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Aladdin (1992 movie)
Mark A. Hester|
H. Lee Peterson
Walt Disney Pictures|
Walt Disney Feature Animation
|June 6, 1992|
|Box office||$504,050,219 (worldwide)|
Aladdin is an animated movie made by Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and based on the fairy tale of the same name. The movie is the thirty-first animated movie in the Walt Disney animated classics series. It was the second last of the era known as the Disney Renaissance beginning with The Little Mermaid, with the last being The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It was the most successful movie of 1992, earning over $217 million in revenue in the United States, and over $504 million worldwide.
The movie opens on a fictional Arabian kingdom named Agrabah where a scandal happens: the Sultan wants his daughter Jasmine to get married but she refuses all suitors and escapes from the palace. In the marketplace, she meets a poor boy of the streets named Aladdin. Meanwhile, at the palace's high tower, the evil wizard Jafar discovers that Aladdin is the man that can help him to find a magic lamp. Jafar sends the royals guards to arrest Aladdin. In the dungeon, Jafar tells Aladdin to enter the Cave of Wonders to get a lamp.
Aladdin and his pet monkey Abu enter the cave to found mountains of gold, jewels and a magic carpet. After being told not to touch anything but the lamp, Abu tries to steal a forbidden treasure and the cave destroys itself. When Aladdin tries to clean the lamp, Genie escapes and offers Aladdin three wishes. Aladdin agrees and first wishes to become a prince, thus letting him marry Princess Jasmine. With much celebration, Aladdin travels to the palace and announces to the Sultan that he wishes to marry the princess.
That night, Aladdin and Jasmine fly on the magic carpet and they fall in love. The next morning, Jasmine announces to the whole kingdom that she had chosen a suiter. After hearing the news, Jafar, whose plan was to marry Jasmine and become Sultan, steals the lamp from Aladdin and uses his first wish to become the Sultan. The new evil Sultan reveals Aladdin's true character, the average "streetrat", and sends him to the end of the earth. He then makes Jasmine and the former Sultan his servants and tells the genie to construct his palace.
Aladdin escapes the ends of the earth and rerturns to the palace to rescue Jasmine and defeat Jafar. When she sees Aladdin approaching, Jasmine distracts Jafar by pretending to fall in love with him. The plan fails when Jafar sees Aladdin's reflection in Jasmine's tiara and attacks him. When Jafar boasts that he is the "most powerful sorceror in the world", Aladdin argues that a genie has more power. Upset by this fact, Jafar uses his last wish to become an all-powerful genie. Aladdin reminds Jafar of everything involved in being a genie, and Jafar is confined to the lamp, unable to use his power. The lamp is sent back to the Cave of Wonders, to ensure that Jafar never escapes. Agrabah is put back under the old Sultan, whose first change is a new law that a princess can marry a common man, not only another royal figure. Jasmine is free to marry Aladdin. At the end of the movie, Aladdin wishes Genie free, as he had promised in the beginning.
- Scott Weinger – Aladdin
- Brad Kane (singing)
- Robin Williams – The Blue Genie
- Bruce Adler (singing)
- Jonathan Freeman – Jafar
- Linda Larkin – Princess Jasmine
- Lea Salonga (singing)
- Gilbert Gottfried – Iago
- Frank Welker – Abu, Rajah
- Douglas Seale – The Sultan, Narrator
- Jim Cummings – The Sultan's Castle Guards
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