Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace and she sneaks out into the marketplace in disguise where she meets street-urchin Aladdin and the two fall in love, although she may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin and becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
|Release Date||:||November 25, 1992|
|Genres||:||Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Ron Clements, John Musker, Allen Tam, Fred Craig, Mitchell G. Bernal, Jeff Dickson, Daniel Hu, Dan St. Pierre, Karen Keller, Tom Shannon|
|Writers||:||Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Ron Clements, John Musker, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Reese, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura, Jean Gillmore, Eric Goldberg, Daan Jippes|
|Casts||:||Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Charlie Adler, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings, Jack Angel, Philip L. Clarke, Jennifer Darling, Jerry Houser, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan, Patrick Pinney, Phil Proctor, Debi Derryberry, Vera Lockwood, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Lea Salonga, Hal Smith|
|Plot Keywords||:||magic, musical, cartoon, princess, love, comedy, animation, monkey, arab, aftercreditsstinger, genie|
I can think of three quick reasons why this has remained one of the best animated movies ever: 1 - Very good, very catchy songs that still sound good 15 years later; 2 - excellent, colorful visuals; 3 - the unique humor of Robin Williams, who seems to spout a joke-a- second. In fact, you have to pay close attention to hear Williams' lines because they come so fast and furious. Actually, at times they are too fast. You hardly have time to laugh or digest what he just said when another line hits you. Williams' genie character doesn't appear on screen until after the first third of the film is over.
Without all those jokes - and the great visuals that go with those gags (things popping up like Saturday morning cartoons), this would just be a routine Disney animated film. Part of the normal Disney fare includes a hero who is a good guy but a liar and a heroine who is the typical wasp-waisted beauty who is rebellious against the rules of the day. The villain is an "Oil Can Harry" mustached dastardly employee of the king who desires king-like powers. His scenes, however, are tempered with humor thanks to his New York City-sounding obnoxious parrot, who provides most of the movie's slapstick humor.
Maybe the best attribute of this film is simply how fast it moves, meaning it's very, very entertaining.