Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $7.00, $5.00 YOUTH (12 AND UNDER)
1 hour, 30 minutes
Aladdin is an animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and was the 31st Disney animated feature film. The film is based on “Aladdin ‘s Wonderful Lamp” from One Thousand and One Nights. When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. The voice cast features Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Robin Williams (Genie), Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and Gilbert Gottfried (Iago).
Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992 and was the most successful film of 1992, earning over $217 million in revenue in the United States, and over $504 million worldwide. The film also won many awards, most of them for its soundtrack. The film is considered by many as the best film that came out during the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999).
Did You Know?
Because Robin Williams ad-libbed so many of his lines, the script was turned down for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.
Scheduling conflicts with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Jafar. He has said in interviews that this is his biggest regret.
This was the first major animated film which was advertised on the strength of having a major movie star providing one of its voices (Robin Williams). This has since become the norm with animated features.