Director: Ron Clements / John Musker
Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Actors: Scott Werner, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Charles Adler Jack Angel / Corey Burton / Jim Cummings / Jennifer Darling / Debbie Derryberry / Jerry Houser / Vera Lockwood / Shirley Lane / Mikay McGoo Wan / Phil Proctor / Brad Kane / Lea Salonga / Hal Smith / Douglas Seale / Bruce Adler / …
Region: United States
Released: 1992-11-25 (USA)
Length: 90 minutes
Also known as: The Adventures of Aladdin
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 95%
Aladdin, an Arab teenager, not only has the friendship of his faithful friend Abu the monkey, but also has a magic flying felt. They live a carefree and happy life in the downtown. One day, the princess in the castle was tired of the boring life in the palace, so she decided to sneak out alone to see the colorful world outside. The princess who sneaked out met Aladdin in the busy city, and Aladdin fell in love with her at first sight. At the same time, the evil national teacher tried to use Aladdin to help him find the magic lamp that could fulfill his wish. Of course Aladdin refused to catch him without a fight, so his adventure began.
“Aladdin” is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film tells the story of a young street thief named Aladdin who falls in love with a beautiful princess named Jasmine, and together they try to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from taking over the kingdom of Agrabah with the help of a genie.
The film was based on the Arab-style folktale of “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” from One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It starred Scott Weinger as the voice of Aladdin, Linda Larkin as the voice of Jasmine, and Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie.
“Aladdin” was a box office success, grossing over $500 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992. It also received critical acclaim, with praise directed towards its animation, music, voice acting, and humor.
The film’s soundtrack was composed by Alan Menken, with lyrics written by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The soundtrack included songs such as “A Whole New World”, “One Jump Ahead”, and “Friend Like Me”. “A Whole New World” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, while the film’s score won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
“Aladdin” was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, “The Return of Jafar” and “Aladdin and the King of Thieves”, as well as an animated television series. In 2019, a live-action adaptation of the film was released, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie.
Despite its success and popularity, “Aladdin” has also faced criticism for its portrayal of Middle Eastern culture, with some arguing that it perpetuates negative stereotypes and cultural appropriation. However, the film has also been praised for its positive representation of a diverse cast and strong female lead in Jasmine.
Overall, “Aladdin” remains a beloved classic of Disney animation, known for its memorable characters, catchy songs, and heartwarming story of love and friendship.