave collapses itself. After surviving, Aladdin rubs the lamp and meets the Genie, who grants three wishes for him. Aladdin uses the first one to disguise himself as a prince. He returns to the city, and meets the Sultan and Jafar. After Jasmine deduces the identity from Aladdin, the Sultan decides to promote him. When Jafar steals the lamp, he uses two wishes and banishes Aladdin from the city. However, Aladdin returns to the palace and tricks Jafar into having the third wish, which makes Jafar being transformed into a genie. Aladdin uses the dark lamp to trap Jafar inside of it.
With the palace reverted to normal, Aladdin uses the third wish to free the Genie and he sets off to see the world. Aladdin and Jasmine plan their marriage.
Cast and characters[change | change source]
- Scott Weinger as Aladdin (singing voice: Brad Kane)
- Robin Williams as The Genie and the Merchant
- Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
- Linda Larkin as Princess Jasmine (singing voice: Lea Salonga)
- Frank Welker as Abu the Monkey, Rajah the Tiger and the Cave of Wonders
- Gilbert Gottfried as Iago the Parrot
- Douglas Seale as The Sultan
- Jim Cummings as Razoul
- Bruce Adler as the Merchant (singing voice).
- The Magic Carpet is a sentient carpet who is able to fly.
- Charlie Adler as Gazeem
- Carole Jeghers as Gazeem's horse
- Pat Fry as Prince Achmed's horse
- Jack Angel as Arab
- Jerry Houser as scrawny guard
- Jack Angel, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Farmer, Pat Fry, Eddie Korbich, Patrick Pinney, Phil Proctor and Hans Zimmer as Razoul's guards
- Mickie McGowan as vendor
- Hal Smith has a small, uncredited role for doing the sounds of Jafar's horse, as he did Philippe in Beauty and the Beast.
References[change | change source]
- Arafat A. Razzaque, 'Who “wrote” Aladdin? The Forgotten Syrian Storyteller' Archived May 25, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, Ajam Media Collective (14 September 2017).
- Horta, Paulo Lemos (2018). Aladdin: A New Translation. Liveright Publishing. pp. 8–10. ISBN 9781631495175. Archived from the original on September 25, 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
- Nun, Katalin; Stewart, Dr Jon (2014). Volume 16, Tome I: Kierkegaard's Literary Figures and Motifs: Agamemnon to Guadalquivir. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 31.
- "Aladdin box office info". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- Aladdin and the Magic Lamp was authored by Hanna Diyab, and was added to the One Thousand and One Nights by Antoine Galland, appearing in his French translation Les mille et une nuits.
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