Aladdin (1992 movie)
Aladdin (also known as Aladdin and the Magic Lamp) is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy comedy 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.
|Based on||Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights[a]|
|Edited by||Mark A. Hester (associate editor)|
H. Lee Peterson
|Music by||Alan Menken|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|Box office||$504.1 million|
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.
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 obtain the lamp. Abu inadvertently grabs a forbidden treasure and the cave collapses itself. Jafar believes Aladdin has died.
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 so that he can meet Jasmine again. Pretending to be a prince, he returns to the city, and meets the Sultan and Jafar. After Jasmine discovers the identity of Aladdin, the Sultan decides to promote him.
When Jafar steals the lamp and releases the Genie. Jafar uses two of his wishes to become a sorcerer and to make himself the sultan. However, Aladdin tells Jafar that he is still not as powerful as the Genie. This makes Jafar wish to become a Genie as well, but this means that he is now trapped in a lamp forever.
Aladdin uses his third wish to free the Genie and he sets off to see the world. Aladdin and Jasmine plan their marriage.
Cast and characters change
- Scott Weinger as Aladdin, an 18-year-old prince. (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 and Rajah the Tiger
- Gilbert Gottfried as Iago the Parrot
- Douglas Seale as The Sultan
- Jim Cummings as Razoul
- Bruce Adler as the Merchant (singing voice).
- Charlie Adler as Gazeem
- Corey Burton as Prince Achmed and Necklace Merchant
- The Magic Carpet is a sentient carpet that is able to fly.
- Peter Cullen as Cave of Wonders
International Versions change
Danish Dubbing år: 1993 change
- Aladdin – Søren Launbjerg
- Genie (Ånden) – Preben Kristensen
- Jasmin (Dialog) – Ilia Swainson
- Jasmin (Sang) – Louise Norby
- Jafar – Nis Bank-Mikkelsen
- Jago – Torben Zeller
- Sultanen – Ove Sprogøe
- Peddler – Kurt Ravn
- Additional Voices: Peter Zhelder, Vibeke Dueholm, Peter Aude, Lasse Lunderskov, Lars Thiesgaard
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