Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp.Written by
Aladdin's monkey Abu was named after the ancient Egyptian city of Abu. This translates to elephant, because the city was known for its trade in ivory. Therefore it is not surprising that when enchanted, Abu shifts shape into an elephant. See more »
In "Prince Ali" the Genie sings "Brush off your Sunday Salam" but in Islam the holy day falls on Fridays, not Sundays. See more »
Ahh! Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend. Please, please, come closer.
[camera hits him in the face]
Too close! A little too close.
[camera backs up]
There. Welcome to Agrabah.
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As the movie ends, The End appears with Genie as a moon laughing. He then crumples the screen up and says "Made you look" and puts the screen back down. See more »
In the 2015 Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD release, the original 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo was replaced with the 2011 variant of the current 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo. See more »
This movie was the biggest film of '92, and it's easy to see why-a lotta fun, as a terrific Robin Williams performance carries it to heights it otherwise would not have gone to. Great animation, fine songs, a decent plot--what is there not to like? I will admit some of the Arab characters seemed to be stereotyped-but no more so than in Mulan or Tarzan or whatever; animation seems to stereotype Everything.
A great movie, ***1/2 outta ****, a fave then and now.
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