Street-smart thief Aladdin gets swept away when he collides with free-spirited Princess Jasmine in the enchanted city of Agrabah. This love struck "diamond in the rough" has no idea how life's going to change when he's lured by the evil Jafar to retrieve a magic lamp. Once Aladdin and his monkey Abu discover the wise-cracking Genie inside the lamp they decide to keep it for themselves. Genie grants Aladdin his wish to become a prince, but he soon realizes only by being true to himself can he defeat Jafar and win the heart of Jasmine.
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated family film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin was the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney Animation Classics series, and was part of the Disney film era known as the Disney Renaissance. The film was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, and 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.
Cast and characters
Script and development
Design and animation
In early screenings, we played with him being a little bit younger, and he had a mother in the story. [...] In design he became more athletic-looking, more filled out, more of a young leading man, more of a teen-hunk version than before.
He was initially going to be as young as 13, but that eventually changed to eighteen. Aladdin was designed by a team led by supervising animator Glen Keane, and was originally made to resemble actor Michael J. Fox. During production, it was decided that the design was too boyish and wasn't "appealing enough," so the character was redesigned to add elements derived from actor Tom Cruise and Calvin Klein models.
Robin Williams' conflicts with the studio
Release and reception
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Sequels and spin-offs