Aladdin

Aladdin

In the mythical Arabian kingdom Agrabah, a resourceful youth (Aladdin) a "diamond-in-the-rough," dreams of escaping his street-life existence and marrying the Sultan's beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine. Fate intervenes when Aladdin is recruited by the Sultan's scheming vizier, Jafar, to help retrieve a magic lamp from deep within the "Cave of Wonders". The boy ends up with the lamp, its wisecracking resident Genie and the three wishes that come with him but also acquires a powerful foe in Jafar. Posing as a rich and handsome prince, Aladdin fails to impress the Princess and discovers that it is his true self that she was interested in all along. With the aid of his Genie pal, his pet monkey Abu, and a magic carpet, Aladdin sets out to prove himself worthy by saving the kingdom from Jafar's evil plot and becoming the "master" of his own fate.
In the mythical Arabian kingdom Agrabah, a resourceful youth (Aladdin) a "diamond-in-the-rough," dreams of escaping his street-life existence and marrying the Sultan's beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine. Fate intervenes when Aladdin is recruited by the Sultan's scheming vizier, Jafar, to help retrieve a magic lamp from deep within the "Cave of Wonders". The boy ends up with the lamp, its wisecracking resident Genie and the three wishes that come with him but also acquires a powerful foe in Jafar. Posing as a rich and handsome prince, Aladdin fails to impress the Princess and discovers that it is his true self that she was interested in all along. With the aid of his Genie pal, his pet monkey Abu, and a magic carpet, Aladdin sets out to prove himself worthy by saving the kingdom from Jafar's evil plot and becoming the "master" of his own fate.

Bonus Content

  • A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Animators

    A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Animators

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    Four of Aladdin's supervising animators sit dowin with Leonard Maltin to discuss the process of giving form to the characters. Learn how the carpet was created through a combination of hand-drawn and computer-generated animation. Take a closer look at the art of the legendary caricaturist whose work inspired the visual style of Aladdin's characters. Mark Henn, supervising animator for Jasmine, describes how he found inspiration for the character's look in a certain photo. Andreas Deja, supervising animator for Jafar, shows how he developed the character through a series of sketches. Learn about the clean-up department—a team tasked with applying the style of Arabic script to all aspects of Aladdin's animation. Jonathan Freeman, the voice of Jafar, confesses a little secret—he's afraid of birds! Watch the live-action reference for the "One Jump Ahead" animated sequence. Gilbert Gottfried "interviews" his companions. Then he and Scott Weinger wait ... and wait some more ... to be called onstage.
  • A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Music

    A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Music

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    Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin discusses the creation of Aladdin's music with Composer Alan Menken. Watch Brad Kane and Lea Salonga (the singing voices of Aladdin & Jasmine) in the original recording sessions for the classic song. See the grand introduction of Prince Ali in its earliest stages of animation. Scott Weinger, Gilbert Gottfried and the animators have some laughs backstage while Alan Menken and Leonard Maltin talk onstage.
  • A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Producers

    A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin - The Producers

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    Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin hosts an evening with the filmmakers, artists and cast who brought Aladdin to life. Learn how Disney's animated adventure differs from the original collection of tales in The Arabian Nights. The filmmakers look back on the movie's first calamitous screening in story-reel form. The filmmakers discuss the challenges of designing—and then redesigning—the character of Aladdin. Watch the development of the scene in which Jasmine confronts Jafar about his arrest of Aladdin in the market. Explore the evolution of the scene in which Aladdin rescues Jasmine from the street vendor. The animators pass the time doodling while they await their turn onstage.